Clip description Keywords
An alternative tuning for the violin
An alternative tuning for the violin

Duration: 0:56

The musician Georges Lammam explains the rationale behind the use of alternative tuning on the violin.

 
An Arabic violin performance
An Arabic violin performance

Duration: 00:55

Georges Lammam, an Arabic violin virtuoso and vocalist from Lebanon, demonstrates two contrasting folk pieces.

 
Anthony Sayer, cellist,  reflects on his career
Anthony Sayer, cellist, reflects on his career

Duration: 09:45

Cellist, Anthony Sayer, with over 40 years in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra reflects on his career.

 
Guzheng performance techniques
Guzheng performance techniques

Duration: 1:16

The Chinese musician Winnie Wong shows how the guzheng or Chinese zither has developed from a simple folk instrument into the concert instrument of today.

 
Joining an orchestra.
Joining an orchestra.

Duration: 09:46

Amy Cardigan and Alice Rikards describe their experiences of being new violinists in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

 
Music from vintage computers
Music from vintage computers

Duration: 03:08

A musician who makes music from old computers has been given access to some of the world's earliest models.

 
Nicola Benedetti -  being a soloist.
Nicola Benedetti - being a soloist.

Duration: 08:47

Nicola Benedetti talks about her experiences of being a successful violinist from a young age.

 
Oud performance techniques
Oud performance techniques

Duration: 01:12

Musician Yair Dalal gives a performance which clearly demonstrates many of the standard playing techniques for the oud.

 
Performing on the shakuhachi flute
Performing on the shakuhachi flute

Duration: 03:18

An explanation of the use of pentatonic scales in Japanese music, demonstrated by the shakuhachi flute.

 
Playing the accordion
Playing the accordion

Duration: 00:54

Accordian master Elias Lammam plays the accordion.

 
Playing the cajita
Playing the cajita

Duration: 1:04

A demonstration of the cajita, a small, wooden drum with a hinged top.

 
Playing the North African rhaita
Playing the North African rhaita

Duration: 00:57

A demonstration of rhaita playing - a double reed instrument from Northern Africa.

 
Playing the oud
Playing the oud

Duration: 01:27

Musician Driss Berrada performs on the oud, a stringed instrument commonly used in Middle Eastern music, and talks about its place in Arabic music-making.

 
Playing the quijada - a donkey jawbone
Playing the quijada - a donkey jawbone

Duration: 00:39

Musician Lalo Izquierdo demonstrates the technique for playing one of the earliest Peruvian percussion instruments - the quijada or donkey jawbone.

 
The development of the guzheng
The development of the guzheng

Duration: 1:36

Chinese musician Winnie Wong discusses the origins, history and construction of the guzheng or Chinese zither before giving a performance.

 
The sarode - construction and playing techniques
The sarode - construction and playing techniques

Duration: 02:07

Sarode master Alam Khan describes the parts of the instrument and shows how it is played.

 
The singing voice - how to make a big sound
The singing voice - how to make a big sound

Duration: 02:30

With the help of a novice male singer and a professional, choral expert, Gareth Malone demonstrates how singers make a big but pleasant sound without shouting.

 
Trumpet player Mark O'Keefe
Trumpet player Mark O'Keefe

Duration: 08:55

Trumpet player Mark O'Keefe talks about his passion for music.

 
Tuning junk instruments
Tuning junk instruments

Duration: 02:03

The leader of the junkband Echo City gives a demonstration of a junk instrument made from gas pipes - the bat phone.

 
Understanding flamenco
Understanding flamenco

Duration: 02:08

Guitarist El Ingles analyses some of the components of bulerias, a highly rhythmic Flamenco dance form.

 
Using drums to support dancing - the tambora
Using drums to support dancing - the tambora

Duration: 00:54

A demonstration of how the Peruvian tambora is used to mark dancers' movements.

 

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