Month: March 2019

Top musical instruments you can easily learn to play (part 3)

 

  1. Electric Guitar

The electric guitar is a string instrument. It was invented in 1931 and basically uses a pick-up to convert the vibration of its strings , typically made of metal. The vibration occurs when a guitarist plucks, strums, or finger-picks the strings -  into electrical impulses. The electric guitar commonly has 6 strings but sometimes has up to 12 strings. The electric guitar is a little easier to play than the acoustic guitar. It has a bit lighter strings and a bit thinner neck, that makes things more comfortable for hands which aren’t used to fretting chords. It is convenient for new players because if it is difficult to struggle with the mechanics of playing, they are more likely to quit. Starting with a guitar which is easier on the hands helps remove one of the barriers preventing newbies from advancing on the instrument.

Most new musical instrument players have not chosen their musical direction. It takes some time for them to figure out what they really love and what they’re really good at. An electric instrument makes them have the freedom to explore those choices. Someone may find that they love playing classical music finger-style or strumming chords and eventually switch to acoustic guitar. Someone may decide to love jazz, metal, or country music. And people can play all of that on an electric guitar which gives them a greater amount of freedom to explore it all.

  1. Violin

The violin is also a string instrument which typically has four strings and is the smallest but highest-pitched instrument in its family. The violin is usually played by drawing a bow across the strings. It is an important musical instrument in many musical genres like jazz,  metal, country, and folk music. Learning to play the violin is at the top of many bucket lists for aspiring musicians and has great benefits such as improving concentration, coordination, and discipline.

Playing the violin requires more impeccable posture than almost any other musical instruments. It takes balance and strength to keep your body and hold your violin in the proper position for an extended period of time. It also requires incredible strength in the shoulder and upper arm muscles. Playing the violin improves your hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and physical strength, and makes the players ultimate multi-taskers.

 

 

 

Top musical instruments you can easily learn to play (part 2)

 

  1. Piano

The piano has particularly been an unparalleled outlet for those who are seeking for simply fun and joy, creative expression, and escape. The modern piano has a total of 88 keys including 36 black and 52 white keys and is played by using a keyboard. It was first invented around the 18th century and is used for many genres of music like jazz, classical, traditional and popular. Often considered as the best musical instrument to start playing with, the piano is highly versatile with a wide range and the ability to change dynamics.

Playing the piano offers different advantages to the players of all ages. Children will develop perseverance, emotional expression, and concentration. It also helps in enhancing their fine motor skills and concentration as well as improving their memory and focus. It is such a relaxing and calming musical instrument to learn, too. Moreover, playing the piano is a great way of stress relief and provides opportunities to bolster self-esteem.

  1. Classical Guitar

The guitar is a string instrument having from 4 to 18 strings with a normal one having 6 strings. Typically, it is played by strumming the strings with one hand and fretting them with the other hand. Learning to play the guitar has the great advantages of developing social skills and building confidence. As with the other musical instruments, playing the guitar enhances the fine motor skills of children and improves their focus, memory, and concentration skills. Learning and practicing guitar increases the knowledge of music theory and helps memorize individual notes and not patterns.

  1. Drum set

Drums, the percussion instruments, are the oldest form of musical instruments, which have existed in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. They are commonly played by being struck with beaters or anything from bare hands to wooden sticks to wire brushes. Playing drums helps relieve disappointment, stress, and frustration. Learning to play drums makes you understand how to break complex tasks into manageable ones. Drumming is interactive, about coordination and timing, both of which force the drummers to be in the present moment.

The 10 Best FIFA World Cup Songs Ever (part 2)

 

“Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan

Originally, “Wavin’ Flag” was written by the Somali-Canadian artist and considered as an inspirational song for Somalia. Then it was remade as 2010 World Cup song of Coca Cola in multiple versions. The catchy beat and inspirational message remained and made it a hit of all time.

“We Are The Champions” by Queen

Although it wasn’t written specifically for the FIFA World Cup, but doesn’t matter. “We Are The Champions” of Queen was one of the 1994 World Cup official songs.

“La La La (Brazil 2014)” by Shakira feat. Carlinhos Brown

This song is a mixture of pop and Brazilian funk. Therefore, it is a bit different from the more anthemic FIFA World Cup fare. But its music video, featuring football stars such as Lionel Messi, James Rodríguez, Neymar, and certainly, Piqué and son Milan, more than made up for it.

“Colors” by Jason Derulo feat. Maluma

Although the 2018 official Coca Cola anthem “Colors” is more hip hop than pop, it manages to make you dance. The original track by Derulo has been remade by many stars around the world, but the standard is the version of Maluma.

“World In Motion” by New Order

Although “World In Motion” was not the official 1990 World Cup song, it landed New Order, an English pop band, its first No. 1 on the UK charts. It’s a must for people who love all things the 80s and 90s.

“Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)” by Carlos Santana Ft. Alexandre Pires, Wyclef, and Avicii

“Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)” was the 2014 Brazilian games’ official anthem and it’s quintessential FIFA World Cup in its use of upbeat tempo, the message of glory and hope, and many artists from many countries. But it is also fun. No wonder “Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)” is finding its new listeners in the streaming era.