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Timpani

Timpani

Ancient Roots to Orchestral Pillar. Explore the evolution from ancient drum artifacts to modern kettle drums, shaped by composers like Beethoven and Berlioz, and their enduring significance in orchestras worldwide.

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Ocarina

Ocarina

Journey into the Ocarina’s Past: An Ancient Legacy of Music. From Aztec beginnings to global popularity, uncover its evolution through centuries, material continuity, and enduring cultural significance.

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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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Melodica

Melodica

From Ancient Origins to Musical Diversity. Tracing back to the sheng and reed instruments, explore its evolution from reed organs to the handheld piano-like instrument, finding its niche in reggae, jazz, and global music.

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Electric Violin

Electric Violin

From Silent Roots to Modern Pulse. Born in the 1920s, it harmonized with amplification’s rise. Overcoming challenges, it found its voice across genres like jazz, rock, and contemporary classics.

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Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

The tenor saxophone, a member of the saxophone family, was invented by Adolphe Sax. It gained prominence in jazz and swing, with players like Coleman Hawkins. Its versatile sound is key in genres like funk, ska, reggae, and rock.

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