What is it? A wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world.
2. Array Mbira
What is it? A hand-crafted modern musical instrument with a unique harp or bell-like sound.
3. Glass Harmonica
What is it? AKA the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica. It is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction.
4. The Launchpad
(This one you may have heard of recently, it is becoming more and more popular)
What is it? This device is an audio controller that you can use with your computer. It consists of an 8-by-8 panel of buttons. Each button is used to launch an audio event – a sound sample, a rhythm, melody loop, etc. Start a rhythm from the library of provided samples, then layer additional sounds on top, edit to taste and bingo, you’ve created a song.
What is it? A Ukrainian plucked string folk instrument. It typically has 12 to 68 strings.
6. The Double Violin
What is it? It is exactly what it sounds like, two violins sharing the same fingerboard.
7. The Harpejji
What is it? An electric stringed musical instrument developed in 2007 by Tim Meeks. The instrument aims to bridge the gap in sound and technique between the guitar and the piano.
What is it? A plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music.
9. 6 Necked Guitar
What is it? A guitar that has multiple fingerboard necks. They exist in both electric and acoustic versions.
What is it? A stringed instrument that produces sound by a crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings. The wheel functions much like a violin bow, and single notes played on the instrument sound similar to those of a violin.
Do you play any of these instruments??
We always thought that John Mayer wrote In Repair when he was passing through some kind of difficult situation, just as anyone of us, ordinary people. The truth is: this song was written in less than one day. Yes, while you keep procrastinating on Facebook, John Mayer writes songs that changes lives. That’s why we love him!
Now tell us, what’s your favorite John Mayer song?
In 2013 a lot of our favorite musicians decided to bring us back the gift of their talent. We made our list of Best Comebacks of the year:
On David Bowie’s 66th birthday, it was him who gave us a gift when revealing a new song on the internet. After ten years since his last studio work, on march 8th, Bowie released the 17º album of his career, ‘The Next Day’.
Justin Timberlake abandoned his music career right after bringing the sexy back, in 2007, with his second album FutureSex/LoveSounds. Although we’ve seen him a lot on the big screen, we couldn’t wait for his musical comeback and ‘The 20/20 Experience’ have been an awesome experience!
Hide yo kids, hide yo bats! After 18 years of hiatus, Ozzy Osboune and two of the original Black Sabbath members, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi, released ‘13’, the band’s 19º album. Ozzy can still sing and they keep making good music. Thanks, God! Oh, wait…
You may or may not have heard about the French electronic music duo Daft Punk in 2013. After three silent years, they released the album ‘Random Access Memories’ and got really lucky. In case you were not in this planet and didn’t get the joke, here’s their a little bit famous single:
Four years and two daughters after her last album, ‘It’s not me, it’s you’, Lily Allen still has the same doll face and sharp tongue. Hard Out Here, single released on November certainly will make little Lilies proud of their mama.
What other artist should come back in 2014?