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Instruments: Percussion – Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 16, 2017


Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK)

Published on Aug 7, 2013

In this film, David Corkhill introduces some of his instruments in the percussion section.

Vibraphone – 00:07
Xylophone – 02:29
Marimba – 03:31
Glockenspiel – 04:53
Bass Drum – 05:54
Tam-Tam – 07:19
Snare Drum – 08:57
Cymbals – 10:49
Triangle – 13:14
Crotales – 14:17
Tambourine – 15:16

To learn more about the percussion section visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore…

Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.

“Have you seen the app called ‘The Orchestra’? It is astonishing. For somebody who can’t read music to learn how an orchestra functions, to be able to see from the perspective of a flute or a second violin, is really enlightening.” – Sir John Eliot Gardiner, quoted in an interview by Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2014

The Philharmonia’s Principal Percussionist’s Chair is endowed by Mercedes and Michael Hoffman. For more information on Chair Endowments, please visit: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/support..


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Instruments of the Orchestra (Britten) Sir Malcolm Sargent LSO

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Vanhal – Double Bass Concerto in D Major

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 7, 2017


London Symphony Orchestra


Uploaded on Apr 1, 2011

Rinat Ibragimov, principal double bass of the London Symphony Orchestra together with Catherine Edwards, performs Jan Křtitel Vaňhal’s Double Bass Concerto, originally written in Es Major but performed here a semitone lower.

This popular piece of double bass repertoire is commonly called for in auditions, and here Rinat demonstrates its performance using the original bass part and the Viennese Tuning that would have been in vogue at the time of its composition.

Rinat plays a d-bass by Matheus Albany, a gift from his colleague and friend Alexander Stepanov. He uses Pirastro Eudoxa strings.

Watch Rinat’s performance of Karl Ditters von Ditterdorf’s bass concerto here:

Meet the Ukelin — Only Strings

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on November 12, 2016

I acquired a ukelin this week. Sounds a little like an autoharp when strummed, a mandolin when plucked, and a glass harmonica when bowed. It’s in really good shape, with only a couple strings missing. Although a number of people have uploaded videos of themselves trying to play one, just a few perform credibly. Many […]

via Meet the Ukelin — Only Strings

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Vienna Horns – Back to the Future

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Instrument: Violin

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How To Master Your Instrument

Posted in Instrument by Higher Density Blog on September 13, 2015
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Yale Courses – Introduction to Instruments and Musical Genres

Posted in Genres, Instruments by Higher Density Blog on August 13, 2015


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Instruments of the Symphonic Orchestra

Posted in Instrument by Higher Density Blog on December 27, 2014

Dennis Greenwood

This video is part one on instruments of the the orchestra and covers the strings and brass of the orchestra. Part two covers woodwinds and percussion.

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