Monday, January 23, 2012

George Harrison

George Harrison was the lead guitarist and a vocalist for the Beatles. One of the most interesting and inspirational things about him was that known for his use of the sitar, a stringed Eastern instrument, during his time with the Beatles as well as lyrics based on Eastern philosophy and religion. "As a sitar player, he helped introduce the instrument to the mainstream pop music scene where many had not heard the Indian instrument, making him a notable musician for this skill." His lyrics also brought Eastern philosophy and religion to a Western audience as some of his songs were written about Chinese philosophy and teachings of Hinduism. His use of a different instrument than mainstream culture is what I think can help us learn to discover new methods of creating music and gives an introduction to a different type of music most have not heard before.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Biography of George Harrison.

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