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Senor_gingy
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Yummy_Muffy_Puffy
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Is playing the maraca a skill

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Started: 2/16/2015 Category: News
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Senor_gingy

Con

You are a crackpot fool. The only thing you need to do with maracas is shake them in barely rhythmic patterns. Have you heard of a pro maraca player. NO you have not. As an actual musician, I find your stupid and crappy opinion not valid. Are you on drugs
Yummy_Muffy_Puffy

Pro

Are you Kidding me!!! Of course it take skill to play the maraca, it maybe a skill that you don't see, but a skill none a less. saying there is no skill in playing the maraca is like saying there is no skill in playing bowling. Just because the instrument has no define notes does not mean there is no skill. You need to know when to shake it so you can be in time with the music, how to shake it so you can get the right sound. Any one can pick up a pair of Maraca and shake them, but would you consider random shaking as music , or would you consider an orderly shake as music.
Debate Round No. 1
Senor_gingy

Con

Mr. Puffy, have you ever been to a concert where maracas have been the main instrument played? Probably not. Maracas here in Australia are sold as toys for babies. You can also buy them as "professional maracas" but that is just a phrase to get people to buy them. Maracas can be picked up by someone and in only one second the skill of shaking it is learnt. With a bass guitar you need to learn how to pull the strings properly, how to hit a fret properly, what notes there are, theory, slapping, popping, tapping but with maracas, you just need to learn a tad bit of rhythm and how to shake your wrists! This is not proper- musician ship, it's wrist twisting! Can you get maraca lessons- no, can you go to a maraca concert- no and can you be a professional maraca player- no. My friend couldn't play the sax on the night of a concert so he played maracas at only a minute's notice. He had no problems on stage and played quite well. No practice required, I await your reply.
Yummy_Muffy_Puffy

Pro

Good argument, very robust but I will have to say that the skill need to play the maraca is very little compare to playing a piano or as you said a bass guitar. Playing the Maraca is not as easy as you think because one ball is pitched high and the other low. Even though Maracas are a simple instrument, but require modest skill to play in time to music. When the player changes the direction of motion to produce the sound, the seeds or dried beans must travel some distance before they hit the hard outer surface. This creates a slight delay that requires that the player anticipate the rhythm. Players also strike maracas against their hand or leg to get a different sound. Your turn.
Debate Round No. 2
Senor_gingy

Con

Senor_gingy forfeited this round.
Yummy_Muffy_Puffy

Pro

Hmm I see that you have forfeited round 3, have you ran out of arguments well i have not. Even though playing the Maraca takes little skill, but it gives a hole new list of skills to preschoolers like.

-Increase gross and fine motor skills and helps to develop muscle tone in the hands and arms.
-Develop a sense of beat and rhythm
-Reinforce hand-eye coordination
-Encourage imaginative play and storytelling through sound effects
-Increase listening (and hence, reading) skills
-Reinforce and emphasize self-discipline and self-control
-Enhance comprehension of music notation (in its simplest form), dynamics, and musical form
-Develop patterning skills and learn basic mathematical concepts of sequencing, numerical order, counting forwards and backwards and addition/subtraction (for advanced students).
-Develop understanding of where sound comes from and how it changes (according to instrument played)
-Develop a sense of teamwork and social skills such as sharing, taking turns, etc.
-Develop sense of cultural awareness

Neuroscientist Professor Nina Kraus has conducted research that has proven that playing a musical instrument like Maracas enhances the brain's sensitivity to speech sounds. She states, "Playing instruments like Maracas may help youngsters better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret the nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice."

And now i end my case.
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