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Facts About Music & Their Instruments

Updated on February 1, 2018

The chills we get while listening to music is caused mostly by a feel-good chemical called dopamine that is released by the brain. The feeling of euphoria is also connected with this chemical.

According to a research team, music can activate creative and emotional areas of our brain. Many doctors are using music to help treat patients with diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and those with depression and anxiety. Group singing has also been scientifically proven to relieve anxiety, lower stress, and elevate endorphins.

When it comes to healing music; from humming to drumming to Tibetan singing bowls, according to recent research, the influences of certain rhythms, vibrations, and sounds, can help human resists and recovers from a wide variety of ailments.

The longest officially released song lasts 3 hours 1 minute and 50 seconds, the song title is "In the Garden".

World's fastest rapper
World's fastest rapper

Rapper NoClue is the world's fastest raper, in 2005 he set the record by rapping 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds.

Elvis Presley did not write all his songs, and none of The Beatles Could Read Music.

Thriller is listed as the most popular pop song of all time whereas Scream is claimed to be the world's most expensive music video ever made ($7,000,000).

Brain-injured patients can be helped by music in order to recall personal memories. Not only that, by listening to music (especially classical music), flowers can also grow faster.

A Stradivarius violin is the world's most expensive musical instrument - sold for US$15.9 million in 2011.

Highest vocal note
Highest vocal note

Adam Lopez, an Australian musician holds the Guinness world record for highest vocal note produced by a male, whereas the longest continuous vocal note (which is 57 secs) is held by Dean Frenkel.

In the United States, 65-80% of all rap music is consumed by white people.

According to Australian study, rock and pop stars die 25 years younger than average person, they also have higher rates of death by homicide and accident.

The world's smallest guitar is carved from a block of silicon, has 1/20 the thickness of human hair and only 10 micrometers long. The thickness of it's six strings was 0.05 micrometers thick. The researchers who invented this guitar also invented other microscopic musical tools. How about the longest guitar? well, it is over 13 meters long.

World's largest guitar
World's largest guitar

The piano is called as the "King of the Instruments" this is because the piano's range goes from the highest note that we can play on a piccolo to the lowest note that we can play on a double-bassoon. This single instrument covers a full orchestral range.

The world most commonly used instrument by musicians is the piano, and it is played in a variety of music styles including jazz, folk, blues, rock, pop, country, and many more.

In an orchestra, the second biggest string instrument is harp.

The loudest drumming ever recorded were dangerous to human health - during a show in August 2006, sticksman Col Hatchman from Australia hit a peak of 137.2 decibels.

World's fastest violinist
World's fastest violinist

The world's fastest violinist, Ben Lee played the same piece of music as the previous world record holder David Garrett but in amazing 58.51 secs an average of 15 notes per second.

In 1963, Christian Adam achieved a distance of 60 km cycling backwards while playing a violin for more than 5 hours.

Sergiy Putyatov is listed as the world's fastest guitarist (27 notes per second) whereas Armin Gheitasi known for the fastest flute player (44:850 sec 300 bpm doing a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee).

World fastest flute player
World fastest flute player


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