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Jan
22
2011

Who Invented the Cassette Player

Cassette Player

The invention of cassette player first originated when magnetic storage for audio was introduced by Oberlin Smith in the year 1888. Ten years later, Vlademar Poulsen brought some practicality to this concept. The first magnetic tape came into the market in 1928 and was invented by Fritz Pfleumer. The first consumer usable cassette player came into the market in the year 1963. Audio company Philipps introduced it in Europe and later in United State as [...]

Jan
19
2011

Who Invented the Acoustic Guitar

Who Invented the Acoustic Guitar

An acoustic guitar is a common type of guitar that projects the sounds produced by the strings of the guitar only by using acoustic methods. The string based acoustic guitar was invented by Christian Fredrich Martin from Germany. He was a guitar maker who moved from Germany to America in the year 1833. At that point of time, American guitarists required a bright sounding and louder guitar so he fulfilled the same by inventing the [...]

Jan
19
2011

Who Invented Bagpipes

Who Invented Bagpipes

There has always been a speculation on whether the Bagpipes bear a Scottish origin or an Irish origin. However, the Bagpipes are neither the legacy of the Irish nor the Scottish. The bagpipes were invented in the middle-east. The Old Testament has references of the instrument being played to call upon the people for worship. There are indications of this event taking place in Iraq, which was then a part of the Babylonian empire. The [...]

Jun
9
2009

Who invented Opera

Sydney Opera House

Opera is a form of stage musical, quite different from typical Broadway musicals, and is often considered more cultural because it incorporates classical music and period costumes. Despite the use of classical orchestras, and a distinctive style of singing, opera actually describes a type of stage drama where singing is the main method of delivering lines instead of the more usual method of speaking a part. The renaissance era in Europe, especially in Italy, was [...]