Musical instruments are tools used to write what it’s said to be the universal language of the world: music, deemed this way since most of the time people from all over the world can enjoy the same tune without any problem.
The benefits of teaching children about music and musical instruments are many and varied. Music makes kids more likely to succeed in their future education and to become emotionally well-balanced adults. In terms of learning, the exposure to music allows children to improve their communication skills by developing their vocabularies as they learn the names of musical instruments in a song and also its lyrics, helping them learn about syllables and making it easier to comprehend new concepts and words through dancing and singing to their favorite tunes.
To bring your children closer to music, help them learn the musical instruments and their sounds so they’ll be able to recognize them and get more acquainted with the sound of the instruments they like the most. This way the little ones can form that special connection that’ll become so helpful in their overall education.
Here you’ll find the names of musical instruments in English to help your kids start his or her journey through music. You’ll also find several games and activities related to this amazing topic.
Musical Instruments List
Musical instruments can be classified into four main categories according to how they’re built and how sounds are made, these are percussion instruments, wind instruments, stringed instruments, and electronic instruments.
String instruments are instruments that make sounds through the vibration of strings.
The percussion instruments are the ones in which sounds are produced when it’s struck or beaten by the hand or other instruments. Even though the piano is classified as a string instrument, it’s also a percussion instrument, since the strings vibrate when the keys are pressed by the performer.
Wind instruments produce sounds through the resonance of the wind inside the instrument.
The electronic instruments produce sounds using electrical components, which is then heard through loudspeakers.
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