Flute

Project Overview ‹ Fragile Instruments

We introduce a family of fragile electronic musical instruments designed to be “played” through the act of destruction. Each Fragile Instrument …

MIT

Youtube star Shittyflute’s flute covers of popular music are a huge hit. But why?

If you can’t be very, very good, be very, very bad.<p>Now here is a YouTube artist you wouldn’t imagine having such a grand following. But “Shittyflute” …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Watch Google's Soli radar sensor turn into a trippy musical instrument

Straight out of Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects Group) comes Soli, a brand new sensing device that uses radar to track movement in real-time. The technology is small enough to fit in a wearable device, and can identify movement and gestures, bringing the type of Minority …

Brian Eno

A descriptive study of gender bias of images in method books for beginner band

The research for this study focused on potential gender biases as well as sex stereotyping of musical instruments in music texts. The purpose of this …

Gender

When Comic Books Wanted to Teach You to Play the Gahoon

In their latest spotlight on weird comic book ads, CSBG examines ads for bizarre musical instruments, like the Gahoon and Harmobells!

Comics

Now Artificial Intelligence Is Inventing Sounds That Have Never Been Heard Before

AI's greatest hits.<p>As well as beating us at board games, driving cars, and spotting cancer, artificial intelligence is now generating brand new …

Artificial Intelligence

The Slow Mo Guys and the Blue Man Group Created Slow Motion Art Using Bowling Balls

Importance of Outdoor Play

Playing outside is one of the greatest joys of childhood, but it serves a larger purpose than just being a way to have a good time. Spending time …

Arizona

Accordion association finds students receptive to instrument

Grade-school students accustomed to seeing accordions in their grandparents' attics or in polka bands are learning about the instrument's versatility …

Education

President Putin shows off his musical talents on the piano in China

Russian state television showed President Vladimir Putin playing the piano in Beijing on Sunday.<p>Putin tried his hand at the anthems of Moscow and his native St. Petersburg, while he waited to hold talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.<p>The Russian leader was in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road …

Russia

New study demonstrates link between music and statistical learning

Sidney Bertram first tried out drums as a five-year-old. Then, at six-and-a-half, he turned his hand to piano. And last year he picked up his …

Jammy guitar

Jammy is a portable guitar so smartanyonewill enjoy playing it<p>jam on it<p>Play it<br>anywhere<p>The unique construction of the neck allows Jammy to fit where …

Gear & Gadgets

High school students join jazz musician Wynton Marsalis to save arts funding

ABC News' Charli James reports from New York's Columbus Circle.

Education

Creative Play - what kind of play is that? Really?

There's a kind of play we call "creative." It's easy to spot creativity because it usually involves people playing with things like clay, paint, …

Creativity

Archive of Swiss jazz biographies

More than a decade ago, veteran Swiss jazz and electronic musician Bruno Spoerri and various collaborators began a labour of love, crafting an …

European News

Albert Schweitzer Organ vs. Mighty Mo: How does the new size up with the old?

Compared to the Fox Theatre’s 88-year-old instrument, Clayton State’s 25-year-old Schweitzer Organ is just a babe<p>Illustration by Diego Patino<p>The mere …

Atlanta

What I discovered inside Edinburgh's museum of musical instruments

You can’t often travel around the world, traversing six centuries in just ten paces. But that’s the offering at Edinburgh’s Musical Instruments …

6 Tips for Marking Your Audition Music + 8 Terms You Need to Know

You walk into an audition and head to the pianist to give them your music. You set your tempo and walk out to the middle of the room to perform your …

Sheet Music

How saxophone player Femi Kuti played a single note for 46 minutes

Saxophone player Femi Kuti narrowly missed out on setting a new record for playing a single note, but says he will try again to break the 47 minutes and 5 seconds target.<p><i>Video produced by Trystan Young.</i><p><i>Listen to World Service radio programme</i> OS on the BBC iPlayer

Catholic schools pull gender identity play aimed at elementary students

St. Catharines, Canada, May 10, 2017 / 10:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic school district in southern Ontario has responded to complaints after …

Education

Matilda The Musical: Sometimes a little naughty is justified

Matilda The Musical, photo provided by Dr. Phillips Center<p>The Tony Award and Oliver Award winning musical, <i>Matilda The Musical</i>, teaches everyone that …

Island Soundscape: Musics of Hawai'i, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea

Summary<br>Discover the island cultures of the South Pacific and their musical expressions with songs, crafts, and games. Uses recordings of Hawaiian …

Hawaii

Michael Port: Public Speaking Skills & Online Course Creation (Interview)

<i>Thinkific CEO Greg Smith interviews best-selling author and public speaking expert Michael Port</i> <i>on how to improve your public speaking skills for</i> …

Stone Age Axes May Explain How Children Develop Musical Ability

Roughly 1.8 million years ago, an early human ancestor started manufacturing hand-bashed, oval-shaped axes by knocking rocks together. These early …

The Brain

How playing the piano is linked to a 1.7-million-year-old technological breakthrough

About 1.75 million years ago, an early form of human made a stunning technological breakthrough, ushering in the prehistoric equivalent of the …

Prehistory

Where Does the Once Upon a Time Musical Rank Among TV's Most Iconic Musical Episodes?

From Buffy to Scrubs, and, most recently, The Flash, rank TV's best (and worst) musical episodes.<p>Although TV has seen a resurgence of musicals in …

TV

Cup Pong - ESL Speaking Activities for Kids & Adults

Playing Cup Pong can be more than just a fun drinking game to play with your friends. You can adapt the game, so it can be used to improve your …

Kids

Sorry boys, Maria Ozawa is now taken

A post shared by Jose Sarasola (@chefjosesarasola) on May 5, 2017 at 5:03am PDT<p>Maria Ozawa is off the market.<p>The former adult film star is all but …

Philippines

“Play Without Bitching About the Key,” and Other Humorous, Blunt Annotations Added to Musical Scores

The standard system of musical notation has, throughout its evolution, served many different eras of humanity, and increasingly many different …

Cool Stuff

John Mackey’s Hymn To The Blue Hour Demonstrates His Love for Chorale Settings

<i>Hymn To The Blue Hour</i> by John Mackey is a fine, chorale style piece for wind ensemble. It starts off with a very stark first flute solo. The C could …