Music has always been considered a therapy for the soul. From centuries, it has been used as a form of expression for the feelings that cannot be justifiably conveyed through mere words. Even when you are alone on a drive, waiting for the bus, working out or partying with your loved ones, music is one thing that adds life to the otherwise monotonous surroundings.

As per an article published by Harvard Health School, good music can calm anxiety, ease pain, and also provide a pleasant diversion for the patients during chemotherapy.  And not only this; many more studies in the aspect have proven positive impact of music education on a person’s overall mental development, especially of children.

With so much in store, here are a few musical instruments you should also try your hands-on –

  1. Recorder

It is considered to be one of the easiest musical instruments to learn and master in a short time. Many schools even provide group classes so that the students know about it at an early age.  This instrument is often used as an introductory one to flute and clarinet and can be found in wooden and plastic material. If played well, it can be a pure joy both for the players as well as listeners.

  1. Piano

Pianos have been around since the 1700s and added to the core understanding of music and its theoretical basis. This instrument is a great outlet for seekers to escape or express creativity in a simple and joyful manner. It offers physical and physiological advantages to players of all ages, from young to elderly and develops concentration and perseverance in them.

  1. Electronic Keyboard

It is the most interesting and versatile piece of music instrument you can learn if you are at home or a beginner/non-professional. Keyboards are identical to pianos and allow you to recreate a range of other instrumental sounds and forms basis of so many kinds of music. You just need to start by pressing one key and then go on moving to other levels of complexity.

  1. Drums

A lot of music enthusiasts reading this article would agree that drums are indeed highly exciting instruments to learn and play. As a drummer, you get to explore a wide range of rhythms with full-fledged drum kit including cymbals, snare and bass drums, drumsticks and a stool (of course). However, the key here is to begin with simple beats and consistent drum rolls and then try other complex drumming patterns.

  1. Flute

The finger placement of the recorder and a flute is the same. So, if you have previously mastered the recorder, playing the flute is not a big deal anymore. However, you do have to be careful about the making and overall quality when you buy a flute. If you are a young beginner, you can find a nickel or silver-plated brass flutes while a professional can use silver, platinum and sometimes even gold flutes.

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