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...
Hammered Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

The hammered dulcimer is a stringed percussion instrument with strings stretched over a trapezoidal resonating soundboard. The hammered dulcimer is placed in front of the player, who may sit cross-legged on the floor in more traditional ways or stand or sit at wooden...
How to Make Mau5 Chord Stabs

How to Make Mau5 Chord Stabs

All things considered, one of the most beautiful sounds you will ever hear in an electronic production is a well placed synthetic chord sound. You have probably heard these in Deadmau5 tracks like The Veldt and October. Moreover, the sound can be made on analog gear,...

The Electric Piano – Keyboard Instruments

On an electric piano, the pressure applied to keys on a piano-style musical keyboard produces sound. The idea of an electric piano was first introduced by Ne-Bechstein in 1929. Further development happened in 1937 when Story & Clark and RCA collaborated in the...