Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hotel California Solo - divided into 25 Licks with groupings

This post is based on the following Hotel California guitar solo
lesson on Youtube:

The solo above is conveniently broken down into 25 licks for easy
learning (thanks for sharing).

For my own personal learning which I find very helpful to myself (and
seeing it may also be of help to others), I have made the following
groupings so that it's easier for me to remember the sequence of
licks... ...

... ...and therefore act as aide-memoire which then facilitate faster
play on the Hotel California solo:

Lick Groupings (12 groups total):

Group A:

Group B:

Group C:

Group D:
7-8 ---> prolonged vibratto

Group E:
9 --> oooOOOoooT (fancy long slide)

Group F:
10-11 --> oooOOOoooT, ending at harmonics 12-11-10-9th fret B string

Group G:
12 --> oooOOOoooT (fancy long slide), 14th fret start
13-14 --> almost identical

Group H:
15 --> ending at the 11th fret at HIGH note

Group I:
16 --> ti---ni-nit-tit---tit-tit---ti-ni-nit (at 12th fret)

Group J:
17 --> start at the harmonics on 15th fret

Group K:
19 --> lick before the start of outro

Group L:
20-25 --> outro

Friday, October 5, 2012

Youtube video with 1 Billion views

[ 21 December 2012 update:
Gangnam Style - PSY has over 1 Billion views on Youtube.

Gangnam Style is a Korean pop single by South Korean musician PSY. This song was the lead single of the album PSY 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. It was released on July 2012 and debuted at number one on South Korea's music chart. After just 5 short months, it made history on Youtube being the first song to ever hit One Billion views. Also it is now the first music video with over 1 billion views on ]

Youtube is the world's largest internet video-sharing site from Google. YouTube averages 4 billion views per day. At the moment, as of this writing (April 2012), there is no single video on Youtube with one billion views. But wait, 2 years from now, it is projected that Youtube will have a video with 1 billion views. Guest what? or guess who's video is this coming from? Clue: it is a music video song from the 'King of Youtube' himself. 'Baby ft. Ludacris' from the Canadian singer Justin Bieber is currently ranked as Youtube's most viewed song, most viewed music video, and the overall most viewed video.

Baby is the video with the most views in the history of YouTube. The music video of "Baby" is also currently the most discussed YouTube video. This song is from Bieber's first full-length studio album, My World 2.0 which was recorded beginning in 2009 and was released in March 2010. Immediately, after release, it debuted straight at number one in several countries all over the world. My World 2.0 was certified platinum in the United States. A Gold Album means it has a total of 500,000 music recording sales while a Platinum Album have 1,000,000 music album sales. The best song from this album is the worldwide top-ten single, "Baby", which is also Justin Bieber's biggest hit song to date. His debut album, My World, gave him the record-breaking title for the first artist to have 7 songs from a debut album to be listed on the USA Billboard Hot 100 music charts. "Baby" (featuring Ludacris) was written by Justin Bieber, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, Christina Milian, rapper Ludacris, and Christopher Bridges. Baby has a total playing length of 3:36 (three minutes and thirty six seconds). Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream were the song's producers. Justin Bieber has 3 songs/music videos that are listed in the Top 10 Most Viewed Songs on Youtube.

Baby has an average of over 300,000 daily views on Youtube. That would translate into 110 million views per year. It is projected to hit the 1 billion hits benchmark 2.5 years from now. I wrote this article on April 2012, so the music video on Youtube for the song Baby ft. Ludacris shall have (according to this approximate calculations), a total of One Billion Views on October 2014. Just wait and watch out for it! It is around 30 months from now, and Youtube will finally have a single video with 1 billion views.

Another potential Youtube video to hit the One Billion Views milestone is the song 'On The Floor ft. Pitbull' by Jennifer Lopez. I have included the links for you to click and play the top 2 in the List of Top 10 Most Viewed Songs on Youtube.

One Billion Views Youtube videos: (near future)

1. Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris --> over 723 Million views

2. Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull --> over 518 Million views

See also:
Top 10 Most Viewed Songs on Youtube

Top 10 Songs with Most Views on Youtube

A subsidiary of Google, Youtube is the internet videos arm of Google Inc. company. Youtube was founded since 2005 and now it has grown to be the largest internet video broadcasting and video-sharing website in the world. Youtube has now come to represent a 'portion' of the popularity of music artists. Through Youtube, music artists promote their songs as well as being discovered and become popular themselves. A good example is Justin Bieber, who, at age 12 started posting homemade videos of himself on YouTube. On 2009, through Youtube, he became very popular and famous music superstar. In this ranking, he has 3 songs on the Top 10 Most Viewed Songs on Youtube. The top number one song with the most views on Youtube is Baby ft. Ludacris from Justin Bieber. The song 'Baby ft. Ludacris' is the first Youtube video to reach half a billion views! The second most viewed Youtube video is a song from Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull.

