Month: April 2019

Top musical instruments you can easily learn to play (part 5)

  1. Saxophone

The saxophone is a woodwind instrument which is closely related to the clarinet. This musical instrument, invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840 and typically made of brass, played with a mouthpiece. The saxophone is most used in classical music, jazz, marching and military bands. It has always been enclosed in people’s lists when choosing an instrument to learn because of its “cool” image. Playing any musical instrument helps you express your creative side, and the saxophone is particularly good for this purpose thanks to its wide range of flexible and dynamics sound that allows you to convey many styles and emotions.

There are 9 different types of saxophone in total, but the most popular ones are the Alto, Tenor, Soprano, and Baritone saxes. Whether you are tall or short, or enjoy playing the bassline parts or the melody in bands, there is a suitable saxophone for you. Playing saxophone improves your aural skill and the ability of finding the difference between a various type of sounds. This also helps in developing your language proficiency. Moreover, it contributes in identifying logical patterns that help in science and math.

  1. Flute

The flute, also belonging to the woodwind family, produces sound through the flow of air across an opening. The sound pitch is changed when the various holes in its body are opened or closed. The flutes for beginners  are often made from silver-plated or nickel brass while professionals use gold, solid silver,  and even platinum. Silver flutes produce a brighter sound while wooden ones produce a dark sound.

It is easier to learn to play woodwind instruments than string instruments or keyboard because we can learn three notes in the first lesson and make progress quicker on them. This versatile instrument is commonly used in jazz, classical, and modern band ensembles. Playing the flute is relaxing, helps improve concentration, co-ordination, and self-discipline.

Top musical instruments you can easily learn to play (part 4)

  1. Percussion

A percussion is a musical instrument which is sounded by being scraped or struck by a beater; scraped, rubbed, or struck by hand; or struck against another instrument. Percussion plays a pivotal role in almost every style of music. Especially, in recent popular music culture, it is hard to name three hip-hop, rap, funk, rock, or even soul songs or charts which do not have percussive beat keeping the tune in time. Playing the percussion gives a lot of mind and body benefits. This assists both kids and adults with their motor skills and coordination.

  1. Bass Guitar

The bass guitar is another kind of stringed instrument which is similar in appearance and construction to the electric guitar, but having a longer neck and scale length with four to six strings. It is a transposing instrument that is primarily played with the fingers or thumb, by slapping, plucking, popping, tapping, thumping, strumming, or picking with a plectrum. The bass guitar is often a solo instrument in Latin, funk, jazz, jazz fusion, rock, and other metal styles. Learning to play the bass guitar is as challenging as learning to play the six string guitar. If you are not sure about your musical abilities, it is perfect to get started with the bass guitar. Players often have to memorize long chords with a regular guitar while you can play more songs with only single notes with a bass guitar. This is the reason why it is easier for new musical instruments players.

The role of the bass guitar player is working hand and glove with the drummer to provide the rhythmic impulse. Double bass guitar musicians are sought-out readily to perform in a professional capacity. It is much easier for a bass guitar player to find work than a guitar player. Moreover, like any other musical instrument, playing bass guitar produces a special kind of pleasure that affects your life positively. It is beneficial to your health, mental ability, personal life, social life, and other areas of your life.