How does this guitar sound?

When you think of guitar music, you probably think of the original, classic sound of early rock and roll.The sounds of the great jazz trumpeter and the soulful blues guitar, for example, were all developed during that time period.But, it turns out, a new instrument called the “japanese instrument” — a piece of traditional japanESE […]

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How to make the best violin string

By James G. Brown and Michael G. KinsmanA new study suggests a way to make your favorite instrument sound great for decades to come.It comes courtesy of violinists, who have developed a technique to make their instruments sound better than ever before.The researchers, including violinists from the University of Sydney, the Royal Conservatory of Music […]

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Music that is both beautiful and terrifying

Chinese musicians are known for making music that is simultaneously beautiful and unsettling.The combination of these two characteristics is what makes them such a powerful instrument.In this video from the 2016 New York City International Opera Festival, the team at the Beijing Opera Company is trying to break the mold.It’s a music video called Music […]

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Indian instruments in new film ‘Barefoot’

A new documentary has revealed the Indian musical instruments of the country, which include string instruments, string families, aerophone instruments, and percussion.“Barefeet,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday, features a documentary-style film that shows the history and culture of these instruments.The film includes interviews with some of the Indian musicians, and shows […]

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