Experience Music Project - EMP, Seattle

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    JIMMY HENDRIX'S FENDER STRAT FROM...
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  • SUCH AN AMAZING COLLECTION OF GUITARS
    SUCH AN AMAZING COLLECTION OF GUITARS
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    Experience Music Project

    by myrtle Written May 12, 2004
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    This rock music museum is a must for anyone who loves rock music. You can get an audio guide that helps explain everything you are looking at. There is one room that is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. It covers rock music from the beginning to the present. You can also buy CDs, tee shirts, & other souvenirs at their gift shop. I believe they even have concerts here sometimes. Don't miss the virtual ride. When we were there it was about funk. I don't know if it changes from time to time or stays the same, but it was one of the highlights to the EMP for us. This picture of the tower of guitars was taken at the entrance of the EMP.

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    by kxr173 Written Aug 5, 2003

    This music museum is one of the most fascinating and entertaining indoor tours I've ever done. Even if you are not interested in what the virtual tour guide has to say, click on the soundtrack and listen to music as you walk. Great memorabilia, facts, photos, etc. no matter waht genre of music you are into. Well worth the afternoon!!

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    It's an Experience!

    by deWilde Written Jul 13, 2003

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    Reflection of Space Needle off AMP

    You can find Experience Music Project [EMP] at the Seattle Center. We didn’t have enough time to actually go through the project this last visit, but it’s worth a look if you have not done it before. EMO is a visually stunning environment that also offers your ears something enticing. There are the usual exhibits but like a museum they always have something new that they are opening up for everyone to see. The cost is a little steep but worth it, especially if you are a music lover. The average cost for adults is $19.95. Check out their website for more information.

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    Experience Music Project

    by Carmanah Updated Feb 14, 2003

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    The EMP is Seattle's interactive music museum, home to a huge collection of music memorabilia. If you're a musician or simply a music fan, this is a must see. While I never actually had time to visit, we were able to check out the EMP store and exterior architecture.

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    Check out the latest entry to...

    by slaybelle Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Check out the latest entry to Seattle---EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT, an interactive journey to the soul of rock music. The architecture is also kinda that of a shiny terrestrial awkwardly sitting in the middle of the city.


    The building, designed by Frank Gehry, is out of this
    world, as well as the fortune of its founder, Paul G.
    Allen, formerly of Microsoft. The tools are high tech. The
    object of its exhibits is rock 'n' roll. The objective: to
    experience music and musicology like never before. The
    instrument of choice is the electric guitar. The icon,
    Jimmy Hendrix.

    Everybody had fun at the Sound Lab catering to all different levels of musicians,
    from beginners to the experienced. Unfortunately, the wait
    can be long for the different activities the Lab offers. In
    the On Stage section, we became rock stars in the time it
    takes to sing a song. And heck, we have the poster to prove
    it.

    Adults: $ 19.95

    325 5th Ave. N., just besides the Space Needle

    http://www.emplive.com/

    - Chuck Welch & Catherine Lavallée

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    EMP- Experience Music Project

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    EMP- Experience Music Project
    This is a truly one-of-a-kind interactive music museum, that attempts to depict the innovative and rebellious spirit of popular music in America. Even if you're not a big music fan, it's worth visiting this place.

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  • Go to the EMP.

    by jagr Written Aug 25, 2002

    The EMP is a music museum built by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. When you look at the exhibits, you'll see old drums, guitars, bass, etc. You even get to 'jam' with these instruments at one section of the EMP, even though you're a mediocre musician (i.e. myself).

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    by divadsirrah Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Go see the Experience Music Project.
    EMP started as Billionare Paul Allens tribute to guitar god Jimi Hendrix. Paul's billions could not buy enough Hendrix memorabilia, so the museum is dedicated to Seattle Rock and Roll, All Rock derived music and Jimi Hendrix. The muesum is one of architect Frank Gehry's latest creations.

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    The tour of the experience...

    by zizquark Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The tour of the experience music project
    I have read several reviews about the EMP from ' a waste of time ', ' great experience' and' just like Hardrock with the same collection of Rock crap'. I think the EMP is a great tribute to music and there should be more of them. Upon entering the EMP ( once you pass the gift shop and restaurant ) you enter the room where this guitar sculpture stands . There are different rooms dealing with Hendrix, The history of guitars and guitarists, the changing music scene and much more there is a 3D music ride , concerts and my favorite the music lab . In the Music lab you can play electronic drums, guitar, piano, DJ, or even record singing. Everything is tuned periodically and it really lets you have a hands on experience playing music ( on great sounding equipment!) I also loved the History of the guitar part of the museum where I got to see video clips of great guitarists I'd only heard of. Chet Atkins, Merle Travis,and other guys I can't remember but that floored me with their skills.

