440 hz vs. 432 hz – my guitar experiment

The standard concert pitch we use today has the “A” note at 440hz, but there’s a ton of people out there that are saying that tuning the “A” to 432hz sounds much better and has a better effect on people. The jury is still out for me. There’s alot of info and dis-info on the internet on this subject so it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. I made this video as an experiment to see which one sounds best to me.

I played the song two different times. First with the guitar tuned to standard concert pitch of A=440 hertz (hz) or cycle per second (cps), then with A=432 hz, using a Korg chromatic tuner. Then I interspersed clips of the videos together to try to determine which sounded better. The video starts with shorter clips and ends with longer clips. This first short clip starts with A=440hz. You be the judge……..

The name of the song is “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” arranged by Hiroshi Masuda, youtube: peacejoytown

1991 Robert Phillips, Niccolo Paganini Caprice No. 24, Guitar Article with Tab / Sheet Music

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840) was in many ways the first equivalent to today’s rock star / guitar hero. With his flowing hair, flamboyant stage manner and controversial lifestyle, he set the standard that has been imitated by many and backed it up with virtuosic performances of his own pyrotechnic show-stoppers.

The 24th Caprice is probably Paganini’s most famous composition. It is in the form of a theme and variation which means that the melody / harmony is given, then altered, but without changing the basic harmonic structure…

1991 Robert Phillips, Niccolo Paganini Caprice No. 24, Article/TAB 6-Pages available at www.GuitarPulp.com

The Beatles for Acoustic Guitar – Authentic Transcriptions with Notes and Tab

The Beatles for Acoustic Guitar – Authentic Transcriptions with Notes and Tab

Songs included: Across the Universe, And I Love Her, Blackbird, Can’t Buy Me Love, The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, For You Blue, Girl, Help!, Her Majesty, Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude, I Should Have Known Better, I Will, I’m Looking Through You, If I Fell, Julia, Long Long Long, Lovely Rita, Michelle, Mother Nature’s Son, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man, Revolution 1, Rocky Raccoon, Things We Said Today, Two of Us, WeCan Work It Out, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Yesterday, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

ISBN 0-7935-1541-6

The Beatles for Acoustic Guitar – Transcriptions with Notes and Tab available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Mel Bay’s Classic Guitar Method Volume 1

This Method has been created for the fulfillment of a great need. That need is a simple direct approach to good classic guitar playing. Although the author has been established as a modern guitar stylist, he has been associated with the classic guitar since the age of fourteen when he became a devoted student of the music and methods of Carcassi, Sor, Aguado, Carulli, Tarrega, Mertz and many other classic guitar masters.

ISBN 0-87166-332-5

Mel Bay’s Classic Guitar Method Volume 1 available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Classical Guitar for beginners – an easy beginning method with CD

Classical Guitar for beginners – an easy beginning method with CD

A friendly step-by-step approach, Introduces the fundamentals of classical guitar technique, teaches basic music reading, includes lots of enjoyable pieces to play

by Nathaniel Gunod

Written by one of America’s leading guitar educators, this book will make getting started on classical guitar joyful and satisfying. Learning to read music will be easy as you play melodies and pieces from the classical guitar repertoire. All the basic techniques are introduced with concise descriptions and clear drawings. Unlike other beginning books for classical guitar, Classical Guitar for Beginners will familiarize you with all of the notes on the guitar, thus providing you with a firm foundation for continuing onward into the challenging and gratifying world of classical guitar. Includes an enhanced CD demonstrating all the examples and for playing along. Use it in your stereo or on your PC.

