Recording Studio: History of the Banjo Part II

Recording Studio: History of the Banjo continued… Recording Studio: the Fifth String Joel Walker Sweeney of The Sweeney Minstrels, born 1810, was often credited with the invention of the short fifth string. Scholars know that this is not the case. A painting...

Voice over Sydney: Maltese language

Voice Over Sydney: The Maltese language is a source of fascination to both visitors and linguists. The Maltese speak a unique language, Malti, the only Semitic language written in Latin characters. Through the ages, many foreign words, particularly English and...

Recording Studios Sydney: History of the Banjo Part I

Recording Studios Sydney: Banjos belong to a family of instruments that are very old. Drums with strings stretched over them can be traced throughout the Far East, the Middle East and Africa almost from the beginning. They can be played like the banjo, bowed or...

Recording Studio: The History of the Bass Guitar

Recording Studio: The early days of bass playing must have been a nightmare! Low resonance plus the need for audible volume meant huge instruments like the Mandobass (mandolin style) and the Regal Bassoguitar, which was a monster cross between an acoustic guitar and...

Sydney Recording Studios: The History of the Violin

Sydney Recording Studios: It is believed that the violin originated from Italy in the early 1500s. It appears to have evolved from the fiddle and rebec, both were bowed string instruments from the Medieval period. The violin is also believed to have emerged from the...