Music instruments – Giulia Valle http://giuliavalle.com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 21:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://giuliavalle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Music instruments – Giulia Valle http://giuliavalle.com/ 32 32 Next Generation Tejano Artists Help Donate Instruments to San Antonio High School’s Conjunto Program – Tejano Nation https://giuliavalle.com/next-generation-tejano-artists-help-donate-instruments-to-san-antonio-high-schools-conjunto-program-tejano-nation/ Wed, 11 May 2022 21:45:00 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/next-generation-tejano-artists-help-donate-instruments-to-san-antonio-high-schools-conjunto-program-tejano-nation/ Photo courtesy of Tejano Music Recording Academy SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Tejano Music Recording Academy (TMRA) donated a Hohner and Ymagen Bajo Sexto accordion to Southside High School Conjunto Cardenales Monday (May 10). Conjunto Cardenales is the first high school conjunto group in San Antonio. The program was started by a music teacher Anna […]]]>
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Tejano Music Recording Academy (TMRA) donated a Hohner and Ymagen Bajo Sexto accordion to Southside High School Conjunto Cardenales Monday (May 10). Conjunto Cardenales is the first high school conjunto group in San Antonio. The program was started by a music teacher Anna Bustamente.

Were present at the presentation the president of TMRA Francisco Chapatwo times Premios Tejano Mundial Male Vocal Performance of the Year Winner Jesse TurnerAustin-based award-winning teenage singer Mia Garcia, Conjunto Cats accordionist Zeke Camposbrothers Tristan and Dylan Ramosaccordionist and bajo sexto (respectively) from Lamesa, Texas, and Signno Kid.

The Southside ISD superintendent also participated Rolando RamirezSouthside ISD Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Miguel A CastilloSouthside ISD 2 Board Director position Mary Silva, David Gonzalez from the SE Ymagen Guitars, Arthur “Tweet” Juarezdonor of the Hohner accordion, and Humberto Lopez of Lopez Broadcasting.

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Turner is the lead vocalist and accordionist of Siggno, the chart-topping Tejano band from Santa Rosa, Texas known for their Rockteño sound. Zeke, Tristan, Dylan and Mia are next generation Tejano artists. The donated musical instruments were presented to the Tejano Music Recording Academy at La Segunda Entrega de los Premios Tejano Mundial 2022 on February 20, 2022.

About Tejano Music Recording Academy

Tejano Music Recording Academy Tejano Music Recording Academy is a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded to preserve the music of previous generations and educate future generations. “Tejano” music is rich in history as it is multicultural, multilingual and spans across multiple musical forms. The Tejano Music Recording Academy will also advocate for the advancement and growth of the Tejano music industry. All aspects of the industry should be highlighted and recognized, from those who create to the listeners of the creations. Recognition will be through the Premios Tejano Mundial organized each year. Through education, evolution will be ensured. Visit: http://www.tejanomusicrecordingacademy.com

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The craziest instruments in the history of Eurovision https://giuliavalle.com/the-craziest-instruments-in-the-history-of-eurovision/ Tue, 10 May 2022 19:31:54 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/the-craziest-instruments-in-the-history-of-eurovision/ Oh, the Eurovision Song Contest. Whether you got acquainted with this next-level spectacle from the 2020 Will Ferrell movie, or you’re like the person writing this article — a complete weirdo who’s actively followed it for most of his adult life — There’s no shortage of glitz and grandeur at this quirky and picture-perfect annual […]]]>

Oh, the Eurovision Song Contest. Whether you got acquainted with this next-level spectacle from the 2020 Will Ferrell movie, or you’re like the person writing this article — a complete weirdo who’s actively followed it for most of his adult life — There’s no shortage of glitz and grandeur at this quirky and picture-perfect annual competition.

For newcomers to the event, Eurovision is like the Olympics of pop music. Each qualifying nation (there are 18 entries this year) selects a song to perform live during the competition. Judges from all participating countries award points for their favorite song, and those points are supplemented by votes from the global audience to determine a winner.

Måneskin’s Eurovision 2021 winning performance.

Eurovision has blessed television screens around the world every year since 1956 (excluding 2020) and has historically introduced the world to some of the biggest names in pop: ABBA, Julio Iglesias, Celine Dion, to name a few- one.

This year, thanks to a triumphant performance in 2021 from Roman rockers Måneskin, reigning champions Italy will host the 2022 event, with the final broadcast live on Saturday 14 May. But before we tune in and see what 2022 has in store for us, join us as we take a look at some of the most iconic, interesting and outrageous instruments that have graced the Eurovision arrange.

