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  • Frets Of The Early Guitars
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    THE HISTORY OF THE GUITAR The guitar is a fretted, stringed instrument, and is a member of the lute family. It originated in Persia and reached Spain during the twelfth-century, where its versatility as both a solo and accompanying instrument were established. The theory of the guitar was discovered in the early centuries. They found that the sound of a bowstring could be enhanced by attaching a resonating chamber -most like a tortoiseshell- to the bow. From the bow came essentially three main t...
  • Piano With The Strings
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    The Piano The piano when invented changed the way music was written, and even created new forms of music. Its invention ushered in new eras and gave people a sense of worth. But this change did not take place overnight, it took many years of hard work and labor to achieve what the piano is today. The History of the Piano In 1698 a man named Bartolomeo Cristofori began to design an instrument, which would play both loudness and softness and be able to use an excellent range of dynamics unlike the...
  • Bridges Of Modern String Instruments
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    Neil Proff Music History The Physical Evolution of the Keyboard: From Monochord to Harpsichord Since the first person heard the wind whistle through the trees or the sea in a seashell humans have been drawn to sound. Being the oppressive and ingenious species that we are we felt the need to capture these sounds and any others that we could to keep for our own. Eventually people like Pythagoras and gods such as Apollo found that by stretching materials and picking / plucking them that they would ...
  • Dulcimers With Keys And Dulcimers Without Keys
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    Origins and History of The Dulcimer The dulcimer is a member of the string family. It is further categorized intothe Psal trey family, a group of instruments that are comprised of strings stretched across a frame and played by plucking or drumming. The only difference, in fact, between the dulcimer and the is the fact that one is plucked and the other is drummed. The dulcimer family is divided into two sections. The dulcimers with keys and dulcimers without keys. A dulcimer with keys would be pl...
  • Square Grand Piano
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    Dulcimer originally found in Iran shortly after the birth of Christ. The Dulcimer is the basic principles of the piano, hammers striking different strings tuned over a flat soundboard. Dulcimer players used two light sticks ending with broader blades, instead of the mechanical hammers. Clavichord built in around 1400, the clavichord had about ten strings and in earlier examples two notes or more was produced from that string or pair of strings by making two or more tangents contacts the same str...
  • The Chords In The String Section
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    Almost definitely imitating the act of new life waking in the spring soil, Stravinsky starts the haunting introduction to his world-renown ballet, Rite of Spring, with a high-pitched lone bassoon. The unstable eeriness continues as a horn and pair of clarinets join in the rubato tempo. Just as everything wakes and bursts into life in spring, so does the piece as more and more instruments join in. Each instrument seems to have a different theme, but seems necessary in portraying the thick texture...
  • 42 5 Centimeter Long Musical Bow
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    Literary Arts Aeta literary arts include riddles, folk narratives, legends, and myths preserved through oral tradition. Riddles recorded among the Aeta of northern Cagayan province usually come in two lines with assonantal rhyme (Whittle and Lusted 1970): Muminuddukam A ningngijjitam. (Pinna) It wears a crown but isn't a queen It has scales but isn't a fish. (Pineapple) Assisi nga pin asco ni Apu Nga magismagel yu ulu na? (Simu) There is a cave with a bolo in it Full of bones it isn't a grave. (...

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