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Being holed up in all the daily activities of an active schedule can sometimes begin to feel draining on mental health. Leading a life of anxiety and constant stress can prove to be severely detrimental in the long term. Research tells that practicing musical instruments can be very advantageous in numerous ways.
Benefits of playing musical instruments
Practiced even in hospices and palliative care, strumming these amazing musical tools can bring an array of health benefits. Firstly, it keeps the mood and heart healthy and always cheers up the emotional distress of the mind.
Secondly, it lowers high blood pressure and while boosting the mood, playing a musical instrument can reduce the chances of having an emotional breakdown and a subsequent depression. Thirdly, it helps to build in bodily endurance depending upon the type of musical instrument played. The processing is done by the amygdala, which is the part of the brain which is involved with mood and emotions. Hence, indulging in some kind of musical activity keeps a person in the best of physical and mental health.
The types of Musical Instruments you can experiment with
1. Bowed and Strings
If you are just starting out, you will surely feel at ease in the company of these. Bowed and string instruments are made with a paired combination of few extended strings, and that is why it is easier to learn from scratch. With a wooden exterior and hollow interior, this match makes the vibrations come more alive, producing a very sweet melody indeed. Some of the instruments which fall under this category are namely Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Harp to name only a few.
2. Brass Instruments
Brass Instruments are known to make a more mellow and deep connection with the listener. According to proficient teachers giving “lessons” in this art, these are irreplaceable members of a music ensemble. It is difficult to find another tool that produces such smooth and open musical notes. With a very dynamic range, instruments like the French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Tuba can be modulated to give a very soft sound.
In what seems to be the largest family to be found in the melodic orchestra, the topmost position holders in this community are xylophone, timpani, or piano. If you are looking for something which has no definite pitch, then options like the bass drum, cymbals, or maybe even a castanet could be your way to go. These are mechanized in such a way that the sound is produced only when they are hit, shaken, or scraped.
When you come to figure out which musical instrument may find your calling, the plethora of choices could spoil you. Along with the mentioned categories above, you may even like to consider the possibility of playing guitar, flutes, or any other musical instrument which you like. The important thing to remember here is that you should enjoy it, no matter what you have beneath your fingers. We hope that this blog helps you to discover your true instrumental interest.