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12 Popular Bagpipe Songs (From Traditional to Modern)

The bagpipe may have originated centuries ago in Scotland, but it's now one of the most recognizable musical instruments. With a refined, elegant sound, you'll hear bagpipes at weddings, memorials, funerals, and parades. Virtually any song can be given the bagpipe treatment, but there are a few...
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Band Instruments List

It can be tough to know what to choose if you're starting out playing an instrument in a band. Luckily, we're here to help. In this band instruments list, we will give you a brief overview of some of the most popular band instruments.
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Top 7 Best Clarinet Ligatures

A clarinet ligature might be a small component, but it significantly affects how you sound. And, choosing the wrong one can lead to a rather unpleasant sound. To save you from purchasing the wrong clarinet ligature, we've narrowed it down to the top...
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Top 8 Best Saxophone Ligatures

The saxophone is a unique instrument that produces sounds that many listeners experience as emotions – ranging from the feeling of dreamlike bliss to that of a playful romantic romp. But as a woodwind instrument, its sound depends on its mouthpiece, reed, and...
Hardest And Easiest Musical Instruments To Learn

15 Hardest & Easiest Musical Instruments to Learn

Learning a musical instrument can be one of the most rewarding things you take. No matter what instrument you choose, there are always challenging parts to master any instrument. However, some instruments are naturally harder than others to even learn as a beginner, let alone master. Below...
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13 Famous Clarinet Players

While the clarinet is a common instrument across different genres, these 13 famous clarinet players have taken this woodwind instrument to the next level with their mastery, skills, and career. Many of them started at a young age and won several world-renowned awards. Who are these popular...
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12 Famous Flute Players

These 12 famous flute players are known for their command of the instrument and efforts to improve the repertoire. Who are they? You will find out in our list. 1. Sir James Galway (1939-) At...
Oboe Concertos

Best Oboe Concertos of All Time

The oboe is a beautiful solo instrument that features in many symphonies as well as concertos. We've collected the ten best oboe concertos into the following list so that you can enjoy the lovely melodies of this instrument. 1. Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in C Major, Op. 9, No. 5 This beautiful...
10 Best Music Schools In The World

10 Best Music Schools in the World

When it comes to music schools, based on one’s fervor, those who want to study the subject or merely love music are inhibited and privileged simultaneously. They would need to identify the best music schools in the world, with a good reputation, to help them reach their vision or...
What Are The Highest Pitched Instruments

What Are the Highest-Pitched Instruments?

Many instruments that are capable of producing high-pitched tones are known for their light and airy quality. High pitch instruments are typically smaller than their regular counterparts, giving them the capability to reach high tones. There are a variety of high-pitched instruments across the woodwind family, brass family, stringed...
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