Monday, April 30, 2012

"Play it again, Sam"

I started playing the piano when I was six years old and even though I have not played for several years now, I still love listening to piano music.  I am also fascinated by wind instruments, particularly the woodwind.  Flute music is hauntingly beautiful and saxophone music is inherently sexy.  

Learning a musical instrument can be very challenging.  It takes practice, patience, discipline and hard work to master an instrument; but if one has the interest and determination, it is a lot of fun.  Woodwinds instruments, like the flute, clarinet and saxophone, are among the most popular musical instruments.    They are lighter and easier to carry and some of these instruments are more affordable compared to other bigger instruments.  Their versatility (they are played in classical orchestras to jazz bands to rock groups and even by solo performers) could  also be another reason for their popularity especially among young musicians. Whatever one's instrument of choice may be, it is important to be able to distinguish and know a quality  instrument.

"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'" 
-from the movie, Casablanca

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