How To Pick The Right Musical Instrument
Where To Start??
So everybody around you is learning an instrument or you just want to broaden your horizon with some musical skills. The question is how do you decide what instrument you want to play?
First, I think the first and most important thing you need to look at is what kind of music do you like to listen to. For a bad example: if you like metal rock music then you probably do not want to play a classical instrument like the cello, violin, or french horn. Not to say someone who likes metal does not play a classical instrument, it is just not as common. So if you are picking your instrument for your school band or whatever then that is another story. But if you are trying to pick something for your own personal enjoyment then this definitely applies to you. So if you do like classical music then you should absolutely go for a orchestra type instrument. But if you are like me and like rock, alternative, acoustic type music then you might want to play the guitar, drums, bass, or even the piano/keyboard. Of course I am a little bias toward the guitar since that is my main instrument. I especially like its versatility in playing genres from acoustic indie stuff to hardcore screamo music. On the other hand if you are trying to find a unique or unusual instrument then you probably do not want to pick the guitar.
Next, something else you can do is actually talk to someone who plays the instrument you are interested in. It is very helpful because you can ask them about when they were first starting out and whether are not they are satisfied with their instrument choice. Another thing is you might want to consider the availability of lessons for a specific instrument if that's what you plan to do. Because you do not want to invest in an instrument, find out there it is no where to take lessons or it is too expensive and the instrument you bought just ends up collecting dust under your bed.
What is the best instrument?
Some reasons you should not take up an
instrument: if you are someone who has to be pushed to do it every step
of the way and have no motivation to do many things. Or if you are
doing with your main goal to make money and gain fame, then you will be
another sellout band or you won't get anywhere at all.
Lastly, whether you are interested in the percussive beats of the drum, elegance of the piano, stringed sounds of a guitar, or the melody's of an orchestra. You need to decide what you are interested in. Do not worry about difficulty because if you want to play bad enough you will do your best to learn it. Play an instrument because you love music, so just experiment with different instruments and you will find the right one for you.
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