Welcome to Instruments for Music

Whether you are a professional musician, a teacher, or an individual who loves playing an instrument, this website is for you. There is music for when you are happy; there is different music when you are sad. When you are feeling lonely or when somebody is in love, music is the best way to express your feelings.

What is a Musical Instrument?

A musical instrument can be any object that produces sound. The history of musical instruments dates to the beginnings of human culture. Early musical instruments may have been used for ritual or used in a religious ceremony. Cultures eventually developed compositions and performance of melodies for entertainment. Musical instruments have evolved to what we see and listen to today, and in the future who knows but it will be more improved and that is exciting.

Musical instruments have had many systems of classification over the years. Instruments can be classified by their effective range, their material composition, their size, etc. The most common classification was introduced in 1914 by Curt Sach and Eric Von Hornbostel and uses the means by which the instrument produces sound. This is the most common and the one most of us would use to classify an instrument.

Music can be defined as a set of frequencies in a set pattern making it audible or pleasant to the ear. But we cannot deny the fact that the choice of music differs from person to person. Sometimes what is musical for you might not be musical for somebody else.

 

acoustic and electric guitars

The guitar would be the most popular musical instrument classified as a string instrument usually having 6 for an acoustic or electric guitar, and 4 strings for a bass guitar but can have more strings like the Spanish guitar which has 12 strings. The sound is projected either acoustically for an acoustic guitar or through electrical amplification for an electric guitar. Read more…

drums and drum kits

The drum is a member of the percussion group. The drum kit consists of a mix of drums, with the snare drum mounted on a stand and placed between the player’s knees. A bass drum is played by a pedal operated by the foot. One or two tom drums mounted above the bass drum and one or more cymbals. Drums may be played with either drum sticks (wooden or bamboo) or brushes (steel or nylon). Read more…

musical keyboards

A musical keyboard is better know as an electronic keyboard, piano, or organ is the set of depressible levers or keys on a musical instrument. Depressing a key on the keyboard causes the instrument to produce sounds. Read more…

sheet music

Sheet Music is a form of symbols that are used as a guide to performing that piece of music. In most cases, you do not need to be able to read sheet music to play a musical instrument, but it is useful to have an understanding of some of the symbols on sheet music. Read more…

brass family instruments

Brass Instruments are part of the brass family and can be divided into two basic types, cylindrical and conical. Cylindrical instruments have a tube with an even bore and conical instruments have a bore that widens gradually. Read more

wind family instruments

Wind Instruments these instruments are part of the woodwind family and are divided into two main categories, the air reed category and the single reed and double reed category. The common element for this family is the tone holes used to length their air column. Read more

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