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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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
Which of the following is not a brass instrument?
Although saxophones are usually made with brass, they are actually woodwind instruments. It produces sound by focusing air into a mouthpiece which then causes a wooden reed to vibrate.
What traditional Japanese musical instrument is that?
The shamisen is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument played with a plectrum called a bachi. The construction of the shamisen varies in shape, depending on the genre in which it is used.