Stylophoney is a take on the original iconic electronic box of wires and transistors. One of the most bizarre inventions of all time, the Stylophone brought electronic music to the masses in 1970.
The Stylophone was invented by accident (how else?) and kids presenter Rolf Harris was the ideal face to launch the product. It wasn’t just amateur musicians who warmed to the Stylophone; David Bowie wrote Space Oddity using one, and bands like Pulp still use them.
Stylophoney replicates the original sounds including vibrato and the curious stylus click sounds.
Options to record and playback your compositions including tempo and loop options.
A songbook with 40 tracks for you to try and replicate.
Pitch control so that you can tune your Stylophoney to any other instrument you may have.
Go on your deserve a bit of fun!
Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (previously ranked No. 3 in the 2003 edition of the same list), and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of Blues", and one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with Albert King and Freddie King). King is also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career appearing at 250-300 concerts per year until his seventies. In 1956 it was noted that he appeared at 342 shows. King continues to appear at 100 shows a year.
Over the years, King has developed one of the world's most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists' vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players, from Eric Clapton and George Harrison to Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. King has mixed blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. In King's words, "When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille."
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