Keyboard Instruments

  What is a Keyboard Instrument?   A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument that a musician plays using a keyboard. The most common keyboard instruments are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos....

Pecussion Instruments

  A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that a musician sounds by striking or scraping. Historians believe that the percussion family includes the oldest musical instruments, following the human voice.   Percussion Instruments   The percussion...

String Instruments

  String instruments exist in almost all musical cultures. They produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or sounds the strings in some manner. Today, bowed string instruments form the backbone of symphony orchestras, and people widely use...

Brass Instruments

What is a Brass Instrument?   A brass instrument produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player’s lips. Brass instruments are also called labrosones, which means “lip-vibrated...

Woodwind Instruments

Woodwind instruments and their history   Woodwind instruments are wind instruments, and they are made of wood or metal. They include the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, bagpipe, and their family members. The orchestral and band instruments were developed in...

Step Sequencer

What is a step sequencer?   Step sequencers were originally hardware modules. They produced a limited number of control signals in a steady, pulsed sequence that kept repeating until deactivated. The output of the signal could be sent to some other synthesizer...