Keyboards and percussion are the backbone of most forms of music, from classical to rock to jazz.
This video provides a thorough education in the history of both the keyboard and percussion, from the origins of the organ to hammered instruments such as the piano.
For the educator, you'll find nuggets to pass on to your students, including:
- The history of the organ, from foot- and hand-operated bellows to electric-powered bellows
- The introduction of kettledrums into Europe during the Crusades
- The earliest keyboard instrument with strings was the hurdy-gurdy
For those interested in expanding their knowledge of these foundational instruments, you'll find much to enjoy, as will the lover of music in general.
There's a wealth of information and knowledge packed into this video's 28 minutes, including demonstrations of some of the featured instruments played by some of the world's finest musicians.
An excellent addition to any music lover's library.(30 minutes)