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    Experience Music Project oe...

    by zizquark Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Experience Music Project oe EMP for short.
    EMP ( http://www.emplive.com )is Paul Allen's ( one of the founders of Microsoft ) homage to jimi Hendrix and the entire music scene. The building built by Frank Gehry ,the same architect who built the Guggenheim in Bilbao Spain, is quite a stunning building. With it's curving lines and bright colors beneath the Space Needle you can't miss it.

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    Visit the EMP...Experience...

    by falicia2000 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Visit the EMP...Experience Music Project, even if you can't play....they can make you sound like a god!!
    EMP is dedicated to this musical legacy — its galleries and exhibits bring together the many stories and traditions that we as a culture celebrate. After beginning their journey at the crossroads — the massive Roots and Branches interactive guitar sculpture — visitors can embark on The Quest for Volume in the Guitar Gallery, learn about a true sonic pioneer in the Hendrix Gallery, explore Northwest music history in Northwest Passage, celebrate groundbreaking musicians in Milestones, and experience hands-on music-making in Sound Lab. Through these educational explorations, visitors to EMP will encounter an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their own musical heritage.








    EMP is dedicated to this musical legacy — its galleries and exhibits bring together the many stories and traditions that we as a culture celebrate. After beginning their journey at the crossroads — the massive Roots and Branches interactive guitar sculpture — visitors can embark on The Quest for Volume in the Guitar Gallery, learn about a true sonic pioneer in the Hendrix Gallery, explore Northwest music history in Northwest Passage, celebrate groundbreaking musicians in Milestones, and experience hands-on music-making in Sound Lab. Through these educational explorations, visitors to EMP will encounter an enhanced understanding and appreciation of their own musical heritage.

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    Experience Music Project. ...

    by Rude_boy22 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Experience Music Project. (EMP)
    Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, sold most of his stock after quitting. He is a big fan of Jimi Hendrix, and was planning to start a museum with all the memorobelia he has obtained relating to him. The project grew, and is now a major multimedia museum dedicated to all music genres. My first impression of the outside was, 'Oh no!, the museum melted', but apparently the blob design was done by one of the most celebrated architecual 'artists' in the west. I'll take their word for it.
    EMP is not a museum in the technical sense. It is full of the technological toys that would fit such an owner as Paul Allen. It even has a virtual reality ride about funk featuring James Brown, George Clinton, Maceo, and Bootsy. The most interesting part of the museum is the hands on music making rooms. They allow people without any musical training to play intruments. There are even 'jam rooms', where people can get together for twenty minutes in a studio with guitar, bass, and drums. And, of course, the Hendrix gallery.....(ahhhhh....). They don't allow things to be photographed there, so I only have this pic of me standing in front of the punk display. (Punk in a museum was awfully ironic.)

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    EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT: ...

    by lorino Written Aug 24, 2002

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    EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT: Area: Belltown/Denny Rgde.
    Address: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    Info phone: 1.877.EMPLIVE. SEATTLE ART MUSEUM: Admission to SAM is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and kids under 12 go free. SAM also has an open house (i.e. free admission) on the first Thursday of every month. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Call (206) 654-3100 for more information or visit SAM's Web site at seattleartmuseum.org. Location: Seattle Art Museum is located between University and Union on 1st Ave at 100 University St. Just head north on First downtown until you see the Hammering Man. There is no parking available at the museum, but several parking lots and street parking (good luck) are available within two blocks' walking distance. Warning: remember 'steep hills' when thinking of downtown Seattle. You may need to walk due to parking or maybe using public transport, either way, plan accordingly whether it be shoes, carrying heavy bags, etc.

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    If you LOVE music...

    by tracynew72 Written Dec 5, 2003

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    don't pass this up! There is a Rock and Roll Museum, interactive areas and a great selection of music and gifts to buy in the gift shop.

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    If you love music you gotta...

    by patadeperro Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    If you love music you gotta see the Experience music project museum!!
    Music history, from Chuk Berry to Nirvana and more...

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