The Origin of the Clarinet
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The Origin of the Clarinet

The clarinet is a musical instrument that was invented in 1690 from an instrument that was called the chalumeau. The  chalumeau is believed to be the first instrument that was a single reed instrument. It was Johann Christof Denner in Nuremberg, Germany, who modified the chalumeau to make an instrument that became known as the…

Top Composers of All Time
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Top Composers of All Time

Many of the top composers of music came from Germany. Such genius composers including: Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. By the 1800s these composers had greatly influenced other musicians all over the world. Much of the compositions written by these three composers showed the influence of Viennese music, and so became…

History of Piano
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History of Piano

The piano is an acoustic, stringed melodic instrument developed in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori. The word piano is an abbreviated type of pianoforte, the Italian expression for the mid-1700s variants of the instrument, which thusly gets from gravicembalo col piano e forte point and fortepiano. Amid the 1800s, impacted by the melodic patterns of the…

All about Harps
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All about Harps

The harp is a stringed melodic instrument that has various individual strings running at an edge to its soundboard; the strings are culled with the fingers. The instrument had awesome notoriety in Europe amid the Middle Ages and Renaissance, where it advanced into an extensive variety of variations with new advances, and was spread to…

All About the Clarinet
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All About the Clarinet

The clarinet is a melodic and beautiful instrument family having a place with the group known as the woodwind instruments. The clarinet has several components that make it unique including a solitary reed mouthpiece, a straight round and hollow tube with a relatively tube-shaped bore, and a flared ringer. While the likeness in sound between…

All About the Violin
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All About the Violin

How well do you know the violin? Do you know that there are different variations of what you know as the violin? What are the differences, types, and similarities between the various types of the violin? Sit tight as you will be finding all these and more in this informative piece about the violin. The…

All About the Cello
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All About the Cello

A cello is a popular bowed string instrument. The word “cello” is derived from the Italian word “violincello”. It was previously spelt with an apostrophe ‘cello to show that some of the letters were missing. But today “cello” is the generally accepted name and spelling for the musical instrument. The Cello resembles the violin but…

Where to Study Classical Music
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Where to Study Classical Music

All around the world from New York and Massachusetts and London to Paris, there are great schools to study classical music. Below is a list of some of them. Curtis Institute of Music – Pennsylvania, United States Situated in Philadelphia, Curtis Institute of Music is one of best places to study classical music. Among its…

The Best Classical Musicians of All Time
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The Best Classical Musicians of All Time

Of course, it is not an easy job ranking five of the best classical musicians of all time given that there were so many great classical composers to choose from. This list is not exhaustive as there are other noteworthy composers that couldn’t be included in this list. With that in mind, here are our…