Music-The Blend of Heart and Soul

There are various things around the world that gives human beings a good vibe and feeling. Some natural sounds like singing of birds, blow of wind also some smell of wet mud after rain, favorite food, etc. But did you ever noticed why these sounds keep us calm and make us feel to hear it more? Because they are not noise they are music. Music can be defined as something just opposite to noise. Musical sounds are those sounds which produce the sound in a particular rhythmic pattern. The sound of noise makes us feel irritated and sometimes ruins our whole day because it is that sound that is not in a rhythm but a sound coming in a random rhythm and vibration from a source.

 

After people started knowing about this, they started singing and designed various musical instruments to produce different types of music. They started to hum at the beginning and soon they started writing lyrics with a rhyme which started to sound much better and reclining along with the music.

 

The different musical instruments people made were:

Guitar: A guitar is a musical instrument with a long neck and a hollow body. It consists of six strings attached to the top and each string is appended to an adjustable screw which allows us to tune the guitar. The long neck of a guitar is divided into small parts called frets. Each fret of the guitar has a different scale of music. The frets are usually 24-25 in number but it depends on the height of the guitar. It was originated from the early 17th century from Spanish Guitarra (partly via French), from Greek kithara, denoting an instrument similar to the lyre.

Keyboard/Piano: A keyboard or a piano is a musical instrument that is approximately similar to a computer keyboard. The instrument is rectangular containing various black and white keys on it where each of them makes a different sound. The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Italy. Cristofori was unsatisfied with the lack of control that musicians had over the volume level of other instruments.

Harmonica: A harmonica is a musical instrument played by blowing air into it. It is very small and portable. Harmonica and guitar together sound very beautiful. A harmonica produces a sound of very high pitch and frequency. It was invented in Europe in the early part of the 19th century. Free reed instruments like the Chinese sheng were fairly common in Asia since ancient times.

Flute: A flute is a long cylindrical instrument having some holes in it. The holes make different sounds when covered. It is also played by blowing air into it. It is also one of the national instruments of Nepal. It sometimes plays a vital role by giving life to music and even more when it is classical music.

There are many more interesting instruments on the market. The instruments mentioned at the top is the most common and most used instruments. Some other popular instruments can be Saxophone, Xylophone, Shaker, Cajon, etc.

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