Bowed String Instruments: Double Bass

The violin family’s largest bowed string instrument is the double bass. It includes four (or less commonly five) strings tuned in 4ths. It sounds an octave lower than its smaller orchestral partner, the cello. The double bass is best known for its contribution...

Keyboard Instruments

  What is a Keyboard Instrument?   A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument that a musician plays using a keyboard. The most common keyboard instruments are the piano, organ, and various electronic keyboards, including synthesizers and digital pianos....

Pecussion Instruments

  A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that a musician sounds by striking or scraping. Historians believe that the percussion family includes the oldest musical instruments, following the human voice.   Percussion Instruments   The percussion...

Dubstep

Dubstep is an electronic dance music genre born in South London in the early 2000s. Sparse, syncopated rhythmic patterns and powerful sub-bass frequencies distinguish it. The genre arose as an outgrowth of the UK garage. This means it relied upon a lineage of related...

The Hang

The Hang is an idiophone based on the Caribbean steelpan instrument. Felix Rohner and Sabrina Schäre designed it in 2000 in Switzerland. Its origins date back to the 1970s. Then, the original Trinidad steel drum generated a fresh vogue across Europe. It caught...