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Barré

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Barré’ is a technique that involves pressing adjacent guitar strings using only one finger. In most cases, it is the forefinger that is used, pressing all six strings; but other forms of barré, using the little finger or the ring finger...

Progressive Rock in Italy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... Fabbri and Goffredo Plastino. London and New York: Routledge, 172–184. Franco. Fabbri 2014. ‘And the Bitt Went on’.Made in Italy. Studies in Popular Music, eds. Franco Fabbri and Goffredo Plastino. London and New York: Routledge, 41–55....

Hammond Organ

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The Hammond organ, invented by Laurens Hammond at the Hammond company’s plant in Chicago in 1933, patented in 1934 and put on the market in 1935, was the first widely known electric organ. Based on the same technical principles...

Distortion

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Distortion’ denotes a change in the shape of a sound wave. Although distortion can be produced by a specific processor, the term originated from and is commonly used in relation to an unwanted change of wave shape (hence, of timbre...

Canzone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... Storiche. Franco. Fabbri 1982. ‘What Kind of Music?’ Popular Music 2: 131–143. Franco. Fabbri 1989. ‘The System of Canzone in Italy Today.’ InWorld Music, Politics and Social Change, ed. Simon Frith. Manchester and New York: Manchester...

Fuzz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The word ‘fuzz’ is applied to an instrument or a sound processor to indicate a distinctive distorted sound: a fuzz guitar or a fuzz bass has a harsh, square-wave sound, usually generated by a fuzz box plugged between...

—CGD (Italy)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...CGD (Compagnia Generale del Disco) is an Italian record company that was founded in 1948 by singer Teddy Reno. It was purchased during the 1950s by Hungarian-born publisher Ladislao Sugar. In the early 1960s, it became one of the main...

—Dischi Ricordi (Italy)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Dischi Ricordi, an Italian record company, was established in 1958 as the record production branch of G. Ricordi & Company, the publishing house founded in 1808. If ‘Casa Ricordi’ is tied to the memory of the life and work of composers like...

Milano (Milan)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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... in Italy. Among the most important jazz musicians on the Milanese scene were pianist Milietto Nervetti, saxophonist Carlo Benzi, accordionist Gorni Kramer, drummer and vocalist Pippo Starnazza, guitarist Franco Cerri, and the pianists Giorgio...

Wah-Wah (Wa-Wa)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...This onomatopoeic term refers to the vocal-like sound produced by an undulating filtration of high frequencies from a musical note. This was developed in early jazz styles to add a vocal singing quality to brass and woodwind playing...