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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Guide to help you buy your musical instrument

Those who choose to play a musical instrument or compose, whether as a hobby or a career, give the world vitality and joy. Who among us has not been moved by a song? Everyone loves music in some way and musical instruments are the medium that allows us to express ourselves through sounds.

STRINGED INSTRUMENTS

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Spanish Guitar

The Spanish guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments. It is difficult to choose the ideal model due to the number of Spanish guitars available on the market. That is why in this comparison we present you the best Spanish guitars for…

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Flamenco guitar

A flamenco guitar is a deep and moving instrument that can transmit the deepest feelings of our culture. In this comparison we bring you the best flamenco guitars for beginners, intermediate and advanced level …

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Electric bass

An electric bass is essential for any modern musical genre. It provides the depth and ground on which all musical compositions stand. In this comparison we present the best electric basses on the market…

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Electric guitar

The electric guitar is one of the most iconic and influential instruments of our time. It is difficult to choose the ideal model due to the numerous options on the market, but in this comparison we present the best options…

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Acoustic guitar

The acoustic guitar is becoming increasingly popular in Spain due to its versatility. In this comparison we present the best acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars on the market, as well as a complete guide to the…

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ukulele

The Ukulele is the most representative symbol of Hawaii. It is a four-stringed instrument that touches the soul. In this comparison we bring you the best soprano, tenor and bass/baritone ukuleles for any level of learning…

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Alhambra Guitars

The best Alhambra guitars for beginners: Alhambra 2C Alhambra 3F Flamenco The best Alhambra guitars for intermediate players: Alhambra 5P CT E2 Alhambra 7P Classic The best Alhambra guitar for…

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Fender Guitar

In this article you will find the best Fender and Squier by Fender guitars on the market. We review the best models in terms of quality/price ratio so you can find the ideal Fender guitar for you, whether you are an amateur or a professional.

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Epiphone Guitar

Comparison of the best Epiphone guitars of 2019. In-depth reviews and everything you need to know to find the right Epiphone guitar for you. We select the best models of a brand known for its excellent quality/price ratio…

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Ibanez Guitar

Comparison of the best Ibanez Guitars on the market. In this article we review the best models for beginners, intermediate and advanced users. Enter and know all its features and the best prices so you can get the ideal Ibanez guitar…

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Gibson Guitars

Gibson guitars have made history like no other instrument. In this article you will find reviews made by our team of musicologists about the best Gibson guitars…

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Takamine Guitars

Comparison of the best Takamine guitars on the market. Find the ideal Takamine guitar for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. In-depth reviews and…

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Yamaha Guitars

Want to buy a Yamaha guitar? In this comparison we present the best Yamaha acoustic and electric guitars. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional musician, here you will find the model you need…

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Banjo

If you are looking for a banjo you have come to the right place. In this comparison we review the best banjos on the market for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. We also include a complete buying guide so that you can…

ACCESSORIES

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Best Guitar Strings

Getting the ideal guitar strings is essential to get the best sound out of your instrument. In this comparison we bring you the best strings for Spanish, flamenco, acoustic/electroacoustic and electric guitar. Guitar strings for all levels of learning…

Best Guitar Tuners

A guitar tuner makes life easier for any musician. Guitar tuners come in different types, sizes and can integrate different functions. In this article we present a comparison of the best guitar tuners for any type of guitarist….

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Guitar Amplifiers

A good electric guitar amplifier is indispensable for the guitarist to fully express himself. Choosing the ideal model can be complicated, but in this comparison we present the best models and a complete buying guide…

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Best guitar straps

Learn about the best guitar strings on the market. In this article we help you to choose the ideal guitar string for electric guitars, acoustic guitars, Spanish guitars,…

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Best guitar picks

Do you want to know which is the best guitar pick? In this article we present the best types of electric, acoustic, Spanish and bass guitar picks.

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Guitar capos

The capo is a fundamental accessory for stringed instruments. In this article we tell you what a capo is and present a list of the best capos on the market. We include a complete guide with everything you need to know to choose the ideal guitar capo: techniques, function, types of capos, materials, etc. ..

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Metrónomos digitales y mecánicos

En este artículo reseñamos los siete mejores metrónomos del mercado. Encontrarás una guía de compra completa para ayudarte a conseguir el metrónomo ideal…

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

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Hung Pan

Would you like to purchase a Hang? In this comparison we review the seven best Hangs or Handpans of different prices and tunings. In addition, we have prepared a guide with everything you need to know about one of the most popular instruments of the last decade. We tell you how to play a hang, the history and evolution of…

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Acoustic drums

Today, acoustic drums are fundamental to many musical genres thanks to their versatility and richness of sound. In this comparison we bring you the best acoustic drums on the market and prepare a complete guide to the…

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Electronic drums

The electronic drum kit represents one of the most important innovations in the world of music. It allows you to play a greater diversity of sounds, is versatile and very easy to transport. In this comparative we present you the best…

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Flamenco drawers

The flamenco cajón is the fundamental accompaniment to the flamenco guitar. Through it we perceive the most passionate and deepest rhythms and feelings of Spanish culture. In culturasonora we want to show you the importance of this instrument and therefore…

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Timpani

Comparison of the best timpani in the market. In this article you will find the ideal timbal for orchestras or Latin rhythms. Complete buying guide, in-depth reviews and the best prices…

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Güiro

The güiro is a simple but essential musical instrument for Latin and Caribbean music. In this comparative we review the best Cuban guiros, made of wood, polymers and metal. We also wrote a complete guide on the rhythmic patterns used with a guiro, history…

WIND INSTRUMENTS

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Best Traverse Flutes

The transverse flute has remained one of the most important wind instruments for chamber music and symphony orchestras for centuries. In this article you will find a complete guide on all its features and a comparison of the best models for all learning levels…

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Best Saxophones

The saxophone can be considered the king of brass instruments. Its versatility and depth of sound make it one of the favorite instruments in instrumental music. In this comparison we present you the best models…

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Best Trumpets

In this article we review the best trumpets on the market in the low, medium and high range. Here you will find the ideal trumpet, no matter if you are a beginner or a professional musician…

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Didgeridoo

Are you interested in acquiring a didgeridoo? In this comparison we present the best didgeridoos or yidakis on the market. We also include a guide with the history of the didyeridu, circular breathing technique and everything you need to know about this instrument.

