Those who play an instrument know how relaxing of an experience it can be. Playing an instrument is a form of expression like no other. People have been playing instruments almost as long as they have been talking and maybe even longer. Most people think playing an instrument is too much of a challenge and so they do even try. But not all instruments are that hard to learn, here are some that are among the easiest.
Try a snare drum to start with, then work your way up to a drum set. It’s easy to learn, just start will the basics like rolls, paradiddles, and flams. You’ll soon have a knack for timing and boost your coordination.
Another good starting instrument is the Glockenspiel, which is nothing more than a small portable xylophone. The glockenspiel consists of metal plates that you strike with a mallet to produce different notes. You can start by learning to play scales and go from there, soon you can learn chords using multiple mallets.
If you’ve ever thought of playing a flute or clarinet but figured it was to difficult, you can start with a recorder. The recorder may seem like a toy, but it will teach you the basics of playing a woodwind. A fingering chart can help you learn various finger positions and other techniques. If you find that you enjoy it, maybe you can move on to other more complex woodwinds.
One of the best and most familiar instruments people use to pass the time is the harmonica. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take it anywhere and practice any time you have a spare moment. The harmonica is almost a self-taught instrument and you’ll have fun coming up with original melodies that you can build on.
Any one of these instruments can introduce you to the world of music. Why not try one and see where it leads.