Flute

The Pipe is a futuristic new instrument that looks like a cyberpunk saxophone

From Apple Macintosh originator Jef Raskin’s love of the Renaissance-era cornetto to virtual reality pioneer Jarod Lanier’s mastery of various Asian …

Cyberpunk

This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

There’s little doubt that learning to play a musical instrument is great for developing brains.<p>Science has shown that when children learn to play …

Northwestern University

This Musical Instrument Still Works 1,700 Years After a Hun Nomad Crafted it!

The nomadic musician looked fondly upon the latest of the completed instruments – a mouth harp carefully crafted by splintering the rib of a cow, or …

Anthropology

This AR App Teaches You How To Play The Piano

<b>AR piano learning system with improvised jam sessions.</b><p>Learning to play the piano is getting an immersive upgrade with a new augmented reality (AR) …

Augmented Reality

Choir! Choir! Choir!

[INDIE] The Toronto-based duo, <b>Choir! Choir! Choir!,</b> puts on a different sort of show. That’s because the audience is part of the show, but not in …

Buffalo

Ancient Musical Instruments Discovered in Siberia

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA—<i>The Siberian Times</i> reports that mouth harps made between 1,580 and 1,740 years ago from splintered cow or horse ribs have been …

Archaeology

6 things musicians should be doing on social media in 2018

9 January 2018, 11:33<p>By Maddy Shaw Roberts<p>Whether you’re a long-time aspiring musician or you’re looking to kickstart your career in music this year, …

Social Media Marketing

“Why Doesn’t My Band Sound Better?” Top 10 Band Rehearsal Mistakes

Many band directors are frustrated by sub-par performances from their ensembles and mistakenly blame their students. My 33 years of conducting and …

Play and Learning: What can children tell us?

<i>This week’s guest post is b</i>y <i>Nicole R. Rivera, Ed.D. Nicole is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at North Central College. She is also the Academic</i> …

Parenting

3 plays doomed the Jazz last night, not the 3 you think plus NBA 5

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke delivers to you a daily podcast on the Utah Jazz with the insight you can’t get anywhere else. …

Utah Jazz

Longtime BSO Maestro Seiji Ozawa's Winding Road To Stardom In Japan

Support the news<p>Twenty-nine years. That's how long Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa led the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He started his record-breaking …

Orchestras

Meeting After A Moment Of Musical Connection, 17 Years Later

Support the news<p>There are times when we can connect — surprisingly deeply — with a stranger, and then never see them again. A missed connection. A …

Seychellois Music Master Retires After 37-Year Teaching Career

[Seychelles News Agency] After nearly four decades of promoting music in Seychelles, a Seychellois music teacher at the National Conservatoire of …

Seventeenth century musical instrument destroyed in plane’s hold

<b>Fans of centuries-old musical instruments should look away now as the following sight is not suitable for those of a nervous disposition.</b><p>Because a …

Nuggets Practice on Day Between Games | Denver Nuggets

Basketball

China’s ‘Saxophone Capital,’ a Factory Town Transfixed by Kenny G

SIDANGKOU, China — By day, the factory workers pound sheets of brass into cylinders and slather metal buttons with glue. By night, they take their creations to the street and begin to play.<p>The soothing melodies flow through cornfields, street markets and public squares. They interweave with the …

World News

Hold your breath for the world's first underwater band

Hanson appearing to sing underwater in the "Weird" video is one thing, but actually playing music underwater?<p>AquaSonic is the world's first …

Entertainment

A flute with Gesture-Control!

Any musician worth their salt will tell you that while electronic instruments offer a larger degree of control, they feel impersonal. A lot gets lost …

Uday Shankar's musical cocktail

The atmosphere in Spaces is almost meditative. The scent of <i>sambrani</i> fills the air. And, a cocktail of sounds wraps around us — string, flute and a …

We Need To Play With Our Kids, Even If We Hate It

I will be the first to admit that I love playing with my children about 90% of the time. I have three of them, and few things warm my heart like …

Kids

The music of life flows from a basement

Children from low-income Toronto families get far more than lessons on instruments at the Dixon Hall Music School<p>There are no signs, and no advertisements; the only indication that there's a music school in the basement of Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services in Regent Park is the children carting …

New study aims to improve quality of life for seniors with music

Researchers from Germany and Switzerland have teamed up to investigate the effects of music on the brains of elderly people. DW talked to the …

Culture

Math Play in the Junior Classroom: Some General Observations

Before I start to document, I want to admit that I have not done as much around math play as I have wanted. When I started to realize this, months …

Mathematics

Callous and Unemotional Traits Show in Brain Structure of Boys Only

Summary: University of Basel researchers reveal the volume of the anterior insula, a brain area associated with emotion and empathy, is larger in …

Neuroscience

Krishna’s Flute Playing. Dhirasanta Das Goswami: Ustad…

Krishna’s Flute Playing.<br>Dhirasanta Das Goswami: Ustad Bismillah Khan the Shahnai maestro had a personal encounter with Sri Krishna in spite of being …

Spirituality

Eddie Katindig, Filipino jazz legend, dies of lung ailment

Filipino jazz musician Eddie Katindig, popularly known as Eddie K, died last night, Dec. 23, after being rushed a few days ago to the Lung Center of …

Quezon City

Md. elementary school marching band making waves

- Drum lines and marching bands are deeply ingrained in the culture of America's historically black colleges and universities.<p>In elementary schools? …

HBCUs

Maple Elementary School Marching Band Will Perform at Ravens Game

When Ray Washington Jr. was a young boy at Maple Elementary School in Cambridge, he couldn't have possibly known that years later he'd be directing a …

Baltimore

Air Academy High marching band’s 200 students prepare to perform in the Rose Parade

The swagger in the hallways at Air Academy High School didn’t come from the football players and cheerleaders this semester. It was the marching …

Education

Hacking Apart A Piano To Build A New Instrument

Eric Thompson had a pretty crazy idea:<p>I’ve always had an idea to make a keyboard instrument that could be transposed. There are some harmoniums that do this by moving the action either left or right (one half step flat or sharp). I decided to achieve this by instead making the chromatic sounding …