High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yamaha QY10 is a hand-held music workstation produced by the Yamaha Corporation in the early 1990s. Possessing a MIDI sequencer, a tone generator and a tiny single-octave keyboard, the portable and battery-powered QY10 enables a musician to compose music while traveling. The main feature of the QY10 is its eight track sequencer. With its "pattern"-based design, it was more suited to supporting song writing rather than creating full musical compositions. A pattern is a short sequence of backing music played on bass guitar, percussion and two other instruments. Patterns for various musical styles are built into the QY10, for example European house music, rhythm and blues and bossa nova. Users may also write their own patterns, which must be written in the key of C major. When playing a song, the QY10 automatically rescales patterns to match a selected chord.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! William Holland is a musician, DJ and record producer from Bewdley, Worcestershire. He is based in Colombia. He records under various guises, notably, Quantic, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, and The Limp Twins. His music draws upon elements of salsa, bossa nova, soul, funk and jazz. Holland plays guitars, bass, double bass, piano, organ, saxophone and percussion. Much of his sound is original composition with little in the way of sampling of other artists' material.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paul Thomson (born Paul Robert Jude Nester Thomson, 15 September 1976, Glasgow, Scotland) is the drummer for Scottish band, Franz Ferdinand.Thomson has always been interested in music, able to play various instruments such as guitar, keyboard and bass guitar in addition to the drums.During late 1990s he was drummer of The Yummy Fur and was at one point part of The Purple Bajengas and Pro Forma. It was in The Yummy Fur that Thomson would meet Alex Kapranos Huntley. When The Yummy Fur broke up, Thomson had various odd jobs DJ-ing and working as a nude model at the Glasgow School of Art.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! New Age music is music of various styles, which is intended to create inspiration, relaxation, and positive feelings, often used by listeners for yoga, massage, inspiration, relaxation, meditation, and reading as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments often associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality. The harmonies in New Age music are generally modal, consonant, or include a drone bass. The melodies are often repetitive, to create a hypnotic feeling, and sometimes recordings of nature sounds are used as an introduction to a track or throughout the piece. Songs of up to 30 minutes' duration are common.
Gorillaz is an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of Britpop band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the comic book Tank Girl. The band is composed of four animated band members: 2D (lead vocals, keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (lead guitar and occasional vocals) and Russel (drums and percussion). The band's music is a collaboration between various musicians, Albarn being the only permanent musical contributor. Their style is a composition of multiple musical genres, but with a large number of other influences including: dub, hip hop, alternative rock, electronic and pop music. The band's eponymous debut album, released in 2001, sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Trey Gunn (born December 13, 1960) is an American musician probably best known for his membership in progressive rock King Crimson from 1994 to 2003, playing Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick. A native Texan who now resides in Seattle, Washington, Gunn began his musical life at the age of seven playing classical piano. His interest in music grew through various instruments: electric bass, electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, and the touch guitar. He moved to Eugene, Oregon, and played in punk bands while he completed a degree in classical music composition at the University of Oregon.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Gary John Jarman is a British multi-instrumentalist, best known for being bassist and singer in the Wakefield music group The Cribs. The band consists of his two brothers, Ryan (his identical twin) and Ross (youngest sibling), and ex-The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who joined the group in 2008. Gary is the most political member of The Cribs, and can regularly be heard in interviews railing against inequality and misogyny in the music industry. This could be attributed to the fact that he spent a few years prior to the band's success participating as part of the committee that put on the UK's first "Ladyfest" in London, and also numerous fundraisers around this time. He has also been seen with various other bands, such as Quasi in which his wife Joanna Bolme plays bass, Comet Gain, and Jeffrey Lewis - guesting as a drummer all times
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Puncture was an early English punk group. Founded in the summer of 1976, this Islington, London based, four-piece combo consisted of Paul McCallum (guitar/vocals), Steve Counsel (bass/vocals), Jak Stafford (guitar/vocals) and "The Fabulous" Marty Truss (drums). Their influences ranged from early The Who, The Kinks, Small Faces, through to Roxy Music, David Bowie, blues, rhythm and blues, and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Their first major gig was in November 1976, at Fulham Town Hall in London a week after an early gig by The Clash. Various personnel changes ensued, with Jak Stafford leaving to join prominent punk band X-Ray Spex, as Jak Airport. A brief tenure with guitarist Eric Electroid (aka Kenny) saw them move on to pastures new, with the recruitment of band member Anthony Keen on synthesizer and keyboards.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Super Furry Animals are a Welsh rock band, that lean towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation. Since their formation in Cardiff, Wales in 1993, the band has consisted of Gruff Rhys (lead vocals, guitar), Huw Bunford (lead guitar, vocals), Guto Pryce (bass guitar), Cian Ciaran (keyboards, synthesizers, various electronics, occasional guitar, vocals) and Dafydd Ieuan (drums, vocals). The band are part of the Cardiff music scene.The band formed in Cardiff after being in various other Welsh bands and techno outfits in the area. Rhys, Ieuan and Pryce had been together since the early 1990s and had toured the north coast of France as a techno group.