Percussion
The 10 Best Drum Machines (2022)

The 10 Best Drum Machines (2022)

Drum machines come in a lot of styles, shapes, and sizes, so it can be tedious to figure out which one to get, especially if you are not sure exactly what you want from one. This article should help clear things up a bit! My top recommended drum machine is the Roland TR-8S. The TR-8s is a high-quality drum machine ...

The 5 Best Bodhrans (2022) – Irish Frame Drums

The 5 Best Bodhrans (2022) – Irish Frame Drums

Bodhran drums are a great way to explore Irish folk music. The drum is a simple-looking instrument, but finding a good one takes some research! My top pick is be the Meinl Percussion 14” Extra Deep Shell Bodhran. It produces a nice, deep sound, which is quite rich in nature.  My top affordable bodhran ...

Handpans – Everything You Need to Know

Handpans – Everything You Need to Know

As one of the newest musical instruments, handpans have gained massive popularity with their ethereal, uncommon, and mystic sound. As handcrafted instruments, their shapes are also unique, which resembles a turtle shell or a UFO. If you have ever seen or heard them somewhere, you will immediately realize what I am ...

The 9 Best Kalimba Sheet Music/Tabs Websites (2022)

The 9 Best Kalimba Sheet Music/Tabs Websites (2022)

There are many great resources for Kalimba tabs and sheet music online. Some of the best websites for kalimba tabs are Kalimbist, Easykalimbatabs, Kalimbasheetmusic, and a few more.Finding a decent website with kalimba sheet music and tabs can be tricky, as the quality of them vary quite a lot. This article ...

The 15 Most Important Marching Band Instruments

The 15 Most Important Marching Band Instruments

Marching bands are a unique source of entertainment. They are made up of several different instruments that when synchronized together, give a beautiful sound to the audience.If you've ever been to a parade or a sporting event of any kind, you probably remember seeing a marching band and experiencing it firsthand. ...

13 Instruments in Samba Music

13 Instruments in Samba Music

Since the mid-20th century, Samba music has been gaining popularity all over the world, and if you are a fan of this highly energetic genre then you have people of Brazil to thank for it. African slaves who were brought over to Brazil to work on sugar plantations created Samba by modifying traditional African ...

Mbira vs Kalimba – What Are the Differences?

Mbira vs Kalimba – What Are the Differences?

The mbira is a traditional musical instrument that originated in Zimbabwe, which is made of metal tines placed on a wooden board. The kalimba was created as a modern version of this instrument, which is much more suited to western music. What Is the Difference Between a Kalimba and a Mbira? A kalimba is ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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