Menu

Latest articles from Kayla Carstens

The Right Wireless Earbuds for your Journey
Wireless earbuds are one of the best gifts this Mother’s Day, as they can be used in most settings and for multiple media sources. Invented in 1891 by French engineer Ernest Mercadier and based on telephone receiver earpieces, earbuds are a modern commodity that is practically a must-have for every single consumer in any country. Earbuds can be used for watching TV shows and videos on multiple devices such as cellphones, tablet, laptops, and PCs. With earbuds, you can also listen to music without bothering those around you. Some earbuds even offer better features for listening to music such as increased bass, treble, and sound capabilities. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a pair of wireless earbuds. It'll help you: Choose the right type of wireless earbuds. See useful tips about these types of wireless earbuds See the features of different wireless earbuds
Guide to the Best Ukuleles of 2019
The ukulele is a member of the guitar family and is made in the shape of a small guitar, about the length of one's arm, with 4 nylon or gut strings. The ukulele originated from the American state of Hawaii. The ukulele is an extremely popular instrument among those who want a carefree and small instrument that one can play anywhere and can play anything. The ukulele is featured in a surprising amount of songs from multiple genres such as  Indie Pop, Alternative, Country, Jazz and many more. Famous artists have used the ukulele in their songs such as The Beatles, Twenty One Pilots, Van Morrison, Billie Eilish, Bruno Mars and many more.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a ukulele. It'll help you: Choose the right type of ukulele, See useful tips about that type of ukulele, Select the right brand of ukulele, Find accessories you may need for your ukulele.
Guide to the Best Sitars of 2019
The sitar is a string instrument that is plucked and originated from the Persian setar which had three strings. The sitar originates from India and when it was created, featured in many Hindustani classical pieces. The sitar made its way into western popular music in the seventies and eighties when middle eastern sound inspired many artists and bands such as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors and many others. If you want an instrument with a different and more exotic sound than others than the sitar could be a good option with its twanging and sliding sound.     We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a sitar. It'll help you: Choose the right type of sitar, See useful tips about that type of sitar, Select the right brand of sitar, Find accessories you may need for your sitar.
Guide to the Best Lutes of 2019
A lute is technically any stringed instrument with a neck and a round back with a hollow body. The lute is a very old instrument and is rarely played today, it was mostly known in medieval music, baroque music and in the renaissance. The lute was used mainly in and before baroque times to accompany a vocalist or another instrument by playing basso continuo which is a special notation that used numbers to indicate what the instrumentalist should play. Artists do play the lute in recent times such as Julian Bream, Hans Neemann, Walter Gerwig, Suzanne Bloch and Diana Poulton. If you are a fan of old music and want to play something unique that holds centuries of history then you may consider the lute a viable option.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a lute. It'll help you: Choose the right type of lute, See useful tips about that type of lute, Select the right brand of the lute, Find accessories you may need for your lute.
Guide to the Best Harps of 2019
The harp is one of the oldest instruments that are still used today, dating back all the way to ancient Egypt in 3000bc. The original design of the harp was based on the hunting bow and can be seen in Egyptian hieroglyphs. The harp can be found in the history of many cultures such as Asia, The Celtics and many many more. The fact that this instrument has been used throughout history for over 5000 years is a testament to its beauty and importance. The harp can be sued in many different types of music from medieval to classical, jazz to pop and so on. Truly the harp is a diverse instrument and one that deserves to stand out.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a harp. It'll help you: Choose the right type of harp, See useful tips about that type of harp, Select the right brand of harp, Find accessories you may need for your harp.
Guide to the Best Violas of 2019
The viola is the lesser known sibling of the violin and cello. The viola is slightly larger than the violin and plays at a lower pitch. Mostly playing in classical music, orchestras and so on, the viola can be just as versatile as the cello or violin. The viola has been around since the beginning of the baroque era and has been used in many genres such as baroque music, Romantic Era music, classical music, opera, pop, rock, and so many others. The viola is the perfect instrument for those who admire classical string instruments but wishes for something less common than the violin or the cello.     We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a viola. It'll help you: Choose the right type of viola, See useful tips about that type of viola, Select the right brand of viola, Find accessories you may need for your viola.
