What Instrument Should I Play?

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You don't need to be young to learn to play an instrument. If you're feeling inclined to pick up a musical axe and roll with it, you should! Music has a lot of great health benefits that can make you feel good about yourself. The question is — which instrument is right for you? Learning a musical instrument takes a lot of time and dedication, so it's important to love the instrument that you're going to learn. How can you be sure you'll love an instrument before you spend hundreds of dollars and years investing in your talent? Well, you've come to the right place! once you answer each of these quiz questions, we'll be able to tell you which instrument will steal your heart. Regardless of your musical experience, all you'll need to do is make a few choices that will showcase the instrument you're meant to play. Which one will it be? Take this quiz to find out!

History Lesson

One of the oldest instruments still in use today is the flute

The oldest known flute dates back over 40,000 years and was made from bird bones. These early flutes were used in religious ceremonies and were often believed to have magical powers.

In ancient Egypt, music played a crucial role in religious and social life. They created a variety of instruments, such as the harp, lyre, and lute. The Greeks, on the other hand, had a profound influence on the development of Western music, and they invented instruments like the aulos (a type of double-piped flute) and the kithara (a large lyre).

During the Middle Ages, musical instruments continued to evolve, with the emergence of the pipe organ, which is still in use in many churches today. The Renaissance saw the development of new stringed instruments, such as the violin, viola, and cello, which are still widely used in orchestras.

The Baroque period saw the rise of the harpsichord, which was used as both a solo instrument and as an accompaniment to other instruments. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the piano was invented, and it quickly became the most popular instrument of the era.

The 20th century saw the rise of electronic instruments such as the synthesizer, which revolutionized the way music was created and recorded. Today, there is an incredible variety of musical instruments available, from traditional acoustic instruments to the latest digital synthesizers.

Did you know?

Certain instruments defy categories

If you analyze the make up of any orchestra, you'll find that musical instruments fall into a few basic categories: percussion, brass, wind, and strings. While some, like the viola and the cello, are easy to play into the strings categories, others are a little more challenging to nail down. At least, they're so versatile that they can fall into other parts of their definitions. For instance, the saxophone is clearly a wind, or reed, instrument, but its construction also makes it qualify to sit with the brass section. Then, there's the piano. When you see a grand piano with a grouping, you'll often see it near the percussion section. Although it's usually classified as a string instrument, it's also a percussion instrument. Without the rhythmic playing of the pianist's hands, the strings inside the piano would not be struck to make a sound. Both xylophones and marimbas, also considered percussion instruments, are set up to resemble piano keys and mimic the action of the hammers inside the piano.

How to Play?

Our personality quizzes are set up a little differently than your basic trivia quiz, but you’ve probably seen their kind around. Rather than having to choose the right answer from a list of multiple choice options, in this case, there is no “right answer”! (Two plus two will always be four, but every Golden Girls character is equally awesome.)

So, stop stressing. Just click on the answer that suits you best, and enjoy the ride. These quizzes are just for fun but who knows – you might just learn something about yourself along the way!

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