Learning an instrument is a great way to engage your creative side. Sometimes, its hard to choose what kind of instrument you want to learn, what level you want to take your study of the instrument to, and what your goals are. Whether you just want to hang out and jam or start a serious band, choosing the right instrument may be the key to you really starting to enjoy music on another level.

Figure Out What You Like

What do you want to play? Seriously think about the type of music you like and what instruments are most prevalent. You can learn how to create a sound that you love to listen to and play.

If you’ve ever had an interest in music, you’ll be able to pick up on things like melodies, harmonies, and dissonance already. You never know how good your ear is until you try something like a guitar or piano.

There are instruments that lend themselves more to certain genres, there are types of playing styles that are more suitable to your ear and taste.

Get Inspired

Sit down and listen to your favorite bands and artists. What do they sound like? Why do you think they resonate with you? Do you have any interest in writing lyrics? Are you drawn to something powerful like drums? Do you want to use your voice or learn how to sing in a new style?

Lessons can help inspire you to take on a new challenge and help you pick an instrument to focus on. Remember, you can learn multiple instruments.

There are instruments that lend themselves more to certain genres, there are types of playing styles that are more suitable to your ear and taste. If you’re a melodic person you might not want to play drums. If you really love the way bass anchors a song, maybe that’s your instrument.

Do I Want to Write Music?

If you want to learn how to write music the piano or guitar are great, because they lend themselves more to helping construct and back up your melodies. Musicians of all kinds write songs exclusively on acoustic guitars or keyboards/pianos.

If you get lucky enough you’ll find a place that can help nurture both your desire to learn an instrument and write songs as well.

You technically don’t need any equipment to sing, although things like microphone sets and direct input boxes can enable you to record yourself practicing your voice or any instrument you choose.

What Are The Most Commonly Played Instruments

You might not want to pick up a harp for instance if you’re not planning on learning how to play it. Instruments that are common for beginner musicians to try include:

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Voice/Singing

These instruments are also the most readily available for purchase whether you’re looking for something entirely new or want to pick one up second hand, guitars are easy to come by as well as drum sets on reselling marketplaces.

You technically don’t need any equipment to sing, although things like microphone sets and direct input boxes can enable you to record yourself practicing your voice or any instrument you choose.

Ready to play?

We offer private music lessons for all playing levels, ages 6 and up, in guitar, piano, drums, voice, and more. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate player or an advanced player looking to go pro, we can help you become the musician you always wanted to be.

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