Guide to the Best Mandolins of 2019
The mandolin is an eighteenth-century string instrument that evolved from the sixteenth-century mandora. The mandolin has eight strings, which are tuned in unison by pairs. The mandolin is generally played by plucking or strumming with a pick. Though the mandolin is considered to be an ancient instrument and out of the modern trends, it is used nearly all over the world by the majority of countries and nearly always in a different style. The mandolin is the perfect instrument for someone who wants a unique instrument that can play thousands of styles.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mandolin. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mandolin, See useful tips about that type of mandolin, Select the right brand of mandolin, Find accessories you may need for your mandolin.
Guide to the Best Electric Cello of 2019
The electric cello was invented over 85 years ago and is now seen as a unique, modern and fashionable version of the cello. The electric cello is a cello that relies on amplification from electrical products such as preamps and amplifiers, whilst a normal or acoustic cello relies on its own vibration to make sound and project that sound. The electric cello can be used for many genres including classical and many other modern genres such as rock, pop, jazz and so on. The electric cello is the perfect instrument for a cellist or aspiring cellist that wants a different aesthetic and wants a unique and modern instrument.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an electric cello. It'll help you: Choose the right type of electric cello, See useful tips about the electric cello, Select the right brand of electric cello, Find accessories you may need for your electric cello.
Guide to the Best Cellos of 2019
The cello is one of the youngest in the string family, only being invented in the late fifteen hundreds. The cello is tuned from left most string to right most string in the order of C, G, D and A. The cello was originally called the Violoncello, meaning “Big little violin.” but was eventually shortened to the cello. The cello is used in many genres and can be utilized in many ways, not just classical music. It has even been used to make metal music, an example being a cover of ACDC’s Thunderstruck by 2Cellos in which 2 celloists play both the vocal and instrumental parts of this famous song.     We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a cello. It'll help you: Choose the right type of cello, See useful tips about that type of cello, Select the right brand of cello, Find accessories you may need for your cello.
Guide to the Best Electric Violins of 2019
Violins are considered to be a stoic and formal instrument used for classical and elaborately formal compositions, but the electric violin challenges this viewpoint with its use in modern music such as pop, rock, hip hop, punk and more. Surprisingly the first electric violin was created nearly ninety years ago in the 1930s by a company called  Electro Stringed Instrument Corporation and its founder George Beauchamp. Do not think however that because it is an electric violin that it cannot play classical music as well as modern genres. The electric violin can be played with almost every genre imaginable. A few examples of songs with electric violin in them are "Running Dry" by Neil Young; "Baba O’Riley" by The Who; "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas and "Losing It" by Rush.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an electric violin. It'll help you: Choose the right type of electric violin, See useful tips about what type of electric violin, Select the right brand of electric violin, Find accessories you may need for your electric violin.
Guide to the Best Violins of 2019
The violin is one of the most popular instruments in today's world even though it was invented over four hundred years ago. The violin has been incorporated in many genres throughout histories, such as baroque, romanticism, classical, opera, jazz, pop, and many many more. Musicians train for years to play the violin and often start from the early ages of four years old. The violin is an instrument that requires great commitment, strength and determination to master, however, it is regarded so highly that those who are masters are admired and respected for their craft.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a violin. It'll help you: Choose the right type of violin, See useful tips about that type of violin, Select the right brand of violin, Find accessories you may need for your violin.
Guide to the Best Bass Guitars of 2019
An instrument that is used in nearly every modern day genre, the bass guitar is a versatile and important instrument that was invented in the 1930s by Paul Tutmarc in Seattle, Washington. The bass guitar is modeled after the electric guitar but has a longer frame and uses only four strings at a much lower pitch than the electric guitar. The bass guitars main role in an ensemble or band is to provide support for the other members of the band, rhythm-wise and strengthen the rhythm alongside the drums. The bass guitar is an important and simple instrument that has no boundaries on creativity and applications.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a bass guitar. It'll help you: Choose the right type of bass guitar, See useful tips about that type of bass guitar, Select the right brand of bass guitar, Find accessories you may need for your bass guitar.
