11 Traditional Scottish Musical Instruments you Should Know

For a wee country riddled with uprisings and uncertainty, Scotland has a rich and varied musical tradition. Its instruments range from the strung to the whistling, and while some, like the bagpipes, have violent beginnings, others are surprisingly serene and courtly. Here are some of Scotland’s beloved and best-known musical instruments.  1. Bagpipes For most people, …

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11 Greatest Ragtime Composers you Should Know

At the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, ragtime music swept across America and Europe. There are many musicians that have made a significant impact on American music, but not many people know about the ragtime composers. These men and women created some of the most memorable melodies in American …

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15 Famous Musicians Who Can’t Read Music

It’s the age-old question: do you need to know how to read music in order to be a musician? It turns out that you definitely don’t. While it can definitely help to know some music theory, as you’ll see from the list of famous musicians who can’t read music, it hasn’t stopped them from achieving …

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12 Famous Tabla Players you Should Know

With the recent interest in Indian classical music, it’s no surprise that more and more people are starting to take an interest in learning about tabla. With a history spanning back over two thousand years, the tabla has come a long way from its roots as a percussion instrument used by nomadic tribes and today, …

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15 Famous Tuba Players you Should Know

The sound of a tuba is unmistakable. It’s the deep, powerful, and sometimes comical roar that can be heard throughout marching bands and orchestras across the world. While most people may only know one or two players, there are many more out there who deserve recognition for their contributions to this amazing instrument. This blog …

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15 Famous Harp Players you Should Know

In some cultures, the harp is considered a symbol of peace. In others, it’s a sign of royalty and wisdom. But for most people, the harp will always be an instrument that evokes imagery of angels playing divine music from heaven. Harps have been around since ancient times- first being mentioned in Egyptian hieroglyphics as …

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