Learning an Instrument

Hunter J By Hunter J, 12th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1bzjb2rz/
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We should all feel free to express our emotions. Each and every one of us express our emotions differently. Music is something that we can all enjoy. Whether it’s listening to music or playing music, express your ideas and feelings. There are many opportunities to play an instrument of your own. I will share a few tips of my own, to help you with your instrument.

Picking your instrument

Whether you are a student in school, or an adult, make sure you start out with the instrument you love. If you pick the wrong instrument to start out with, you may lose interest in music. Do a lot of research to find your type of instrument. Make sure you talk with your teacher/tutor if you have one, about which instrument they recommend. Also, make sure you talk with your parents/family about your decision. Playing an instrument is an important thing in life, so make sure you think through it carefully.

Finding a Tutor

If you don’t already have a tutor/teacher to help you, I recommend finding one. It can be very useful for any instrument. Although, if you don’t have the money or opportunity to get a tutor, don’t worry so much. There are book, CD’s, and different programs out there to help you learn. Many professionals teach themselves.

Getting the Material

The next step to playing your instrument, is getting the material. You can find instruments at various places. This includes:

Local Music Stores (MB, B&J, etc.)
Online (Music123, Ebay, etc.)
Renting Stores
Renting from School

After you have bought/rented your instrument, you need important accessories. This may include:

Cleaning Brush
Mouthpieces
Guitar Picks
Grease/Oils
Reeds
Music Stand
Other Cleaning Equipment

If you don’t know what to buy for your type of instrument, try talking to your teacher/tutor, or a professional at a local music shop. Ask them what they suggest and what you may need.

Practice

Once you have everything that you may need for your type of instrument, make sure you PRACTICE. Enjoy your instrument! Practice every day in order to become good at your instrument. There are many ways to practice, and there are many things to practice. Here are some important things to practice working on:

Scales
Book Exercises
Tuning
Balance (If in a Band)
Posture/The way you play
Ambiture
Pitch

Enjoy

Keep practicing every day! Master your instrument, and enjoy playing it. Once you become a professional at it, try another instrument! It is a great joy to explore music. The more you practice, the more you will love it. Continue to broaden your taste in music, and explore new kinds of music!

Tips

Practice, Practice, Practice
Clean Your Instrument Regularly
Broaden your taste in music
Listen to different bands/groups
Play many Instruments
Join a Band
Love Your Instrument
Express yourself!

Read more: http://musicouch.com/music-making/tips-for-playing-an-instrument/#ixzz1ucP2giZ6

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author avatar Hunter J
I love to write. I mainly write about technology, science, or music related topics. I also love to listen to music, play music, and learn.

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