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World Rhythms: President Bush Beats Gamelan

About Indonesian Gamelan Bush Beats Gamelan (You Can Too!) A gamelan is an Indonesian ensemble normally composed primarily of percussion. These orchestras typically include tuned gongs, bronze kettles, bronze metallophones, bamboo xylophones, drums, cymbals, flutes, and bowed string instruments. While … Continue reading Continue reading

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Discover Brunei's Kedayan Music and Its Culture

The Kedayan are an ethnic group living in Brunei, and in some parts of Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak among the islands of Borneo. Kedayans have a unique heritage and their culture is as uniquely important to Brunei as its language … Continue reading

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Mariachi Guitars – The Three Types of Guitars Used in Mariachi Music

Mariachi is perhaps the best known Mexican folk music tradition, especially outside of Mexico. The term "Mariachi" refers to a traditional Mexican music ensemble, although it can also be used to describe the musicians themselves. Mariachi music originally comes from … Continue reading

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How the Words "Sit Up Straight" Have Damaged the Sound of Your Choir

If you've been around musical ensembles for any length of time, regardless of the type of music, you know that good posture gets harped on repeatedly. Sitting or standing with bad posture reduces the overall wind capacity of the ensemble, … Continue reading

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