Tag: pipe organ

  • How Mellotrons Work and What Makes Them So Special

    How Mellotrons Work and What Makes Them So Special

    Pipe organs are expensive. They’re such large installations that they’re as much architectural and carpentry projects as they are musical instruments, and therefore out of reach of most individuals and small institutions. Engineer and inventor Laurens Hammond searched for a cheaper alternative with his tonewheel organs in the 1930s. But while these instruments are pretty cool […]

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  • All of the Times Manneken Pis Dressed Up Like a Musician (We Think!)

    All of the Times Manneken Pis Dressed Up Like a Musician (We Think!)

    If you’ve ever been to Brussels, or know much about Belgian culture, you may already be familiar with the four things they take really seriously over there: beer, fries, waffles, and… a bronze statue of a naked boy urinating into a fountain from 1618, with a penchant for dressing up in various costumes and regalia (sounds like a lot […]

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