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  • Museum of Making Music - The Magic and Mystery of Slide Guitar
    Horizons Band North Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy The Magic and Mystery of Slide Guitar October 2008 March 2009 The Magic Mystery of Slide Guitar captures the essence and emotion evoked by slide guitar and slide technique and features nearly 70 rare

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past/158-slide (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Overview
    by sliding their fingers or pieces of glass bone stone ivory metal or other materials across the strings at the neck of the instrument At the end of the 19th century this technique made a bold appearance in the Western world as an alternate way to play the traditional Spanish guitar Introduced first into the popular Hawaiian musical styles of the day the technique was not only readily adopted but also quickly adapted Throughout the following century it inspired the development of new instruments and was at the center of fresh musical styles and playing techniques The Magic and Mystery of Slide Guitar revealed this musical saga through an exhibition of rarely displayed historic and contemporary instruments obtained by the Museum of Making Music from fine private collections across the U S Canada and India Hawaiian guitars lap and pedal steels as well as iconic electric and acoustic guitars are displayed alongside instruments from non Western cultures including India China and Japan These instruments come to life through audio and video recordings of diverse musical styles including jazz rock n roll blues Hawaiian country folk Western swing and world fusion In addition to looking back over the last century or

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/slide (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - The Ukulele & You
    Horizons Band North Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy The Ukulele You August 2007 January 2008 The Ukulele You exhibition showcased an unprecedented variety of ukuleles manufactured on the U S mainland from the early 1900s to the present day The eye popping

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past/227-ukulele (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Howe Orme
    Orme guitars which was far beyond the size of the parlor guitars of the era and which predated the size of a Martin 000 12 fret guitar In addition to visible unique features of the Howe Orme design we have also uncovered the hidden patented experimental system of construction that enhanced the quality of the guitar tone The body of the guitar displayed at right may be the prototype guitar described in U S Patent No 508 858 from 1893 filed by James S Back It features the highly unusual inner floating resonating construction that is a cross between a folded horn and a second top Among Howe Orme aficionados no other guitars have been found with this inner resonating chamber This guitar does feature the carved ladder cross bracing of the top found in all other Howe Orme instruments and so we can only speculate that while the cylinder top and bracing proved successful the inner parts were not worth the trouble for a production instrument This little known company has been virtually ignored by nearly all historians perhaps because it disrupts long held conventions on the history of the mandolin and mandolin orchestras Gregg Miner www minermusic com eliashowe The Origin of the Elias Howe Company Howe Orme Collaboration The Elias Howe Company of Boston MA was founded in 1840 by Elias Howe Jr b 1820 Framingham MA d 1895 Watertown MA As a child Howe learned to play the fiddle and either as part of his education or perhaps because he was tired of buying sheet music one piece at a time copied down the many tunes of other New England fiddlers He eventually acquired a large collection and at the early age of 19 creatively managed to have them published in book form thus marking the beginning of a solid publishing career By 1843 he had moved his business to the area of Boston near Beacon Hill that was at that time a flourishing center for instrument manufacturing and music publishing During the Civil War Howe expanded his activities to include manufacturing military drums reportedly used by both the Union and Confederate soldiers By 1871 he had also developed a great interest in stringed instruments of all kinds and through frequent trips to the Continent amassed what appears to have been one of the major collections of European violins of the time In fact at the time of his death his collection reportedly included a Stradivarius After the death of Elias Howe Jr the firm was formally established by his sons William H and Edward F Howe who expanded the operations to include several types of musical instruments parts for instruments and an extensive catalog of musical publications It was at this point that the Howe Orme instruments made their appearance The name arises from the association of the younger Howes with George L Orme of Ottawa Ontario Canada G L Orme was the younger partner in J L Orme Son a retail and sheet music

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/howe-orme (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Past Exhibitions
    Families Kids Programs for Adults New Horizons Band North Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy The Museum regularly curates special exhibitions that help us tell the story of instrument innovations and the music products industry These exhibitions usually only are viewable for a limited time Due to their temporary nature the museum has taken the initiative to cataloging these exhibitions in greater detail so that we may preserve them in a virtual setting The Ukulele You August 2007 January 2008 The Ukulele You exhibition showcased an unprecedented variety of ukuleles manufactured on the U S mainland from the early 1900s to the present day The eye popping collection included over 300 instruments ranging from rare historic and modern crafted ukes made of koa mahogany and other precious woods to the inexpensive plastic marvels produced in the 1950s Learn more about this exhibition Howe Orme Forgotten Voices Remembered May 2006 July 2007 The first ever public exhibition of a collection of rare and historic Howe Orme mandolins mandolas and guitars The exhibit Howe Orme

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past?start=10 (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Camps & Workshops
    Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy Camps Workshops The Museum of Making Music regularly hosts youth camps and educational workshops specifically focused on providing an introduction to making music and encouraging musical development for the whole family In addition to an annual Summer Music

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/education/family/81-camps (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - "Learn To..." Workshop Series
    MusicVentures Title One Fieldtrips S T E A M Guitar Lab Families Kids Programs for Adults New Horizons Band North Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy Mar 5 Learn about LOW BRASS Musician clinician and educator Scott Sutherland a member of the Presidio

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  • Museum of Making Music - Joli Ann Leichtag School Partnership
    Leichtag Elementary School is a unique multi year museum school partnership that seeks to provide a systemic music education to the 800 students at the school This program features weekly music instruction lessons in music history and hands on experience with dozens of instruments In addition to music history and theory each grade focuses on a different instrument The fifth graders learn guitar fourth graders learn ukulele third graders learn percussion and second graders focus on world music First graders and kindergartners are exposed to a medley of musical activities laying the foundation for the coming years This is a multi year program designed to create happier healthier and more well rounded students It inspires students to find their place in music and gives them the confidence to try new things Each year new skills are developed and existing skills are strengthened For example the third graders who learn the recorder will enter fourth grade understanding music notation and with the dexterity to play an instrument These skills will transfer as they learn the ukulele and continue to grow as they pursue the guitar in fifth grade This level of skill building can be found at each grade level The Museum oversees the curriculum and teaching staff and provides unprecedented access to our instrument collection Throughout the year artifacts are brought into the classroom for an interactive lesson about the instrument Traditional instruments such as the violin and trumpet are explored as well as world instruments like the cajón and djembe This provides an additional layer of learning which is unique to this program Student feedback has been positive This year in music class I learned many things One thing that I learned was if you have a small instrument you will get a high pitch and with a big

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/education/outreach/79-joliann (2016-02-18)
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