ISBN 0-7390-0890-0

Classical Guitar for beginners – an easy beginning method – includes CD available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits Guitar Notes & Tab

Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits Guitar Notes & Tab

Songs include: Under the Bridge, Give It Away, Californication, Scar Tissue, Soul To Squeeze, Otherside, Suck My Kiss, By the Way, Parallel Universe, Breaking the Girl, My Friends, Higher Ground, Universally Speaking, Road Trippin’, Fortune Faded, Save The Population

Hal Leonard Publication
ISBN 0-634-07390-7

Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits Guitar Notes & Tab available at www.GuitarPulp.com

The Best of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Easy Guitar with Notes & Tab – 16 songs plus guitar solos

The Best of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Easy Guitar with Notes & Tab – 16 songs plus guitar solos including:

Boot Hill, Cold Shot, Couldn’t Stand the Weather, Crossfire, Empty Arms, Honey Bee, The House is Rockin’, Life Without You, Love Struck Baby, Pride and Joy, The Sky is Crying, Texas Flood, The Things That I Used To Do, Tick Tock, Tightrope, You’ll Be Mine

The Best of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Easy Guitar with Notes & Tab available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Guitar Heroes – From Blues to Rock and Beyond – Jon Derengowski

From the pioneers of blues to today s arena rock stars and cutting-edge indie talents, Guitar Heroes explores the lives, career highs (and lows), and common links among a diverse selection of the world s greatest guitarists. With a special emphasis on playing style and technique—as well as on some of history s truly legendary guitars—each hero s mark on music is captured alongside brilliant shots of a guitar virtuoso in action.

Also highlighted are essential, career-defining albums and important awards and notable honors won by each artist. Categorized by genre—including Blues and R&B Rock and Roll; Pop; Folk and Country; Hard Rock and Metal; Alternative, Indie, and Punk; and Jazz, World, and Progressive—Guitar Heroes is a compelling introduction to some of music s most formidable axmen and women, ideal for new guitar enthusiasts and established fans alike.

The research and writing of Guitar Heroes represents the diploma for an overwhelmingly thorough—but late-blooming—musical education for author Jon Derengowski. Raised just outside Chicago in a house littered with inexpertly played trumpets, keyboards, drums—and even the odd guitar handmade by his incredibly talented father—Jon credits a few fateful mix CDs given to him before college with saving him from a life spent listening to top 40 radio and pop-punk.

An edacious listener and fan, he keeps a reasonably close ear to the ground and habitually reads the Internet s innumerable music blogs. His current tastes align with such artists as Animal Collective, Joanna Newsom, and Los Campesinos!—but he thanks this project for bringing the Beatles, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and other classics into a new, thrilling light.

Following a brief, enlightening stint as a coffee-fetching, golf cart driving Hollywood assistant, Jon is happy to call New York City his home.

ISBN: 9781435119703
Publised 2010
Hardcover, 320 Pages

Guitarists Included:

Blues and R&B: Elvin Bishop, Bo Diddley, Peter Green, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Robert Randolph, Hubert Sumlin, Ike Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter

Rock and Roll: Duane Allman, Trey Anastasio, Billy Joe Armstrong, Chuck Berry, Dickey Betts, Eric Clapton, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, The Edge, Peter Frampton, Jerry Garcia, Henry Garza, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Warren Haynes, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Jett, Eric Johnson, Jorma Kaukonen, Mark Knopfler, Lenny Kravitz, Robby Krieger, Brian May, Gary Moore, Steve Morse, Rick Nielsen, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, John Petrucci, Keith Richards, Francis Rossi, Ritchie Sambora, Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Robin Trower, Derek Trucks, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Jack White, Neil Young

Pop Music: Sheryl Crow, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, John Fogerty, George Harrison, John Mayer, Liz Phair, Prince, Todd Rundgren, Stephen Stills, Neal Schon

Folk and Country: Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Don Felder, Vince Gill, Bert Jansch, Joni Mitchell, Brad Paisley, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson

Hard Rock & Metal: Nuno Bettencourt, Ritchie Blackmore, Jerry Cantrell, Phil Collen, C.C. Deville, Ace Frehley, Marty Friedman, Janick Gers, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Tony Iommi, Kerry King, Alex Lifeson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mick Mars, Dave Murray, Vernon Reid, Joe Satriani, Slash, Adrian Smith, Glenn Tipton, Angus Young

Alternative, Indie and Punk: Matthew Bellamy, Peter Buck, Buckethead, Kurt Cobain, Graham Coxon, Billy Corgan, Ani Difranco, John Frusciante, Noel Gallagher, Paul Gilbert, Jonny Greenwood, Dave Grohl, Charlotte Hatherley, Josh Homme, Chrissie Hynde, James Iha, Mick Jones, Johnny Marr, Mike McCready, Thurston Moore, Tom Morello, Dave Navarro, Ed O’Brien, Johnny Ramone, Lee Ranaldo, Andy Summers, Bernard Sumner, Paul Weller

