A musical instrument is anything that can produce a melodious sound. The history trail shows that musical instruments are almost as older that as a human being is. Archeological research provides evidence that musical antiquity has traced at least 37,000 years ago.
“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”― Jane Austen.
If you are interested to learn about music, we advise you to get familiar with the basic categories of instruments. It helps to understand not only the working but also guides to make minor adjustments to play better sounds. Contemporary musical instruments are classified into the following major categories.
- Brass Instruments
- Woodwind Instruments
- Percussion Instruments
- String Instruments
- Electronic Instruments
Brass Musical Instruments
are tubular in form with a conically shaped end. These pipes are curved in different shapes and produce sounds with air blown through the resonator eg trumps, trombone, tuba, bugle, etc.
Woodwind Musical Instruments
are the musical devices that produce sound in desired frequency by blowing wind into the resonator. These instruments work on the principles of frequencies, sound waves, and resonance eg piccolo, flute, and clarinet, etc.
It is important to note that Brass and Woodwind instruments work on the same principle, the blow of air but we can differentiate them from each other based on their construction. Brass Instruments consist of Brass or metal and woodwinds are obviously made of wood pieces.
Percussion Musical Instruments
are the musical instruments that produce sound by vibration through strikes on some surface. These instruments include xylophone, vibraphone, rattle, and cymbals, etc.
String Musical Instruments
are composed of the strings or cords of different thicknesses in columns. The musicians hit the cords to produce the desired sound. The instruments include guitar, viola, and violin, etc.
Electronic Musical Instruments
are the latest and contemporary musical instruments that produce sound using modern technologies. Previously, pianos, keyboards, etc were classified as keyboard instruments, however, nowadays these instruments have been classified as electronic instruments because they are based on electronics technology.
How to Care and Maintain your Instruments?
In this section, we will explain the tips to maintain your musical instruments for you. Countless hours of playing an instrument may become partially broken and may need minor maintenance. We suggest some of the tips which will increase the life of your instruments.
Always keep your instruments in original cases. Keep the cases in good condition also.
Keep your instrument in a position where nothing is placed on top of it. Never store any other thing along with the instrument, unless the accessories have designated places and pockets in the cases.
Don’t leave the instruments at such places where the weather may affect badly, like placing in open, placing on the seat of cars, etc.
If your instrument is being brought inside from colder temperatures, allow it to warm up to room temperature before playing.
Keep the instrument neat and clean, as dust or humidity will affect the strings, leather sheets, or resonators.
Don’t try major repairs at home. However, there is a minor change or adjustment required, you can do it at home because calling a technician for minor changes will be costly. You may take basic training for minor adjustments along with the music classes. So, Change strings, resonators, etc regularly.
We provide these small spares of high quality, so your instrument remains in proper working condition. We have the following basic spares for your instruments.
There are many string instruments. Regular usage will lose the tension of strings and a loose string will not produce the desired sound. You can change it at home, the first time you will need someone’s help, as your teacher may assist you. Afterward, you can change it by yourself easily. But remember that musicians don’t recommend replacing strings at once.
If your strings are breaking recurrently, examine the nuts, make necessary adjustments, or replace them. However, if you don’t know how to do it, you may take help from video tutorials.
Musicians use the tuning pegs to fine-tune the instrument. Tuning peg drops may slip but peg drops can stop them from slipping.
Bows are fragile in nature. Using finger oils can keep rosin from sticking with them.
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