Timbales

Timbales are metal-encased shallow single-headed drums. They have a shallower sound than the single-headed tom-toms. During solos and transitional sections of music, the player (known as a timbalero) employs a variety of stick strokes, rim shots, and rolls to generate...
5 Tips for Daily Growth as a Musician

5 Tips for Daily Growth as a Musician

  Do you feel stuck as a musician? Do you find yourself repeating yourself? Do you think that your musical growth is stagnant? If the answer to all these questions is ‘YES,’ then believe me ‘YOU ARE NOT ALONE.’ Even the biggest names in the music industry feel the...

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...

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...