Dating musical instruments
A special single valve Bb bugle was commissioned for use by the 3rd U. Infantry Regiment “Old Guard” Fife and Drum Corps as they celebrate 50 years of service.Kanstul bugles have been used outside of drum corps by video game composer Kenji Ito and jazz legend Clare Fischer. So far, these dates are the earliest for the Aurignacian and predate equivalent sites from Italy, France, England and other regions.The results indicate that modern humans entered the Upper Danube region before an extremely cold climatic phase around 39,000 to 40,000 years ago, the researchers said."Modern humans during the Aurignacian period were in central Europe at least 2,000 to 3,000 years before this climatic deterioration, when huge icebergs calved from ice sheets in the northern Atlantic and temperatures plummeted," study researcher Tom Higham, of Oxford University, said in a statement.
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[Gallery: Europe's Oldest Rock Art]Old bones The flutes are the earliest record of technological and artistic innovations that are characteristic of the Aurignacian period.
This culture alsocreated the oldest known example of art meant to represent a person, found in the same cave system in 2008 (that statue seems to be about 35,000 years old).
That instrument was the Precision Bass®, a name that would not only become synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll, but also shape its very being.
As time went on, we created new instruments to cater to a new, evolving type of musician: the electric bassist.