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Clarinets

Comparison of the best clarinets on the market for intermediate and advanced beginners. In-depth reviews and a comprehensive buying guide to help you get the ideal clarinet…

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Best Harmonicas

Harmonica: comparison of the best harmonicas on the market. In-depth reviews of the top harmonicas for any type of user. Buying guide, videos and best prices.

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Best recorders

The best soprano recorders: Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus Yamaha YRS-23 Gewa Natura Recorder Meinel 200-1 C-Soprano The best high recorders: Thomann TRA-21G Alto Adler Heinrich Alto The best alto…

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Trombone

In this article we tell you everything you need to know about the trombone. We analyze the different types, its history and the characteristics that define it as a unique instrument. We also present a list of the best trombones and piston trombones on the market, ideal for any user and budget.

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Bassoon

The bassoon is an indispensable instrument for chamber music. In this article we tell you what is a bassoon, what is its history, the parts of a bassoon, the different types and how to play it. We also introduce you to the five best bassoons on the market. Find out everything about the bassoon in culturasonora…

KEYPADS

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Digital Piano

In this comparison you will find the best electronic pianos on the market. In-depth reviews of digital pianos and a complete buying guide so you can choose the ideal digital piano…

Synthesizers

The synthesizer represents an unprecedented leap in the history of music. Until its appearance, the medium was dominated by the acoustic capabilities of wood and strings. However, the limitations of…

TRADITIONALS

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Violins

In this article we review the best violins on the market. You will find the best violin for beginners, intermediate and advanced players, electric violins and violins for children…

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Double basses

Do you want to know the best double basses on the market? In this comparison you will find an in-depth guide and objective, in-depth reviews so that you can find the ideal double bass…

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Accordions

In this article we review the best accordions on the market for any budget and any level of apprenticeship. No matter if you are a child or a professional, in this list you will find the ideal accordion for…

What are musical instruments?

We can basically define musical instruments as objects that can be used to produce sounds in order to create music. It is believed that the first musical manifestations were made by singing and playing different objects such as stones or logs to follow a dance. However, we soon learned to use wind, string and percussion instruments. Musical instruments of these three types have been found in archaeological excavations around all major ancient cultures. This helps us understand a little of the vital importance that music has had for us since the beginning of history. If you're interested in learning to play a new instrument, a good place to start is through these free lessons.

Musical instruments are systems that are composed of an oscillator and, in many cases, a resonator. In stringed instruments, for example, the string is the oscillator and the case is the resonator. On the other hand, all musical instruments have their own characteristics, but they share some essential in common: the tonal and dynamic aspects.

When we speak of tonal we refer to pitch or pitch. Pitch is the speed of vibration that impresses the ear. The higher the frequency, the sharper the sound. The dynamic aspect of musical instruments indicates the level of intensity, i.e. how far away a sound can be heard or how loud it sounds.

Classification of musical instruments

Musical instruments have been classified in different ways throughout history. In 1914, for example, Curt Sachs and Erich Hornbostel divided the instruments according to their physical properties (idiophones, membranophones, aerophones, chordophones and electrophones). However, the most widely used and well-known classification divides them into string, wind, percussion and electric instruments:

Stringed Instruments

They produce sounds thanks to the vibrations of the strings and the amplification achieved by the soundboard. These musical instruments can be further separated into three different groups according to playing techniques: fretted, plucked and plucked string instruments:

  • Stringed instruments: violin, viola, violoncello.
  • Plucked or plucked string instruments: harp, bass, guitar, banjo, ukulele.
  • Strummed string instruments: piano, clavichord.

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Percussion instruments

Percussion instruments sound when struck, such as drums. They are probably the oldest musical instruments ever used by man. These are further divided into percussion instruments of determined and indeterminate sound:

Indeterminate percussion instruments:

  • Membrane: military drum, tambourine.
  • Metal: Triangle, cymbals.
  • Wood: castanets, maracas.

Percussion instruments of determined sound:

Xylophone, timpani, tubular bells, etc.

Wind instruments

Wind instruments produce sound through the vibration of the wind and the air inside them. They can be further divided into:

Human-powered wind instruments:

  • Woodwind: flute, piccolo (embouchure), fafot, oboe (double), clarinet, saxophone (single).
  • Metal: trumpet, trombone, tuba, cornet, etc.

Wind instruments with mechanical blowing:

Harmonium, accordion, classical organ.

INSTRUMENTOS-electricos

Electrical instruments

They refer to electronic instruments created since the 20th century, such as the electronic organ, synthesizers, drum machines…

There are hundreds of different musical instruments that anyone can learn to play to relax, express themselves or earn money. On our site you will find information with in-depth reviews and comprehensive guides with all the content you'll need to choose and learn how to play any type of musical instruments.

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