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Musical Instruments You Can Learn That Are NOT A Guitar


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Let’s face it; the guitar dominates the musical instrument industry. Everywhere you look, there are men, women and children itching to buy a guitar and become the next Keith Richards. On the whole, any instrument is worth learning, so I am not going to sit here and trash the guitar. Mainly because I wish I could play the guitar, too! Still, as a lover of music I hate to see great instruments looked over because they don’t ‘fit the bill’. If you feel the same way, here are a couple of great instruments you can try that are not a guitar.

Drums

Drums are probably the next most popular instrument and for good reason. The sound is massive, and there is no better feeling that smashing the symbols like a young Dave Grohl. Plus, they also fit the rock n roll image that everyone wants because rock n roll is cool. However, you should heed a word of warning. Drums have a few different elements that all need to go together to make them work properly. You need rhythm. Otherwise, you will find the drums hard to master.

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Piano

Pianos are not rock n roll. Still, they are an incredible instrument to learn. If your taste in music is more classical, a piano is an instrument to learn. There is something remarkably therapeutic about sitting at the piano and tickling the ivories. You can find pianos of all shapes and sizes at Markson Pianos, which is a great place to begin. Who knows? Make the right choice and you could be part of your orchestra touring the world. That sounds pretty rock n roll to me!

800px-Piano_Andrés_BelloPhoto Credit | Wikipedia

Saxophone

The saxophone is becoming less popular. However, I don’t know why because the saxophone is amazing. Okay, it might be one of my favorites, but that doesn’t mean I am wrong. The sound is a throwback to the 1950s and 60s, and it is like you are in a jazz bar dancing the night way. Once you learn the sax, you will never be sad again. Just pick it up and start blasting a tune and you will automatically feel better.

 

Harmonica

The harmonica is one of the most basic instruments, but also one of the hardest to learn. It sounds like it is always out of tune, and it will never play a nice tune as long as you try. Still, give it a couple of weeks and a few hours of practice and you’ll soon be playing on the street corner for money. Okay, maybe that isn’t exactly what you want. But, if the harmonica was good enough for Bob Dylan, it is good enough for me and you!

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The important thing to remember with musical instruments is not your image. Yes, some have a certain stigma that makes them more desirable than others. Still, if you learn for the wrong reasons, it is hours of your life that you will never get back. Music is about relaxing and disappearing within yourself to another world. Then, the real creativity will start to flow, and it won’t stop.

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