Top 5 Easiest Musical Instruments to Learn for Beginners

It’s a new year and if you’re like many of us, it’s a good time to reflect and perhaps make a few positive changes.

One change that is enormously rewarding is learning to play a musical instrument. Why not? Even if you’ve never considered yourself someone filled with musical talent, there are lots of instruments out there that suit your needs and your skills exactly. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what kind of music you like. You don’t even need a big budget. Find the best teacher to give you lessons and give it a go. You can start here!

Let’s take a look at five of the easiest instruments to learn and get you on your way!

1. Piano / Keyboard

While playing the piano can be complicated, it most definitely does not have to be. Taking piano lessons is key here, along with finding a teacher who is experienced and understands your goals. With the right guidance, you can pick the songs you like and get going on playing them yourself. The teacher will show you the basics and you can follow along with the sheet music right in front of you. You’ll be surprised at what you can learn to play on piano – and fast! So with piano lessons, a good teacher, and a bit of patience, you will make your way through all your favourite tunes in no time.

2. Guitar

Just about everyone can learn to play guitar and if you have never tried it, it is indeed as much fun as it looks. Once you’ve chosen your instrument – it doesn’t have to be fancy to begin with! – take some guitar lessons so you can get the basics down pat. With a few simple chords under your belt, you can play just about any rock/pop song. And anytime you want to master more complicated chords or improve your technique, no worries because you can always return for a guitar lesson or two. And remember, once you’ve learned how to play one stringed instrument, you can give a whole bunch of others a go: perhaps a banjo or a ukulele or a flying V electric guitar?

3. Drums

Who hasn’t wanted to bang on a set of drums at least once in their lifetime? Depending on your age, you watched Animal from the Muppets or Neil Peart from Rush and figured you could do the same. Well, in a way, you can. Choose a set that is most practical for you. There are many types available from virtually silent to all-out noisy. Sit down with a teacher and take drum lessons – yes, there are important techniques for you to learn before you begin. And with a good ear, coordination and practice, you’ll be backing the best in no time – at least in your bedroom!

4. Harmonica

Portable, fun, inexpensive and easy to play! You can pick this up easily and maybe create some of your own tunes. Music lessons can help and then from there, all you need is practice – and that can be done just about anywhere.

5. The flute

Another tiny instrument, the flute can be reasonably quiet to allow you to practice at home. When it doesn’t feel quiet enough, you can always take it outside. Not only is it easy to sound good with little experience on a flute, you can find flute lessons quickly and cheaply.

So choose one and open up a world of new experience the way music can.

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