Instruments
How To Play the Bodhran in 6 Steps

How To Play the Bodhran in 6 Steps

In this article, we’re going to give you a step-by-step tutorial on the basics of playing the bodhran. Inside you will find written explanations as well as some tutorial videos to help you master this instrument. The bodhran is an ancient Celtic drum originating from Ireland. Even though it is not the most ...

7 Differences Between Congas and Bongo Drums

7 Differences Between Congas and Bongo Drums

Many people get confused by the differences between congas and bongo drums and mix them up quite easily. The fact that many players also play them at the same time doesn’t help! They do, however, have many differences, the main ones being their shape and size as well as the sound they produce. In this article, ...

The 5 Best Banjos for Beginners (2021)

The 5 Best Banjos for Beginners (2021)

This article includes our pick of the best banjos for beginners to suit all budgets, ranging from basic beginner banjos to get you started, higher-quality ones that will last many years, to more light-weight travel-friendly options.  Later in the post, you will also find answers to some of the most common ...

10 Easy Songs on Recorder (With Videos)

10 Easy Songs on Recorder (With Videos)

The recorder is such a popular and easy instrument to get started on. We’ve decided to put together a list of 10 easy songs that you can play on a recorder in no time at all! Apart from that, you can find some advice on what makes for an easy recorder song and what tunes you should pick when you're learning. 1. ...

Where to Find Hurdy Gurdies for Sale

Where to Find Hurdy Gurdies for Sale

Trying to find a good hurdy gurdy for sale is not the easiest task. This article includes some good places that you can buy one. Note: If you find a listing for a hurdy gurdy online and the deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is! A good hurdy gurdy is quite an investment. If something appears to be ...

Instruments in Carnatic Music (Percussion and Stringed)

Instruments in Carnatic Music (Percussion and Stringed)

Carnatic or Karnatak (as in the state Karnataka, India) music evolved from the Hindu traditions in Southern Indian between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal. It remained similar to the musical traditions of the north for the early half of its existence. Carnatic music generally involves an ensemble of musicians ...

10 of the Most Popular Indian Musical Instruments

10 of the Most Popular Indian Musical Instruments

The spirit of Indian music spans folk genres like Bhangra, and classical traditions like dhrupad, Hindustani classical and Carnatic music. From khatals and chimtas in the north to the sitar and table in the heartland to the ghatams and mridangam of the south, just trying to cover the percussion instructions of ...

The 4 Best MIDI Wind Controllers (2021)

The 4 Best MIDI Wind Controllers (2021)

MIDI Wind Controllers have always been a niche instrument, but there are still some great options available by brands such as AKAI, Roland, and Hornberg Research. 'Breath control' was built into the MIDI standard since the very start of its implementation. You can use a MIDI Wind Controller in conjunction with a ...

11 Tips for Tracking Bass to Improve Your Recordings

11 Tips for Tracking Bass to Improve Your Recordings

Properly tracking the bass guitar is an often overlooked part of the recording process. Both the bass player and the recording engineer must make some considerations while tracking to ensure the bass sound fits perfectly. Here are 11 helpful tips for both before and after you hit the record button for a great bass ...

The Didgeridoo (How to Play, Where to Buy One, Best Players)

The Didgeridoo (How to Play, Where to Buy One, Best Players)

The didgeridoo (or didje as some call it) is an Australian Aboriginal instrument that looks like a long wooden pipe or tube. These instruments are traditionally made from wood by hollowing out the branch of a tree. The hollow tube is finished with an oil finish and embellished with dot painting or other traditional ...

Jam Blocks (Types, Mounting Them, How to Play)

Jam Blocks (Types, Mounting Them, How to Play)

Jam Blocks are great percussion instruments that come in different pitches. They are made out of plastic, and produce a thick, full sound when hit. In this article, we’re going to present to you different types of jam blocks, how to mount them and how to play them, as well as some of the best jam blocks that are ...

The 5 Best Udu Drums (Ibo/Igbo Drums)

The 5 Best Udu Drums (Ibo/Igbo Drums)

Udu drums are traditionally made out of clay and look like a water pot (from which they were created in the first place). The main feature of this drum is two holes – one on the top of the pot and one on the side. By taping or palming these holes you can create different sounds. Udu drums originated from Nigeria, ...

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