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Sterling Silver Microphone Necklace


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This Sterling Silver Microphone Necklace let’s everyone know about your love for music, singing, songwriting.
Comes with 18″ Chain.
Sterling Silver Microphone Necklace
Comes with 18″ Chain
Weight: 3.00 Grams


Some Fun Facts from Google on the History of the Microphone


In 1856, Antonio Meucci invented a dynamic microphone. It was based on the generation of electric current by moving a coil of wire to various depths in a magnetic field. This method of modulation was also the most enduring method for the technology of the telephone as well.
To make a sound recording prior to 1925, instrumentalists, singers, and speakers performed in front of a flared metal horn which gathered and funneled sound waves toward a thin diaphragm at the small end of the horn. The energy of the sound waves caused the diaphragm to vibrate.


While the first microphones were developed independently by David Edward Hughes, Emile Berliner, and Thomas Edison in the 1870s, they were not employed in ballrooms and theaters to actually amplify a human voice performing live music until the very early 1930s. Up to that time, the largest possible performance venue for a trained singer was an opera house, and for most pop singers, spaces considerably smaller. Microphones and amplification rendered venue size moot; miked and amplified, anyone could be heard anywhere.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra and microphone
Microphones and amplification also had a tremendous impact on voice type as well. You see, until the advent of amplification, the primary male voice type in popular music was the tenor voice. With its natural intensity and relatively high tessitura (vocal range), a tenor voice. (think Al Jolson) was – like a vocal armor-piercing shell – capable of great penetrating power. But amplification made it possible for the softer, rounder baritone voice to gain ascendency in the popular music world. Singers like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra owed their careers to microphones and amplification.
That information got me to thinking about the impact of amplification on the performance of music. Particularly the amplification of music performed by the human voice.
So back to the mega-concerts made possible by microphones and gigantic banks of amplifiers. On April 30th, 1977, the stadium concert by Led Zeppelin more than 45 years ago.  They played to an audience of 77,229 in Pontiac, Michigan at the Pontiac Silverdome, was but a shadow of concerts to come. The record it established for a single-act, non-festival ticketed concert stood for all of four months when, on September 3, 1977, 107,109 people paid to attend a Grateful Dead concert at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. That Grateful Dead concert – part of the band’s “Terrapin Station Tour” – now stands as only the 23rd largest such concert.


Sterling Silver Microphone Necklace


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