Some familiar instruments that begin with the letter "R" include the recorder, resonator guitar and Russian guitar. Other instruments beginning with "R" include the rabab, rabel, ranat ek, rebab, rebolo, requinto, riq and ronador.
The recorder is a simple variant of the flute often used to introduce children to playing music. A resonator guitar has special metal cones supporting the bridge that give it a unique sound. The Russian (also called gypsy) guitar is acoustic, has seven strings and is somewhat similar to the Spanish guitar. There are many other instruments that begin with the letter "R" that are used in Spain and in Middle Eastern and Latin American countries.Learn More
Make a bamboo flute by burning holes in a bamboo rod and sealing it with linseed oil. The supplies you need are a bamboo fishing pole, a hacksaw, fine sandpaper, a 1/2-inch diameter steel rod, a butane torch, a permanent marker, an oven mitt, a 1/4-inch drill bit, vise-grip pliers, linseed oil and a clean rag. This project takes about 40 minutes.Full Answer >
A typical mandolin has eight strings. A member of the lute family, the mandolin is a short, stringed instrument that is played by plucking its strings usingÂ a plectrum. Its eight strings are actually doubled, meaning that two strings are tuned in unison;Â pairs of similarly tuned strings areÂ called courses, so an eight-stringed mandolin can also be referred to as having four courses.Â Full Answer >
The classical guitar, the Galacian gaita and castanets are all typical Spanish musical instruments. All three were used traditionally in Spanish music and are still used today to perform in a variety of genres including folk, classical and flamenco.Full Answer >
Some of the best trumpet brands include Yamaha, Bach, Getzen, Conn and Giardinelli. People who are buying their first trumpet should begin by researching the top brands.Full Answer >