Interview with Bill Welychka

Welcome to YTMS!  Today we interview Bill Welychka about his career in broadcasting thus far, from his days at MuchMusic to the present (2019).  But first, we must set the scene… Canadian Music in the 1990's To some, the 1990's seem like the distant past by this point, while others like myself still consider that…

History and Application of the Theremin

When it comes to the imagination, the human mind has no limit. The magic of the vision of man can be seen in the invention of musical instruments. The purpose of the musical instrument is rhetorical.  What you may think is impossible is made possible by instruments. It is not just about the theory behind…

The Didgeridoo – History and Information

What is a Didgeridoo? A didgeridoo is a type of native Australian wooden horn / pipe that makes deep, resonant sounds, and is considered as an aerophone (wind instrument) by many musicologists. This instrument is also sometimes referred to as didge or didjeridu, as well as names like yiraka, djibouti, and paampu. Here is a…

The History Of The Clarinet

Instruments have always played an essential role in music since their advent, tens of thousands of years ago. As much as music can be done with simply the human voice, there is just a magic about instruments accompanying the human voice that only your heart can understand.  Much of the knowledge behind older instruments is…