“It’s easy to play any musical instrument, all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”
― Johann Sebastian Bach
The amazing link between music and human brain is inexplicable. All across the world, people with versatile backgrounds and cultures look and perceive music in their own, unique ways.
If you have the interest and the time to invest yourself in learning an instrument, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will provide information on not one, but five different musical instruments to choose from.
Choosing an Instrument to Play
As each instrument is unique and has its own merit, we cannot make the mistake of judging one with the other. So take each piece separately, and make your decision.
If you wish to start playing a string instrument, violin is one of the best choices. Violins are fairly easy to begin with and are also suitable for children as young as 6 years of age. As the violins come in variety of sizes, you can choose them according to your or the learner’s age (opt for non-electric ones as a beginner). And if you want to become a professional violinist, now is the best time to start, as it is highly popular.
Now drums are another story. If you think you have a good sense of rhythm and beats, then drums should top your list. Initially, you won’t sound like Shannon Leto, but at least you’ll be on the right track. There are many other types of drums, like the Congo drum, Tabla, Bongos, etc. You can take lessons, work your way up and who knows, you can join or start your own rock band. All you have to do is count the beats and feel the music through your soul.
The sweet and melodious sound of the flute has the power to mesmerize anybody who listens to it. Although it may sound difficult, to be able to control your breathing in order to make such remarkable music, the flute is easy to learn. Whether you’re looking to learn the flute as a hobby, or take it up professionally, nothing beats the fact that flute is really fun to play.
Cello is basically a large violin with a thicker body. You can also count on cello as it is suitable for a 6 year old as well. Similar to the violin, cello is also played in the same manner, rubbing the bow across its string. However, violin can played standing up, cello on the other hand, is supposed to be played sitting down. You hold it between your legs and rub the bow across the string.
If you’re wondering as to what is the easiest string instrument to play, then the answer is, a guitar. Picking up few chords on a guitar is easy. The reason being, you can play an entire song with just 2-3 simple chords, and that too after the first lesson. As there are different guitars available, as a beginner you can always go with the classical one. It has nylon strings which makes it easier on the fingers, as compared to the electric or acoustic guitar.
Other Musical Options
These were just a few instruments you can choose from. As we all have different taste, likes, dislikes, learning capabilities, speed, and understanding of music, it is best to leave the decision up to you.