Flute

This guy plays a mean Vindor. A what?

Let’s say you invented a new musical instrument. What would you call it?<p>Adolphe Sax went for personal grandiosity — he invented the saxophone in 1846 …

David Bowie

Only NY Celebrates Miles Davis With Exclusive Collection

<b>Brands:</b> Only NY, Legacy Recordings and The Miles Davis estate<p><b>Season:</b> FW17<p><b>Key Pieces:</b> Sweatshirts, tees, hats and tote bags<p><b>Editor’s Notes:</b> After …

Miles Davis

NZ driver pulled over, reportedly playing air bagpipes

<b>New Zealand police were surprised to find a man apparently playing the bagpipes while driving his car in the city of Dunedin, it's reported.</b><p>Acting Sergeant Bryce Johnson was conducting a routine check when he noticed a driver with his hands on something other than the steering wheel.<p>"His fingers …

New Zealand

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

1Make Use of Online Training Tools<p>There are tons of online tools you can use nowadays. One good example is the Online Pianist. It has created a piano …

Learning

BBC Radio 6 Music - Radcliffe and Maconie, Rostam, "I was late to the party in the piano game" - Rostam on how learning piano as an adult influenced his music

"I was late to the party in the piano game" - Rostam on how learning piano as an adult influenced his music<p>Rostam tells Mark how learning piano as an adult influenced his music<p>Release date:<p>13 November 2017<p>Duration:<p>2 minutes

Music training can change children’s brain structure and boost decision-making network

If the brain is a muscle, then learning to play an instrument and read music is the ultimate exercise.Two new studies from the Brain and Creativity …

The Brain

Listen to this new instrument that’s a combination of a saxophone and a recorder

The winner at Japan’s Good Design Award this year is a newly-invented instrument by Yamaha. The Venova is a cross between a saxophone and a recorder. The name is a portmanteau of the Latin words “ventus” for wind, and “nova” for new.<p>The Venova still retains some of the traditional aspects of its …

Meet Rufus Harley, the First Jazz Bagpiper

Jazz met the Highlands when Harley met the bagpipes.<p>Like most Americans alive at the time, Rufus Harley was transfixed by the November 25, 1963 …

Culture

The McDowell Band

Here at McDowell Exchange School, second period is an interesting one. This is because we have a choice of what class to take during that period. We …

Education

Milton man charged with stealing $14,000 flute

The flute was taken from a Boston University building and was found in a storage room of the man’s building, prosecutors said.<p>BOSTON – A Milton man …

Crime

A new nonprofit aims to put music back into schools

When a child picks up an instrument — whether it’s a guitar, trombone, flute, or cello — they’re receiving a unique brand of education that cannot be …

Education

Teen jazz sensation Joey Alexander to play Troy Music Hall in January

<b>TROY —</b> Born on the island of Bali, 14-year old Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, and by the age of six, began teaching …

Beyond Their Years: Intonation and the Young Band by Chip DeStefano

Playing in tune is a skill. It must be taught, developed, and polished as our students mature as musicians. Too often, particularly in young bands, …

Guitar

Ottawa Public Library launches musical instrument lending program

The next time you’re at the Ottawa Public Library, you will be able to check out one of Sarah McLachlan’s personal acoustic guitars, or one of 150 of …

Canadian News

Birth of Antoine-Joseph ‘Adolphe’ Sax

Antoine-Joseph Sax was one of the most prolific musical instrument designers of the 19th century. Many of his instruments, including the saxotromba, …

History

Music Can Keep Your Brain Younger for Longer - The Blogging Musician

Music Can Keep Your Brain Younger for Longer. The Blogging Musician @ adamharkus.com. Photo by Roberta Sorge on Unsplash<p>If you are a lover of fine …

The Brain

The Bamboo Flutes of Japan’s ‘Monks of Emptiness’

The basket-masked komusō monks used music to meditate and created a distinctive art form.<p>Those familiar with Japanese history or culture might have …

Culture

Musical Drama ‘Harmony’ From ‘Fosters’ Team Lands Production Commitment at ABC

ABC has given a production commitment to a new musical drama that hails from the creators of Freeform’s “The Fosters,” Variety has confirmed. The …

TV

Why adults should play, too

<b>(CNN) —</b> When's the last time you did something that was so engaging, so much fun, you lost track of time?<p>For some, it's belting out a karaoke tune. For others, it's exploring a new city or playing kickball.<p>That's what mortgage banker Sue Hamilton does for fun.<p>"It brings you back to a little bit of …

Health

Music Keeps the Hearing Brain Young

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Neuroscience

Did Leopold Auer learn technique from his pupils?

November 14, 2017 by norman lebrecht<p>The Hungarian-born violinist who taught in St Petersburg from 1868 to 1917 is generally acclaimed as the ‘father’ …

Navigating the genome to cure deafness: Discovery of long-encoding RNAs in the auditory system may solve a piece of the deafness puzzle

Discovery of long-encoding RNAs in the auditory system may solve a piece of the deafness puzzle<p>A new study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of …

Biology

Bringing back the band: Yarrabah looks to its brass roots for a bright future

Five years ago, Paul Neal was nursing a rugby league injury and looking for a way to occupy his time in his small hometown of Yarrabah, about an …

Indigenous Australians

Musical Talent: A Mix of Genes and Environments

The 30-year-old Anderson twins, Peter and Will, exemplify many aspects of twin research when it comes to musical talent. These graduates of New …

Here’s Russell Wilson playing the air flute after throwing a game-winning TD against the Texans

There haven’t been many GIFs better than this one this season.<p>The Seattle Seahawks won the best game of the NFL season through eight weeks yesterday afternoon against the Texans. It was an offensive explosion so beautiful that even Russell Wilson finished the game with more total yards than the …

Seattle Seahawks

8 Steps for Helping New Band Students Select Their Instruments

<i>By Robert Sheldon</i><p>The band is on stage as the auditorium lights dim in expectation of the first sounds. And what a glorious sight it is! A full …

Education

Yorta Yorta musician educates racist Uber driver

Scott Darlow is a singer, guitarist and didgeridoo (yidaki) player from Melbourne. The Yorta Yorta man says his fair skin often has people unaware …

Indigenous Australians

Rare elementary school marching band, drumline thrive under Morgan alum

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

HBCUs

Stolen $14,000 silver flute recovered, returned to Boston University student

A $14,000 stolen silver flute has been recovered in Massachusetts.<p>The flute was reported stolen from a student in August, according to BUToday. The …

Western Massachusetts

Police Recover $14,000 Flute Stolen From BU

Support the news<p>A $14,000 silver flute that was stolen from a Boston student months ago has been recovered.<p>Boston University police tell WCVB-TV it …

Boston University