Previous month’s blog: Which Are The Most Difficult Instruments To Learn For A Beginner?
To Be Continued
The bagpipe was originated somewhere in 1000 BC according to Oxford History of Music. It is a wind instrument that uses enclosed reeds. This instrument created some nice music throughout Europe, the Caucasus, and Northern Africa since the time it has been invented. It consists of a bag, an air supply, a drone, and a chanter. It is played by putting constant pressure and there are nine notes in it. Some common ones include the Romanian cimpoi, the Asturian gaita, the Northumbrian smallpipes and so on.
The piano is one of the most familiar instruments and loved by many. It is an acoustic string musical instrument invented around the year 1700 in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori. It is mainly of two types- upright pianos and grand pianos. It is played using a keyboard and widely used in jazz and classical music. Learning to play a piano can be challenging as you are required to move your feet and hands on the board independently along with sight reading at the same time.
The drums were first seen played around 6000 B.C. in Mesopotamia by the ancient Babylonians and Sumerians. It belongs to the percussion group of musical instruments. It is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world and centuries back these were used in religious ceremonies. It has a drum skin or drum head struck in drum stick. It can be played by both single and many drummers. There are mainly two types of drummers- rock and low pitched.
The harp is found to be known since 3500 BCE, being used all over the world and most popular in Europe, Africa, and Asia. However, it has gained popularity in Europe in the middle ages. Casper Reardon was a well-known harpist for jazz. It belongs to the chordophone category of musical instruments. It has multiple strings, neck, and a resonator. The strings are made out of wire, gut, silk, and nylon. This one is difficult to play because of its difficult finger systems and hand locations. The technique of using pedals is another daunting task. In addition, coordinating between hands and feet requires a lot of practice.
There is more to it that will be covered in the next month’s blog. Stay tuned to know more and don’t forget to check your favourite musical instruments on sale in the Philippines.