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GRAMMY Museum and Rock & Roll Forever Foundation present: Design A Distortion Pedal


Guitar distortion has the power to transform the mood of a song, giving an edge to an otherwise clean sound. Today, students are taking a closer examination of the distortion pedal by looking at the history behind the device and music it has helped refine. They will learn to identify distortion in music and learn how the distortion pedal functions by operating a “Fuzz-Tone” emulator. After inspecting its history and functionality, students will get to design their own distortion pedal prototypes!


Age Group: Grades 6 – 12