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Perhaps it depends what you call "Music". For example, the rhythm of a train running by has been used/referred to in many tunes and used as inspiration for rhythms, or directly sampled. Let's take it back to a time before anyone had done that... Is the train a musical instrument ? No - until someone starts seeing it as such. So would there be a genre of ...


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I did some research on this and found some very strong indicators that the string is indeed pressed against the fingerboard. The most convincing point is offered in this book on composing for japanese instruments. The chapter on the Kokyu starts at p.112 and likens many techniqual aspects of playing to the Shamisen, where the strings do indeed touch the ...


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Create a new genre? Every composer and every composition has it own style. 'Genre' is a term which comprise compositions that are similar in style, techniques and instrumentation (and in other attributes). Sometimes it even only means the use of a composition, like video game music (which has no unique style; only the instrumentation was similar in the 8bit ...



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