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Baritone Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Notable in jazz bands, it transitioned from ensemble to soloist in the 20th century due to musicians like Harry Carney and Serge Chaloff.

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Berimbau

Berimbau

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Box Drum

Box Drum

Journey through history as the box drum evolves: originating in Africa, flourishing in Peru, shaping Afroperuvian music, and embracing modern innovations.

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Baritone Ukulele

Baritone Ukulele

Rooted in Portuguese Origins. Evolving from machete to Hawaiian ukulele, it found a deeper tone in the 1940s. Enriched by entertainers, its unique charm thrives in jazz and popular music.

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Bass Trombone

Bass Trombone

Discover the evolution of the bass trombone from its slide trumpet origins, navigating through history, valves, and orchestral integration.

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Bass Saxophone

Bass Saxophone

Adolphe Sax’s Woodwind Legacy. From Serpent’s roots, Sax’s invention evolved. Berlioz’s composition marked its debut. Embraced by jazz and ensembles, its deep tones resonate in modern music.

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Bass Flute

Bass Flute

From early discussions to Albisiphone’s invention, the journey continued through the 20th century, finally finding its place in flute bands and ensembles.

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Baritone Guitar

Baritone Guitar

Emerging in the 20th century, initially used by experimental musicians, it found its place in heavy metal, rock, indie, and jazz genres for its distinct low and resonant tone.

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Bass Ukulele

Bass Ukulele

The bass ukulele is the second largest instrument in the ukulele family. It is tuned like an electric bass guitar.

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