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How many instruments made by Antonio Stradivari still survive?
Antonio Stradivari continued to work until his death, in 1737, at the age of 93. He made over 1,000 instruments, of which around 650 still exist, including around 500 violins.
Who made the first violin?
Giovanni Paolo Maggini
Leonardo da Vinci
The oldest documented violin to have four strings, like the modern violin, is supposed to have been constructed in 1555 by Andrea Amati. Earlier instruments only had three strings and were called violetta. The violin immediately became very popular, both among street musicians and the nobility.
What is the name of this African musical instrument?
Imzad is a single-string bowed instrument used by the Tuareg people in Africa. The imzad is only played by the women for example to accompany songs, often during an evening ceremony called takket. However, there are modern attempts to promote the instrument as inherent to Tuareg culture.
What is the name of that musical instrument, widely used in Hindustani classical music?
Sarangi is a short-necked fiddle used throughout South Asia, particularly in folk and classical Hindustani music. It has a roughly rectangular body and broad fretless neck, generally carved from a single piece of wood. It has three main melody strings made of gut, and up to 37 sympathetically vibrating metal strings.
Who developed the glass harmonica?
Leonardo da Vinci
The glass harmonica is a grater idiophone, developed by Benjamin Franklin in 1761, which has occupied a prominent position in the history of music, but is largely forgotten today. The instrument consists of differently sized, interleaved glass bells, which are stored on a common horizontal axis, which in turn can be rotated by a pedal in rotation.
What is the name of this string instrument from Madagascar?
The kabosy is a box-shaped wooden guitar commonly played in music of Madagascar. It has four to six strings and is commonly thought to be a direct descendant of the Arabic oud. The kabosy has staggered frets, many of which do not even cross the entire fretboard, and is generally tuned to an open chord. A kabosy-like instrument with standard frets is known as a mandalina or mandoliny. Notable players of the kabosy include Babata and Jean Emilien.
Where does English horn (cor anglais) come from?
The instrument was created by the Weigel family about 1720. Since it resembled the horns played by angels in religious images, it was called engellisches Horn, meaning angelic horn. But engellisch also meant English.
How many strings does a pedal harp typically have?
The pedal harp is a large and technically modern harp, designed primarily for art music and may be played either solo, as part of a chamber ensemble, or in an orchestra. It typically has a range of six and a half octaves (47 strings). The role of the pedals is to alter the pitch of the strings, so that it can easily play works written in any key.
What is the name of an analog synthesizer often used by electronic music producers?
The name comes from its inventor Robert Moog. It was first presented at the Audio Engineering Society conference in October 1964. Although nowadays the digital ones are mostly in use, the name has stayed in the electronic music community.
What African musical instrument is that?
The mbira consists of a wooden board with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. It is a particularly common musical instrument of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Shona people of Zimbabwe, often played at religious ceremonies, weddings, and other social gatherings.