Who knew sonorous metal could bend so sensuous? Well... Dr. Kirsten did. Here to tell us all about the overtones, mufflings, vibrations and beaters of the humble (?) triangle, it's bFM's resident ethnomusicologist. Lucky.
The master, the big-dog, the o.g. collectable - the Fender Stratocaster. From garage to virtuoso shredding, Dr. Zemke runs through the headstocks, humbucks and hardtails of the guitar of choice for everyone from Hendrix to Townshend to yr Da.
If the lower members of the woodwind family all sound a bit like a family of jazzy ducks, then the clarinet is probably the derpy uncle. Makes sense, no? Guess you'll just have to listen (in between the noise of bands tuning up for 95bFM Breakfast Club).
With famous players including Stevie Nicks, Joel Gion and Nico - by hoop 'n' jingle, it's the tambourine. As a listener pointed out: "not the hardest percussion instrument, but the easiest to get wrong." Or, as art history suggests: "my tambourine, my prison / my tambourine, my handcuffs / my tambourine, my grave."