Telex (Belgium, 1980)

Telex are probably best known as an experimental synthpop band, but when their manager pushed them into Eurovisionthey took the opportunity to discreetly troll the competition with their song “Euro-Vision”.

The lyrics are deliberately mundane, the “choreography” is deliberately wooden, but honestly, if that means we see a scene full of Moogs in action, that seems like a good compromise. To our eyes, it looks like they’re working with a Moog Modular System 55, a pair of Polymoogs, a Minimoog, and a Multimoog. Although the group claimed to be aiming for a last place finish, their hopes were dashed – they achieved 17th place (out of 19) that year.

Peter, Sue & Marc (Switzerland, 1976)

If you’re going to write a song about a depressed circus clown, you’re going to want classic barrel organ energy on that stage.

Go_A (Ukraine, 2011)

If you follow Eurovision, you might remember the “Epic Flute Guy” meme from that 2021 banger where electro-folk band Go_A represented their native Ukraine. But the “flute” that Ihor Didenchuk played is actually a sopilka, a traditional recorder-like instrument linked to Carpathian folk music.

Lordi (Finland, 2006)

Something to note: although all vocals must be performed live, in the early 2000s the contest organizers opted to ban live instrumentation (likely to simplify transitions and limit technical issues at the time). ‘antenna.) But that hasn’t stopped competing artists from pulling out their weirdest gear and simulating it with extreme panache.

A perfect example of this? Melodic metal band Lordi and this (former) Schecter custom ax bloated guitarist Jussi “Amen” Sydänmaa used in the Eurovision-winning classic “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. Also spotted: a Yamaha Motif ES 6. Now, I’m no expert on this, but if someone told me this was Finland’s national anthem, I’d believe them.

Paula Seling + Ovi (Romania, 2010)

When Romanians Paula Seling + Ovi took the stage in 2010 to perform “Playing With Fire”, the inclusion of instruments Eurovision was of course purely aesthetic. This bright, transparent masterpiece is clearly (pun intended) not designed for playing… But imagine all the dueling piano bars that could benefit from a double-sided grand piano. I’m just saying – dare to dream, everyone.

Daði og Gagnamagnið (Iceland, 2020/’21)

Why limit yourself to just one keytar when you can have three? Icelandic Daði og Gagnamagnið “Think About Things” was one of the favorites Eurovision 2020. Unfortunately, due to the necessary cancellation of the contest that year, the performance never found its way to the Eurovision scene… but the band came back strong in 2021 with a brand new song, some extra cool dance moves and the same heroic triple-keytar lineup.

Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko (Albania, 2013)

Decades before he pulled off the most feisty shred of Eurovision story on his Yamaha SBG1820A, Albanian guitarist and composer Bledar Sejko was an underground music hero, having formed an underground pop band in the 80s at a time when producing and playing pop music in communist-controlled Albania was illegal. Later, Sejko also founded the country’s first rock band.

Hot Eyes (Denmark, 1988)

Okay, so obviously these “guitars” are props. But if anyone wants to build a nerdy Velveeta flying machine like the one that appears around 1:06, I wouldn’t mind adding it to my rig.

Netta (Israel, 2018)

Although rules prevented Netta from using her signature Boss RC-505 during her championship performance of “Toy,” the Israeli pop star emulated her usual setup with this epic rave facsimile in her championship performance.

Secret Garden (Norway, 1995)

In 1995, Norway brought the past to life when Secret Garden showed up with a nyckelharpa in their rendition of their winning entry, “Nocturne”. This traditional Scandinavian folk instrument dates back to the mid-1300s and is a type of bowed fiddle. It is structurally similar to a hurdy-gurdy in that the player uses keys instead of frets to control pitch. Watch it in action, starting at around 1:18.

ABBA (Sweden, 1974)

What kind of Eurovision fans would we be if we didn’t end this list with what is arguably the most iconic song to earn honours? While everything about ABBA’s rendition of “Waterloo” is utterly excellent, Björn Kristian Ulvaeus’ wild guitar is the star of the show.

While many originally thought the instrument was a Hagstrom, credit really goes to fellow Swede Goran Malmberg, a custom builder who designed the six-string supernova, with a Tune-O-Matic bridge, two humbuckers and that unforgettable silver finish. . Take a look around the 1:03 mark.


