Now, cup your right fingers around the bottom that should align your left thumb with your right thumb. The harmonica has become a respectable musical wind instrument in every kind of music, right from Classical to Rock and in various dance types as well. History of Harmonica The harmonica instrument originated from its predecessor, ancient Chinese sheng, a mouth-blown free reed instrument with vertical pipes, which was popular during the 3000 B.C. In the mid-nineteenth century, a German clockmaker named Mathias Hohner developed the first familiar
The strings are tuned in fourths, and the melody is played almost exclusively on the highest pitched string. [Where]:The biwa came to Japan in the 7th century and it was evolved from the Chinese instrument pipa. [Why]: While the route is unclear, another type of biwa found its way to the Kyushu region, and this thin biwa (called
“The key gives the viola greater volume and much more brilliant tone, and three of the four viola strings reinforce the tonic, subdominant, and dominant notes of the key … the viola’s prominence is underlined by sheer performance, and the two instruments become true equals for the first time in musical history” (Johnson 33). Another thing that he did was enhance the melody of clarinet, through his Clarinet Trio in C for Viola and Piano, the Clarinet Quintet, and the Clarinet Concerto. He loved the tone and character of the instrument, but through these works, he brought these characteristics out a bit more and “creates an apotheosis of melody, in which one tune seems to flow out of another naturally, spontaneously, organically, as though the melodic material were breeding within the tissue of the work” (Johnson 115). These works aren’t just pieces of
At first the strings were made of catgut, animal gut, but later evolved into what we use today which are steel core strings. The violin is first in the violin family going in order from violin to viola to violoncello to bass. More recently though in the 1920s the electric violins were created. These violins don’t need to be shaped like a typical violin or even made of wood. Throughout the centuries, the violin has undergone many changes by violin producers, instrumentalists, and even composers.
Manuel Nunes, Augusto Dias, and Jose do Espirito Santo, who arrived on the Ravenscrag in 1879 from the Portuguese Islands of Madeira are believed to have been the first makers of the Hawaiian “ukulele”’ (Unknown. "The History of the Ukulele"). The men who invented the ukulele traveled to America in the 1900s with the small 4-stringed instrument, once the Americans figured out what it was, companies started manufacturing ukuleles all over America.
It’s how people connect, whether it is being able to read, write or being able to do construction. Everyone is literate in some area of a subject. I am also literate in music. I can read music notes because I sing and play the viola. Just like everything else in the world that you expect to get better at, it is important to practice.
It is generally struck on one side with a wooden stick bowed at the end, and with a large thin stick on the other side, though it is also played by the bare hands Tambourine: The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils". Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head at all. Alfaia and Atabaque (Brazil) Alfaia (Picture on the left) Pitched/Unpitched:Unpitched Atabaque (Picture on the right) Pitched/Unpitched:Unpitched Alfaia and Atabaque (Description) Alfaia The Alfaia is a medium sized drum. Alfaias are played with a distinctive technique, and players hold the weak-hand drumstick inverted to get the proper attack on the head. Atabaque The Atabaque is a long sized drum.
Because it was a musical, the sound effects had to be perfect in order for a good preformance, and that it was. The preformers used approbnbpiate microphones for the various scenes; vintage microphones for the 1940s and 1950s songs and scenes from that time period theater preformances for example. The sound was not as crisp during these scenses, bringing the viewer into the world and time period of the song. Like from the video, this was very subtle and I would not have noticed had the lady next to me not pointed it out. The next element were the light schemes.
Thus a good player must learn to stop the sound of one or more strings, while plucking the next few, otherwise confusion reigns” (4). Some other versions of the Irish harp are the Large Low Headed Harp played from the 16th to 17th century, then following that is the High Headed Irish Harp in the 19th century and finally the most modern harp used in Ireland the Neo Irish Harp. The Neo Irish Harp was lightly constructed and therefore more portable than past harps. The strings of this harp were made from gut or nylon strings and the harpist used the pads of their fingers instead of their nails to play them creating a much softer sound. This harp unlike the small headed Irish harp is played on the right side of the body with the right hand controlling the treble and the left hand the bass (Chadwick 1-2).
Auxiliary egos were supposed to use some music instruments and get closer to the protagonists without verbal communication (Moreno, 2006). Auxiliary egos tried to produce music. It could be soft or loud, fast or slow, depending on the protagonists’ behaviors and feelings at the situations. In addition, it was reported that music acted as supporting and mirroring roles on verbal expressions and communications in the psychodramatic scenes. Research showed that music could increase the protagonists’ participation in the psychodrama (Strossova, 1969).