Electrically Inspired

Any sound that is produced naturally is soothing to one’s ear. The humming of the birds, the flow of fresh water along the river, and the gentle raindrops on the roof during rainy season are just some of the examples. In addition, I have to say that all native/improvised musical instruments also give that same relaxing effect.

For instance, we use the medium air to play a flute. The hum that it produces is mesmerizing to ear. Other examples are the acoustic guitars, woodwind and brasswind, they all make use of strings with different diameters and it is played by plucking or strumming.

However, one thing common among these naturally-played musical instruments is the intensity of the sound it creates. It maybe pleasing to us when we hear it but if the musician plays these instruments with huge number of audience, the effect of that charming sound diminishes since the people absorbs the sound waves. To compliment the result, these instruments are being plugged to a mixer or amplifier systems to increase the volume so that everyone who is watching the performance might be able to appreciate it.

Today the technology in the music industry has even evolved. Aside from the amplifying system, there are so called stringed electric instruments like the electric cello at wwbw, that produce sound with electric amplification. These are commonly used by the rockstars to cover popular or rock songs, sometimes even heavy metal songs.

In the case of our acoustic band, TheUnspoken, we still use two acoustic guitars since our gigs and events are mostly weddings and company gathering. Nevertheless, we are also looking forward to cover different genre of songs whichever is popular and trending. Now that’s music, it keeps on evolving from time to time. (AAP)

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About Aleks

Engr. Aleksandre Pates (a.k.a. Aleks or André) is an I.T. Professional and Electronics Engineer by profession, but it didn’t hinder him to enrich his skills and broaden his experience in theater and literary. He is also a College Instructor/Professor, Playwright, Artistic/Creative Director, Singer, Songwriter/Composer, Resource Speaker/Lecturer of Campus Journalism, Editorial Writing, Creative Writing and Leadership Empowerment for Youth. He is a Palanca Awardee, and he was the Editor-In-Chief of The Philippine Artisan (official student publication of TUP-Manila) from 2003-2007. He is a Certified Oracle Partner Expert since 2010, a Certified Harvard Connected Manager, and a member of the prolific playwright organizations in the Philippines, The WritersBloc. He also holds numerous positions in socio-civic and professional organizations like Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP – Manila Chapter), FEU Institute of Technology, and De La Salle Araneta University Alumni Association, Inc.
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