Far too often do people think that learning an instrument is too hard, or that they got to it too late and now they are too old to learn how to play a new instrument. This couldn’t be farther from the truth however. There is no age limit on learning a new skill, if you want to widen your horizons, pick up a new hobby, or just expand your music repertoire, you should consider learning a new instrument. Trying out a new way to play music can not only be mentally draining, but physically as well. New guitar players often develop blisters for the first few months of playing. Here are some tips that will help you get started off on the right foot.
Ease Into It –
Before you go out and blow a whole ton of money on a fancy set up or instrument, you should really make sure that you genuinely enjoy playing it first. For instance, if you’re learning to play the drums, you shouldn’t buy professional-grade equipment before you even know how to play. You should instead look into something like an 8-piece drum set to get started and see if you like the way playing the drums feels.
You should never start learning a new instrument with the mentality that you are going to be amazing at it, because I can assure you, it’s more than likely that you’re not going to master it in a few weeks. Failing is part of the learning process and you should quit whenever something is the least bit challenging. You will get frustrated along the way, but hold on to that feeling instead of letting it make you give up practicing. Frustration can lead to productivity if channeled properly.
It’s important that you always remember, you can only get better each time you practice and that you stick to it.