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Want To Learn An Instrument? Here’s How To Pick One.

February 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comThere is a reason that music is popular all across the world: everyone enjoys it to some extent or other. As a natural form of human communication, music is one of those things that brings people together in whatever form it might appear in. If you have always wanted to learn an instrument, but you don’t know where to begin, then this article is designed to help you. If you are struggling to even find the right instrument for you, take a look through this. We will go through the popular options for what instrument to learn so that you can better understand which might be best for you. Choosing your instrument is one of the most important parts of the whole process, so bear the following in mind and don’t rush the decision.


If you have a knack for rhythm, then drums might be the instrument for you. In many respects, the drums are the most enjoyable type of instrument of these to play. Ask any drummer and they will tell you that there is a certain release, or joy, to be had from hitting drums. Of course, there is a lot of skill involved too, and it pays to take a great many lessons if you want to really excel at the drums. But as long as you are happy to put the necessary time and effort in, you should find that this is an enjoyable instrument which can take up many hours of great fun.


In many modern rock bands, the guitar is often seen as the headline of the whole act. Whether or not this is the case, the fact is that the guitar is a diverse instrument which anybody can learn to play, and there are a variety of musical style you can play it with. It could be a Spanish style, in which case an ability with fast flowing fingers is likely to come in handy. Or you might choose a simple rock approach, where rhythms and simple chords carry you through, with the occasional lick or solo. Whatever style, this instrument is likely to serve you well, so long as you put in the necessary hours. One of the biggest decisions here is what guitar to buy. There are so many to choose from, and they vary in so many ways, that it helps to have some expert advice. Take a look at these various types of electric guitars to purchase to get you started.


For the more rhythmic among you, but you still want to learn a guitar instrument, bass is the way to go. With bass, you act as a fundamental part of the band – even if you are not always heard. As with guitar, however, the bass is a varied instrument, and there is no limit to the kinds of styles you can play on a bass as long as you put the practice in. If you want to go this route, choose your bass carefully and then practice slowly and diligently and work your way up to the harder stuff.

Staff Writer; Peter Love


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