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We offer a wide variety of ethnic musical instruments , including Celtic harps, bodhrans, bagpipes, Irish Uilleann pipes, doumbeks, Shaman drums, African djembes and ashikos, Indian sitars and tablas and much more. The ethnic instruments we carry are used in numerous styles of traditional music, from folk to celtic to classical. And choosing just the right instrument is made easier, since every type of ethnic instrument has information on its development and use.
Originally the keroncong guitar was a small slender guitar (probably much like a ukulele - and related to the Portuguese cavaquinho , or maybe the Spanish guitarrico). It was played in the Keroncong orchestra in combination with a small banjo. However, these two instruments are now completely replaced by a set of two special kind of ukuleles : the cak and the cuk . One instrument with 4 thin steel strings is called the cak (pronounced “chuck” - originally the small banjo ). It has lots of tiny holes in the front as soundhole - either rounded or in a kind of square or triangle.
In 1918, the Russian Suprematist, Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935) took the two-dimensional picture-plane to its logical abstract conclusion with the creation of his historic canvas, White on White . With the advent of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1929, art ranging from Post-Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism became a serious commercial enterprise. In a frenzy, collectors, museums and corporations successfully elevated the value of contemporary art, creating unprecedented demand worldwide. Art dealers and critics were raving about the new abstract form of painting; but in reality the art and the artists were exhausted.
Gallery of Ceramic Musical Instruments W hat would happen if you crossed a drum with a horn? How about a fiddle and a flute? Here's your chance to see a number of unusual hybrid instruments that combine characteristics of different instrument families. This gallery contains a selection of unique ceramic musical instruments created and built by musician and instrument builder Barry Hall.
Carefully electronically tuned, Ángel Sampedro del Rio's Bamboo saxophones consist of segments of bamboo successively larger in diameter. This progression has now been demonstrated by acoustical studies as the most harmonically effective. The joints are extremely solid and resistant over time. They have keys that cover toneholes outside the reach of the fingers. Since 1985 he has developed and built this instrument, with equal attention to acoustic design and aesthetics.
What is a Bone Flute? The bone flute is one of the oldest known musical instruments in Western Europe. These flutes carved from bone appear to be between 43,000 and 82,000 years old.
Have you ever watched one of those lovably corny sci-fi flicks from the 1950s and wondered how they possibly made that eerie music -- you know, the kind that just sends chills up your spine? The answer is the theremin. The theremin's sound has since become synonymous with cult films like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "The Thing from Another World," which use the unique instrument to lend a dash of otherworldliness to the viewing experience. But the history of the instrument goes back a little further. A Russian by the name of Leon Theremin invented it in 1919 when he was just 23 years old [source: Mattis ].
An alphabetical listing of luthiers listed by geographical location. If you would like us to include your name on this list, contact Gitarmkr@CyboZone.com . To ensure an operative link, wait until the document is completely loaded before making your selection. Last updated July 28, 1999 Violinmakers Around the World -- New Addition! Jose Mendez Oncativo 2026 Lanus 1824 Buenos Aires e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Avenell D'Arcy Guitars Belmont Rd Brisbane, Queensland 4153 e-mail: email@example.com
Hello dear visitor , Why this website ? This website aims to add to the free knowledge base that the Web should be. When I was looking for information about my many plucked stringed instruments, I found on the internet many sites showing either lots of musical instruments in general (but with only a few plucked ones), or just with a limited number of instruments, or only with a few special instruments. So I decided to try to make one encyclopedia website to incorporate all plucked stringed instruments (plucked chordophones), that is : of the lute, guitar, banjo and mandolin type (no harps or zithers).
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