All about musical instruments, their tunes, and the people that play them.
Various Cymbal Types: How to Choose
It’s easy to tell a cymbal when you see or hear it. But not all cymbals are made equal. When you start thinking of your drummer career, cymbals need your attention. Do you need regular or low-volume cymbals? Are you ready to pay for an A-brand, or willing to save on using a Chinese copy? Here are the briefest answers.
Crumhorns, Shawms, Curtals and Racketts
What should I do as my first foray into Vocal? Well, every writing tutor says "Write what you know", so... Let's start with the first reed instrument... Who among us has never held a piece of grass between our thumbs and produced a tone? The next stage would have been to cut a single reed in a piece of bamboo or hollow pipe. Add some finger holes and you have the proto reed instrument which produced so many variations over the centuries.
A short history of the flute
It is quite possible that something vaguely resembling a flute was “played” by Neolithic people thousands of years ago when somebody discovered that blowing across the hole at one end of a hollow animal bone produced an interesting noise. Discoveries that have been made of pieces of bone with what appear to be fingerholes bored in them would seem to confirm that early man had primitive flutes or recorders with which to make music.
Music after the pandemic, according to renowned violinist Laura Giannini
The exercise of guessing what tomorrow's music will be like has often proved to be ineffective over the years. The futurists theorized a world in which music is made with noises. In a 1953 short story, The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick imagined a reality in which, intending to safeguard the heritage of classical music close to the apocalypse, a scientist finds a way to convert the scores of the great European composers into animals capable of surviving and defending themselves on their own...
Maintenance of corks and keys of the clarinet
Maintenance of corks and keys of the clarinet - Clarinet U Article Corks are certainly one of the most important elements in the clarinet. They allow the correct assembly of every part of our instrument, so it is necessary to carry out proper maintenance to extend the lifespan of corks and thus avoid serious problems in the future.
The Voice of the Beast
It’s always unintentionally that one stumbles across the greatest treasure. Though some may say that it’s actually trash, a true hunter knows the potential trashy items contain. This particular treasure was hidden behind a counter, a tag looped around it’s tuning pegs that dictated its cost was “$21 as is”. I was immediately drawn to it despite the fact that it was visibly and blatantly broken.
Do You Know How to play Flute
The flute is a wind instrument without any reed or string. The flute produces sound from air pressure. The origin of the flute dates back to more than 40 thousand years. Flutes are known to be one of the oldest identified musical instruments. There are various types of flutes available in the market, namely, cross flute (Indian), Chinese flute, Japanese Flute, Korean Flute, champagne flute, western concert flute etc. Historians have recorded bamboo flute to be the earliest of all.
My 1970s guitar
Since the 1950s the world of electric guitars had been dominated by two companies- Fender and Gibson. These guitars, then as now, were the recognised leaders in the industry, and their patents and premium components reflected in the premium prices that pushed most of these out of the everyday guitarists reach. Whenever there is a premium product there is someone willing to make one that looks the same but has cheaper components, meaning they can sell it for less.
Big Papa's Guitar
I learned to play the guitar in prison. When I was seven. In the 1970’s, my father was the administrator of a minimum-security correctional facility called Camp Greene in Charlotte, North Carolina. Named for the Continental Army Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, it originally opened as an Army training camp in 1917 for troops deploying to fight in World War One. It closed as such in 1919 and later was deeded to the state. The old Army barracks were rejuvenated, and the camp became an installation to hold low risk male prisoners, many of whom were trustees and allowed to participate in a work-release program.
The word “percussion” comes from the Latin for “to strike hard”, so percussion instruments are generally those that make a noise when they are hit. The most common means of doing this is with a beater or stick of some kind, but there are several variations on the theme. Instruments that are shaken, such as maracas, also count as percussion instruments.
Yamaha MONTAGE v/s. Yamaha MODX
Please note: we will be talking with respect to the MONTAGE 6 and MODX 6 only. These two boards share many similarities in their functionality but the MODX is less than half the price of it's big brother - MONTAGE. What do you gain when buying a Montage? Or most importantly, what do you lose when you buy a MODX?
Why Bother with Drum Tuning?
But drums have a whole bunch of different things to consider. Not least, there are potentially 5, 6, 8, 10 or 12 tuning lugs on the drumhead, which all individually can affect the sound. But that’s doubled by the second drumhead on the bottom, which also has 5, 6, 8, 10 or 12 tuning lugs too. Add that to the fact there are a number of drums in the kit, each of different sizes and depths and a multitude of drumhead styles to choose from, not to mention the fact that each song and music genre potentially requires a slightly different drum sound. If you’re playing drums in a big reverberant space, then you might need to dampen the drums too, so that the reverb in the room doesn’t ring on forever after you hit the drum. Before you know, it there are just too many permutations to make sense of!