The Xylophone – Orchestral Mallets

The term xylophone derives from two ancient Greek words which mean wood and tone. Its name has been in use for decades. A series of wooden bars of different lengths arranged according to pitch and struck with mallets essentially comprise this instrument. Nowadays, the...
Hocketing and Pointillism in Electronic Music

Hocketing and Pointillism in Electronic Music

Hocketing   Hocketing is a compositional technique used to develop one long musical idea into a more interesting sequence by dividing it into shorter phrases and distributing them among instruments with similar sounds. The technique has proved to be effective...
Recording at Home – Essential Tips

Recording at Home – Essential Tips

Turning your living space into a proper recording environment can be an uphill struggle, but when there’s no budget for a proper recording studio, this might be the only solution. However, it’s important to understand that poorly recorded sources can have...

The Contrabassoon – Woodwind Instruments

In Austria and Germany, records of the contrabassoon’s precursors exist as early as 1590. At this time, the increasing popularity of doubling the bass line resulted in the development of lower-pitched dulcians. Octavebass, quintfaggot, and quartfaggot are some...
5 Things One Should Know To Be A Happy Musician

5 Things One Should Know To Be A Happy Musician

As musicians, in today’s commercially grueling and competitive world, we tend to lose perspective. We cease to see the larger picture and are always stuck in our petty issues. Day’s pass in self-doubt, and we are never satisfied. Here are five things one should know...