Schumann, struggling with his piano technique, fashioned a finger-strengthening contraption out of a used cigar box. Unfortunately, this device had the opposite of its intended effect and resulted in permanent damage to Schumann’s right hand.
Fresh off of the heels of the Industrial Revolution, inventors like Ludwig Hupfeld found a niche creating innovative new ways to present music to the public. The Phonoliszt Violina was a groundbreaking invention with the capability to play three violins and a piano keyboard simultaneously and unassisted.
Introducing the offspring of a saxophone and technology, the Infinitone. This new take on the saxophone comes from American composer-inventor Subhraag Singh, who won the first prize for his invention at the 2017 Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Contest hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).
In the latter part of the 20th century, a major shift in theater buildings took place when they progressively moved from being bastions of culture to urban connective and popular performing arts centers (PACs). Gala Systems Inc. has introduced technology capable of modifying an auditorium’s layout with just the touch of a button.
A frequent frustration of musicians is the difficulty of finding a quiet place to rehearse. Oftentimes, music practice rooms allow sounds from adjacent spaces to bleed through the walls if not properly constructed and designed. With SoundLok Sound Isolation Rooms from the Wenger Corporation, musicians have the ability to enjoy a practice environment that keeps unwanted sound from coming in to the room
The earliest known wind-chimes can be traced back to 1100 B.C. China. It was believed throughout Southeastern Asia that bells promoted peace and good health. Especially important in Buddhism, bells are a critical “part of honoring the Three Jewels or Three Treasures;” the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
Music has been a staple of human culture since before the implementation of language; it is our oldest form of communication. As the species made advances in technology, so did the processes for making and storing instruments also evolve. This article will focus on three of the oldest instruments still in use today; the flute, drum, and members of the string family.