Music


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A brief history of drums: from ancient percussion to electronics

A brief history of the drums Nowadays, it is almost impossible to conceive of a musical performance without the support of percussion. In popular music, drums of various types are often used, depending on the characteristics...
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Amplifying a double bass

Amplifying the double bass Disclaimer: All statements in this article are personal opinions derived from my experience and should be considered as such. That said. Once upon a time there were double bass players, those who ...
A digitised wave is schematised above, which is defined as the resultant of the level coordinates expressed by the individual samples. The interpolation process intervenes to "round off" the values around these levels, in order to obtain a more harmonic "virtual continuous line". When a digital value touches the 0 db level, clipping will tend to occur due to the overloading of the rounding values created by the interpolation curve.
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The piano: tuning, punching and fine-tuning the mechanics

Piano Maintenance The care and maintenance of your piano is essential to ensure optimal performance over time. In this article, we explore the different aspects of maintenance, from delicate tuning...
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Publish and sell your music : A guide to digital publishing

A Guide to Digital Publication The economic benefits of publishing Whether you are a songwriter, composer, producer, lyricist or band member, if you contribute new and original songs, you could (and should)...
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Steel or Gut? the best strings for the double bass

Steel or Gut? Many people ask me why I use gut strings, something that is viewed with awe by most. "What, do you use gut for jazz too?" or "Do you use gut in the orchestra? But how do you do it?"....
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African DNA: poised between binary and ternary rhythmic figures

  AFRICAN DNA Poised between binary and ternary rhythmic figures Origins Africa's cultural revenge started with music. When Africans touched the shores overseas they communicated with the rhythm...
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Listening education

A child's musical education, Zoltan kodaly claimed, begins in its mother's womb. If this assertion is true in those places where music is synonymous with culture, the same cannot be said to be true...
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A Brief History of Mixing

Orchestration as Prototypical Mixing. The art of arranging, orchestration and finally orchestral conducting, deeply rooted in music, can also be understood as an 'acoustic proto-mixing'....
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Spoken solfeggio: an insignificant study

SPOKEN SOLFEGGIO: AN INSIGNIFICANT STUDY I was just over eight years old when I began my musical studies. No family predisposition, no talent that could have inspired me to approach the art of music. Yet it was lit...
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Phrasing in improvisation

Reflection on musical phrasing in improvisation It takes a true high-level musician to improvise a melody that passes through his or her head amidst the blizzard of chords that move incessantly across the tempo, and it takes a...