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Historic Childs: Musical Instruments – Part 3 – Melodeons https://giuliavalle.com/historic-childs-musical-instruments-part-3-melodeons/ Mon, 09 May 2022 12:27:00 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/historic-childs-musical-instruments-part-3-melodeons/ Published on May 9, 2022 at 08:27 By Doug Farley, Director of the Cobblestone Museum – Flight. 3 #12 GAINES – As we mentioned in a previous article, the Cobblestone Museum’s collection of musical instruments has grown with a variety of artifacts that represent bygone eras of musical entertainment. The Museum is indeed fortunate to […]]]>

Published on May 9, 2022 at 08:27

By Doug Farley, Director of the Cobblestone Museum – Flight. 3 #12

GAINES – As we mentioned in a previous article, the Cobblestone Museum’s collection of musical instruments has grown with a variety of artifacts that represent bygone eras of musical entertainment.

The Museum is indeed fortunate to have in its possession two historical Melodeons. The first melodeon came to the collection in 2010 from Kent, NY and the second came a decade later from the Fancher family in 2020.

During the second half of the 19th century, Buffalo, NY was described as the “melodeon capital of the world”, which is odd considering that many people in that area today probably don’t even know what it is. a melodeon. By definition, a melodeon is a small reed organ with a keyboard up to five or six octaves, usually housed in a piano-like cabinet.

The popularity of the melodeon in 19th century homes exceeded even that of the piano, which was more expensive to produce and required frequent tuning. The melodeon produces its sound by sucking in air by suction produced by a pedal bellows, the air then passes over metal reeds, to produce specific musical notes, all without the need to tune.

The Buffalo connection was forged through the partnership of Jeremiah Carhart and Elias Needham, working under the employ of George A. Prince & Co. Music Store at 200 Main Street, Buffalo. Their patent in 1846 solved several shortcomings found in earlier versions of the melodeon, hence their model became known as the “Improved Melodeon” as shown above.

The Cobblestone Universalist Church probably used an ancient melodeon, historically, to accompany congregational singing. The Universalist congregation found here in the 19th century had ceased regular services in the church by the 1890s, when parishioners moved to their new Pullman Memorial Church in Albion.

Daniel Heater from Kent donated a melodeon and stool to the Cobblestone Museum in 2010. On this instrument, players must continually pump the right pedal to power the bellows while playing the keyboard. The left pedal is used for volume control.

On some melodeons, the legs are foldable so that they can be easily moved. A local family in the past would tuck their legs under their melodeon and load it onto their sled to take it to a gathering for music. Unfortunately, the museum’s melodeon is not currently playable, but it remains a fine example of a popular instrument of the time and is a great addition to the museum’s collection.

Fancher House, South Main Street, Albion, circa 1905

More recently, the Museum was fortunate to receive another, albeit smaller, melodeon reminiscent of “Fancher House” in Albion, transmitted by Ida Baldwin Fancher (1858-1929), wife of the Reverend Edward Fancher, then Mrs. Archie (Irene Hayes) Fancher (1897-1940). In 2020, Sandra Fancher-Bastedo donated her Fancher family heirloom to the Museum for posterity, on behalf of her siblings, children, and many members of her extended family.

The Fancher melodeon, approximately 30″ high, 30″ wide and 14″ deep, has a range of four octaves with ivory keys. The bellows are fixed under the keyboard and are pumped using the musician’s knees instead of the feet.

In his book, “Trivial Tales,” author Bill Lattin tells the story of a certain Irishman who was his great-grandfather’s lodger in 1880. Lattin knew the Irish family was in trouble and needed help. all possible help. He approached the Poormaster and explained the family’s plight. (At that time, before our current social service system, each town selected a Poormaster who decided who in that town should receive public assistance.)

The Poormaster has agreed to verify the Irish family. A few weeks later, Lattin again questioned the Poormaster who offered the following reasoning for not extending public assistance to the Irish family. He said, “I went to see them, but we can’t help them, they have a melodeon at home.

His reasoning was that if they could afford a melodeon, they didn’t need any help. But in fact, the story only goes to show the universal appeal and affordability of the simple melodeon in the 19th century home, unlike its more expensive cousin, the piano or reed organ. The Irish family’s melodeon may well have been acquired second-hand, or even given to them at little or no cost. By 1880, reed organs were replacing the melodeon as the instrument of choice.


