August 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Indian Classical Music vs Western Classical Music – The Classical Story

Indian Classical Music is all about ragas. A raga portrays a mood, a sentiment, expressed through a microtonal scale. There are a number of ragas, each with its own mood and its own corresponding microtonal scale that is based on the natural harmonic series - the natural law of vibrations.

Today, Indian Classical music is influenced by a foreign tonal system that is not based on the natural harmonic series. This is the Western tonal system that has had a big influence on Indian…

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Added by Ridwan Shafal on August 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Trip to Albuquerque

My wife and I will be touring Canyon Land and New Mexico this September the week 14-19 we will be in Albuquerque with a Road Scholar group. Are there any CBG enthusiasts in the area I could meet?

Added by dave price on August 9, 2014 at 7:16am — 3 Comments

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on August 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Band Walks Into a Bar... Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band is going on tour!

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on August 8, 2014 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments

I Quit My Day Job for Music

"Don't quit yer day-job" is advice often heard.  Well I've done it.  Again.

Last time I was 24 and fed up with being an Engineer.  I wanted to move away from my home area and thankfully my wife was up for it.  We moved to Golden, Colorado on our 3rd wedding anniversary.

This time, I'm 41 and the choice and process were tremendously more complicated by all the things that come along with time.  Inertia, kids, obligations, etc.  So it was a very painful and difficult process for…

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Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on August 6, 2014 at 7:30am — 20 Comments

Just Like a Dog Video featured in Charlotte Observer

I'm very grateful to be featured in the Charlotte Observer's "Arts Alive" section for my video "Just Like a Dog" from my new album License Plate Sessions. To watch the video and read the article go here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/04/5080735/band-video-sincerely-iriss-license.html#.U-Dg1PldXKA

Special thanks to Courtney Devores for…

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Added by Sincerely, Iris on August 5, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

A guitar build for Seasick Steve

Last week Saturday I have had the privilege to meet Seasick Steve backstage at an enourmous festival called "Zwarte Cross : here in Holland. It is a 4 days festival full of motor cross, live bands on diverse stages and on Saturday on mainstage: SEASICK STEVE!! for the website go to www.zwartecross.nl…



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Added by Cigarbox Henri on August 1, 2014 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

First CBG

I just made my first Cigar Box Guitar, first I used a stem from an existing Sanxian, added biscuit box, then, I enlarged the stem in width and made a 6 string guitar once I found out how to make the pegs.  So here we are!  Thank you for the wonderful exciting site on Cigar Box Guitar.  Now, I will learn to play my guitars.  :)  Will add piezo amplifier later.  

Here is the link to my CBG…

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Added by swannjie on August 1, 2014 at 6:47am — 2 Comments

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