This list of the Top 10 Songs with most views on Youtube are solely based on their number of views or visits. One important thing to note is that the likes and dislikes reflect the overall 'positive' or 'negative' popularity of the song. If we take into account the quality and not the quantity of the views of the song, then that would be a different issue and another story. This ranking and listing is purely based on numbers! These stats are based on the number of visits and plays from the Youtube video-sharing website. It is not safe to say that these songs are the 'Top 10 most played Youtube song videos of all time' because everyday, statistics are changing and everyday, new artists become so quickly popular and would outrank current positions in this list. I have included a link for you to click in order to directly play the current top 10 most viewed song videos on Youtube.

Top 10 Most Viewed Songs on Youtube: (April 2012)
1. Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris --> over 723 Million views

2. Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull -->  over 518 Million views

3. Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) --> over 458 Million views

4. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance --> over 456 Million views

5. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna --> over 447 Million views

6. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock --> over 412 Million views

7. Don Omar - Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo --> over 329 Million views

8. Eminem - Not Afraid --> over 328 Million views

9. Justin Bieber - Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith --> over 309 Million views

10. Justin Bieber - One Time --> over 289 Million views

Top 10 Music Artists with Most Views on Youtube

This list of the Top 10 Artists with Most Views on Youtube is based on the total overall views of all the videos/songs hosted on Youtube for each specific artist. This rankings take into account only the artists' songs or videos that are played and broadcasted on the Youtube video-sharing site.  Also, it does not consider the negative or positive views or feedbacks as seen from the likes and dislikes rated by Youtube users and viewers. Note that this statistics is purely based on the total number of Youtube views, visits, or plays over the internet.

Michael Jackson once held the title of 'The King of Pop', but now, on the internet video world, famous titles that come from the Youtube views are "King of Youtube" and "Queen of Youtube".  Justin Bieber became the first person and first male music artist to reach a total of 2 Billion YouTube views, because of this, he is popularly known as the 'King of Youtube'. Justin Bieber, a Canadian (born 1994 in London, Ontario, Canada), currently holds the record for the most viewed music video on YouTube with the song clip 'Baby'. Lady Gaga is the first artist to reach a grand total of One Billion views on Youtube. Also, Lady Gaga is the first female music artist and second person to ever reach a total of 2 billion views on YouTube. Lady Gaga was the 'Queen of Youtube' but was recently unseated by Rihanna. Leading now with less than a hundred million views, Rihanna is now the new 'Queen of YouTube'. There is a fierce competition for the second and third most numerous views on videos on Youtube between Lady Gaga and Rihanna, who knows? after a few months and album release, Lady Gaga can regain her position. Eminem currently holds the title for the Hip-Hop Artist with Most Viewed music videos on Youtube. Shakira belongs to the Top 5 most viewed artist on Youtube videos just below Eminem. The Black Eyed Peas is the first hip-hop group to ever hit the one billion views milestone. There is a slight difference of the number of total views between Britney Spears and Beyonce. Although Chris Brown has only 875 million views on Youtube, he's got over 1 Billion views on VEVO music video website. On the tenth spot was the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson with a total of over 825 million views. It is amazing that his stats are very close to a billion views and keeps increasing even after his death. Note that these numbers are approximate values as of this writing.

Top 10 Music Artists with Most Views on Youtube: (April 2012)   
1. Justin Bieber - 2.4 Billion views
2. Rihanna - 2.2 Billion views
3. Lady GaGa - 2.1 Billion views
4. Eminem - 1.6 Billion views
5. Shakira - 1.3 Billion views
6. Black Eyed Peas - 1.2 Billion views
7. Britney Spears - 1.1 Billion views
8. Beyonce - 1 Billion views
9. Chris Brown - 875 Million views
10. Michael Jackson - 825 Million views

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Top 10 Best-Selling Music Albums of All Time

The list of top 10 music albums below is based on the number of albums sold worldwide. Michael Jackson's Thriller is the best-selling music album in the world. It is the best-selling album in the USA and currently the most-sold music album of all time. Thriller was released in 1982 by Epic Records. There are 7 singles from the album that went to the top 10 ranks on the USA Billboard Hot 100 music charts. Billie Jean, Beat It, and Thriller are my personal favorite tracks in the album. According to the Grammy Award history, Thriller is the second most honored albums, having won a total of 8 Grammy Awards. Pink Floyd, one of my favorite bands, has The Dark Side of the Moon album as the second best-selling music album of all time in the world. The Dark Side of the Moon holds the record for the Most Weeks on the Billboard 200 music chart. With a total of 773 consecutive weeks (15 years) on the Billboard 200 music chart, The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd remains to be the album with the longest staying power in music charts. Recently, in the week of March 24, 2012, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album was at position #137 on the said week in the U.S. Billboard 200 music chart. Totalling all the weeks (continous and discontinous), the album has an unbeaten record of 800 weeks (15 years & 5 months) on the chart. It is considered to be one of the greatest rock albums of all time. The track 'Time' is my personal favorite in that album. AC/DC's Back in Black album is the third highest-selling album of all time. It also holds the record title of the best-selling hard rock album in the world. The track 'Back in Black' (which is on side two) is my personal favorite.

