The Theremin: A strange instrument, with a strange history
His mission: industrial espionage -- which was a key reason why he turned to RCA (back then, a cutting-edge electronics manufacturer) to mass produce his instrument ... So, you know, the musical side of Bob, I think, was captivated by this expressiveness.
Hey, what's that sound: Keytar
On one hand, it's the biggest totem of 1980s cringe there is this side of the piano-key necktie. On the other, it's a misguided, if heroic, attempt to make the keyboard – always the most nerd-friendly instrument in the popular rock combo – as cool and ...
The Dysfunctional Guitar: More on the Reuters Syria Photo Controversy
The discussion gets more interesting, however, when this portrait of a rebel in the Izaa district of Aleppo on February 24th, just two days before, also taken by Mr. Khatib, sports an instrument with pit marks on its left side (by way of this extra large ...
Negroni’s ‘On The Way’
The piano and the drums are strong, the other instruments add their layers without fanfare, getting down to the business of unfurling the quiet melodic moments with unbelievably complex harmonies. Quite often, the musicians attack from the side in sure ...
The Soul of a New Instrument
To adjust volume and pitch, players thumb a pair of joysticks mounted on the side -- hence the instrument's name ... While veteran players would have little use for a new keyboard configuration like the Thummer's, Mr. Rossi says, "it could be very useful ...