Hard rock band formed in the mid-1970s by guitar virtuoso Ritchie Blackmore after leaving Deep Purple
. Initially fronted by singer Ronnie James Dio
who eventually left in 1979 to replace Ozzy Osbourne
in Black Sabbath
. Rainbow incorporated medieval themes and classical-inspired guitar work into heavy metal.
Rainbow's big songs include "Man on the Silver Mountain", "Long Live Rock N' Roll", "Stargazer", "Since You've Been Gone", and "Stone Cold".
A musical chord formed by a root note, its fifth, and its octave. Among the easiest types of chords to play on the guitar, due to an easily shiftable fingering position, and the power chord's ability to "fit" over both major and minor melodies. Vital to heavy metal and punk music.
Old Black Sabbath
albums have a lot of simple yet great power chord-strumming songs.
A cord designed to hold something around the neck, usually with a clip at the end on which to fasten the object. Used for easy exposure and/or quick access to an ID badge, keys, etc.
"We could tell who the roadie
s were at the rock concert, because they each wore an 'all-access backstage pass' on a lanyard."
"Oh, so THAT'S what those things are called."
1. The second meal of the day, except for college students where it's the first meal of the day.
2. The mid-day break from the work place (usually 60 minutes), though sometimes used for work-related social interactions.
3. (out to ~) crazy
1. (YAWN) Damn, it's one o'clock. We have to get lunch before the cafeteria closes.
2. I'm going on lunch break right now. Let's do lunch tomorrow and discuss this further.
3. My boss is really out to lunch. No, I mean figuratively -- she's nuts.
The relative highness or lowness of a musical note
To throw an object in a particular direction
To get rid of; to throw away into the trash
A statement used for advertisement
1. When you inhale helium, it raises the pitch of your voice.
2. He pitched the baseball from the mound.
3. This is broken. Just pitch it.
4. He gave us his sales pitch.
A set of words in common usage that includes a needless modifier. Not to be confused with an oxymoron
(where two terms of the same phrase literally contradict each other) or euphamism
(a phrase used to change the emotional charge of a a word or phrase).
Examples of actual redundancies:
- ATM machine ("Automatic teller machine machine"? Just say "ATM".)
- PIN number ("Personal identification number number"?)
- "Call now for your FREE GIFT!" (well of course it's free, otherwise it wouldn't be a gift!)
- end result
- bare naked
- past experience
1) The repeating part of a rock, pop, or country song that the main verses lead up and return to, usually the section where the title of the song is sung.
2) A common electronic effect used for guitar and other audio which takes a copy of the original audio signal, delays it by a number of milliseconds, and plays it back with the original signal, resulting in a warmer, spacious sound.
3) An organized group of singers
1) In the Rolling Stones song "Honkey Tonk Women", the chorus goes like this: "It's the honkey tonk women, that give me, give me, give me, the honkey tonk blues."
2) I bought a chorus stompbox
at the music store for $50.
3) He missed chorus practice today.