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Studying Voice

INSTRUMENTS

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(Why piano first?)

GUITAR: The guitar is a wonderfully portable instrument that has the same accompanying capability for singing as the piano does. Guitar is a first chioce for so many children because they hear and see so much popular music that includes guitar (esp. rock) on TV, in movies and on downloadable vid-clips. Usually guitar students should not be younger than 6 to begin guitar, because the instrument only comes in full and half sizes. Frets placed on the neck give the student recognizable places to put the fingers (similar to piano) in order to produce the correct notes. Piano study before the guitar is not as important as for other instruments, but is still encouraged. Like the piano, the guitar is an instrument that generally does not participate in orchestra or band, so secondary study on another instrument that allows them to participate in an orchestra or band is strongly enouraged. (For an understanding of a student's pathways to other musical activities such as orchestra, band or choir, see ELEMENTARY DEVELOPMENT.)

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