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Rare Musical Instruments Strike a Chord, Fest Gets Again | Kolhapur News https://giuliavalle.com/rare-musical-instruments-strike-a-chord-fest-gets-again-kolhapur-news/ Sat, 07 May 2022 22:27:00 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/rare-musical-instruments-strike-a-chord-fest-gets-again-kolhapur-news/ Kolhapur: The Musical Instrument Festival – Maha-Taal – ended on a high note on Saturday night with the magical performance of Indian classical musician Ustad Taufiq Qureshi. The festival had been organized by Maharashtra, the ministry of cultural affairs of the Khasbaug maidan Mn Kolhapur, to celebrate the centenary year of the death of Rajarshi […]]]>
Kolhapur: The Musical Instrument Festival – Maha-Taal – ended on a high note on Saturday night with the magical performance of Indian classical musician Ustad Taufiq Qureshi.
The festival had been organized by Maharashtra, the ministry of cultural affairs of the Khasbaug maidan Mn Kolhapur, to celebrate the centenary year of the death of Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj. About 250 rare and different musical instruments have been exhibited at the site which has also seen exciting performances by renowned international musicians.
Minister of State for Cultural Affairs, Amit Deshmukh said, “Several events are being held in Kolhapur on the occasion of the centenary of the death of Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, whose contribution to the field of arts and sports is invaluable. An exhibition of rare musical instruments and live performances by renowned artists from the music industry were offered to citizens through this event. This program will be renewed in December in Kolhapur.
On the first day of the event, May 5, Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia brought magic to the night with his flute performance. Folk singer Mame Khan performed ‘Mame Khan Rocks and Roots’. Before that, a performance of 200 folk musicians was also made.
On May 6, famous percussionist Sivamani mesmerized the audience with his drums and other instruments. Before its performance, 200 artists performing traditional music of ‘Halagi’ and ‘Sambal’ caught the attention of the crowd. The audience was regaled with the performance of Madhur Padwal and other artists from the Folks Wagon Band.
On Saturday, the program started with a full audience at the maidan in Khasbaug where a tribute to musical instruments was performed by the team of artists Chondke and Dhol.


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Church groups ‘make joyful noise’ with outdoor instruments https://giuliavalle.com/church-groups-make-joyful-noise-with-outdoor-instruments/ Fri, 06 May 2022 19:05:56 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/church-groups-make-joyful-noise-with-outdoor-instruments/ (RNS) – After a beloved Texas church choirmaster died in 2020, his congregation wanted to honor him in a unique way. The committee of Cross Tracks Church, a United Methodist congregation in the Austin suburb of Liberty Hill, has dedicated a memorial garden to Louine Noble and outfitted it with brightly colored, weatherproof instruments that […]]]>

(RNS) – After a beloved Texas church choirmaster died in 2020, his congregation wanted to honor him in a unique way.

The committee of Cross Tracks Church, a United Methodist congregation in the Austin suburb of Liberty Hill, has dedicated a memorial garden to Louine Noble and outfitted it with brightly colored, weatherproof instruments that children can play at outside the church and its kindergarten.

“We received a donation in his honor, and that kind of got the ball rolling to do something special that would unite the kids in kindergarten and Sunday school with our church,” said Pam Turner. , co-chair of the church restoration team. the church’s historic chapel, which is located near the new garden on a six-acre campus.

Louine Noble. Courtesy of Percussion Play

While the 300-member, predominantly white church has the most typical piano and organ inside its new worship center — built in 2014, when the congregation outgrew the chapel — its leaders decided to pay homage to Noble and provide a new musical play space for the children.

Turner discovered the concept of outdoor musical instruments when she took her grandchildren to a nearby park and saw them there.

“Ninety percent of the time, Texas has great weather,” Turner said. “We wanted to make a cute space that would showcase the chapel but be fun for the kids.”

The church’s outdoor instruments were created by Percussion Play, a UK-based company that was recognized by Queen Elizabeth with an award for the company in 2021.


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Jody Ashfield, founder of Percussion Play, and her father and co-founder Robin.  Photo courtesy of Percussion Play

Jody Ashfield, right, founder of Percussion Play, and her father and co-founder Robin Ashfield. Photo courtesy of Percussion Play

Jody Ashfield, CEO of the south London-based company, said religious customers were only a small part of their business, but overall, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are had an increased interest in outdoor music. Sales to religious organizations, such as churches, camps, and Christian and Jewish preschools, increased 70% between March 2020 and March 2022.

“The instruments just encourage all kinds of different people to play together, regardless of their background, regardless of their language and regardless of their age,” he said. “The whole congregation can get together and play outside. Music transcends all boundaries that we find in everyday life.

Lake Aurora Christian Camp and Retreat Center in central Florida added several Percussion Play instruments to its 75-acre campsite this spring. They include a metallophone, which resembles a xylophone, with a book of “high-pressure laminated sheet music” with colored written notes that correspond to the keys of the instrument. Among the songs are “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Amazing Grace”.

