Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Electronic Keyboard - the simplest Musical Instrument

The Electronic Keyboard is the simplest of all musical instruments. It is a versatile, comprehensive and multi-purpose musical instrument.

Types of Musical Instruments

There are different types of musical instruments like String Instruments (eg., violin, cello etc), Plucking Instruments (e.g., veena, guitar, mandolin etc), Percussion Instruments (etc., mridhangam, tabla, drums etc), Wind Instruments (e.g., flute, recorder, saxaphone, nadhaswaram etc), Reed Instruments (e.g., piano, harmonium etc). Of all there instruments, Reed Instruments are very easy to learn & practice, as you will get the notes by simply pressing a Reed/Key.

The Electronic Keyboard can be classified under Reed Instruments category, with a lot of technology support, like in-built rhytm, various tones, different mixing controls, pitch bend, transpose facility, varying tempos, etc. Even a person who does not have any musical knowledge can attempt the instruments and get some tunes of his own.