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A 2 Music Tech Revision Checklist

A 2 Music Tech Revision Checklist

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A2 MUSIC TECH REVISION CHECKLIST
 
 Electric Guitars & Amplification
how was the first pickup created in the 20s / why?how did the pickups work?what was the problem with acoustic and steel guitar pickups?what was the first solid body electric guitar?who favoured the electric guitars to begin with, and what style musician adopted them?what was the first successful electric bass?when did gibson/les paul release the p90 pickup and what is it now known as?what is the difference between single coil and humbucker pickups and what is the difference insound?how did the les paul guitar change how guitars were made?how have guitars in general changed since hendrix and led zep?(look into electromagnetic coils and componants of a pickup and how they work with eachother/theamp.)what is the role of a guitar amp and how does it work?what was the first style of amp? (combo/head/cab) and who produced them?what was the first popular amp?what did marshall do to revolutionise amps?how are amps different to stereo hi fis?what are the different types of amp and how do they work? (solid state, valve, modeling)(look into what the valves are made from and how they are different)also have a look at stompboxes and guitar effects (pedals and rack mount)
 
A2 MUSIC TECH REVISION CHECKLIST
 
 Keyboard Instruments & Samplers
Keyboardinstruments
 
Telharmonium-1898
 
 
WhoinventedtheTelharmonium?
 
 
HowdidtheTelharmoniumwork?-Whatequipmentdidituse?
 
 
WhywastheTelharmoniumabandoned?
 
 
MonophonicorPolyphonic?
 
Thérémin-1920
 
 
WhoinventedtheTheremin?
 
 
HowdoestheThereminwork?
 
 
HowistheThereminplayed?
 
 
WhatisanexampleoftheuseofaTheremininasong?
 
 
MonophonicorPolyphonic?
 
OndesMartenot-1928
 
 
WhoinventedtheOndesMartenot?
 
 
HowisitsimilartotheTheremin?
 
 
Whataresomeofitscharacteristics?
 
 
MonophonicorPolyphonic?
 
HammondOrgan-1933
 
 
WhatwasthemaincharacteristicoftheHammondOrganthatwasdifferenttotheTelharmonium,ThereminandOndesMartenot?
 
 
HowdoestheHammondOrganwork?
 
 
WhataresomesongsinwhichtheHammondOrganwasused?
 
Mellotron-1963
 
 
Whatkindofinstrumentwasthemellotron?
 
 
Whatdidthemellotrondothatisdifferentfromthingsseenbefore?
 
 
Whatisanexampleofitsusein1960?
 
Samplers
 
 
Whatisasampler?
 
 
Whatisasample?
 
 
A2 MUSIC TECH REVISION CHECKLIST
 
 
Howdoesthesamplerwork?
 
 
Howmanysnapshotsshouldbetakenpersecondtogetafaithfulimpressionofthesound?
 
 
Whatissamplerateandhowdoesitaffectthesample?
 
 
Whatisbitresolutionandhowdoesitaffectthesample?
 
FairlightCMI-1979
 
 
Whatisthesamplercapableof?
 
 
Howmuchwasthesampler?(Series1andSeries3)
 
 
WhatwasanexampleoftheuseoftheFairlightCMIinasong?Whatpartofthesongwasthisusedon?Forexample,thecello,thebass,thedrumsetc.
 
Synclavier-1980
 
 
WhocreatedtheSynclavier?
 
 
WhattheSynclavier’sadvantageovertheFairlightCMI?
 
Emulatorsampler-1981
 
 
Howmuchwastheemulatorsampler?Whywasthisbeneficial?
 
 
Whoboughtserialnumber001becausetheyweresoimpressedwithit?
 
 
Whatequipmentdidtheemulatorsamplerhave?
 
AKAIS900-1986
 
 
WhatwassuperiortotheAKAIS900comparedtoalreadyexistingsamplers?
 
 
NameonefamousartistwhousedtheAKAIS900intheircareer.
 
 
WhattypeofdisplaydoestheAKAIS900have?
 
 
WhatwasintroducedtothesamplerworldthatfeaturedontheAKAIS900?Explainhowthisworked.
 
SoftwareSampler
 
 
Howdidthesoftwaresamplerwork?
 
 
Whatequipmentwasneededforthesoftwaresamplertowork?
 
 
Whydidthismakeeditingmucheasier?
 
Problemsthatoccurredwithsamplers-Copyright
 
 
Whatiscopyright?
 
 
Howdidcopyrightaffecttheuseofsamplesandsamplers?
 
 
Nameoneexamplewherecopyrighthasaffectedtheartistandtheirsong,explainwhathappened.
 

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