Guide to the Best 12 String Guitars of 2019
Nobody is really sure where the 12 string guitar comes from, but one thing that is known is how in the 1920s and 1930s it grew extremely popular for its rich and larger than life sound in folk, jazz, rock and blues. Twelve string guitars are one of the rarer versions of guitar but they are still considered an important and beautiful instrument. The 12 string guitar creates an interesting effect called the “chorus” effect which means that the strings don’t vibrate at the same time making it sound like multiple “voices”.The 12 string guitar is perfect for a musician looking for a challenge and to further themselves skill wise, whilst still creating enjoyable music.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a 12 string guitar. It'll help you: Choose the right type of 12 string guitar, See useful tips about that type of 12 string guitar, Select the right brand of 12 string guitar, Find accessories you may need for your 12 string guitar.
Guide to the Electric Guitars of 2019
An iconic instrument that everyone knows and admires is the electric guitar. An important part of so many genres such as Pop, Rock, Metal, Motown, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock and so many more. An electric guitar by definition a solid wood guitar with one or more pickups that receive and amplify the vibrations of the guitar strings with the help of an amplifier. Some of the best guitarists are Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Keith Richards and many more. So if you want to play a diverse instrument that can play multiple genres and change its sound to however bright or gruff you want, then the electric guitar is certainly a valid choice.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting an electric guitar. It'll help you: Choose the right type of electric guitar, See useful tips about that type of electric guitar, Select the right brand of electric guitar, Find accessories you may need for your electric guitar.
Guide to the Best Acoustic Guitars of 2019
An instrument that transcends time, that can be traced back to earlier than the 1500s, the guitar is truly a prominent instrument in all of music history. Today's design of the acoustic guitar can be attributed to Spanish musician from the early 1900s, Antonio de Torres Jurado. Don’t forget that though the guitar is seen as a fun and easy instrument that it requires practice, hard work and a passion for music. The guitar is used in so many genres and throughout history in many forms. Some of the genres it features in is country, jazz, pop, folk, Latin, Motown and so on. If you are interested in an instrument that spans a wide array of genres and musical styling then the guitar is definitely one of your top options.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a guitar. It'll help you: Choose the right type of guitar, See useful tips about that type of guitar, Select the right brand of guitar, Find accessories you may need for your guitar.
Guide to the Best Sackbuts of 2019
The sackbut is an ancestor of today's trombone and was used mainly in the renaissance and baroque eras. Sackbut is a commonly used name for an older trombone or replica of a sackbut. Many times the sackbut (as an older version of the trombone) can play trombone parts in medieval and baroque music such as chamber music, cantatas, oratorios and so on. The sackbut is also used today in a trombone capacity by many modern artists such as Adam Woolf, Caecilia Concert, The Gabrieli Consort and The York Waits. Religious music is the instruments main repertoire, performing many masses and 1700’s choir music.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a sackbut. It'll help you: Choose the right type of sackbut, See useful tips about that type of sackbut, Select the right brand of sackbutt, Find accessories you may need for your sackbut.
Guide to the Best Sousaphones of 2019
The sousaphone was created in 1893 by J.W. Pepper, as an effort to create an instrument that was similar to the tuba but would project the sound above the heads of the band and therefore project more efficiently. The sousaphone was not initially created for marching bands but for concerts. They were tried in the early 1900s and were eventually incorporated into military bands. The sousaphone is not only used in military bands and marching bands, but it is also used to play jazz, Banda Sinaloense, and many other genres. The sousaphone is a large and unique instrument for a largely talented and unique musician with love and determination to be a great musician.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a sousaphone. It'll help you: Choose the right type of sousaphone, See useful tips about that type of sousaphone, Select the right brand of sousaphone, Find accessories you may need for your sousaphone.
Guide to the Best Mellophones of 2019
The mellophone is a brass instrument that is often used to substitute the french horn in various bands and ensembles when playing certain pieces. It is a three-valved horn that is pitched in either the key of F or E♭. The mellophone was created in the early 19th century, the earliest model being created by Herman Koenig, and it was called the Koenig horn. The mellophone is used instead of the French horn in instances such as marching bands as, unlike the French horn, the mellophone has a frontward facing bell, allowing the sound to be directed in a more desirable direction. If you are interested in playing in brass or marching bands, then the mellophone might be the horn that's most suitable for you.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a mellophone. It'll help you: Choose the right type of mellophone, See useful tips about that type of mellophone, Select the right brand of mellophone, Find accessories you may need for your mellophone.
