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Learning to Play an Instrument

When it comes to learning to play a musical instrument, it can be a highly rewarding endeavor. Playing an instrument, like any creative hobby, can be a great method of stress relief and self actualization. However, this is only if you stick with it, and most people don’t, because they’re not willing to work for what they want. If you’re passionate about music, you’ll want to learn to play an instrument, but it may seem like a daunting task. However, it’s not as bad as it seems. It will be hard work, but it’s not impossible, and there’s more than enough out there in terms of help learning an instrument. Here are a few suggestions on how to start learning to play a musical instrument.

First and foremost, if you have the time and the money to invest in your hobby, consider seeking professional help. You could, and I would recommend this as a general rule, go to college. College would be a great boon to anyone who wants to improve themselves in any way, really, and learning skills is kind of the name of the game. If you’re not into the idea of the “going to” part of the equation, know that online courses exist, as well, such as with Udemy, though hands on help is hard to come by in an online classroom. If you’re strapped for cash, consider simply taking lessons for your instrument of choice. This is kind of like only taking one class, and it’s much more affordable. It’s kind of also like after school tutoring, as it will take place in your own home in many cases.

Another way to learn to play a musical instrument is to kind of teach yourself. This can take many forms. For instance, simply doing some research as to, using guitars as an example, learning notes and chords goes a long way. Pair this with sheet music to learn to play specific songs, and you’re on your way. Another way to learn to play an instrument independently is to watch online tutorials. While this is kind of like taking a class, you’re on your own in terms of executing what you’re taught. In addition, the “lectures” are often bite sized, each one focusing one a fairly specific piece of information or technique. However, this may help some of us learn even better than a full lecture or lesson, so it’s worth checking out, at the very least. If for no other reason than to simply save some money.