Buy a Musical Instrument Day!
It is unknown when the first
musical instrument was invented, but historians believe that flutes
made of animal bones date back 37,000 years. Today there are 6 main
instrument categories - percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, keyboard,
The most played instrument worldwide is the piano, followed by the guitar and the drums. 21 million Americans play the piano; which is more then all other instruments combined! Other popular instruments include the flute, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, and violin. Not only is playing a musical instrument fun, it can also increase abilities in other areas. Children who play a musical instrument are shown to read at advanced levels, have larger vocabularies, and work better in teams.
Playing a musical instrument is a fun and engaging activity for people of all ages. Celebrate today as you learn to play a new instrument, or tune up an old one!
Today is also National Vanilla Pudding Day & Chardonnay Day
May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month