French horn (from German Waldhorn – “forest horn”, Italian corno, English french horn, French cor) – a brass wind musical instrument of a bass-tenor register. It came from a hunting signal horn; it entered the orchestra in the middle of the 17th century. Until the 1830s, like other copper instruments, it had no valves and was a natural instrument with a limited sound scale.
Among its closest neighbors, brass instruments, the horn stands out for its particularly melodious, velvety and warm timbre, and its thoughtfully lyrical sound. Its distant predecessor was a hunting horn, as evidenced by the name itself: translated from German “horn” means “forest horn”.
Hence the first impression of the sound of the horn is associated with the listener with unlimited distances, nature, forests and fields. Continue reading
The history of the appearance of modern guitars, which people see today, originates from ancient times. Its ancestors consider those tools that were common in the countries of the Middle and Middle East a few millennia ago. And some of the representatives of this instrument are Nabble, Egyptian Kifara, Kinnor, wine and other ancient instruments that had a resonating body and a neck.
All of these instruments at that time had a hollow, rounded body, which was made from whole small pieces of wood or from the shells of turtles or dried pumpkins. And in the first half of the century of a new era, the lute, which is the closest relatives of the guitar, was quite popular. Its name is translated as harmonious and wooden. Continue reading
One of the oldest corporations in the world – Yamaha was born in 1897. It bears the name of its founder Thorakus Yamaha, whose love of musical instruments encouraged him to take this important step for the entire music industry. The most remarkable thing in this story is that until 1887, Thorakusu was completely not interested in music, he was a master in the repair of medical instruments, and this occupation was to his liking. But Mr. Case intervened, and it is to him that we can now say “thank you” for the fact that Yamaha classical and electric guitars delight us with their magnificent sound. So, Thoracus was asked to fix a failed reed organ. The lesson was so carried away by the master that, having finished his work, he set about making his own organ. And made it! And then he began to improve, since the Institute of Musical Studies in Tokyo revealed a number of shortcomings. Continue reading