Workings of electric guitars

Guitars comes in two kinds:acoustic and electric.Acoustic guitars have their own specific use but electric guitars are open to wide range of purposes.Both the instruments have same frontend but with different backings.That’s why they still cost almost same having their own uniqueness.Lets’ go in depth of electric guitars.

 

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Body: The main structure providing a connecting base to the bridge and neck.

Vibrato arm:This is a  small slim rod connected to the bridge which changes the tension of strings by moving the bridge front and back. This is also known as  whammy bar, tremolo bar,vibrato bar.

Bridge: This is the metal plate which attaches the strings all together to the body part.

Frets: The thin metal bars behind the strings which run perpendicular to that of strings as they shorten the vibrations of a string,making it produce more and more different length of pitches.

Tuning machines:These are key like structures that can raise or lower the tension of strings by drawing  to different pitches according to the player’s activity. These strings are attached tightly round the posts to the headstock.

Pots:Knobs are rotating keys that controls  the loudness of  the produced sound and its treble and bass frequencies.

 

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Different music jobs which most people don’t know about

In the current recession hit economy most people think that music industry has shrunken and has little to none opportunity for young passionate starters.While this may be partially true but not in whole.The fact is that a very small percentage of musicians will reach the top charts.Even though there are thousands of jobs available in different category.Some are for teachers,some for performers,some for staff and managers,producers and so on.Each of this field requires men and they can’t run without them.Let’s have a look at some current openings in the music industry.

 

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Songwriters:

As we all know song writers writes songs for singers.But there are variables in them.

Staff song writers works for a media or recording company and writes the songs specifically for a singer signed be the recording label.

There are freelance song writers who writes song at his own schedule.But it’s hard for them to get their words out to the ears they want.

A  lyricist  just writes the words for a song.He is assisted by a composer or another song writer from the company or individual he is working for.

Jingle writers are those who writes mind catching ads for the tc shows and advertisements which stays in our mind for some time.

 

Publishing:

A music publisher finds and copyrights a song in his own rights than publishes them through record companies.

A  copyright administrator($20-$60K yearly) manages the licensing of music companies for recording companies.

Music editors works closely with musicians and singers to make the songs more appealing to audience through edits.

 

Record companies:

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A&R Coordinators (artist and repertoir) finds the talents for a record company to sign up and begin with.It’s like a research and development work so to say.

There are public relations jobs as well starting from assistant publicist  all the way to director of public relations.Public relations department is responsible to get the word of their signed singer to the audience and make them look good.Pay rate ranges from internship to three figures for experienced individuals.

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