5 Steps to a Deep Drone

5 Steps to a Deep Drone

If you’re a fan of film and game music, you have probably heard a lot of these evolving drone sounds that carry suspense and tension over a scene or two. They are suitable for a lot of different moods: sad, contemplative, hopeful, angry. Some sound realistic, others...

Metronome

A metronome is a device that generates an audible click or another sound at a predetermined interval. Often they use beats per minute (BPM) as a measure. Musicians use the device to practice playing to a steady beat. Its form and application to musical life took...

The Duduk – Woodwind Instruments

The Duduk, a woodwind instrument, originated about a thousand years ago in what we know now as Armenia. Performances often present it in pairs. While the first player performs the melody, the second player plays a constant drone tone called “dum,”. The...

The Glockenspiel – Orchestral Mallets

The name glockenspiel means “bell play” in German. It refers to the sound of small bells. Indeed, the very first instruments to bear this name consisted of a set of exactly that. They were either played by a group of musicians, a style which is called...