Top 10 Most Sold Music Albums of All Time:
1. Thriller - Michael Jackson --> 87 million
2. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd --> 50 million
3. Back in Black - AC/DC --> 49 million
4. The Bodyguard - Whitney Houston/Various artists --> 44 million
5. Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf --> 43 million
6. Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) - Eagles --> 42 million
7. Dirty Dancing - Various artists --> 42 million
8. Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees/Various artists --> 41 million
9. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac --> 40.5 million
10. Come On Over - Shania Twain --> 40 million        

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Top 10 Music Artists with Most Albums Sold

This list of the top 10 best-selling music artists/musicians in the world is not based on claims, rumors, or figures from websites with inflated numbers for promotional purposes and other sales talking and marketing schemes. These figures are based on total certified unit sales of albums, singles, music videos, and digital downloads. The number of albums sold is an important factor in measuring how successful music artists are in terms of their sales. Success of musicians, per se, has many considerations and areas to account for. Therefore, this ranking is based solely on the total worldwide certified sales of music artists' musical works. Numbers from the certified units of sales are rounded off. These are from unbiased online databases and trusted music industry associations. Conflicts of interest (sales promotions, marketing intentions) are out of the topic. Truth is better than false accounts. Note that in the course of time, this list and the ranks of top 10 music artists will change. For example, Pink Floyd and Celine Dion has only 1 million difference, or another music artist might surpass AC/DC and take the number 10 spot.

Top 10 Music Artists with Most Albums Sold: (based on certified sales)

1. The Beatles - 250 million
2. Elvis Presley - 204 million
3. Michael Jackson - 160 million
4. Madonna - 158 million
5. Elton John - 153 million
6. Led Zeppelin - 134 million
7. Mariah Carey - 119 million
8. Celine Dion - 112 million
9. Pink Floyd - 111 million
10. AC/DC - 100 million      

Top 30 Most Popular Music Genres

1. This listing is based on sales of singles, record albums, compilation-albums, downloads & music.
2. These rankings are based on estimates, the values of which are always hard to provide because of piracy in the music industry, inaccuracy of figures and values reported by recording companies, the fact that a sale in the store or a music download over the internet always happen every minute and every second all over the world, and other factors.

Top 1 - 10 Most Popular Music Genres [examples in brackets of Music Artists on this Genre]

1. Pop [The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, ABBA, Celine Dion, Madonna, Elton John]

2. Rock [The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Queen, U2, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, Bob Seger]

3. Hard Rock [AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Van Halen]

4. Rhythm & Blues (R&B) [Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men]

5. Country [Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson]

6. Rock & Roll [Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, David Bowie, Elton John, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones]

7. Soul [Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Four Tops, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Carole King]

8. Country Pop [LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, John Denver, Olivia Newton-John, Alabama, Kenny Rogers]

9. Latin [Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Kike Santander, Nelly Furtado]

10. Disco [Abba, Rick Astley, Bee Gees, Boney M, Cher, The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, Kool and the Gang]

Top 11 - 20 Most Popular Music Genres [examples in brackets of Music Artists on this Genre]

11. Pop Rock [Elton John, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Chicago, Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart]

12. Heavy Metal [Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Nazareth]

13. Progressive Rock [Pink Floyd, Genesis, Rush, King Crimson, Dream Theater, Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer]

14. Alternative Rock [R.E.M., Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Green Day, Duran Duran]

15. Dance [Madonna, Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, Gloria Estefan, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey]

16. Jazz [Kenny G, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Diana Krall]

17. New Wave [Eurythmics, The Police, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, A-ha, The Cure, Culture Club, China Crisis]

18. Synthpop [Modern Talking, Pet Shop Boys, Baltimora, Berlin, Fiction Factory, A Flock of Seagulls, Giorgio Moroder]

19. Hip Hop [Eminem, Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, Ludacris, B.o.B, Drake, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, NWA, Nas, Outkast]

20. Adult Contemporary [Phil Collins, Barbra Streisand, Anne Murray, Tom Jones, Simon and Garfunkel, Air Supply]

Top 21 - 30 Most Popular Music Genres [examples in brackets of Music Artists on this Genre]

21. Dance Pop [Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Donna Summer]

22. Folk [Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, James Taylor]

23. Swing [Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Phil Harris, Riders in the Sky]

24. Arena Rock [Journey, Boston, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Heart, Def Leppard, Survivor, Pat Benatar]

25. New Age [Enya, Deep Forest, Enigma, Era, Gregorian, Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Yanni, Darlene Koldenhoven]

26. Blues Rock [Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Animals, Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd]

27. Reggae [UB40, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker & the Aces, Dennis Brown, Toots & the Maytals]

28. Grunge [Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees]

29. Glam Metal [Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Ratt, Damn Yankees, Danger Danger, Slaughter, Poison, Scorpions]

30. Easy Listening [Jim Brickman, Richard Clayderman, Nana Mouskouri, Ray Conniff, Barry Manilow, Stephen Bishop]

 See Also:

Youtube video with 1 Billion views

Top 10 Songs with Most Views on Youtube

Top 10 Music Artists with Most Views on Youtube

Top 10 Best-Selling Music Albums of All Time

Top 10 Music Artists with Most Albums Sold

Top 10 Albums  - based on Billboard 200

Top 10 Songs   - based on Billboard Hot 100

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