“A garden in the nearby town has outdoor musical instruments, and I’ve wanted to set up something similar for some time,” Steve Bornemann, of the camp management team, said in a statement. “Their instruments are inclusive for wheelchair users, which was important to us so we could make sure all of our guests could enjoy them.”

At Cross Tracks, the memorial garden features indigo and red “Flowers of Harmony,” which can be played with an attached green mallet, and a “Penta Post,” a multicolored collection of chimes attached to a stainless steel column.

The garden was set up in time for Easter, with volunteers organized by a Boy Scout member working to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Turner said the project cost about $4,000 in total, including gravel donated by a local landscaper.

The Cross Tracks Church.  Courtesy photo by Jim Turner

The Cross Tracks Church. Courtesy photo by Jim Turner

She said musical instruments were a particularly appropriate way to commemorate Noble. The former opera singer and school superintendent, who died after heart surgery, was a volunteer who started the church bell choir, played in its praise band and led the choir.

“She glorified God through music,” Turner said. “She has been a wonderful gift to our church and the community for that.”

Now it’s the turn of others to make music on the church campus in memory of Noble.

Turner, who claims to have no musical bones in her body, said she even played instruments.

“I have no musical ability,” she said. “But I make a happy noise.”


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Asia-Pacific Percussion Musical Instruments Market Development Forecast 2022-2030 – ManufactureLink https://giuliavalle.com/asia-pacific-percussion-musical-instruments-market-development-forecast-2022-2030-manufacturelink/ Fri, 06 May 2022 06:57:43 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/asia-pacific-percussion-musical-instruments-market-development-forecast-2022-2030-manufacturelink/ Understanding the influence of COVID-19 on Percussion Musical Instrument Market with our analysts monitoring the situation around the world. Description of the report: Market Strides released a report titled Percussion Musical Instruments Market by Type, by Application, Regional Analysis, Growth Opportunity, and Industry Forecast 2022-2030. The Percussion Musical Instruments market report provides comprehensive overview including […]]]>

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Ashton’s Music
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Hoshino Gakki
Jupiter band instruments
Majestic Percussion
Meinl Percussion
pearl musical instrument
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Nine days before its place at the Jazz Fest, the instruments of this group were stolen | Crime/Police https://giuliavalle.com/nine-days-before-its-place-at-the-jazz-fest-the-instruments-of-this-group-were-stolen-crime-police/ Thu, 05 May 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/nine-days-before-its-place-at-the-jazz-fest-the-instruments-of-this-group-were-stolen-crime-police/ A New Orleans band scrambles to perform at Jazz Fest on Friday after their pickup truck and thousands of dollars worth of musical instruments are stolen. The van has since been found, but not the instruments. Stooges Brass Band trombone and tubist Walter Ramsey said after the April 27 rehearsal the musicians loaded their van […]]]>

A New Orleans band scrambles to perform at Jazz Fest on Friday after their pickup truck and thousands of dollars worth of musical instruments are stolen.

The van has since been found, but not the instruments.

Stooges Brass Band trombone and tubist Walter Ramsey said after the April 27 rehearsal the musicians loaded their van with a keyboard, synthesizer, two drum kits, drum throne , a guitar amplifier and other equipment. They parked it in Central City, in front of a member’s mother’s house.

The next morning it was gone.

Now what?

Ramsey’s first thought was the band’s upcoming obligations, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday and Tipitina on May 14.

“When you lose those instruments, you’re like, ‘Whoa, how are we going to play the shows? ‘” Ramsey said. “We were due to play at the Blue Nile last Saturday, and I didn’t want to disappoint the fans or the club owners.”

With festival season in full swing, he says, none of his musician friends can lend their instruments to the Stooges; they are all busy playing their own gigs. And most local music store inventory is rented or used by Jazz Fest musicians.

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“I was like, ‘This is a nightmare,'” Ramsey said.

Cheap replacements

Eventually, Ramsey purchased inexpensive replacements from a music store.

The van, emptied of its instruments, arrived Wednesday evening in front of the Jazz It Up Lounge, 4201 Washington Ave. Ramsey said the band’s drummer discovered her there when she arrived for a gig.

“Isn’t that ironic?” said Ramsey.

The van had suffered some minor damage. While the Stooges continue the search for their instruments, fans can donate to a dedicated GoFundMe to help the band purchase new gear. The fundraiser has raised just over $4,000 so far.

“We appreciate the love that everybody’s been giving us all over town, man,” Ramsey said. “People have really shown their hospitality with us. It’s a wonderful experience to feel all that love from people.”

