The balalaika is the quintessential Russian folk musical instrument, easily identifiable by its hollow, triangular body. The soundboard (top of the instrument) is made of a soft wood, usually spruce or evergreen, while the resonator (back) is built from multiple – three to nine – wooden sections, usually maple. Balalaika Family Members of the balalaika […]
The Hal Leonard Bagpipe Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Great Highland bagpipes. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner’s guide serves as an introduction to the bagpipe chanter. It includes access to online video lessons with demonstrations of all the examples in the book. Lessons include: The practice chanter The Great Highland […]
Irish Bouzoukis are large relatives of the mandolin family, and are sometimes called octave mandolins or citterns. They evolved from the 1960s and 1970s Irish folk music revival, when Greek bouzoukis were used as background rhythm instruments and later adapted into a new instrument. The three main differences between the Irish bouzouki and Greek bouzouki […]
The Stylophone GEN X-1 is the latest portable analogue synthesizer by Dubreq. With a stylus, keyboard, and separate sound strip. it has an LFO (with square and triangle waves), a low pass filter (cutoff/resonance), an envelope (attack/decay), a sub octave -1 & -2 switch, built in delay and Pulse Width Modulation. From quirky beats to […]
The harp mandolin appeared in the early 1900s. This modern replica exploits the sympathetic vibrations gained with the four additional harp strings to give the mandolin sound a built-in echo chamber reverb effect. The harp strings can be plucked along with the mandolin, extending the range of the instrument. Tuned diatonically starting below the G […]
The Tenori-On is a musical interface of light and sound. In testing an interface based on the tactility and lighting of a 16×16 grid of switches, Yamaha Designers sought to make playing a musical instrument an enjoyable experience for all. The 256 switches that make up the Interface are not reserved solely to output sound, […]
This 17-key kalimba thumb piano is made from handcrafted mahogany and ore steel bars. The keys are engraved with letters and notes, and the instrument comes with a professional kalimba study manual and video tutorial. Suitable for adult beginners, kids, and professionals. Also includes an EVA case and cloth bag, and tuning hammer.
Harmonica Primer Book for Beginners by Tom Wolf is designed for the beginning harmonica player. This course starts by teaching proper hand positions, mouth positions, blowing, and drawing. You’ll quickly learn more advanced concepts like scales, chords, double stops, vibrato, trills, cross harp, and bends. After covering techniques, you will learn how to play over […]