Imagine watching a happy cartoon without the fun tunes of the piccolo. It would probably not be so fun to watch, as it would lack the sparkle characteristic that a piccolo provides. Being the smaller sibling of the midsized flute, a piccolo flute may seem easy to play. However, playing it generally requires more control and skill than playing a flute. That being said, this instrument produces beautiful notes that remind you of magic and joy, thanks to the fact that its sound is higher than a flute. eBay has a large variety of piccolos you can purchase including metal, wood, and even combination ones. If you're new to playing it, get a used one and practice until your heart's content. Besides a Yamaha piccolo, Emerson and Gemeinhardt are other well known brands in the market. Also, a part of most bands and orchestras, being able to play the piccolo is almost certain to get you a place in an ensemble, and then, maybe even to a world stage. So, get yourself a piccolo now and start playing some happy, upbeat tunes.