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...

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...

The Didgeridoo – Woodwind Instruments

The didgeridoo, typically of wood construction, is an end-blown wind instrument from the northern Australian Aboriginal people. This instrument is also known as a ‘drone pipe’. The term didgeridoo has an ambiguous origin. It’s widely assumed to be a...

The Bagpipes – Woodwind Instruments

Bagpipes are a type of woodwind instrument that uses enclosed reeds fed by a constant reservoir of air. The latter resides in a bag. Its roots trace back to antiquity. Herdsmen had the requisite tools on hand: goat or sheep skin and a reed pipe. That’s why the...