The bass guitar: An unexpected path to music theory

By |2020-08-16T21:56:04-05:00August 16th, 2020|Bass guitar, Instruments|

My unplanned path to music theory via electric bass guitar By Tony Huber I have been playing musical instruments fairly seriously for over thirty years now. I've played the bluegrass and folk genres primarily, so my need for music theory was fairly limited. I played either by tab or by ear, and simply did not need music theory at that [...]

History of the mandolin

By |2020-08-16T13:36:00-05:00February 25th, 2017|Mandolin|

Here we will give a brief history of the mandolin. Where did the mandolin come from? From which ancient instruments did it evolve? In general the evolution of today's mandolin went something like this: Lyre - Lute - Mandola - Mandolina - Mandolin. Mandolins evolved in Italy from the lute family of stringed musical instruments during the seventeenth and eighteenth [...]

History of the acoustic guitar

By |2020-08-12T14:09:56-05:00January 27th, 2017|Instruments|

Here we will give a brief history of the acoustic guitar. Where did the acoustic guitar come from? From which ancient instruments did it evolve? The lute It seems the origin of the lute - an instrument used in a great variety of instrumental music from the medieval (5th to the 15th century CE) to the late Baroque (1600 to [...]

Dobros & resonator guitars

By |2020-08-12T14:14:21-05:00January 5th, 2017|Instruments|

This post about dobros and resonator guitars sprung from Old-time music: Genres of influence, our article about the influence of old-time music on the musical style of Tony Huber & Friends as well as the Tresbear Music label in general. What is a resonator guitar? A resonator guitar (aka resophonic guitar) is an acoustic guitar with one or more metal [...]

Musical instrument forums

By |2014-03-13T06:00:47-05:00March 13th, 2014|Instruments|

Another music industry list from Tresbear Music This post focuses on websites that provide information, forums, and/or interactive communities for both specific musical instruments and genres of musical instruments. The topics discussed (e.g., threads) on these musical instrument forums range from issues specific to particular instruments to general music issues, from beginner level all the way up to the highly [...]

Musical instrument dealers

By |2020-08-12T14:37:43-05:00March 1st, 2014|Instruments|

Another music industry list from Tresbear Music Here's a small and hopefully useful resource for musical instrument dealers in and around Nashville as well as online. We are focusing only upon those musical instrument dealers with whom we've had positive personal contact and can recommend based on our experiences. A follow-up article will list studio equipment dealers. This is not [...]

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