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Music therapist uses a wide range of musical instruments in a session. As opposed to many people’s impression of a music therapist who simply ‘pick up a guitar and sing to a group of client’ or ‘turn on the loudspeaker and play classical music tracks’. Music therapy is so much much more than that. In…


How well do you know the history of the flute? The flute is the oldest woodwind instrument, dating to 900 B.C. or earlier. The first likely flute was called the “ch-ie” and emerged in China. Early flutes were played in two different positions: vertically, like a recorder, or horizontally, in what was called the transverse…


Music is a universal language that bridges gaps and binds people regardless of race, creed, or color. Every culture has its own style of music, but did you know that many have their own instruments as well? Various sounds and rhythms have emerged from across the globe as a result of the instruments that produce…


Music is an art, entertainment, pleasure, and … medicine for the body and soul. Playing music is one of the few activities that involve using the whole brain. Music is intrinsic to all cultures and has surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development….


Have you ever dreamed of playing a musical instrument? Maybe, like most people, you’ve tried it out and concluded that you weren’t musically inclined. Maybe learning the violin became just another new years resolution you never stuck to. Well I’m here to tell you that anyone can learn to play a musical instrument (or do…


From Bo Diddley to Björk, musicians have often created their own homemade musical instruments. Such bespoke pieces of equipment may sometimes be bizarre, but they’ve helped artists realise the sounds in their head when nothing else on earth could. Here we present 10 of the most iconic and interesting homemade musical instruments of all time. Let us know…


Everyone loves music but have different ways to enjoy it. Either listening to the song, humming the tunes or playing the instruments. Each one has it’s own choice in linking oneself to music. Some of those folks are the ones who actually play an instrument or compose music. It could be as a hobby or…


Here are some Nirvana facts you might not have known about the one of the most influential bands of their generation. When Nirvana signed to Geffen Records in 1991, it was in the wake of Operation Desert Storm, and a subsequent wave of patriotism. The left-wing, punk-rock oriented members of Nirvana disagreed with the war…


I think creative block, writer’s block, whatever you want to call it – is nonsense. I truly believe that. Professionals don’t give it a second thought, it’s their job. Why should it be any different for you? If you’re passionate about making music, then act like it. That’s easier said than done, of course, which…


Every time someone asks me, as a pianist, “Do you play other instruments too?” I tend to answer “Sure! I can play the organ, harpsichord and even accordion… but only on the keyboard side”. If you’re a pianist like me, apparently there are many more instruments you actually know how to play! Ondes Martenot This…