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 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

How Music Has Changed Over the Years

Musical Instruments 

Humans have known the art of music for a very long time, which is why music has always been a significant part of almost every culture in human history. Even when humans did not know about music and singing, it was the animals who sang before humans.  The music in every part … Read more

How to Improve Your Enjoyment of Music

How to Improve Your Enjoyment of Music

Music can move us to tears, elevate our moods, and even remind us of times that have long gone. Music can be extremely meaningful for many of us as it can hold connotations of special moments in our lives, help us think clearly or improve our mindset. For some of us, music … Read more

Guide to the Oud

A photo of an Oud Instrument

The oud is a stringed instrument that comes from the Lute family. The word ‘oud’ is an Arabic term that represents several varieties of important, as well as natural woods that are used in making this instrument. Although it seems quite similar with the lute, the oud has a shorter neck and … Read more

Guide to the Carillon

A photo of the carillon in Olympiapark Muchen

The carillon is a percussion instrument that consists of about twenty-three to seventy cup-shaped bells. Its name originated from the French word ‘quadrillon,’ which means, ‘four bells.’ In Germany, the carillon is called the Glockenspiel. These bells were housed inside a bell tower, church, or municipal building. Also, the carillon bells were … Read more