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Which Musical Instrument is Recommended for Beginners


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Which Musical Instrument is Recommended for Beginners

  1. 1. ==== ====Country music is the most enjoyable to relax and ====Which Musical Instrument is Recommended for Beginners?*Will the instrument I choose be affordable?*Which instruments are easy to learn and which are difficult to learn?*Will it be a quiet instrument or a noisy one?*If I dont choose a popular instrument will I be able to find a teacher easily?*Is the musical instrument of my choice popular or is it an instrument that not many people play?*How much will a lesson cost?*I want to choose a musical instrument that I can play in a band. What instruments should Ichoose?*I want to play a certain type of music. Which musical instruments are suitable for different styles?In the following article I will be answering all of the above.Here is a list of musical instruments to choose from listed in popularity, with the number 1 beingthe most popular:1) Guitar2) Piano3) Keyboard4) Drums5) Violin6) Cello7) Flute8) Saxophone
  2. 2. 9) Clarinet10) Trumpet/Cornet11) Trombone12) French Horn13) Banjo14) Recorder15) Viola16) Tuba17) OboeYou can see a list of all musical instruments here:Musical Instrument Shop. Lots of information and choice. Buy Musical Instruments hereWill the instrument I choose be affordable?If you want to buy a musical instrument but dont wont to spend too much money I would chooseeither a guitar, keyboard, violin, clarinet or trumpet. These instruments are thecheapest to buy when starting out.Which musical instruments are easy to learn and which are difficult to learn?The easiest musical instruments to learn from the list above are: Guitars, Drums and Recorders.GuitarThe guitar should be easy to pick a few chords and you can almost start strumming and playing asimple tune from your first lesson. It is best advised to learn the classical guitar first as it has nylonstrings and will be easier on the fingers than a steel strung electric or acoustic guitar.DrumsDrums are fairly easy to learn as well. The important thing is to feel the rhythm, once you havethis, everything else should be easy to pick up.RecorderThe recorder is probably the easiest of all musical instruments to learn. Most children at schooltake up this instrument before progressing on to the clarinet, flute or saxophone which is muchmore difficult to learn.
  3. 3. The most difficult musical instruments to learn from the list above are: Oboe, French horn,Trumpet and Piano.The OboeThe Oboe is probably the most difficult musical instrument to learn. It is very difficult to evenproduce a sound at first, let alone a musical note. This instrument can take many years to masterThe French HornThe French horn also takes quite a while to get the hang of. The sound is produced not only byblowing, but by creating an embouchure and buzzing the lips to control the air stream, which inturn creates the correct pitch to produce the note. Then the correct valves that correspond to theright pitch have to be learnt. The hand is also used to help the quality of sound by placing in thebell. Wow! Perhaps this is not a great instrument for beginners!The TrumpetThe trumpet is considered difficult to learn initially because of the techniques needed (similar tothe French horn but without using the hand in the bell). The difficult thing about the trumpet istrying to make a nice sound which can take a few years to perfect.The PianoAlthough it is easy to make a sound on a piano, just by pressing any note you sound like aprofessional, the piano is very difficult when you need to play more than one note at a time. All theabove instruments require you to play just one note at a time but with the piano sometimes youneed to use every finger and thumb at the same time!You also need to learn two different clefs, and to learn to read this at the same time is not easy atfirst.Will it be a quiet musical instrument or a noisy one?Do you have neighbours that dont appreciate music? And they live right next to you with thinwalls.Do you want to play late at night or early in the morningAre you embarrassed that you are not making a good sound yet, or you dont want people to hearwhat you are playing.If any of the above is true, you need a quite musical instrument or at least one that you can playwith headphones or adjust the sound electronically.If you want to learn a quiet musical instrument, then choose one of the following: Guitar, Piano,Keyboard, Recorder, Clarinet or Flute.The Classical guitar is very quite and delicate but not the electric or acoustic guitar which are verynoisy when amplified!
