Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Youngsters 'picking up more guitars and keyboards'

Children and teenagers are increasingly opting to play the drums, keyboards and electric guitar, a report has found.
Great deals on musical instruments

A growing number of schoolchildren are opting to pick up instruments such as the electric guitar and drums, a new report has suggested.

According to research carried out by Professor Sue Hallam and Dr Andrea Creech of the University of London, the musical taste of young people is being dictated to an extent by what they hear on television, radio and over the internet.

"The impact of technology … has been profound, with some instruments becoming 'endangered' in schools while requests to play others, such as the electric guitar, electronic keyboards and kit drums, have increased dramatically," their report stated.

However, folk singer Dafydd Iwan told Wales Online that other musical instruments may yet regain their popularity as trends move in cycles and young people are often very responsive when exposed to different genres of music.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Hard Rock Cafe in Cardiif has teamed up with children's charity The Sparkle Appeal to encourage more people to donate their old musical instruments to the non-profit organisation's new centre.

The Musicians Online Superstore - Buy Online NowADNFCR-2133-ID-19894607-ADNFCR

Posted on 18 Jul 2010 09:00 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The Darkglass Microtubes B3K V2 Bass Overdrive pedal is the quintessential tool for those bassists looking to develop and diversify their bass sound.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

The Meris Polymoon Delay Pedal takes inspiration from the likes of legend's Allan Holdsworth and Frank Zappa, who pushed rack delays to their 'absolute limits'.

6 Oct 2017 09:42
thumbnail

Featuring intuitive dual engine technology, the CA98 replicates an authentic and nuanced tone typical associated with the traditional grand piano.

6 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Able to replicate the sounds of an acoustic piano, the Kawai Concert Artist CA78 Digital Piano is the ideal for those looking to advance their existing skillset.

6 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Kawai releases the affordable Concert Artist CA48. With new features, intermediate players can develop their skill set through an easy-to-use interface.

6 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Universal Audio is offering you some of the industries leading plugins including Neve, Fairchild and Lexicon absolutely free with Universal Audio's Apollo Twin.

3 Oct 2017 16:49

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Darklgass Electronics has just introduced a new and improved upgrade to their sensationally popular Preamp Pedal, the much anticipated B7K V2 Bass Preamp pedal.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

The 2.0 update has been designed to improve the overall functionality and workflow of the Katana series, granting a number of new and intuitive features

13 Oct 2017 15:28
thumbnail

With 1 of only 3 St Vincent Masseduction guitars in the world now in stock at Gear4music make sure you don't miss out on a veritable piece of rock history.

13 Oct 2017 12:31
thumbnail

Able to demonstrate an excellent clarity through your music, the Presonus Eris 3.5 Two-Way Active Speakers are the perfect addition to any home-based studio.

11 Oct 2017 15:40
thumbnail

The Elektron Octatrack MKII builds upon the previous Elektron MKI, bringing a whole host of new features, functionalities and exciting hardware changes to bear.

11 Oct 2017 11:13
thumbnail

Versatile in its functionality, the Uber Mic offers the user extended performance capabilities, including the inclusion of various microphone configurations.

10 Oct 2017 15:00