Guide to the Best Baritone Horns of 2019
The baritone horn is mostly used to play jazz or be part of brass bands. It is very similar to the tuba and the euphonium as it originates from its early ancestral design, the serpent but is a completely different instrument. The euphonium has a larger bore and an extra valve whilst the baritone horn has a more cylindrical bore and only 3 valves. Some famous baritone horn players are James Morrison, Lyndon Baglin, Herbert Scott, Rich Matteson, Bernard McKinney and Howard Johnson. So if your dream is to play a lesser-known jazz instrument or be part of a brass band, then the baritone horn may be your best choice.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a baritone horn. It'll help you: Choose the right type of baritone horn, See useful tips about that type of baritone horn, Select the right brand of the baritone horn, Find accessories you may need for your baritone horn.
Guide to the Best Euphoniums of 2019
The euphonium is a brass instrument that name comes from the Greek word euphōnos, which means “sweet sounding”. The euphonium, like many other brass instruments, can be traced all the way back to the serpent, the oldest low horn instrument design found. The euphonium can be played in the treble clef if it is transposable but if it is not transposable, then it is played in the bass clef. The euphonium is the leading instrument for military bands in the tenor section. It was invented in 1843 by Sommer of Weimar. So if you are interested in playing a low brass instrument but you don’t like the lowness of the tuba, the euphonium might just be the instrument for you.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a euphonium. It'll help you: Choose the right type of euphonium, See useful tips about that type of euphonium, Select the right brand of the euphonium, Find accessories you may need for your euphonium.
Guide to the Best Bugles of 2019
Most people know the bugle as the horn used by armies for certain calls and commandments. It is a simple horn with no pistons or valves and all the pitch control is done by the player themselves. The instrument is so unique it even has its own musical scale called the bugle scale. Bugles are some of the oldest types of instrument, as there have been discoveries of bugles made from curved animals horns from around as early as the 4th century. They have been used by Roman armies, boy scouts and military members. It is often used to communicate messages to one another whether it be about the days routine, strategy calls or even to surrender in a battle.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a bugle. It'll help you: Choose the right type of bugle, See useful tips about that type of bugle, Select the right brand of bugle, Find accessories you may need for your bugle.
Guide to the Best Trumpets of 2019
It is said that the trumpet was created over 7000 years ago and has been said to be made out of various materials, such as wood, bamboo, clay and metal. The trumpet was even used by ancient Greeks and Romans to announce royalty and herald attacks of opposing armies hence why most royalty nowadays uses trumpets in bands at events to announce them. Trumpets are used varieties of music such as jazz, blues, pop, orchestras, and so many more genres. So if you want to play this royal brass instrument you only need a passion for music and some practice.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a trumpet. It'll help you: Choose the right type of trumpet, See useful tips about that type of trumpet, Select the right brand of trumpet, Find accessories you may need for your trumpet.
Guide to the Best Tubas of 2019
The tuba is the lowest pitched horn and biggest horn in the whole brass family. It was invented by Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht and Johann Moritz and developed in 1835. There is usually only one tube in an orchestra and many famous composers have included the instrument in their pieces such as Stravinsky, Wagner, Gershwin, and Berlioz. If you are a big fan of jazz or orchestral music then the tuba is the instrument for you. The tuba has been used in jazz since jazz began and continues to be used today. Despite its large size, this instrument is elegant and bold and lends a feeling of professionality to any ensemble, band or orchestra.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a tuba. It'll help you: Choose the right type of tuba, See useful tips about that type of tuba, Select the right brand of tuba, Find accessories you may need for your tuba.
Guide to the Best Trombones of 2019
If you are a great lover of jazz music and/or brass instruments, then you should definitely consider purchasing a trombone. It was endorsed largely in the middle ages for dance bands and assumed a contratenor position in these groups. It was included in some of Beethoven's works such as Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Symphony no. 6 in F major and Symphony no. 9.  Nowadays you can find the trombone in symphony orchestras, marching bands, concert bands, military bands, brass bands and brass choirs. This a widely varied instrument that can be diverse in both genres and sound. So take a serious look at the trombone and see the beauty and importance of this brass instrument.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a trombone. It'll help you: Choose the right type of trombone, See useful tips about that type of trombone, Select the right brand of trombone, Find the additional products you might need for your trombone.
