Latest Musical instrument Stories

2013-04-26 23:02:23

Spectrum Surgical is pleased to offer a large inventory of commonly used surgical instruments available in three different grades for budgeting. Stow, Ohio (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. is pleased to offer three grades of surgical instruments to fit budgets. First, Spectrum´s highest-quality, German-made, German-crafted Operating Room Instruments are backed by the company´s lifetime warranty against cracking, pitting, rusting and breaking. Spectrum...

World's Oldest Musical Instruments Discovered
2012-05-27 04:54:32

According to a new paper published in the latest edition of the Journal of Human Evolution, researchers from Germany and the UK claim that they have identified the oldest known musical instruments on Earth. The research, conducted by experts from Oxford University and Tuebingen University, used carbon dating to discover that flutes crafted from the bones of birds and ivory from mammoth tusks were from between 42,000 and 43,000 years old, BBC News reported on Friday. The flutes, which...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

To service it's customers in South America as well as other area's of the world, James Instruments Inc. launches Spanish language web site. (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 James Instruments Inc., the leading manufacturer of Non-Destructive Testing equipment for the construction and other coarse grained materials, primarily concrete announces the official launch of its Spanish language website to support its Customers and Distributors in Latin America and other area's of the Spanish speaking...

2011-05-12 13:41:32

Germs survive for several days in wind instruments including the clarinet, flute, and saxophone, according to a pilot study published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research. The researchers, led by Stuart Levy, MD, of Tufts University School of Medicine, urge proper cleaning of these instruments. The data suggest a need for additional research to determine the conditions for survival of germs on shared musical instruments, especially those with wooden reeds. "Thousands...

2009-08-28 10:27:11

Salpinx, barbiton, aulos, syrinx.Never heard them? Never heard of them? Neither had anyone else, for centuries. Until now.These were all musical instruments, familiar to ancient civilizations but long since forgotten.Ancient instruments can be lost because they are too difficult to build, or too difficult to play, but they can be heard again thanks to the ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) team. These researchers accomplish this feat using computer modeling...

2009-06-24 16:10:00

Archaeologists at the University of Tuebingen in Germany say a bird-bone flute discovered in a German cave was created 35,000 years ago, making it the oldest handmade musical instrument ever discovered. The find provides the latest evidence that early modern humans had established a creative and sophisticated culture in Europe. The researchers, led by University of Tuebingen archaeologist Nicholas Conard, constructed the flute from 12 pieces of griffon vulture bone discovered in a small plot...

2008-07-01 00:14:12

With just one month to go before Bell Gardens High School closed its music program, much to the disappointment of the talented music pupils, Wonder Woman Kimberly Moore stepped in and pulled on the heart strings of her Echelon Club members to donate brand new musical instruments, keeping the school pupil's studies and dreams alive! Kimberly Moore, CEO of The Echelon Club and Founder of the Adopt-A-Letter campaign, was inspired by 16yr-old student, Grissel Luna, who along with her...

2008-03-26 18:00:35

Emotionally compelling, multi-faceted entertainment like Cirque Du Soleil and Blue Man Group have created a worldwide desire for greater and more fascinating musical spectacles, but nothing in the past prepares audiences for the intense magic, beauty and kinetic energy they feel the first time they open their senses to the global phenomenon known as MASS (www.massensemble.com). Imagine engaging your eyes and ears in a multi-sensory blend of sculpture, music, dance and visual arts...

2005-07-28 14:12:23

Engineers from the University's Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre (LLEC) employed revolutionary laser technology to engrave authentic designs onto Gulf Shell (mother of pearl) "“ the original material used to decorate the body of the harp. Dr Carmel Curran, who carried out the work at the LLEC, commented: "This is the first time we have laser processed this type of material and the results are remarkable. It is fantastic to be involved in the recreation of such a piece of history."...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'