Invented in the 1500s by an Italian named Andrea Amati, the violin is one of the most beloved instruments in the world. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

6 Amazing Facts About the Violin

Invented in the 1500s by an Italian named Andrea Amati, the violin is one of the most beloved instruments in the world. The word violin comes from the Latin, “vitula,” meaning string instrument. The term vitula was derived from “vitulari,”…

Compositions created by Beethoven also show a strong mathematical undercurrent. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

The Duet: Music and Mathematics

Many people have observed that some sort of connection exists between music and mathematics. A harmonious musical piece can even be said to be something equivalent to a perfect mathematical construct. Compositions created by Beethoven also show a strong mathematical…

The craftsmen who make and repair string instruments are called luthiers. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Art of Luthiers: Creation of a Cello

The craftsmen who make and repair string instruments are called luthiers. Only those with artistic sensitivity and high technical expertise can do this job. A documentary by Xavier Vidal explores the work of a luthier and the creation of a…

A group of Siberians accidentally discovered that the ice on Lake Baikal could produce a harmonious sound if tapped at the right place. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

In Siberia, Drummers Play Music on Ice!

Ever heard of someone playing music on ice? A group of Siberians accidentally discovered that the ice on Lake Baikal could produce a harmonious sound if tapped at the right place. They then went on and created really “cool” music…

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Guzheng: The Chinese Zither

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. It has a history of over 2,500 years. The modern guzheng is about 64 inches in length, has 21 strings, and is tuned…

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6 Amazing Facts About the Violin

Invented in the 1500s by an Italian named Andrea Amati, the violin is one of the most beloved instruments in the world. The word violin comes from the Latin, “vitula,”…

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The Duet: Music and Mathematics

Many people have observed that some sort of connection exists between music and mathematics. A harmonious musical piece can even be said to be something equivalent to a perfect mathematical…

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Art of Luthiers: Creation of a Cello

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In Siberia, Drummers Play Music on Ice!

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Guzheng: The Chinese Zither

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. It has a history of over 2,500 years. The modern guzheng is about…

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Birds on Wires Inspires Composer

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K-pop and the Masculinity Crisis

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Some Amazing Ways Music Affects Human Beings

Anyone who has listened to music for long hours will understand that it has a deep impact on their mind. The harmony of sounds triggers various emotions and responses within…