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Karaoke

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Karaoke is a performance technique using a piece of equipment that enables a person to sing along to a prerecorded accompaniment. The word ‘karaoke’ is a combination of two Japanese words: kara, meaning ‘empty’ or ‘vacant,’ and oke...

Hurdy-Gurdy

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...A hurdy-gurdy (Lat. organistrum, symphonia; FR. vielle; It. lira tedesca; Sp. zanfonía; Ger. Drehleier; Hun. tekerö; Rus. relja) is a guitar-, viola- or lute-shaped keyed stringed instrument, played by turning...

c. Saxophone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...General Description The saxophone (Ger. saxophon, Fr. saxophone, It. sassofone) is a thin-walled brass instrument with a conical bore that widens to a slightly flared bell. Along its body is a series of holes, sized...