An object which is used to make a melodious sound is called musical instrument. In today’s life, music has become essential part of entertainment and a method to relax the body after a stressful day. There are large number of musical instruments with different style and different sound. Every single instrument has its own quality. No one can differentiate between two or more different instruments. These instruments are mostly used in orchestra.
There are different categories of musical instruments like keyboards, drums, percussion instruments, stringed instruments, woodwinds and brass wind instruments.
The instrument that comes under the category of woodwind is prepared with single or double reeds.
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Some woodwind, musical instruments are in a tubular form while some woodwinds have many curves in a tube and the shape of the instrument makes it easy to make different sound. The instrumentalist places a reed in the mouthpiece to make sound and the quantity of air in the tube will decide what kind of sound is produced. The type of woodwind instruments are flute, clarinet, piccolo, oboe and bassoon.
The brass wind musical instruments can be seen from the distance because of the shine of the instruments. The different type of instruments under this category are trumpets, French horns, tuba and trombones except for saxophone because it comes under woodwind as it has a mouthpiece that needs air for creating musical sound.
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The stringed instruments are like violin, guitar, violas, cellos and double basses. These instruments have different method of playing. Cellos and double basses are played in standing position and violin, guitar, and violas are played by carrying it in hand. These stringed instruments are checked by the tuning of each string before the performance to get better sound.
The different types of percussion instruments are timpani, snare drum, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, chimes, xylophone, celesta, tam-tam, and the triangle. The sounds of these instruments are louder compared to any other instruments so they are placed behind all other instruments so that it produces a proper sound and doesn’t create a noisy environment.
The keyboard category consists of piano, clavichord, harpsichord etc. Every musical instrument that has a key button that is attached to a string to create a sound comes under this category.
The musical instruments, drums, the types and structure of drums are different in different countries and the sound that it produces differs from one type to another.
So, if you are planning to own any of these types of musical instruments, there are few things to be considered before purchasing it.
- Check for the reputed stores that sells original and genuine instruments.
- Check the sound of the instruments that you are planning to purchase.
- See how you feel when you hold the musical instruments.
- Look out for the well known brand of the instruments.
- The last and the important thing- see that it is within your budget.
After purchasing your instrument practice everyday for an hour or less to learn it fast and remember to always keep it clean.
Choose your favorite woodwind or brass wind instruments and enjoy with your family in a melodious environment.