Tips for Picking a Musical Instrument

Music is a universal expression and it is enjoyed by all cultures and traditions. It is something that unites the differences of all and it can bring so many benefits whether you are playing an instrument or an avid music listener. There are many instruments that are available for you to learn. There are instruments that are special for a certain country and also instruments that are practised in every corner of the world. If you’re undecided about picking an instrument, there are a few things you can do to narrow down your choices.

You have to ask yourself about the kind of music that you like listening to. And how much time you are willing to invest in the learning. Musical instruments can take a long time to master and if you’re looking for something that you can be proficient in, in a shorter time, your choice will be a little limited. The guitar is a good option if you’re looking for something with a shorter learning time. A type of the instrument will decide on its versatility as well. If you’re someone who is open to all genres, you will be better off with an instrument that can be used in different types of music. You can also visit the nearest Melbourne music store to get an idea of the instruments that are available and get some first-hand information about the ease or difficulty of learning each instrument.

You have to think about which situations you will be playing the instrument. The piano is a great instrument for many social gatherings and it is very versatile. You may also like to play acoustic sessions where a guitar or mandolin can be a better fit. The budget is also an aspect you need to consider. You will find instruments from low to high cost. Pianos are more expensive and will require maintenance as well. String instruments can also be quite costly. If you’re on a budget, some of the more cost-effective choices you have are bongos, tin whistle, auxiliary percussion set, recorder, kalimba and ukulele. You can also look at some second-hand options as well.

The space available for practice is another consideration. You have to think about how insulated your walls are and how easily your neighbours can hear your practising. If you’re in a more remote location, any musical instrument will be fine but you will need to think about how loud it can get in small spaces. Check whether there are teachers available for your chosen instrument nearby. If you don’t have instructors nearby, it can be a bit difficult to learn the instrument perfectly. But there are tutorials online that can help you learn. You have to think about the difficulty level of the instrument as well. Instruments like the harp, violin, accordion, French horn etc. can be very difficult and you will have a steep learning curve. So you need good instructions as well as a lot of time in order to master the instrument. If you’re short of time, you can look at simple percussion or rhythm instruments.