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6 creative instruments made from or in nature https://giuliavalle.com/6-creative-instruments-made-from-or-in-nature/ Wed, 04 May 2022 15:18:13 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/6-creative-instruments-made-from-or-in-nature/ From coconuts to eucalyptus to rams horns, people can make music out of anything. Keep reading to learn how Mother Nature makes music. by PATRICK MCGUIRE from SoundFly. You are no doubt familiar with the concept of songwriters and songwriters using nature as inspiration for their work, whether by Justin Vernon now very famous winter […]]]>

From coconuts to eucalyptus to rams horns, people can make music out of anything. Keep reading to learn how Mother Nature makes music.

by PATRICK MCGUIRE from SoundFly.

You are no doubt familiar with the concept of songwriters and songwriters using nature as inspiration for their work, whether by Justin Vernon now very famous winter trip to his family’s little cabin in rural Wisconsin, or by Gustav Holst masterpiece “The Planets”, or by Erik Ian Walker music for climate change.

But what you might not know is that human beings have made some pretty incredible musical instruments made from nature itself, using everything from physical materials to natural events such as waves. .

Now, of course, most instruments are made from natural materials, like wood, ivory, and animal skins or hair, but these six beautiful, creative, nature-constructed instruments will give you an appreciation you perhaps never thought possible for the role of the environment. in musical creation throughout history.

The Shofar

Let’s start with one of the oldest instruments in the history of mankind. These ancient instruments are usually made from rams horns and are used in Jewish religious ceremonies. Since the Shofar obviously lacks the valves and pads typically found in brass and woodwind instruments, players control the pitch exclusively via mouth, or by manipulating the lips, facial muscles, tongue and teeth. Some shofars are painted or feature ornate carvings, while others have a more natural look (like the one in the video above).

Ice instruments

Ice is not a material with which the vast majority of human beings are able to create. However, the ice sculptor Tim Linhart is not like most human beings. According to Linhart, he built his first musical instrument out of ice in the late 90s and had a vision to create a concert using similar instruments exclusively. In 2017, he achieves this by using string and melodic percussion instruments all made from ice, with a temperature and humidity controlled room he designed himself to play them.

The coconut

A hollowed-out coconut can also serve as the body of a stringed instrument, as can many resonant objects found in nature such as gourds and even hardened spider egg sacs. Everything about this instrument is beautiful, from the slow and painstaking process it took to create it, to the sound and appearance of the instrument. You can’t really claim this single-stringed instrument is versatile, but it’s beautiful and comes straight from the bounty of Mother Nature herself.

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Hydraulophone

These fascinating instruments are played by direct contact with water. If you have a few minutes to kill, it’s worth checking out the various iterations of this quirky and delightful instrument, which features everything from spinning discs to intricate valve assemblies. Not only are hydraulophones intriguing, but they also serve as sensory exploration devices for the visually impaired.

The glass harmonica (invented in 1761) is a similar instrument, which uses wet fingers coming into contact with rotating glass discs to produce a wide range of tones and timbres.

Didgeridoo

Another ancient instrument on this list, the didgeridoo, is believed to have originated thousands of years ago, and its connections to the natural world include not only the material from which it is made, but also its process of construction. Traditional didgeridoos, which are usually made from hardwoods, are not even built by man but are found in nature. Trees dug by termites are harvested before being adapted into instruments, and this process requires special knowledge of the landscape and the behavior of termites; owned by indigenous communities.

Zadar sea organ

Housed in Zadar, Croatia, this sea organ – originally built by two architects in the “old town” – is a fascinating experimental musical instrument that taps into the natural force of ocean waves to generate sound. Created during an effort to rebuild the city’s shoreline after World War II, the “architectural sound art object” consists of a network of polyethylene tubing and a resonant cavity located under wooden steps. marble that lead to the sea. The music produced by the Sea Organ in Zadar is random but harmonious, with a somewhat distorted but deep and beautiful sound.

From instruments carved out of ice to a massive organ powered by the waves, it’s fascinating to see how humans have been able to turn nature into music.


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Glenvar groups need help raising funds for new instruments https://giuliavalle.com/glenvar-groups-need-help-raising-funds-for-new-instruments/ Mon, 02 May 2022 14:21:58 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/glenvar-groups-need-help-raising-funds-for-new-instruments/ ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — From drums to saxophone, it’s safe to say that many people in the Roanoke Valley know and have heard “the sound of the Highlands,” courtesy of the Glenvar bands. However, the band members face an upcoming battle as they need new instruments. Band manager Colt Campbell says the lifespan of […]]]>

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — From drums to saxophone, it’s safe to say that many people in the Roanoke Valley know and have heard “the sound of the Highlands,” courtesy of the Glenvar bands.

