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Is Invention a flash of individula inspiration?
Sometimes, but typically it is a far more complex process. Amplifying the sound of a guitar by means of electricity, for example, involved many inventors and musicians working since the 1920s to develop, design, and popularize a louder instrument.
The electric guitar may be the most important and popular instrument of the last half-century in American music. Certainly its introduction brought a major change to American musical technology and has shaped the sound and direction of modern musical styles. read more >>
The Smithsonian / The Lemelson Center
The violinist held a bow and the top of an electric violin with strings, but no body. Facing him were five resonators, small wooden objects in strangely curved shapes. One looked like a sack; the others like seed pods. Each resonator was punctured by oddly shaped holes, and emitted a rather beautiful, but unusual sound, like a read more >>
It’s official—on 5/10/11, The New York Times’ “Arts, Briefly” column announced that its Fall 2011 line-up will include The Banjo Project documentary, henceforth to be known as Give Me the Banjo. read more >>
The Banjo Project
A unique museum and a music school of the Chief Khalsa Diwan here are doing yeoman service in preserving ancient stringed instruments.The museum, located inside Diwan’s orphanage premises here ... read more >>
Source: Amritsar Tribune, Posted by: GSN
An every growing list of stringed instruments with photos, descriptions, a brief history and other relevant info when available. As always, we welcome community member participation. Send us your contributions, additional info and any corrections. read more >>
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The Orchestra: A User's Manual is one element of 'The Sound Exchange', a pioneering web development by the Philharmonia Orchestra. The aim of the user's manual is to provide information about the orchestra, orchestration, composition and instruments, for the benefit of anybody with an interest in the subject. read more >>