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May 22nd is Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day
you're looking for something to do today then prepare to make some
noise because it's Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day! It can be
small; stop procrastinating and start practicing! Let's get
into celebrating Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, do you like music? I thought so. But what if no one
musical instruments? We'd have to be satisfied with a bunch of knee
slapping beat boxers, huh? But we all love variety and in order to
achieve the variety of sounds we enjoy someone has to buy a musical
instrument to keep the music coming. And a lot of people will put off
purchases like this so today is set aside as a day to keep you from
procrastinating and start making some beautiful music. Or at least
start practicing ;). And it appears that musical instruments
first got their start as rattles, drums and... stampers? These do seem
like logical instruments to start with, since they're so easy to learn
how to use. And why did they want such instruments? Well, to add a
little flavor to their dancing and they were even used for rituals.
Dancing without music gets a bit boring after a while, especially to
the spectators, but when you add a little music then you can watch for
hours. Next up on the evolution of musical instruments are flutes and
trumpets, which produced sounds never before heard.
But when you
fast forward to today there are SO many different types of instruments
for you to choose from that there's no reason not to celebrate today.
If you don't have that much money then there are plenty of instruments
that cost less than $10. A toy flute still counts! If you aren't that
musically talented then there are plenty of instruments that require no
talent at all. I mean how much talent do you need to play the triangle?
For those about to rock.... I salute you!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, that's easy... buy a
musical instrument! If you're a musician who has had their eye on an
instrument for a while then today is the day to get it. You know how to
play and you know what you want so stop putting it off and go get it!
I'm sure everyone around you will enjoy the updated sounds of your
musical talents. And if you're not a musician but you've
wanted to learn how to play a certain instrument then go buy one today!
Don't be that person in their 40s or 50s that wishes they had learned
how to play the guitar or drums. Be that person in their 40s or 50s
that just bought their first guitar or drum set and is starting to
learn how to play! It's never too late or too early to learn how to
start playing an instrument. And if you're none of the above
still want to celebrate then pick up some wacky instrument so you can
randomly add some sounds to your day. If you have kids then I'm sure
they'll love playing around with random instruments. And if you find
yourself bored often it can be pretty fun to mess around with an
instrument and try to figure it out. Heck, make it a goal for today to
find one of the oddest instruments you've seen! I've actually seen
shirts that have keyboards in them. Enjoy your day... I'm
to hear what new music you create!