However, the band members face an upcoming battle as they need new instruments.

Band manager Colt Campbell says the lifespan of a “well cared for” instrument should be around 15 years. However, most of the groups inventory is over 40 years old.

“I pulled out a barry sax today, and I pulled it out and it’s right there. I looked at the date on the inventory 1964 was the date the instruments were purchased,” Campbell said.

On top of that, Campbell says middle and high school music classes already maintain high retention rates. He adds that they already have at least 100 members, along with two sixth-grade classes who are expected to join the group’s practice next year.

“We’re growing so much and we’re looking at extremely rapid growth in a year,” Campbell said. “We’re not just taking in a ton of kids, sixth graders, but we’re retaining the kids that we have.”

Campbell says bands urgently need larger instruments, such as tubas, sousaphones, wind instruments, and more. They also need smaller instruments like clarinets and flutes for students who cannot afford their own.

While the students of Glenvar’s bands know the misfortunes they will face in the future, many – if not all – work tirelessly to practice their craft.

“It’s so much more about the music. The sooner you can forget about trying to play the notes technically, you can get into the notes and feel them. That’s what I like,” explained Nick Louvet, clarinetist.

Louvet says this group is like his family, but it also takes dedication. He says people need to see that the band isn’t just about playing an instrument. Instead, it’s more about having a social environment where you can connect with people.

“Once the kids join the group and see this dedication, they will explode and grow so much,” Louvet said.

Many other students agree with Louvet, saying playing music isn’t the only important thing.

“In the beginning, you start forming all these friendships and relationships that you wouldn’t originally have had, and it’s something that you can really count on, like a big family,” said Lauren Starkey, a French horn player.

Starkey says she started playing the French horn in sixth grade, so she knows what it’s like to be a middle schooler joining a band for the first time.

“It’s really exciting to be able to have this musical ability,” Starkey said.

Josie Fraticelli is another band member who echoes Starkey’s remarks.

“We have a great program, and with Mr. Campbell, the program is going to be fabulous for years to come. I’m disappointed to be leaving it after next year,” said Fraticelli, a saxophonist.

According to Fraticielli, getting more instruments is vital because public schools in Roanoke County provide instruments to students who cannot afford them. That being said, they don’t have enough for the new groups of students arriving.

If you would like to donate to the band, you can contribute to their 501(c)(3) organization, The Band Boosters.

Campbell says the group is a family and he would hate to deprive a child of the beauty of playing music. However, he adds that music isn’t just what they do, it’s who they are.


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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION APPOINTS AMANI DUNCAN AND MARIA FERNANDEZ TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS https://giuliavalle.com/fender-musical-instruments-corporation-appoints-amani-duncan-and-maria-fernandez-to-its-board-of-directors/ Mon, 02 May 2022 14:03:07 +0000 https://giuliavalle.com/fender-musical-instruments-corporation-appoints-amani-duncan-and-maria-fernandez-to-its-board-of-directors/ HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (April 27, 2022) — Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of musical instruments, announced on April 27, 2022 the appointment of two industry veterans to its Board of Directors: Aman Duncan and Maria Fernandez, beginning in May 2022. The nominations come amid record growth in guitar history. […]]]>

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (April 27, 2022) — Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world’s leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of musical instruments, announced on April 27, 2022 the appointment of two industry veterans to its Board of Directors: Aman Duncan and Maria Fernandez, beginning in May 2022. The nominations come amid record growth in guitar history. With over 16 million people in the United States picking up the guitar during the pandemic*, the rise of home studios, and a slew of digital performances and lessons on social media, FMIC continues to provide players with the necessary tools to succeed, living up to its mission to support artists at every stage of their musical journey.

“Over the past year, Fender has inspired an upsurge of music enthusiasts, and we’re proud of the incredible growth the brand has achieved,” said Marc Fukunaga, president of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. “I am delighted that Amani and Maria are joining the FMIC Board of Directors, both of whom have strong backgrounds in the music industry in various roles. Their extensive knowledge and passion for music will be invaluable in guiding the brand.

“We are very fortunate to have Amani and Maria joining the FMIC Board of Directors at this time and the entire management team looks forward to benefiting from their exceptional leadership experience,” said Andy Mooney, CEO of Fender Musical Instruments. Corp. “The current generation of guitar players enjoy a wider range of music than ever before. Amani and Maria’s experience in two of today’s most important musical genres, coupled with their unique professional perspectives, s will prove invaluable to the execution of our ambitious growth plans.

