Want to be a musician?
When it comes to learning a musical instrument, any professional musician will tell you that practice is the key to becoming a great player. Dedicated musicians can be found studying alone for hours every day, striving to perfect their art, to become the very best they can. But practice alone isn’t the only secret to success.
How to choose an instrument?
How does an aspiring musician choose which instrument to learn? Often its the sound of the instrument they like, or maybe they’ve seen someone well known playing one, and would like to be able to do the same. Or it might have to fit within a band, or be used for accompaniment, or perhaps be small enough to take away on weekend trips.
But there’s one consideration which isn’t always given the attention it deserves. At least in the beginning stages, some instruments are much easier to learn than others. This means one thing. For the time spent practicing, you’ll progress faster. And who doesn’t want to spend less time making more progress?
What are the easy instruments to learn?
There’s are few choices out there, but one of the best for ease of learning has to be the melodica. If you compare it the piano, the advantage is obvious – you only have to use one hand! With a melodica you only use your right hand to play the piano-style keyboard, and use your breath to blow into a tube or a mouthpiece. This also makes it potentially, a far more expressive instrument than the piano. And of course very handy to take to jam sessions, or band rehearsals.
And that’s not even considering the price of the instrument. A professional Yamaha piano costs thousands of dollars, whereas a full size professional Yamaha melodica costs under $100. Or if you’d prefer to experiment with a cheap melodica to see how you like it, they can be bought for around $25.