Human Voice – Instruments

The human voice could be considered the earliest musical instrument. Similar to how no two human bodies are the same, no two voices have the same timbre and sound quality. Humans use the vocal tract to produce sounds such as talking, singing, laughing, sobbing,...

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 Friction Drum – Percussion Instruments

The friction drum is a type of musical instrument that can be found throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America in various forms. It first appeared in Europe in the 16th century and supported certain religious and ceremonial activities. Actually, its ancestral...

The Conga Drum – Percussion Instruments

The conga belongs to the percussion family. It’s a single-headed drum that originated in Africa. However, it was only when Latin music, namely mambo and salsa, became popular in the United States around the 1930s, when the conga drum started to receive a lot of...