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MUSIC

When Benjamin Franklin invented his own harmonica, it became so popular in Europe that Mozart and Beethoven composed music for it.Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.In third-century China, kites were used as games, ritual objects, musical instruments, transmitters of messages, distance-measuring devices, weapons and parachutes.Wooden clarinets are always made of wood from the granadilla tree.Verdi wrote the opera Aida at the request of the khedive of Egypt to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal."Happy Birthday to You" is the best-known and most frequently sung song in the world.The oldest piano still in existence was built in 1720.The oboe is considered the most difficult of all woodwind instruments to play correctly.The Greek national anthem has 158 verses.The famous Russian composer Alexander Borodin was a professor of chemistry at the Academy of Medicine in St. Petersburg. Borodin always referred to himself as a "musical amateur."