Jazz, World, and Progressive: Jeff Beck, George Benson, Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Howe, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Les Paul, John Scofield, Frank Zappa

Guitar Heroes – From Blues to Rock and Beyond – Jon Derengowski available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Carcassi Classical Guitar Method – Carl Fischer

New Revised Edition, Copyright 1946, Reprinted 1962, 128 Pages, Softcover

Rudiments of Music; Diagram of the Fingerboard of the guitar; Instructions for the guitar; scale showing the notes, and the extent of the first position; the chords; the barrer; arpeggios with three and four fingers; scale of C Major; Scale of G Major; Scale of D Major; Scale of A Major; Scale of E Major; Scale of F Major; Scale of A Minor; Scale of E Minor; Scale of D Minor; The Slur; the Slide; The Appoggiatura; The Gruppeto; The Trill; The Mordente; Muffled Notes; Scale in the 4th position; Scale in the 5th position; Scale in the 7th position; Scale in the 9th position; Double Notes; Scale in Thirds; Scale in Sixths; Scale in Octaves; Scale in Tenths; Scale of B Minor; Scale of F Sharp Minor; Scale of C Sharp Minor; Scale of B Major; Scale of G Sharp Major; Scale of F Sharp Major; Scale of D Sharp Mnor; Scale of B Flat Major; Scale of G Minor; Scale of E Flat Major; Scale of C Minor; Scale of A Flat Major; Scale of F Minor; Scale of D Flat Major; Scale of B Flat Minor; Harmonics; Fifty Exercises Progressing in Difficulty; Agatha Polka; Hermose Polka; Azelia Polka; Hermina Polka; Melody – Rubinstein; Consolation – Mendelssohn; Duets; Songs with guitar accompaniment; glossary

Carcassi Classical Guitar Method – Carl Fischer available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1966 American Artist Magazine Cover: “The Guitarist” Etching by Edouard Manet, 1860

Cover: The Guitarist by Edouard Manet; Contents: Ralph Mayer Technical Page; The Russell Gallery in Great Falls; The two worlds of Naoko Matsubara; Robert N. Blair believes in action; The powerful art of Franz Rederer; Henry Gasser Paintings of Newark; The Meteoric career of Ed Emberley; more

1966 November American Artist Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1953 Easy Arrangements for the Guitar with Big Notes No. 1

Large diagrams and strokes with words arranged by John Lane. Published by Robbins Music Corporation.

Contents: Anchors Aweigh, Blue Moon, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue, I Don’t Know Why, I’ll See You In My Dreams, Jeannine (I Dream Of Lilac Time), Sleepy Time Gal, The Loveliest Night of the Year, Toot Toot Tootsie, When the Moon Comes Over The Mountain, When You Wore A Tulip

1953 Easy Arrangements for the Guitar with Big Notes No. 1 available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1973 Mel Bay’s New Easy Way to Guitar “A”

Today’s children being more advanced scholastically, will study and enjoy guitar playing when it is presented to them in an interesting manner. Simplification has been overdone causing students to spend a maximum of time to achieve a minimum of progress. This guitar course will advance the student musically in a short period of time. Color has been introduced to add beauty as well as emphasis on important information. We are presenting this method as the finest course written for the beginning guitarist and cordially invite your comparison.

1973 Mel Bay New Easy Way to Guitar available at www.GuitarPulp.com

Vintage 1974 Rock Guitarists Compilation Book from the pages of Guitar Player Magazine

With Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Peter Townshend, Johnny Winter, Steve Stills, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Steve Howe and many more.

Rock Guitarists is one of a series of quality reprints from Guitar Player Magazine. Others in the series include Blues Guitarists, Folk Guitarists, Jazz Guitarists, Putting A Band Together, Pro’s Reply: Advice from the Experts, and facsimile reproductions of Guitar Player Magazine, 1967-68.

1974 Rock Guitarists Book from the pages of Guitar Player Magazine available at www.GuitarPulp.com