Flirting with the Flute

Flirting with the Flute

Photo credit A flute is a musical instrument that produces sound when a stream of air is directed against the edge of a hole, causing the air within the body of the instrument to vibrate. Most flutes are tubular, but some are globular or other shapes. Some flutes are played by blowing air into a mouthpiece, which directs the air against the edge of a hole elsewhere in the flute….

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Development of the Modern Piano

Development of the Modern Piano

Photo credit As a concert instrument and the primary musical instrument in private homes, the piano enjoys a long and colorful history as an important source of inspiration and pleasure for both professional and amateur musicians and it is arguably the most popular musical instrument in the world. Its history is in itself the history of culture. The two oldest, still preserved, pianofortes were made by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731). The…

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Classical Guitars date back to 1800BC

Classical Guitars date back to 1800BC

Photo credit The history of the classical guitar starts much earlier than one might expect. In the old East, 1900-1800 BC. In excavations of Babylon, clay tablets have been found with musical illustrations, nude figures with large rotund bodies and extended necks play stringed instruments. In Roman times instruments not dissimilar to the modern guitar were made of wood and strings, on their surface 5 groups of holes can be…

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Blowing Your Trumpet

Blowing Your Trumpet

Photo credit The trumpeter produces sound from the trumpet by buzzing his or her, lips. That said, it is in fact the metallic mouthpiece that produces the sound. There are various different mouthpiece shapes-a mouthpiece with a deep cup will produce a mellower sound, while a mouthpiece with a shallower cup will produce a bright, piercing sound. Mouthpieces are made of brass or silver (among other materials), and trumpeters choose…

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Birth of the Bassoon

Birth of the Bassoon

Photo credit Using a double reed, the bassoon is a woodwind instrument that produces sound in a low range, and has a distinctive shape, with a long tube that looks as though it has been folded in two. The musical instruments that could be described as ancestors of the bassoon were developed in the 16th century, and include the shawm, the rankett, and the dulcian (or curtal). All of these…

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그는 자신의 감정을 억제하고 완벽한 복수를 계획했다

그는 자신의 감정을 억제하고 완벽한 복수를 계획했다

김영오는 25세 청년치고는 나름대로 괜찮게 살고 있다고 생각했다. 멋진 아파트에서 룸메이트 한 명과 함께 살았고, 며칠에 한 번은 꼭 만나는 여자친구도 있었다. 두 사람은 동거에 들어갈 계획을 세웠지만, 영오는 아직 돈을 모을 시간이 필요했다. 그래서 초과근무를 위해 출장을 가면서도 집에 돌아와 여자친구와 룸메이트가 침대에 뒹구는 걸 발견할 줄은 꿈에도 생각하지 못 했다. 그런데 일이 이상하게 벌어졌다. 그리고 복수의 정석을 보여줄 수 있었다. 영오는 4일 동안 출장을 다녀왔다. 여자친구와 함께 살…

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Development of the Modern Piano

Development of the Modern Piano

Photo credit As a concert instrument and the primary musical instrument in private homes, the piano enjoys a long and colorful history as an important source of inspiration and pleasure for both professional and amateur musicians and it is arguably the most popular musical instrument in the world. Its history is in itself the history of culture. The two oldest, still preserved, pianofortes were made by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731). The…

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Flirting with the Flute

Flirting with the Flute

Photo credit A flute is a musical instrument that produces sound when a stream of air is directed against the edge of a hole, causing the air within the body of the instrument to vibrate. Most flutes are tubular, but some are globular or other shapes. Some flutes are played by blowing air into a mouthpiece, which directs the air against the edge of a hole elsewhere in the flute….

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Classical Guitars date back to 1800BC

Classical Guitars date back to 1800BC

Photo credit The history of the classical guitar starts much earlier than one might expect. In the old East, 1900-1800 BC. In excavations of Babylon, clay tablets have been found with musical illustrations, nude figures with large rotund bodies and extended necks play stringed instruments. In Roman times instruments not dissimilar to the modern guitar were made of wood and strings, on their surface 5 groups of holes can be…

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Blowing Your Trumpet

Blowing Your Trumpet

Photo credit The trumpeter produces sound from the trumpet by buzzing his or her, lips. That said, it is in fact the metallic mouthpiece that produces the sound. There are various different mouthpiece shapes-a mouthpiece with a deep cup will produce a mellower sound, while a mouthpiece with a shallower cup will produce a bright, piercing sound. Mouthpieces are made of brass or silver (among other materials), and trumpeters choose…

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