National Schools of Playing and Sound

America​

Austria

Russia

Spain

European-American

England

Scandinavia

Japan

France

Italy

Netherlands

China

Germany

Canada

South America

Israel

Before the late 20th Century with advances in communication technology, digital recording and high speed internet, the quality of instrumental sound, and ways of playing instruments had much more national individuality. This relative isolation, for several hundred years, allowed for a greater variety in sound and methods of playing between nations creating "National" sounds.

 

Explore the different qualities through the different nations and times to get a taste of national individualities. 

Examples of National Styles
 


 

 

 

      



Wlach, Austria

Cahuzac, France

Kell,

England

McLane, America