Tips for Choosing the Best Bluetooth Speakers for Boats

empty boat cockpit

You love to listen to music, no matter where you go – even while you’re out at sea. But if a pair of Air Pods is not enough while boating, a Bluetooth speaker will suffice.  But one of the challenges with having portable speakers is that many of the places you would … Read more

Where Did the Steel Drum Originate?

man playing steel drums

If you love to listen to Caribbean music genres like reggae, salsa, and calypso, you may have heard that bouncing and vibrant percussive sound that’s distinctive in Caribbean music.  The steel drum, also known as the steel pan (or steelpan) or simply pan, is a tuned percussion instrument. The “drum” refers to … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Speakers

black and white speakers

Speakers are used in many different situations, such as when watching movies, playing music for events and special occasions, playing games, and for other scenarios wherein you want the sound to be louder so that everyone in the venue can hear it. A loudspeaker converts electrical AC waveforms into moving air, enabling … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Earbuds

Today, many people are looking for ways on how to listen to music or sounds comfortably and conveniently. For example, if you are commuting and want to listen to music but do not want to disturb other people around you, using devices like headphones can help. However, one of the drawbacks of … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Bowed String Instruments

a violin

Bowed string instruments got their name due to the fact that the sound is made by rubbing the strings by means of horsehair stretched on a bow. The violin family that we know today, which includes the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, came from the oldest viola da braccio, which was … Read more

Ultimate Guide to the Guitar Family of Instruments

person holding a guitar

Guitars belong to the plucked string instruments. It is a subcategory of string instruments that are played by plucking the strings. It is a way of pulling and releasing the string in such a way as to give it an impulse that causes the string to vibrate. It is done by either … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Keyboard Instruments

piano keys

Keyboard instruments are those musical instruments that feature a row of levers that are pressed by the fingers. The most common keyboard instruments include the piano, organ, and electronic keyboards like synthesizers and digital pianos. There are also other keyboard instruments like celestas, which are struck idiophones operated by a keyboard, and … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Percussion Instruments

different percussion instruments

In an orchestra, the percussion family is the largest. Percussion instruments involve all the instruments that create a sound when it is shaken, hit, or scraped. It is quite challenging to play percussion instruments as you need a lot of practice to hit an instrument at the right place and time with … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Woodwind Instruments

The woodwind family of instruments is a subgroup of the more general category of wind instruments. In this family, there are two main types of instruments, which are reed instruments and flutes. Reed instruments are considered woodwind due to the way they make their sound. They split the air stream of the … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Brass Instruments

a brass instrument

Brass instruments are musical instruments that produce sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a cylindrical resonating chamber in sympathy with the vibration of the player’s lips. They are also sometimes called labrosones or labrophones, which are from Latin and Greek elements that mean “lip” and “sound.” The brass family got its … Read more