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Vedic Book Teachings of the Mantras

In many vedic books individuals can learn about the mantra teachings of the past, which are a variety of chants or hymns that are recognized in the ancient traditions and beliefs. Understand the ..
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How to Make the Body of a Frame Drum

Making the body of a frame drum isn't too difficult. People need to make them for various reasons; a class project, a certain authenticity in their musical instruments, or just because they think ..
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The Features of the Common Keyboard

There is a great deal of difference between a musical synthesizer used by professional musicians and an electronic keyboard used by a typical amateur. While the former is an electronic instrument ..
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The Advantages of the Modern Ten-String Guitar

When comparing a ten-string guitar to a standard classical six-string guitar, I'm afraid that first analogy that occurs to me is that of the recent mutant frogs. These amphibians, as the result of ..
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The Sound Effects of the Electric Guitar

When the electric guitar was originally created back in the 1930s, the main intent was simply to create an instrument that could be heard over the increasingly large jazz orchestras. It is highly ..
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Pickups - Humbuckers, Piezos & Hexes

Certainly, if presented with an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar, most people can identify which is which. After all, while the acoustic instrument has a large hole in the middle, the body of ..
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The Award For Most Improved - The Electronic Drum

There are lots of different associations that can be made with the word “drum. " Depending on your age, where in the world you are from and what kind of music you listen to, you may picture ..
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The Many Sounds of the Drum

There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of different kinds of drums existing in the world today. Rather like a Dr. Seuss book, there are tall ones, short ones, fat ones, skinny ones, loud ones, soft ..
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Harp Guitars - A Strange Breed

Harp guitars are extremely interesting and odd-looking instruments. Quite frankly, if a guitar and a harp were to have a baby, it would look like this instrument: hence the name, I suppose. It is ..
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Guitar Frets - Not Always a Straight Shot

Most people do not realize the full significance of the little metal bars that span the width of most guitar necks. Some assume that they are simply for decorative purposes. Others believe them to ..
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Luthiers - Creators of Beautiful Music

"Beauty is only skin deep. " “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. " “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. " Our culture abounds with idioms that seek to emphasize ..
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The Mellotron - A Child of the 60s

The word “mellotron" (the word is also a trademark and therefore sometimes capitalized) sounds to me like some kind of robot that would be encountered on the original Star Trek series. It's ..
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Truss Rods - Good Posture For Guitars

There are a great many physical components that make up a guitar. Some, such as strings and fingerboards, are obvious. Others, like nuts, are less apparent, but they are still visible. But some ..
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Pickguards - It's What's Outside That Counts

Guitars are made up of many parts and pieces. Fingerboards, soundboards, strings, headstocks-all of these components are essential to a guitar and all have an affect on the instrument's music. Yet ..
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Guitar Inlay - Beautiful and Useful

There are lots of reasons that people opt to learn to play the guitar rather than another instrument. It may have to do with a preference for country music over that of orchestras. They may be drawn ..
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Guitar Amps - For the "Plugged" Performance

In recent years, there has been a respectable surge in the popularity of “unplugged" performances. Such exhibitions, as one might assume from the name, feature artists in small venues ..
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Conga Drums - A Confusing But Moving Family

Conga drums are an integral part of most Latin American music. In North America, everyone has heard of a conga line and unfortunately, most of us have been forced to join one at one point or another, .
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The Tambourine - The Unknown Drum

I have to admit it, I did not know that the tambourine was originally, and sometimes still is, a type of drum. I mean, it's obviously a percussion instrument, anyone can see that. But it wasn't until .
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Flattop Vs Archtop Guitars - Sound Holes and Soundboards

Among the many divisions in the guitar family is that of flattop vs. archtop. Both terms are really quite self explanatory. A flattop guitar is one with a flat top, the part of the instrument usually .
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The "Beating Guitar" of Italy

The battente guitar is also known as the chitarre battente, which in Italian, translates literally as “beating guitar. " (One can only assume that the verb in this translation refer to the ..
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The Portuguese Guitar - A Modern Cittern

The guitar has a seemingly endless number of incarnations, no doubt due to the instruments lengthy history and wide geographical use. One such incarnation is the Portuguese guitar, a plucked ..
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Fingerpicking - A Technique For Many Genres

The act of playing a guitar can be divided into three basic techniques: strumming, or brushing the fingers over the strings to create chords; flatpicking, or picking individuals notes with a ..
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Tenor Guitars - More Common Than You Realize

At first glance, a tenor guitar does not appear to differ greatly from a standard classical acoustic or electric guitar. The tenor's shape is (usually) similar to the more standard models, and so is ..
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Double Neck Guitars - A Two in One Scenario

A double neck guitar looks like a set of Siamese twins. With two separate and distinct necks and a single, wider-than-average body, the instrument really does appear to be two independent entities ..
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The Flamenco Guitar - The Instrument of a Genre

It's not very often that an entertainment genre has music, dance, and an instrument all specifically designed for it, but this is precisely the case when it comes to the art of flamenco. Flamenco is ..
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