Aman Duncan

Originally from Los Angeles, Amani’s childhood was surrounded by musical influences from an early age, with his father being a guitarist himself. Her upbringing was rooted in a belief in empowerment and the courage and optimism to achieve any dream. These fundamentals paved the way for his highly respected career in the music industry, leading marketing and promotions at Def Jam Records, Island Def Jam, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group. In 2008, she was recruited by Sean Combs Enterprises/Bad Boy Entertainment as CMO, allowing her to manage all aspects of Sean Combs’ growing business. Amani has modeled the business discipline with companies in several different industries, including spirits, fragrance, film/TV and philanthropy. From 2011 to 2017, she served as Head of Brand Marketing for CF Martin & Co., reviving a nearly 200-year-old brand in the cultural market by fostering new relationships with Ace Hotels, Levi Strauss & Co. ., Stetson, Surfer Magazine, and Ed Sheeran, who was an emerging artist at the time. These efforts, along with the development of a new mid-priced product, helped position the company for growth. Subsequently, Amani joined MTV as Head of Music in a bid to strengthen the brand’s bond with artists and focus more on the VMAs to showcase talent. Currently, she oversees BBH USA, an advertising agency that is part of Publicis Groupe, as CEO directing creative marketing efforts on behalf of high profile clients including Google, Heineken, Samsung USA, Barbie and Netflix. Amani sits on the board of BBH Global and also leads a drive for inclusivity for women in the workforce and racial diversity leading internal initiatives including DEI, helping the agency to become 64% female and achieve 50% racial diversity. Amani joins the FMIC Board of Directors with a wealth of creative and business expertise across many industries, including music and media.

“From my time at Def Jam, Martin Guitar, MTV, and my current role at creative agency BBH USA, music has been a constant presence and a cornerstone of my professional work and my personal life,” said Amani Duncan, CEO of BBH USA. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Fender guitars, and it’s such an honor to join the illustrious board of directors of this iconic brand.”

Maria Fernandez

Born and raised in Venezuela, Maria’s upbringing is rooted in musical culture. She is an accomplished music industry professional with expertise in finance, operations and P&L guidance. Before graduating from university in Caracas, she began her career at The Walt Disney Company, where she started as a financial analyst. In 2004, she joined the DirecTV team and then Probiz, a consulting agency through which she held the position of finance manager for a voice over IP start-up. After three years with the company, she moved to Sony Music Entertainment (SME) where she experienced accelerated growth in increasingly senior roles, earning five promotions in the past fifteen years. Today, she is Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, where she works closely with the CEO to create and execute strategic planning, focusing on the Iberian Peninsula region, which is a key driver for the business with triple-digit revenues. Additionally, Fernandez works closely with their roster of artists conducting deal negotiations on behalf of the company, oversees SME analytics initiatives regionally and globally, and manages mergers and acquisitions in the region. At SME, Maria is dedicated to ensuring others have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and to fostering team diversity that encompasses both gender and race. Maria joins the FMIC Board of Directors as a fierce female leader encouraging women to speak out and start the conversation because it is the only way forward.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to join the board of directors of FMIC, a company with a rich history, a culture of innovation and a spirit of service,” said Maria Fernandez, EVP, COO Latin Iberia at Sony Music Entertainment (SME). in Venezuela, I never dreamed of one day joining such a recognized company and it will be a privilege to work with their fantastic team. As someone who has always worked to support women, it is especially gratifying to join the Board with a leader of Amani’s caliber.

Founded in 1946, Fender has created guitars, amps, pedals and accessories for players around the world, and their innovative musical gear has been played on more stages than any other company in the industry. Through its portfolio of brands, FMIC is dedicated to unleashing the power of musical expression for all artists and musicians, from beginners and students to legends of history. Champion artists have been the foundation of FMIC’s efforts, a philosophy that echoes founder Leo Fender’s famous mantra: “Artists are Angel’s, it’s our job to give them wings to fly.”

For more than 75 years, the brand’s mission has been one hundred percent committed to serving players at every stage of their musical journey by creating and delivering best-in-class instruments that help artists and players make advance their art and keep the guitar relevant in musical culture. . In 2015, FMIC introduced its digital arm, and two years later launched Fender Play, which unleashed the power of musical expression for all players, providing fun and invigorating guitar lessons available at your fingertips. . In late 2021, FMIC merged with PreSonus Audio Electronics, a leading manufacturer of recording hardware and software solutions and its licec that solve real-world problems for working creatives. Together, their passion for music and commitment to innovation will help equip and inspire current and future generations of artists.


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