Other Musical Instruments/Expert Profile


Ask A Question

The Doctor

U.S.
Available
Expertise

Please note that my specialty in this section does NOT include piano or organ. Please, NO QUESTIONS REGARDING: serial numbers, appraisals, pricing, value or restorations. Thank you! Otherwise, I answer a variety of questions about "other" musical instruments, particularly of the stringed or percussive variety. I have multiple music degrees and years of experience in the field. When asking your question: 1. Please be clear in your message. 2. Provide actual question(s). 3. Please keep it short and concise. 4. Save my one-question-per-day for someone else if you can find the answer on your own. And finally, please, again, *no* questions regarding: serial numbers, appraisals, pricing, value, restorations, or when a particular instrument or device was made. Thank you!!!

Experience in the area

15 years professional experience.

Education/Credentials

BM, BME, MM, DMA.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I do NOT answer questions about piano, organ, serial numbers, appraisals, pricing, value, restorations, or when a particular instrument or device was made. Thank you!!!

Average Ratings

Recent Answers from The Doctor

2013-08-15 Lyres:

There are a number of ways to tune a lyre. Some people tune their strings to a pentatonic scale, others tune them to a chromatic scale. You can also tune them to a major scale. Decide on a key by tuning

2013-01-12 Sitar for a six year old?:

Look into a half-size instrument, or smaller if necessary and possible, but before purchasing have your child hold it to see if it is the right size. Everything should be within reach, easily accessible

2011-06-19 Pipa:

The pipa - or "Chinese lute" (English slang) - is usually played in an upright or nearly-upright position, with left-and-right motions with the fingers (pi) and thumb (pa) of the right hand, and with plectrums

2010-10-07 Harmonica:

Hello Jane,    Thank you for writing. The type of harmonicas that you get them can depend on how the instruments will be used. I will share some information about types of harmonicas.    Chromatic harmonica

2009-12-18 CAN A RECORDER BE REFINISHED?:

Hello,    As a disclaimer I should state that any changes you make to the instrument are entirely your responsibility. There is certainly a risk involved, though without knowing additional details on the

 

Ask A Question

Other Musical Instruments

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.