Entries by Joseph

Shofar sounds

One of the oldest Jewish traditions is blowing the Rams Horn Shofar on religious and important days. Blowing the Shofar and hearing the Shofar sounds is an important part of Rosh Hashanah and other important days like Yom Kippur. All Jews should hear the Shofar, and an exemption is provided only for women, children below […]

Everything You Need To Know About Piezoelectric Speakers

Speakers, loudspeakers, or speaker systems are output devices through which electrical signals come out as sound. It is in fact an electromechanical transducer, which is very much responsible for the quality of the sound that comes out. Loudspeaker is a general term. It may include a set of speakers, a single device or a set […]

Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra or violin is the most popular instruments among the various musical instruments. It is therefore a small part of a large group of instruments that produces great effects while one hears such orchestra. The violin is the smallest of the string instruments but has the highest sound and it is almost three times […]

All About Musical Instruments and National Music Supply Co

Musical instrument is device or object used to produce music; it refers to any thing used to produce sounds. The study of musical instrument as an academic field of study is called organ logy. Over time there has been moves to arrange the chronology of musical instruments across cultures, this has proved fruitless for reasons […]

Eight Reasons for Blowing a Jewish Shofar

The blowing of the Jewish shofar is acknowledged to be one of the most important elements of the commandments contained in the Torah. The ancient sound that is produced through a Yemenite shofar is usually the dominant sound ushering the observance of significant Jewish holidays like the Rosh Hashanah and the culmination of Yom Kippur. […]

Rock Music – History and Facts Revealed

Rock music is often associated with heavy instrumentation, reverberating through a sound system, and played by hyperactive musicians wearing all-black garb. This kind of music has enjoyed over half a century of popularity with its strong beat and catchy melody. Rock music started in the 1940s and the 1950s as a fusion of rhythm and […]

The Role of the Trumpet Within a Big Band

The trumpet has always been an integral part of the traditional big band, both as a lead instrument and as a soloist. The section consists of four players, with the first chair being labeled the “lead” chair and the second part generally considered the “jazz” chair. Although improvised solos can be played by any of […]

Brass: One of the Biggest Misnomers in History

Aside from home ornaments and jewelries, you have probably heard the term brass on brass bands. Do you know why a brass band is called a “brass band”? Some people may actually believe that brass bands are called as such because the instruments the musicians use are made of brass. By definition, a brass band […]

Are You A Clarinet Player?

Clarinet is suitable for classical, jazz and blues. One of the most difficult things for the beginning clarinettist is getting the embouchure correct. They need to have special music sheets that contain clarinet notes. It is straight in shape and resembles a clarinet, though curved models, resembling miniature alto saxophones, is also available. Today, clarinet […]

A Brief History of Musical Instruments

No one is certain when the first musical instruments were made. It’s possible that they predate language in human cultural development, but I’ll leave that argument to the anthropologists. What is sure is that there is a deep, ancient desire within people to express themselves using sound. Our voices were almost certainly used for more […]

The No Valve Trumpet To Awaken To

The bugle is a small brass instrument that is basically a natural horn, because it has no valves or keys. One might wonder how the pitch is altered without any keys or valves; the pitch can be altered by controlling the air that the musician is blowing into the horn through closed lips. Blowing through […]

The Musical Traditions and Instruments of the Zulu

African music is the music of Africans who live in a large region of 50 nations, each with a special culture, history and language, South of Sahara. Zulu musical instruments are part of this multilingual culture. African music has some distinct characteristics: the use of repetition is one of them. Another important characteristic is the […]