If you thought there were more people who can read than play the piano, then look again…
According to a recent study published in the journal Science (not surprisingly) violin is the most important instrument by far.
The study analysed the most popular songs as well as popular songs and other songs performed in different genres and compared these results with some basic statistics:
* 100 million songs
* 16.5 percent of music plays
* 20 percent of lyrics is written about instruments
* 1.1 billion songs are written in English
* 1.2 percent of these songs are sung more than once per day
* 20 million songs are performed in 100 countries and over 40.5 million are performed in Latin America
* 18 percent of the population is proficient enough at playing violin to play a certain song
The study concludes that “vocal-musical performances by violinists may be the most important factor determining the popular song’s commercial performance.”
The main difference between “laid back” music and “loud” music, according to the researchers, is that a litmus test would determine what type of music the author is trying to sell, not whether that music actually sounds that good to me.
The researchers also mentioned that the “vocal factor seems to be a more important factor” than the instrumental factor.
The study also shows that people are more likely to listen to loud songs or loud music in general when there are more lyrics.
This makes sense and explains why the study suggests more music in the songs is more likely to be successful than, say, more danceable songs.
And, of course the reason this is so, you see, is because a singer uses his voice more, which is a good thing, even if the lyrics to these songs are often “rhyming.”
The other question, then, is how does a violinist use his voice to do it?
When the research has reached the answer, you know you’ve hit a gold mine. But before we get to that, I really must warn you that this article contains many scientific facts and some personal anecdotes that I don’t mean to brag about…just to make you feel better about yourself and, well, you.
OKAY, THEN. Here’s the first paragraph that tells you the most important, scientifically proven fact about “songs” and the violin as an instrument:
“In order to hear
learn violin beginner lesson one on the fear, is it hard to learn violin kids drawing pages, violin lessons close to me, learn violin in 30 days twoset, violin learning book pdf