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...
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...
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...