Accordion The accordion is a handheld free reed musical instrument from the bellows-driven aerophone family. At times, accordions are called squeezeboxes and thought of as a one-man-band. It often does not need any accompanying instrument because the performer could play music on keys using the right hand and the accompaniment which has pre-set and bass chord buttons using the left hand. The mandolin family The few other members of the mandolin family are the mandola, mando-bass, octave mandolin, piccolo, mandocello, and cittern. The mandola, also called tenor or alto mandola, is pitched a fifth under the mandolin. It has a scale length of approximately 16.5 inches. The mando-bass mandolins are tuned similar to a double bass and have four strings. The Rickenbacker 4001 came in the early 1950 s and it became the rock bass chosen by many. Playing techniques The different playing techniques include plucking, picking, slap and pop, two-handed tapping, and fretting. How to play If you are still learning to play the guitar, it is best to use a fretted bass guitar because it is easier to accurately hit the notes. With this, the musician could reach a seven semitone range of notes set to a microtone. The sitar in jazz music The fusion of Western jazz and Indian classical music stems back from the 1950 s to the 1960 s. This was when expert musicians of the Indian classics like Rabi Shankar collaborated with jazz musicians like Bud Shank and Tony Scott. It has a deeper design and was meant to be carried. In the 17th century, screws were added to fasten the snares which provides for a brighter sound. Metal snares surfaced in the 20th century. In the book entitled The Art of Snare drumming by Sanford Moeller, it is said that studying military drumming is needed to be familiar with the nature of the snare drum because its true character is as a military instrument. Both ends of the wooden tube will be covered by hands and kept under water for a few minutes. If bubbles appear, it means that there are holes and these should be sealed with beeswax. For the didgeridoo to have the correct pitch, the stick will be shortened to approximately 1 to 3 meters. To have a smoother edge, the mouthpiece could also be lined with beeswax.