Learn the interesting history of the Victor Talking Machine

Enrico Caruso with a customized Victrola given to him as a wedding gift by the Victor Company in 1918

American recording studio and phonograph maker The Victor Talking Machine Company ran independently from 1901 until 1929 when it was bought by the Radio Corporation of America and started operating as a separate subsidiary under the name RCA Victor. It was the biggest and most renowned company of its type in the … Read more

5 Ways Musicians Can Make Money from Home

Afro man playing guitar and streaming it using video camera

Making money in the music industry can be a hard thing to do. Most people look at successful musicians and assume that they are paid well. In most cases, this isn’t true. In fact, musicians and producers have to work extremely hard to gain their skills and keep the work coming in. … Read more

Types of Guitars You May Not Know

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Acoustic Guitar Acoustic guitars are normally made entirely of wood, though some manufacturers, like Ovation, incorporate fiberglass composite. The soundboard, or the top of the guitar functions as a kind of amplifier. The soundboard receives the vibrations of the strings after passing through the bridge and saddle. Tone woods, unique varieties of … Read more

Countries That Use Maracas

Brasil, American, Maraca

Native Americans, Spaniards, and Africans all contribute to the cultural diversity of Latin America. We acquired the guitars from Spain, the drums from Africa, and one of the instruments, the maraca, from Native Americans. The majority of studies concur that the Latin American native tribes are where the maraca originated. On which … Read more

Stringed Instruments from Around the World

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Instruments that create sound by vibrating strings have been around for a very long time all across the world. The possibility for a memorable “riff” has existed since people unintentionally stretched the residual tendons and sinews of their dinner across wooden fasteners. A string instrument is a musical instrument that uses vibrating … Read more

Discovering the Russian Lozhki

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Generally speaking, many cultures produce music based on the beating of a particular rhythm. Some do this with their hands, while others do it with plates, sticks, drums, or percussion instruments. Ordinary wooden spoons were transformed for Slavs into one of these percussion instruments, which were utilized for both entertainment and rituals … Read more

Learn About the Interesting History Behind Instruments Resembling Fish

Wooden Fish

The Wooden Fish Mokugyo Fish Drum also known as Wooden Fish, is easily recognized by their completely distinctive, pleasantly piercing sound, which has the potential to captivate because of its intensity. The majority of Zen or Chan, Mahayana, and Pure Land Buddhist traditions use the fish drum almost exclusively in ceremonial and … 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