With so many advancements in the world of music technology, it's exciting to see traditional folk music becoming more popular than ever. While many people are quick to associate guitars and banjos with folk music, wind and keyboard instruments are also very common within the genre. With its current levels of mainstream success, now is a great time to try your hand at a wind or keyboard instrument. The first question to ask yourself before you make your purchase is "what kind of instrument do I want to play?" There are a wide variety of options here and having an idea of what you are interested in exploring will make for a much easier decision. Say you're interested in a wind instrument, you'll have several different styles to choose from.
If you're going the harmonica route, maybe have a look at something like the Lee Oskar Natural Minor Harmonica E MINOR, which is well-suited to playing in minor keys without straining your lips. Many harmonicas also come in sets. Options such as the Hohner Piedmont Blues 7-Harmonica Pack and the Suzuki Bluesmaster Harmonica Box Set give you the freedom to quickly jump between keys and expand your musical repertoire. Maybe you want to try something a little more of a blend of wind and keyboard styles. If that's the case, check out a melodica like the Hohner 320 Ocean. Melodicas are great for players of all skill levels and deliver bright sounds that will always stand out. On the other hand, maybe you see yourself playing a classic squeeze box! An accordion such as the SofiaMari SM-3112 31-Button 12 Accordion GCF or the Hohner HA-3100 Panther GCF Diatonic Accordion will help deliver unique sounds to any song. Folk music is full of tradition and rich history. From classic troubadours like Bob Dylan to alt-folk heroes like Chuck Ragan, the music resonates with passion and sincerity. With a wind or keyboard instrument of your own, you'll be able to put your own unique spin on this timeless genre.
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