"If I were not a Physicist, I would probably be a Musician. I often think in Music.
I live my daydreams in Music. I see my life in terms of Music." - Albert Einstein
The Piano is one of the most popular musical instruments in the world.
It is used in many styles of music, from pop to classical to jazz, as a solo instrument, or as part of a band or orchestra. The Piano is generally called a keyboard instrument, because the Keys (black & white) are placed on a board similar to other keyboard instruments, such as Organ, Harpsichord, Clavichord, Electronic Keyboard and Synthesizers. The first Piano was built in 1964 replacing the harpsichord. The Piano’s name comes from the Italian word Pianoforte, which means ‘Soft and Loud’, as the performer control the volume of the sound while performance to soft and loud.
The Piano has the widest range of notes of any instruments, covering more than seven octaves. Playing the Piano often inwards the use of ten fingers and sometimes both the feet.
There are two main types of traditional Pianos, the Grand Piano and the Upright Piano, electronic Pianos are getting popular nowadays, as few brands are exploring the best possibilities to sound similar to the acoustic Piano’s, but cheaper than the traditional once.
Because of its versatility, the Piano is also known as The King of Instruments.
Electronic / Digital Keyboard, is a modern electronic musical instrument of the Keyboard Family. Broadly speaking, the term electronic keyboard or just keyboard mostly refers to any type of digital keyboard instrument. These include the Synthesizer, Digital Pianos, Electronic Organ and Music Work Stations.
In true musical terminology, an electronic keyboard is a special synthesizer equipped with in-built speakers and capable of recreating a wide range of instrumental sounds with less complex sound synthesis.
Electronic Keyboards are usually dedicated for home and non-professional users than synthesizers, which are used for music productions as well as large indoor and outdoor performances.
Keyboards adapts well for the children and the beginners of music, as the instrument helps to sustain the interest with all the built in features like, Auto Accompaniment, Various Rhythm, various instruments, Metronome, touch – sensitivity, Spilt point, and many more to choose from.
The Digital Keyboard also enables their users to take advantage of the Musical Instruments Digital Interface (MIDI), which means they can communicate, control, and synchronize with other electronic musical instruments, computer and related equipments.
The Violin / Fiddle, a four stringed instrument mostly played with the bow. It is popular in many countries, cultures and music styles, especially being the most integral part of a symphony orchestra. The Violin is the highest pitched instrument of the chordophone family of instruments, i.e. the strings are either plucked or played with the bow.
The modern Violin has gone through a lot of modification since, 400 AD. Famous Violin makers, the Amati family were pivotal in establishing the basic proportions of the Violin in comparing to viola, cello and the double bass. The true mission of the Violin is to imitate the accents of the human voice, with its aesthetic and captivating sound, that has earned for the Violin the glory of being the Queen of instruments.
The most popular string instrument makes music from vibrating the strings, to a tuneful melody, to chordal accompaniment to a complex harmony. The strings are plucked by finger and finger nails, or by a soft pick made of thin plastic called ‘Plectrum’.
The predecessor of guitar, the Lute has been used for many years in many countries and in many different time periods. Guitar has been very popular because they are light to carry from place to place, and well adapt to all cultures besides giving a ‘COOL LOOK’ as quoted by young modern performers.
Guitars are used for many types of music from classical to rock, jazz to pop, gospel to secular gatherings, performing as solos or part of a band, and ensembles.
Musica Maths is a subject for all learners, who love Maths and dislike maths. It helps generate interest in Numbers for the people who do not have an eye for Mathematics. People who love Maths, it trigger fondness to the subjects close to Maths.
Maths has always been the fundamental of all learnings and Music. The relationship between music and math is steeped in history. Connection between Music and Mathematics is nearly two thousand years old, and spans different cultures and civilizations. Studying music as a part of mathematics was once an integral part of mathematics education. Music itself is indeed very mathematical, and mathematics is inherent to many basic ideas in music theory. Musica Maths, tends to increase the interest towards Math and Music, especially for students who find Maths to be difficult as well as Music students.