Hey guys! Todays post on Music Mondays will be on Learning to play a musical instrument at a young age. Some of you might be in the process of learning how to play an instrument, and some of you might want to in the future. But I hope that this information will help you in your music carer.
When you have the opportunity in your teen years to learn how to play an instrument, it would be very wise to take that opportunity. In your teen years, you have more time on your hand to learn how to play an instrument than you will in later years. It will also be easier for you to learn in your teen years because of smaller fingers and you can focus better on it. It will be difficult at first, and you won’t be able to play the best, but stick with it and the practice will play off.
I know for some people the cost of learning to play an instrument is very expensive if you have to pay for it yourself. But there are some ways to cut the cost almost in half. At first, start to learn how to play an instrument that doesn’t cost very much. An instrument like the guitar, violon, or keyboard is inexpensive, and is great for beginners.
But when you are buying your first instrument to learn with, do not buy the most expensive instrument at the music store. I started out with 99 dollar guitar while my brother started out with a 300 dollar guitar. Yes, his guitar is easer to play, but mine has a better sound, and it wasn’t very expensive. As you get more advanced in your instrument, you have the opportunity to save up, and maybe buy a better instrument in the future.
People may be telling you that when starting to learn how to play an instrument you need lessons. This is not really true, because some teens do very well teaching themselves how to play that instrument. Now if your parents are offering to pay for you to take lessons, it would be very wise for you to take them. But when you are wanting to learn without your parents funding it, I would buy a music book, instead of paying for lessons that are really expensive. Go to the music store and buy a Hal Leonard music book for your instrument. It may cost around 10-20 dollars, but it this best brand I have found by far.
I hope that this helped you guys! If you enjoyed this post or want to tell me about the instrument that you play, please leave a comment bellow!