Why play a musical instrument?
Well there are several reasons really. It gives you confidence,
teaches you discipline, gives you co ordination, relieves stress, helps
you appreciate and understand your emotions.
Choosing a musical instrument.
Nine out of ten people, they say, can play an instrument. Just as
most people should to be able to swim, ride a bike, drive a car, or use
a computer. It's just a matter of choosing the right one for you.
Playing the recorder is a good start, it can lead you on to other
things. There is the flute, of course, for which a relatively small
amount of puff is required and considered by some to be the easier of
the woodwind family. Then there is the clarinet and saxophones which are
single reed instruments. If you are thinking of playing the saxophone
you would be well advised to start with an Alto .The reason being that
the tenor is slightly heavier and will need a bit more puff and the
soprano is not so easy for a beginner because of the intonation. It's
worth noting too that someone who plays flute or clarinet find the
saxophone easier to learn if they have been playing for a while. Then
there is the double reed instruments which are the bassoon, oboe and cor
Playing your Instrument.
Anyone who says that playing an instrument is easy is telling you a
lie. It takes many hour of endless practise with scales and notation but
the rewards are fantastic. If you already read music it will be of
tremendous value and it's a good Idea to learn. If however you are one
of those people like me who prefer to play by ear then you are not
alone. Neither John Lennon or Paul McCartney, among others, ever learned
to read and look were it got them. Playing by ear can have its
advantages but learn to read if you can.
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