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Malcolm Arnold

Sir Malcolm Arnold was an English composer. He is famous for writing symphonies, concertos and movie music. People disagree about whether he is one of the really great composers, or just a very skilled musician. His music is often very tuneful, s ...

                                               

Dave Bartholomew

David Louis Bartholomew was an American Hall of Fame rock and roll musician, bandleader, composer, arranger and record producer. His career was based in New Orleans. He was known for his partnership with Fats Domino. Their best known songs were " ...

                                               

Ornette Coleman

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman was an American jazz musician. He plays the saxophone, violin and trumpet. He is also a composer. He was one of the people that helped make a new jazz style called free jazz, in the 1960s. Colemans music is also li ...

                                               

Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer. He was very important to 20th century music. He helped to develop several different styles of jazz, like cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, and fusion. As a bandleader he ...

                                               

Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer and composer. As an instrumentalist, bandleader, singer, and composer, Gillespie was the youngest of nine children. His father was a local bandleader, so instruments ...

                                               

Jerry Gonzalez

Jerry Gonzalez was an American bandleader, trumpeter and percussionist. He was of Puerto Rican descent. Along with his brother, bassist Andy Gonzalez, he played an important role in the development of Latin jazz during the late 20th century. Duri ...

                                               

Roy Hargrove

Roy Anthony Hargrove was an American jazz trumpeter. He was born in Waco, Texas. Hargrove played primarily with jazz musicians such as Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock. His first best known work was "With the Tenors of Our Time". He won two Gra ...

                                               

Sy Oliver

Melvin "Sy" Oliver was a jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer, band leader. His mother was a piano teacher and his father was a multi-instrumentalist who made a name for himself demonstrating saxophones at a time that instrument was little ...

                                               

Ira Sullivan

Ira Sullivan was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, flautist, saxophonist, educator and composer. He was born in Washington, D.C. His career began in the 1950s in Chicago. He worked often with Red Rodney and Lin Halliday. Sullivan teaches ...

                                               

Tony Terran

Anthony "Tony" Terran was an American trumpet player and session musician. He was part of The Wrecking Crew, which was a group of session musicians in Los Angeles, California. They earned wide acclaim in the 1960s. The Wrecking Crew was inducted ...

                                               

Arthur Grumiaux

Grumiaux was born in Villers-Perwin, Belgium. His grandfather urged him to begin music studies at the age of only 4. He trained on violin and piano with the Fernand Quintet at the Charleroi Conservatory. He took first prize at the age of 11. He r ...

                                               

Henri Vieuxtemps

Vieuxtemps was born in Verviers, Belgium. He received his first violin instruction from his father and a local teacher. He gave his first public performance at the age of six, playing a concerto by Pierre Rode. Soon he was giving concerts in surr ...

                                               

Eugene Ysaye

Eugene Ysaye was a Belgian violinist, composer and conductor. He was born in Liege. He was called "The King of the Violin", or, as Nathan Milstein put it, the "tzar". His brother was pianist and composer Theo Ysaye.

                                               

Frank Bridge

Frank Bridge was an English composer, violist and conductor. His music often sounded quite modern to the people of his day. He wrote many excellent works including chamber music as well as orchestral music. One of his composition pupils was Benja ...

                                               

Trombone

The trombone is a brass horn musical instrument. It is similar to a large trumpet, except the player pushes and pulls on its slide to change the length of the tube. Together with vibrations from the players lips, the trombone can play a wide rang ...

                                               

Amati

Amati is the name of a family of Italian violin makers. Between about 1549 to 1740 they made some of the most wonderful violins that were ever produced. They worked in Cremona in Italy, the town which is famous for violin making.

                                               

Leo Fender

Clarence Leonidas Fender, also known as Leo Fender, was an American instrument maker. He founded a company called Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. It makes electric guitars, electric bass guitars, and electric guitar amplifiers. ...

                                               

Guarneri

Guarneri is the name of a family of famous violin makers from Cremona in Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries. Together with the families Amati and Stradivari they made some of the best violins the world has known. Andrea Guarneri c. 1626 - 7 Dec ...

                                               

Yamaha Corporation

Yamaha is a Japanese company that makes different products, including musical instruments such as keyboards. Yamaha was founded in 1887 by Torakusu Yamaha. It was named Nippon Gakki Company, Limited and produced pianos and reed organs at that tim ...

                                               

Piano blues

Piano blues is a type of Blues music where the piano is the main musical instrument used. Boogie woogie is the best known kind of piano blues, though barrelhouse, swing, R&B, rock and roll and jazz are also important.

                                               

Piano concerto

A classical piano concerto is often in three movements. A quick opening movement in sonata form including a cadenza which may be improvised by the soloist. A slow, free expressive movement A faster rondo Examples by Mozart and Beethoven follow th ...

                                               

Piano duet

A piano duet is a piece of music written for two people to play at one piano. It is often called Piano 4 hands. To play piano duets the two players sit with one person on the right playing the high notes and the other person on the left playing t ...

                                               

Piano six hands

Music described as piano six hands is for three pianists at one piano, as distinct from piano duet which is music for two pianists at one piano, and from piano trio which is music for piano, violin and cello. Not much music has been written for t ...

                                               

Piano trio

The term" piano trio” can also be used in jazz. This article is about the piano trio in classical music. A piano trio is a group of three instruments including a piano. Usually it is a piano, a violin and a cello. This combination of instruments ...

