Music is a moral law giving soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life.
Music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Where words fail to express, music works. Music is for pain, music is for joy. Music is something that accompanies every one of us throughout our lives. The soul’s own speech is MUSIC!!
Music has the power of changing our thoughts, mood and even the outlook on life.
Music acts like a stress buster to many.
The varied types of musical instruments are:
It is truly said MUSIC is vital part of all human cultures for a range of reasons.
Music expresses feelings and thoughts which cannot be said and impossible to be silent on.
Every single musical instrument, right from the African "djembe" to the Indonesian "gamelan angklung", and the Arabic "shababa" to the Indian "sitar", is a testament to the fact music acts like a universal language having multiple forms.
The various types of existing musical instrument in the world will develop a deep curiosity to know more about it in depth.
Wind instruments require a person to blow into the instrument in order to produce the desired sound. It involves principle of resonance,sound waves, harmonics, frequencies, and acoustics. Blow into the instrument, will produce a pitch of the sound note which, varies depending on the length of the internal air column in which the sound waves vibrate. The shorter the air, the higher is the pitch of the note produced, and vice versa. Some of the popular wind instruments are:
Flute, Piccolo, Shakuhachi, Clarinet, Bassoon, English horn, Oboe, Accordion, Saxophone, Shehnai, Bagpipe, Pianica, Harmonica.
Percussion instruments require a person to hit or strike or beat the instrument surface in order to generate vibrations, leading to produce the desired sound note. Depending on the type of surface of the instrument, one can use stick or one's hands or other similar objects for striking. A characteristic feature of these instruments is that the spot that is struck produces varied type of sound depending on that spot. For example: consider djembe, striking a center produces a deep sort of thump, whereas striking at its edges will produce a crisp and sharp sound, which is quite different from the previous one. Some of the well-known percussion instruments are:
Drum, Congo, Djembe, Duff, Tabla, Dhol, Nagara, Cymbals, Bells, Xylophone, Marimba Triangle, Tambourine.
Jazz and blues' featuring those shiny trumpets and trombones so prominently in music are classic examples of brass instruments. Brass instruments are named so, due to the nature and texture of the sound that they produce not because all of them are actually made from brass. They work on the similar principle as wind instruments, with just few modifications. The difference between wind instruments and brass instruments is that the length of the air column can be changed through press valves or through a slide mechanism. Some of the popular ones are:
Trumpet, Trombone, Bugle, French horn, Conch, Tuba, Alto Horn, Bazooka, Cimbasso, Flatt trumpet
All your guitars, violins and pianos come under this category of string instruments. String instruments work on the principle of sound wave vibrations that are created with the help of strings. The pitch of the sound note produced depends on two things length of the air column and the type of thick string involved. Some of the famous string instruments are:
Guitar, Piano, Violin, Viola, Sitar, Cello, Double Bass Mandolin, Banjo, Harp, Sarod, Santoor.
In recent years with the advent of technology some of the newer musical instruments have been produced. Majority of them are designed to reproduce the sounds of existing musical instruments in a simplified and user-friendly way. Some of the common electronic instruments include:
Piano keyboards, Octopads, Rhythm machines, Samplers, Synthesizers, Synclavier, Theremin, Eigenharp, Mellotron, Omnichord.
It is quite heartwarming to see that different countries being associated with different kinds of musical instruments, resulting in contributing towards the common language of music. Therefore, one can state that music is an universal appeal which is visible in the many types of musical instruments that one gets to see all over the world.