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Meet the Organetto, the Original Laptop
Attend a few organ recitals in a church or concert hall and you’ll know that the instruments can vary widely in size — from behemoths with several thousand pipes to moveable, chamber models with just a handful of stops.
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Recorder set to be eclipsed by soaring popularity of ukulele in school music classes
A survey of music teachers teaching whole class ensembles found that 15 per cent used the ukulele in 2020 – a fifteen-fold increase from the 1 per cent recorded in 2014
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One Violinist, One Violin… and Six Armed Guards
Francesca Dego on What It’s Like to Play Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’
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Why Do Pianists Know So Little About Pianos?
Unlike violinists or trumpeters, piano players rarely get to perform on their own instruments and must be adaptable.
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According The Accordion Its Historical Due
Throughout the Classical and Romantic periods, the humble accordion and its simpler cousin, the concertina, were important parlor, chamber, and accompanying instruments. The earliest forms of the accordion were inspired by the 1777 introduction of the Chinese free-reed sheng (bowl
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Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?
In April 1945, Madame Roos wrote a letter to French authorities describing her piano she was hoping to get back. Roos, who was 72, was Jewish and her piano had been stolen when Nazis emptied her apartment in Paris.
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This piano doesn’t have any black keys. How will it sound?
It’s just like a regular grand piano… but all the keys are white.
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No Pianist Left Behind: A History of Piano Pieces for the Left Hand
The left hand knows no justice. “Sinistra,” the Latin word for “left-handed,” meaning “wrong” or “unlucky” — an ancestor of the word “sinister” — is in part to blame for lingering perceptions that the hand, and those for whom it
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