  4. 4. You can plug headphones in to a digital piano or keyboard or you can turn the sound down. This isthe ideal instrument to buy if you dont want to make any noise. The acoustic piano (also known asthe upright or grand piano) is very noisy and should be avoided if you need some peace.The Recorder is fairly quiet, apart from the high notes, so this instrument would be ok.The Clarinet is a fairly quiet instrument. It does really depend on how it is played.The Flute is also quiet but the sound can be a bit piercing on the higher notes.If I dont choose a popular musical instrument, will I be able to find a teacher easily?You can find a musical instrument teacher almost anywhere; there are literally tens of thousandsin the UK.You will almost certainly have no problem finding a teacher if you play the more popular musicalinstruments: guitar, piano, keyboard, drums or violin.Is the musical instrument of my choice popular or is it an instrument that not many people play?Please see the above list of musical instruments. They are listed in order of popularity, number 1being the most popular instrument.There are a few guides to find out if a musical instrument is popular. Just look at a symphonyorchestra or a wind band and count the number of instruments there are and how many there areof each.You will find that there are lots of violins and percussion (clarinets and flutes in the wind bandcase) which means that there is no shortage of people learning these instruments. You will alsofind that there is only one tuba, one oboe, a few french horns, a few flutes, a few clarinets etc. Ofcourse this is only a guide, as some of the other popular musical instruments such as the guitar,piano and keyboard are not normally found in a symphony orchestra.How much will a lesson cost?Individual musical instrument lessons can cost between £8 and £20 for half an hour. Groupinstrument lessons £5 to £12. Popular musical instruments are normally cheap than not sopopular instruments, normally because there is no shortage of teachers and competition tends tobring the prices down.It is normally better to learn instruments in a group rather than learn individually. Group learning ismuch more fun as every one is the same level as you and you can share experiences together.Individual instrument lessons can be too serious for a beginner and can actually put you offlearning music because of this. However, individual lessons are a must when you get to a certainlevel of proficiency.I want to choose a musical instrument that I can play in a band. Which instrument should Ichoose?The best musical instruments to learn if you want to play in band are: Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet,Violin or Cornet.
  5. 5. This list might be considered a strange one, but let me explain the reasoning behind this.*The guitar is second-to-none as a solo instrument for a band. If you are the lead guitarist (electricguitar), you get all the limelight. You can play great riffs from all the famous songs.* The Saxophone is a great solo instrument and if you play in a jazz band or big band you get lotsof solos to play.*The clarinet is the king of the wind band; it is the orchestras equivalent of the lead violin. In awind band you get to play lots of solos and intricate melodies.*The Violin is a fantastic solo instrument and orchestral instrument. Many of the great composershave written beautiful solos and melodies for this instrument.*The Cornet is the king of the brass band. This instrument has one of the most delightful sounds ofall. The cornet is given the lead role in a brass band and is featured in all the best arrangements.The lead cornet player gets to play many solos.I want to play a certain type of music. Which musical instruments are suitable for different styles?Here is a list of different music styles:Rock, Classical, Pop, heavy Metal, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Caribbean, African, Latin, Dance,Country, Rap, Hip Hop, Christian, Opera.This list below would be endless if I went in to it in great detail, so here is a short list.1) Guitar. The electric or bass guitar is suitable for pop, rock, R&B, heavy metal, R&B, Jazz andblues, the classical guitar for classical music, the acoustic guitar for pop and folk.2) Piano. The acoustic piano is suitable for classical, jazz, blues and dance.3) Digital Piano/Keyboard is suitable for pop music, dance, jazz and blues.4) Drums are suitable for pop, rock, classical, jazz, African - well, almost everything!5) Violin is suitable for classical, folk, country and dance.6) Cello is suitable for classical.7) Flute is suitable for classical.8) Saxophone is suitable for jazz, blues, pop.9) Clarinet is suitable for classical, jazz and blues.10) Trumpet/Cornet is suitable for classical, jazz, blues and dance.11) Trombone is suitable for classical, jazz and blues.
  6. 6. 12) French horn is suitable for classical.13) Banjo is suitable for country and folk.14) Recorder is suitable for classical.15) Viola is suitable for classical.16) Tuba is suitable for classical.17) Oboe is suitable for classical.I hope that you now feel more informed and can make a decision on which musical instrument isbest for your needs.If you need more information about musical instruments I can recommend visitinghttp://www.soundsmusical.comthe top musical instrument shop in the UK - Soundsmusical.comHappy learning!About The AuthorHenry Howard is a respected member of the music community. He is known as The Master ofMusic and has written many articles about musical instruments. You can reprint or reuse thisarticle as many times as you wish, but keep my links intact.Article Source: ====Country music is the most enjoyable to relax and ====