Rocking Out at the Museum of Making Music
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Visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy learning about the history of Music and how it has shaped history, with five different galleries that start in the late 1800’s and end with an interactive gallery where you can play the instruments of the future. Each gallery shows instruments from a specific era it also displays history, for example at the end of 1899 pianos and organs were considered the instrument of choice the economic growth of the United States meant more to spend and of course the interest in culture which lead to social status. There is also an extensive collection of harmonica’s is sure to be entertaining to notice every single detail in them.
In the “roaring twenties” as this era is known -1910 to 1929- jazz with high energy could be heard everywhere. Silent movies were now transitioning to sound. The Baby Boom era from the 1950s through 1960 brings the birth of rock and roll. With Elvis and the Beatles inspiring younger generations to play guitar and drums.
Each gallery has a kiosk that allows you to enjoy and listen to the most popular music from that era. From Louis Armstrong to Eric Clapton there is something for everyone.
The Museum of Making Music also has a temporary exhibit on “Roots of Reeds”. This exhibit is amazing. You will learn that music has existed for centuries. The attention to detail that each of the instruments is breathtaking. This exhibit ends on March 30th. In May a new temporary exhibit will open: “Saxibit: Celebrating the Saxophone” this exhibit is very special as for musicians it was a bit of a challenge to accept this wonderful instrument which is now part of Jazz music and history.
The Museum of Making Music is an interactive Museum as each gallery includes the breakthrough instrument for that era and allows you to play that instrument. Guests of all ages can experience playing an electric guitar or a piano.
At the end of the Museum you will find musical innovations and will be able to use new instruments that are being used in recording studios today. There is also a large screen with a map of the globe that allows you to learn about Music then and now from different countries and cultures and explains how music has evolved to what it is today.
To learn more about the Museum of Making Music please visit their official website http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/
This blog was written by Maribel Reyes, a local San Diego blogger and mom that loves sharing her love for Museums through her personal blog Stroller Adventures.
April 8, 2012 | Share: