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Celebrating the most powerful of all instruments, “The Human Instrument” surveys the range of ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. Featuring rare studio footage of some the world's most renowned vocalists––from blues divas to suave crooners to rock star screamers.
“Going Electric” tells the story of how electricity has been harnessed and channeled to create new and never-before-heard sounds, tracing both the chain reaction unleashed by the invention of the electric guitar and the evolution of synthesized music.
In episode three of Soundbreaking, The Human Instrument, Imogen Heap demonstrates the power of the human voice as an instrument and the independence studio innovations have provided for musicians today. Looping lyrics and beats, Heap improvises a track to show the unlimited creativity available to her in her home studio.
In Episode three of Soundbreaking, Bonnie Raitt and Roger Waters look to the pure emotion Bessie Smith brought to early Blues records. Bessie had a powerful voice, but studio innovations created the elements needed to record it at its most vulnerable. The closeness, made possible by emerging recording technology allowed Bessie to reach out through the speaker and sing directly to the listener.
Celebrating the most powerful of all instruments, “The Human Instrument” surveys the range of ingredients that go into a perfect vocal track. Featuring rare studio footage of some the world's most renowned vocalists—from blues divas to suave crooners to rock star screamers.
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