Buy a Musical Instrument Day gives music fans and aspiring musicians alike the chance to strike a lyrical note. This occasion strikes a harmonious chord with many, encouraging the purchase of a new musical instrument. So whether buying that first musical instrument or adding another one to the collection, it’s time to get on the bandwagon
Today is a day that resonates with the young and the young at heart, inviting everyone to make music a part of their lives.
History of Buy a Musical Instrument Day
The origins of Buy a Musical Instrument Day are somewhat shrouded in mystery. That’s apt, as it’s very much like the early beginnings of music itself. The exact inception of this holiday remains unclear, music historians believe it was first celebrated in honor of Meredith Willson, the writer and composer known for the musical “The Music Man.”
Musical instruments have always been a pivotal part of human popular culture. Just how far back are we talking? Well, instruments date back to the earliest civilizations. From the bone flutes of the Upper Paleolithic age to the Shofar, the ram’s horn that called the citizens of ancient Judea to prayer to the sophisticated electronic instruments of today, the evolution of musical instruments tells a long, fascinating tale.
How to Celebrate Buy a Musical Instrument Day
Celebrating “Buy a Musical Instrument Day” can be as simple as humming do-re-mi or as complicated as a Beethoven symphony. It all depends on how one tunes into the festivities. Here are some whimsical and harmonious ways to celebrate Buy a Musical Instrument Day:
Strike a Chord with a New Instrument
Head out to a music store or search for an instrument and instructional materials. Pick whatever musical instrument strikes a chord — figuratively speaking. Try plucking at the strings of a banjo, tickling the keys of a piano or keyboard, or strumming a ukulele. Let musical passion be a guide. That perfect instrument might just be a note away.
Have a DIY Symphony
Get creative at home with makeshift instruments. Anything that generates sound waves can become music. Pots become drums, spoons become rhythm makers, and a comb with tissue paper can be a homemade kazoo. Anyone with a true desire to make it will find music in the most unexpected places.
Musical Chairs – Learning Edition
Sign up for a series of music lessons. Whether just starting out with an instrument or brushing up on skills after a break, every musical journey is unique. Taking a lesson or two from a professional instructor is a step in the right direction.
Host a Jam Session
Got musically inclined friends or family members? Gather them around for a musical evening. This jam session is about enjoying the process, not perfection. It’s always fun to discover the joy of creating music together.
Spread the Melody on Buy a Musical Instrument Day
Musicians may want to share their musical journey on social media using #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay, and post videos or fun facts about their instrument of choice, inspiring others to join the musical movement.
Visit a Music Museum
Get immersed in the history and evolution of musical instruments with a visit to a music museum. It’s a great way to get inspired and appreciate the artistry behind music creation, and maybe find a muse in the echoes of the past.
Organize a Community Concert
Feeling ambitious? Organize a small concert in the community. It could be a great way to showcase local talent and celebrate the joy of music together, fostering a sense of community through melodies.
Instrument Exchange Party
Host a party where everyone brings an instrument they no longer use. Swap instruments with others — it’s a fun way to try something new without buying and a fantastic opportunity to give old instruments a new life.
Compose A Tune
As a fun challenge, why not try composing a simple melody? This challenge is an excellent means of exploring the creative side of music and expressing inner emotions and thoughts through the universal language of tunes.
Music-Themed Movie Night
End the day with a music-themed movie marathon. Consider streaming films like “The Sound of Music,” “La La Land,” or “Whiplash.” Each can be perfect to keep the musical vibes going, serving as a reminder of the power and beauty of music in storytelling.
Don’t let this melodious opportunity slip by without joining the fun. Whether a seasoned professional musician or a curious newbie, either way, “Buy a Musical Instrument Day” is a great chance to tune up, pick up that instrument, and let the music flow!