Many people want to get involved in music but just don’t know where to start or what instrument to pick. Some of the things I regularly hear is people ask what is the “easiest” instrument out there to learn. That is a very hard question to answer and depends mostly on the person. First, some people will pick up different instruments easier than others. Second, you have to have a desire to learn the instrument that you select. Let’s take a better look at some of the things you should consider before purchasing or even renting a musical instrument.
Making an Investment in Your Musical Instrument
One thing that I want to address is that there is no easy instrument out there to learn unless it is a basic drum that you are after. Anything worth learning is going to take some commitment of your time and energy. The more you put into an instrument, the more rewarding your results will be. The easy part comes from the desire to learn that instrument. If you have strong desire then you will have strong motivation to play. So, let’s look at the next few steps at selecting a musical instrument to learn.
The next step is to look at your motives of playing an instrument. Do you want to join a rock band? Are you wanting to join an orchestra or maybe just play solo. Different instruments work better for different situations. I have found a list of some of the most common instruments available so that you can get a feel for what you like right here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_instruments
Another option is developing your own voice. This can be very rewarding and only takes your effort and lessons. After you have sat down and done some homework, you can now purchase the instrument of your choice. If you have all the money in the world then you really don’t need to take my next bit of advice. If you are on a budget though I would recommend that you look for a quality second hand musical instrument. Usually if you are unable to purchase something locally, you can find it online with free shipping.
Are you on the fence about purchasing an instrument? Well, maybe renting your instrument may be a viable option for you. Some larger music stores have this option available to you and you can try before you buy. If you know you want to purchase then Craig’s list may help you find a large discount. I had a friend that never played his drum set anymore and it took up a large corner of his guest room. I offered him a couple hundred dollars for it and now I have a drum set that I play on a regular basis.
Having Fun Shopping for an Instrument
There are so many ways to get to try an instrument and it is a creative process. The more creative you are, the deeper the discount. If you need any more suggestions then please reach out to us here and we will be able to assist you in finding your next instrument.