                                               

Bow (music)

This article is about the bow used to play musical instruments. For other meanings, see Bow disambiguation. In music, a bow is a stick which is strung with hair. It is used to pull across the strings of a string instrument such as a violin, viola ...

                                               

Bridge (instrument)

For other meanings, see Bridge disambiguation. A bridge on a string instrument is something that stands on the body of the instrument and supports the strings. It sends the vibrations of the strings to the main part of the instrument so that the ...

                                               

Fret

A fret is a thin strip of varying materials found on string instruments. Guitars, mandolins, and banjos have frets. Frets are mounted on the long necks of the instrument. The frets help the musician playing the instrument to know where to place t ...

                                               

Shoulder rest

A shoulder rest is something which is used by people who play the violin or the viola. It may be made of wood, aluminium, carbon fiber or plastic. It appeared around the middle part of the 20th century. Usually, the shoulder rest attaches to the ...

                                               

String (music)

A string in music is a string made of steel, nylon, or gut which vibrates on string instruments, such as the guitar, harp, piano, or violin. They are usually under tension to help them vibrate.

                                               

Bell

A bell is a simple musical instrument. Most bells are made of metal. Bells are also in churches to announce the time between hours. Ships usually carry a ships bell. Alarm bells warn of danger. Some bells are in bell towers.

                                               

Bell tower

A bell tower is a tower which contains one or more bells, or which is designed to hold bells, even if it has none. They are usually built at a height that allows the sound to be heard at some distance. There are different ways to make the bells i ...

                                               

Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname of a bell that hangs in the clock tower at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, England. Officially, the tower itself is called Elizabeth Tower. It was previously known as just the Clock Tow ...

                                               

Carillon

A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of bells. Carillons are usually in bell towers, and are made up of at least 23 bells. A church in Michigan, called Kirk in the Hills, has 77 bells, the most of any carillon. The bells in a carillon ar ...

                                               

Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell is an important and famous symbol of American independence. It used to be in the Pennsylvania State House. The bell was ordered from the London firm of Lester and Pack in 1752. It had the letters "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all ...

                                               

Drum

A drum is a musical instrument that is played with the hands using a drum stick. A collection of drums and cymbals is called a drum kit, or drum set. Drums are used to keep a steady beat in a song. They give music of many kinds a sense of feeling ...

                                               

Drum kit

A drum kit is a collection of drums, cymbals, and other percussion instruments that is used by a drummer in a musical group.

                                               

Snare drum

The snare drum or side drum is a percussion instrument. It has strands of snares made of curled metal wire, metal cable, plastic cable, or gut cords. They are stretched across the skin on the bottom of the drum. Pipe and tabor and some military s ...

                                               

Tabla

The tabla is an Indian drum used for North Indian Music. The tabla invention is found in India. It is also used for classical, popular and devotional music of Pakistan. The instrument is two hand drums of different size and shape, similar to bong ...

                                               

Taiko

Taiko means simply "drum" in Japanese. Outside Japan, the word is used to refer to any of the different kinds of Japanese drums and to the more or less new art of taiko drumming bands. The taiko drum originated in the country of Japan. This drum ...

                                               

Timpani

Timpani are drums that are made out of large bowls that are usually made of copper shaped by craftsmen, which after being tuned, have a skin-like material stretched over the top. This material used to be a type of vellum or treated skin, but mode ...

                                               

Balalaika

The balalaika is a musical instrument from Russia. The Balalaika family includes the piccolo balalaika, prima balalaika, sekunda balalaika, alto balalaika, bass balalaika and contrabass balalaika. They all have three strings. There are many ways ...

                                               

Guqin

The guqin is the modern name for a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favored by educated people as an instrument of great beauty and refinement ...

                                               

Harp

The harp is a musical instrument. It is the second biggest string instrument in an orchestra. It dates back to 4000 BC when the Egyptians used them in holy places. Christian artists often draw angels playing harps in Heaven.

                                               

Shamisen

The shamisen or samisen, also called sangen is a Japanese musical instrument with three strings, that is played with a big plectrum called a bachi. The pronunciation in Japanese is usually "shamisen".

                                               

Sitar

The sitar is a plucked string instrument. It uses sympathetic strings along with a long hollow neck and a gourd resonating chamber to make a rich sound with complex harmonic resonance. It is used throughout India.

                                               

Ukulele

The ukulele is a musical instrument with four strings. It is also called the uke for short. Ukuleles are part of the guitar family of instruments. The strings are usually tuned G, C, E, A or A, D, F #, B. Ukuleles normally have nylon strings or g ...

                                               

Vihuela

Vihuela is a name given to two different guitar-like string instruments: one from 16th century Spain, usually with 12 paired strings, and the other, the Mexican vihuela, from 20th century Mexico with five strings and typically played in Mariachi ...

                                               

Bassoon

The bassoon is the lowest of the four main instrument of the woodwind family. Like the oboe, it has a double reed. The reed is attached to a curved metal mouthpiece called a "crook" or "bocal" which is joined to the main part of the instrument. T ...

                                               

Cor anglais

The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed instrument in the woodwind family. It is very similar to an oboe, but as it is longer than an oboe it plays lower notes. The lowest note of an oboe is B flat just below Middle C. The lowest note ...

                                               

Oboe

An oboe is a woodwind instrument with a double reed. It looks very similar to the clarinet, and may be confused with it. While the clarinets shape remains cylindrical, the oboes body is conical. The sounds produced by clarinets and oboes are very ...

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