The harmonica is the world’s best-selling musical instrument.
What results is not only a catchy musical piece, but a peek into the first-person visual perspective of the instrument player as things continue to happen in the room. It’s as if the music is being scored for that moment, as the dog and baby play in the background.
If you could meet a famous musician, living or dead, who would it be?
A piano covers the full spectrum of all orchestra instruments, from below the lowest note of the double bassoon to above the top note of the piccolo.
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The trumpet has been around since about 1,500 BC! There is even artwork by civilizations dating back to 300 BC that showcase the trumpet.
He looks like a natural, but for 16-year-old Rudolph Gabriel Bilbao, learning to play the violin is more than a hobby - it’s an instrument of change. Bilbao is one of 100 students in Bolivia that are training to become classical musicians as a way to stay out of trouble and avoid a life of crime and gang violence. The program put together by the Classic Bolivia Foundation hopes to transform the lives of at-risk youth in some of the country’s poorest areas.
A new experimental study shows that music training does have some positive effect for reading.
Annelies teaches us what proper rest position is along with ‘The Rest Position’ song!
There are over 12,000 parts in a piano, 10,000 of which are moving.
By Andrew Schwartz, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Tuba player Andrew Schwartz holds a bachelor’s of music from the University of Hartford. He did graduate work at The Manhattan School of Music and is working on an MBA at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business…
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