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Favorite Destinations in Phoenix AZ - Musical Instruments Museum
One of my favorite places in Phoenix is the Musical Instruments Museum - a collection of more than 6800 musical instruments, organized geographically by continent, by region and by country in five Geographic Galleries. As you enter, a screen greets you with images of musicians and dancers and the message: Music is the langiage of the soul!
If your time permits, I would strongly recommend to join one of the docent tours - they are very insightful, entertaining stories about how to navigate the MIM galleries; also each docent story will reflect their specific music expertise or interest. I have attended tours where the docent was an expert on percussions and he started the tour in Africa and took us through the continents, explaining how percussion music was created in different geographies. Another docent, experienced in Mongolian string instruments, pointed out curious details about the music and culture - he took us to the video demonstarting music resembling the sound of a galloping horse.
The Artist Gallery has instruments, stage outfits and performance video of many world renowed musicians - Joshua Bell, Elvis, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Tito Puente, Ravi Shankar, Johnny Cash, Celia Cruz and many more.
Mechanical Music Gallery has instruments designed ... more
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