You will have tons of fun listening to and playing music you already know!
Jennifer Garner played the saxophone as a music student in high school. She’s even been quoted in People Magazine talking about how proud she was to play the wind instrument.
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The large part of the bow that the cellist holds is called the frog.
Jimmy Kimmel played the bass clarinet in middle school and high school. In 2011, he and Eva Longoria played “dueling clarinets” on his talk show.
A band of fifes and drums can be heard up to 3 miles away over artillery fire. This made it useful for armies to signal to each other on the battlefield during the Renaissance and on.
Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden
Tina Fey started playing the flute in fifth grade. Years later on Saturday Night Live, she picked it up again for a sketch.
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The piano and guitar are the two most popular instruments in the world. 21 million people play the piano or keyboard, and roughly 20 million play the guitar.
The fastest oboe player is Jack Cozen Harel (USA), who played ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 26.1 seconds, for an average speed of 589 bpm at Thayer Hall, Los Angeles, USA, on 3 April 2008.
The “wah wah wah-wah” you hear in place of Charlie Brown’s teacher is actually a trombone!
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A trumpet contains roughly 6 1/2 feet of tubing. That’s taller than the average human being, yet the instrument can fit comfortably in your hands.
Jimi Hendrix, one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, started out playing the viola.
Thomas Jefferson, founding father and third President of the United States, played the violin when he was a student and beyond.