May 22, 2020 | by: anthonyenman

Today’s Reason to Celebrate – May 22

Here’s a reason to celebrate today…

NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY

No one knows when the first musical instrument was invented, but historians believe that flutes made of animal bones date back about 37,000 years.

Today there are 6 main instrument categories – percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, keyboard, and the catch-all, electronic.

Worldwide, the most played instrument is the piano, followed by the guitar and the drums. Other popular instruments include the flute, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, and violin.

Not only is playing a musical instrument fun, it can also help you in other places too. Children who play a musical instrument are shown to read better, have a larger vocabulary, and work better in teams.

Busting out the guitar tonight! Strum on, ladies and gents!

SOURCE: National Calendar Day