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Top 6 Most Important Music Instruments You Should Learn

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music instrumentsMusic produces some kind of pleasure for pleasure for human nature. Playing an instrument also has its benefits; it can bring joy to you and everyone around you, it enhances your coordination, improves your memory capacity amongst others. Learning to play a music instrument is thus a good thing. If you are fascinated with learning to play an instrument, here is a list of six most important instruments that you should learn.

1. Drums

It is probably harder than other instruments when starting out, but your progress is much better and quicker than other instruments. It is usually hard as a starter to coordinate both hands and one foot independently, but once you get this instilled in you, most rock, pop songs, and blues are easily playable. As a drummer, learning a new song is much easier as you don’t have to memorize the melody but just how the song ‘vibrates.’ There are a variety of simple drums you can play; bongos, box drums, congas, tambourines, shakers, and tambourines are all easy to learn and inexpensive.

2. Piano

It is an easier and another important instrument you should learn. It is played using a keyboard, which contains a row of keys that the player (pianist) presses down or strikes with thumbs and fingers of both hands. It is widely employed in jazz, classical, traditional and popular music for performances, composing and rehearsals. Despite a piano being quite expensive, the things it can be used for has made it one of the Western world’s most common musical instruments. It can play chords, play louder or softer, a large number of musicians have trained to play it. It is easy to play one chord or one note, but it requires some real skill to play a whole song.

3. Harmonica

It is a minimalist instrument that can fit in your pocket. It is used worldwide in many musical genres, significantly in blues, classical music, American folk music, jazz, rock and roll, and country. There are several types of harmonica, i.e., diatonic, tremolo, chromatic, orchestral, octave, and bass versions. The instrument is played by using the mouth (lips and tongue), which direct air through one or more holes along a mouthpiece. Behind the holes, sit chambers containing at least one reed – a reed is an elongated flat spring secured on one end over a slot that serves as an airway.

4. Banjo

banjoIt is a stringed instrument with between four to six strings, with a head, which is simply a thin membrane extended over a frame or cavity as a resonator. The membrane is made of plastic and in rare circumstances animal skin, and the frame is circular. It is used in genres like country, bluegrass shows, and Irish traditional.

5. Guitar

Also a string instrument with anywhere from four to eighteen strings. The sound from a guitar is projected either through electrical amplification or acoustically. It is associated with genres such as bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, metal, punk, reggae, rock, soul, mariachi, flamenco and many forms of pop.

6. Tambourine

It is a percussion family musical instrument consisting of a frame, mostly wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles. It comes in many shapes, with the common being circular. The tambourine is associated with music genres such as classical, Persian, Gospel, Rock, Italian folk, Turkish folk, and Green Folk.

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