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Musical Instruments by Linda
All people enjoy one or the other kind of music. Music has a
soothing effect on the body and the mind. It also has some healing
capabilities which medicine and science have been trying to decipher
for years. Music can be enjoyed and learned by people of all age
groups. A large number of music schools have come up in the recent
years which teach interested persons how to play different types of
Before you set to buy a musical instrument
or even learn one, you need to know about the different types of
musical instruments that exist.
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a) Wind instruments: Sound is produced in these instruments when a column of air
is made to vibrate inside them. These instruments are further divided into brass
and woodwind instruments. The length of the column of air and the shape of the
instrument play a major role in determining the frequency of the wave generated.
Different tones are produced depending on the construction of the instrument and
method of tone production.
Percussion instruments: Sound is produced in these instruments by
simply striking them. The sound produced in this case may or may not be of high
pitch. The cavity of the instrument surrounding the area where it is struck
vibrates and sound is produced. The shape and material of the instrument also
decide the type of sound produced form this instrument.
c) String instruments: These instruments produce sound when the string is
disturbed from its original position by the application of force. The length of
the vibrating string, the mass, tension and the point at which the string is
excited determine the frequency of the sound produced. The tone of sound
produced by these instruments can vary depending on the shape and resonating
cavity construction of each instrument.
d) Electronic instruments: Sound is produced in these instruments through
electronic means by imitating the sounds produced by other instruments. They
resemble keyboards in appearance.
e) Brass instruments: Sound is produced in these instruments when air is blown
into a tube with different length or thickness to generate a wide range of
f) Keyboard instruments: These instruments can use any of the above methods to
generate musical sounds. Each key in the keyboard can produce one sound or the
other. Keyboards are famous for producing a combination of different sounds and
can also imitate the sound produced by other musical instruments.
About the Author
Linda Polansky writes about Guitar Deals, Guitar Live Sound and Harps On Sale
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