Blues Guitar of the Crimea: The Art of Enver İzmailov

Enver İzmailov majored in bassoon, but found his true voice with the electric guitar, evolving his own technique by tapping on the strings with his fingertips rather than strumming or picking. Was the sound of bassoon articulation, made by putting the tongue against the reed, influential in developing this style? Stanley Jordan developed a similar … Continue reading Blues Guitar of the Crimea: The Art of Enver İzmailov

Cool Noise: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Giorgio Moroder

Daft Punk became popular in the 1990s and is credited with some of the biggest hits of the French house music scene, including Phoenix and Rollin' and Scratchin'. Audiences in the United States probably know them best for One More Time. The electronic music duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter is known for its theatrical … Continue reading Cool Noise: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Giorgio Moroder