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Top 10 stories of the week: Anatomy of an Instrument - the musical saw, Ben Hillier interview, Worst recorded non-food sales

Top 10 stories of the week: Anatomy of an Instrument - the musical saw, Ben Hillier interview, Worst recorded non-food sales

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The most popular article on MI Pro this week was our in-depth review of Flare Audio’s brand new Flares Pro wireless earphones.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 10th 2017 at 11:29AM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Musical Saw

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Musical Saw

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Halloween came and went far too soon for our liking here at MI Pro HQ, so we thought we’d keep things spooky by finishing the week up with a look ...

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 3rd 2017 at 11:45AM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Keytar

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Keytar

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Is it the epitome of 80s cheese? Is it only ever used ironically? Is it actually a really cool piece of gear that deserves to be taken more seriously?

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 14th 2017 at 12:07PM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Accordion

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Accordion

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Considering June is Accordion Awareness Month, it seems fitting that the latest instalment of our Anatomy of an Instrument series looks at the German musical invention.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 5th 2017 at 1:02PM

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Anatomy of an Instrument: The Ukulele

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Ukulele

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In this special edition of our Anatomy of an Instrument series, we’ve handed things over to an expert in the instrument this instalment focuses on. Mark Pugh has worked in ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 10th 2017 at 12:09PM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Banjo

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Banjo

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For some people, hearing the banjo reminds them of disturbing scenes from the film Deliverence, for others, they reminisce about the tongue-in-cheek ditties from George Formby and his banjolele. More ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 11th 2017 at 11:08AM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Cajon

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Cajon

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You may have noticed more bands these day sitting their drummer on a slap-able box while doing an acoustic performance, but you may not know the origins of this interesting ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 21st 2017 at 11:23AM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Player Piano

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Player Piano

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Self-playing pianos may have been big in the 19th and 20th century, but with a recent MI market report suggesting the instrument will “threaten traditional piano sales over the next ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:43AM

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Anatomy of an Instrument: The Harmonica

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Harmonica

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Nothing says ‘American folk music’ more than a harmonica. A staple in blues and country, the 19th century wind instrument is synonymous with cowboy hats and singing about your wife ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 6th 2017 at 11:24AM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Xylophone

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Xylophone

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While the xylophone is a staple in most school music lessons, the instrument actually has unusual and much debated ancient origins.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 29th 2016 at 10:57AM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Autoharp

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Autoharp

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It may not be the first instrument that comes to mind when thinking about taking up a musical pastime, but from the Carter Family and Dolly Parton to PJ Harvey ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 25th 2016 at 3:40PM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Cowbell

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Cowbell

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What do Salsa musicians, farmers and Saturday Night Live fans all have in common?

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:00AM

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Anatomy of an Instrument: The Theremin

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Theremin

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Here’s everything you could possibly need to know about the Theremin – an electronic, spooky-sounding instrument that’s been fascinating the music world since 1920.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:31AM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Hang

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Hang

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Here’s everything you could possibly need to know about the Hang, and the range of handpans that have spawned from this UFO-like percussive instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 12th 2016 at 10:50AM