How to play traditional Japanese instruments

The Japanese musical tradition is full of traditional instruments.The traditional Japanese instrumentality (Tohō) encompasses the use of the traditional Japanese musical instruments as a means to communicate with the world.Tohō is often seen as a sort of cultural artefact and as a signifier of traditional Japanese culture.For example, traditional Japanese guitarists have been known to […]

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‘This is my life’: Musica crista instrumental, unique instruments, small instruments

Unique instruments, like a trumpet, accordion and organ, are often used by artists who are working in the studio and performing live.But the art form, which is a way of expressing feelings and creating new ideas, is often not seen as being as important as writing and recording music.It’s often considered as a secondary art […]

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How to get into the music business: A look at the tools and skills needed to make a career in the music industry

On a recent Saturday, I walked into the basement of the West Virginia Public Library in Charleston, West Virginia, with a suitcase full of tools and a few dollars in my pocket.The library has about 15,000 books and some 30,000 CDs, and it’s where I met a young woman named Katie.She was a music student, […]

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