A Guide to the Best Slide Scanners of 2019
If you are a photography fanatic, or simply someone who has many films and negatives that they need to convert, then a slide scanner is the perfect thing for you. A slide scanner is a device that allows one to scan negatives and film, in order to convert them into usable files such as web shareable images, billboards, photographs and so on. Slide scanners capture the images shown on negatives by illuminating the negative and using an image scanner to capture as many details of the image as possible, so as to provide you with the highest quality copies. They range from very basic models that can be used for those who only want digital copies of their negatives, to large and more sophisticated scanners that will allow for larger copies to be made with greater detail, such as billboards or display art.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a slide scanner. It'll help you: Choose the right type of slide scanner, See useful tips about that type of slide scanner, Read reviews of different slide scanners, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of slide scanner, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Car Seats of 2019
For most new parents, there is an avalanche of new things that need to be purchased in preparation for a newborn or toddler, but one of the most important things that need to be bought is the car seat. There is a zero percent chance that you will never need to transport your child anywhere, and in order to do this safely, you need a car seat-- preferably one that has multiple safety features and is comfortable for your child. Not only that, but you would probably like one that would last for a long time, be easy to use, and easy to install. It is of the utmost importance to all parents that their child is safe and comfortable, no matter what age. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a car seat. It'll help you: Choose the right type of car seat, See useful tips about that particular type of car seat, Read reviews of different car seats, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of car seat, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Record Players of 2019
A device that has brought us music for over a century has risen from the ashes after being declared obsolete. Invented in 1877, and reinvented again and again over the next hundred years, it was one of the first instances of recorded music that one could play back with audio. Nowadays this vintage machine is on the top of any music lover’s wishlist, for nostalgia and its uncorrupted sound. Now you not only have access to old music, but artists have started releasing their albums on vinyl records in an attempt to up sales, and it’s working. To many, nothing is cooler than a record collection, with songs ranging from the 1960s and ’70s to the 2010s. If you are looking to purchase one of these miraculous and trendy machines, then be prepared for a musical journey that ranges over a hundred years.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a record player. It'll help you: Choose the right type of record players, See useful tips about that particular type of record player, Read reviews of different record players and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a record player, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Trail Cameras of 2019
Nature in any part of the world is so beautiful and just waiting to be discovered, with all of its many creatures: birds, mammals, and so many others. A trail camera is the best tool for any outdoor enthusiast, whether your intent is hunting, observation, or photography. It is much easier to observe and track animals and learn about their habits when you can use a trail camera instead of waiting and watching yourself. Animals tend not to approach when humans are around, due to sounds, smell or just your unfamiliar presence in their territory. And not only that: for those people looking for a little bit of extra security for their homes in case of robberies or other dangers, a trail camera is just perfect for capturing an image of the criminal, to use as you wish.   We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a trail camera. It'll help you: Choose the right type of trail camera, See useful tips about that type of trail camera, Read reviews of different trail cameras, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of a trail camera, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
A Guide to the Best Printers of 2019
Any home or business generally needs a printer to make physical versions of important documents, whether it be school projects or monthly trial balances. However, it is often hard for us, as consumers, to find a printer that works efficiently and is of a high enough quality for us, whilst still fitting in our price range. We all want a printer that works well, without breaking down often, does not create streaks or wrinkles on the page, or that will have any connectivity problems with your devices, phones, computers or tablets. There are many popular and well- known brands for printers, that also provide great quality such as Epson printers, HP printers, Canon printers and Brother printers. So it is often a good idea to research what you want out of a printer, with regards to price range and your needs, to be sure that you make the right decision and are ultimately happy with your purchased product. We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a printer. It'll help you: Choose the right type of printer, See useful tips about that particular type of printer, Read reviews of different printers, and what customers are saying, Select the right brand of printer, and Compare prices and find the best deals.
Show More articles
Best Reviews Guide Newsletter
Get exclusive articles, recommendations, shopping tips, and sales alerts
Sign up for our newsletter to receive weekly recommendations about seasonal and trendy products
We use cookies to enhance your experience with us. By continuing to browse this site you're agreeing to our Privacy Policy. Got It