Oud

The oud is a fretless stringed instrument with a short neck and pear form. Generally, it has 11 strings arranged in 6 courses. But some variants have 5 or 7 courses, with 10 or 13 strings, respectively. Unlike the lute, the oud does not have frets and has a thinner...
Guzheng

Guzheng

The Chinese word (gu) signifies old or ancient, while the term (zheng) refers to a zither which is a sort of instrument with strings strung between two bridges. “Guzheng” refers to a zither having fixed bridges at both ends and moving bridges in the...
Theremin

Theremin

The theremin, also known as the etherphone, thereminophone, or termenvox/thereminvox. It is an electronic musical instrument that is controlled by the thereminist without the need for physical contact (performer). It is named after Leon Theremin, the device’s...

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 Bongo Drum – Percussion Instruments

The Bongo drum, better known as the bongos, is a type of Afro-Cuban percussion instrument made up of two small open-bottomed drums of different sizes. The larger drum of this pair is called “hembra”, female in Spanish, and the smaller drum...