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  1. Game Rate the Song: Lady Gaga Edition

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  4. Discussion Learning with Gaga: Sitar Music

  5. Discussion Learning with Gaga: Psychedelic Music

    PSYCHEDELIC: relating to or denoting drugs (especially LSD) that produce hallucinations and apparent expansion of consciousness. As a follow up to my prievious thread about PI [the number], today we are going to talk about psychedelia. Below is a short documentary about psychedelic culture: So you know what Lady Gaga and Tame Impala have in common? Both artists strongly believe that they both do not have to take any type of drug in order to get ideas. So you know what Lady Gaga and Tame Impala have in common? Both artists strongly believe that they both do not have to take any type of drug in order to get ideas. Psychedelics became a symbol of rebellion, social upheaval, and political dissent starting in the 60's until the 70's where the government had placed a ban on the drugs in order to test the safety of it. The influence of psychedelia has influenced the art world especially in music since legends such as Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles were established during this time period. Most artists used drugs such as cannabis, LSD, and magic mushrooms to open up creative pathways for writing and some even used them while performing. Sometimes fans used the drugs to enhance their experience. The Beatles were intricately influenced by drugs throughout their entire career, including their pre-era. The influence of drugs has shaped the future of rock music. This time period has obviously had its consequences however some may argue that this was one of the best time periods in music ever. Some may argue that psychedelic music had thrived because of the rebellion against the industry. Basically, it all started in 1948 with the Supreme Court vs. Paramount case. The music industry has been run by Hollywood since the invention of “talking pictures", and radio stations did not play a lot of music, unless it was from a symphony orchestra. Since the government forced studios to get rid of studios, several movie studios decides to make record labels. Such labels include: Paramount, MGM, United Artists, and 20th Century Fox. For a more detailed summary of the U.S. vs. Paramount Case, click here: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/11/united-states-v-paramount-movie-theater-concessions-got-expensive/ The first song advertised as a psychedelic song was The Trip by Kim Fowley. Today's discussion: Do you have a favorite psychedelic song? Have you ever tried drugs to enhance your listening experience? ------------------------------------------------- Quote Edit
  6. Discussion Learning with Gaga: Sitar Music

    Joanne is coming soon, and because of this I will teach you all about the sitar since on the album a song will have production that incorporates the instrument. Family: lute. Most plucked string instruments are part of this family. The instrument has 5 strings (played with a plectrum), with 13 strings under the main 5. Typically measuring about 1.2 metres (4 feet) in length, the sitar has a deep pear-shaped gourd body; a long, wide, hollow wooden neck; both front and side tuning pegs; and 20 arched movable frets. Raga suits the instrument very nicely. The invention of the Sitar may derive from the Mughul period in India: Raga is quite important to South Asian musicians because of the complexity in the melodies. Range of the sitar: up to 5 octaves (varies on what kind of sitar it is). Some famous sitar players: Nikhil Banerjee Ravi Shankar Vilayat Khan There are many theories on how the sitar was invented. Amir Khusru has been linked to a common theory many people believe. Amrit Sen and Rahim Sen are credited with modifying the tuning and stringing of the Sitar and introducing numerous new techniques to the instrument. ------------------------------------------------- Today's topic: To those familiar with the instrument: what style of the sitar do you think would ideally appeal towards your liking? What instruments would you like for Gaga to incorporate in her work later on? If you'd like to learn more about musical techniques for string instruments, check out my next Learning with Gaga later this week.
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    Thank you so much for the help. No music corporation has gotten in touch with me yet.
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    @Ronlop is my article above ok?
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