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Drum Kit

Drum Kit

Born from a combination of percussion instruments in the 1860s, it evolved with bass pedals, hi-hats, and jazz’s rise. Its impact on music spans jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond.

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Dobro

Dobro

Discovering the Dobro: From Amplified Innovation to Musical Evolution. Explore the birth of this resonator instrument in the 1920s, its journey through various genres, and its enduring impact.

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Dizi

Dizi

The dizi is a woodwind instrument with a bamboo flute played with finger holes. It’s widely used in Chinese classical, opera, orchestral, and pop music for its distinctive sound.

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Descant Recorder

Descant Recorder

The descant recorder, or soprano recorder, is a popular woodwind instrument from the recorder family. It is pitched in C and played using finger holes, known for its affordability and compact size.

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Diatonic Harmonica

Diatonic Harmonica

The diatonic harmonica is a woodwind, free reed instrument with 10 sound holes. It’s the most common type of harmonica, reaching a range of 3 octaves.

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Double Contrabass Flute

Double Contrabass Flute

The double contrabass flute is the largest flute, pitched in C and three octaves lower than a concert flute. It’s commonly used in large flute ensembles.

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