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Here's why you should learn a new instrument

 

Learning something new, whether it's a language, recipe or instrument, can be scary. If you've ever listened to a song and wanted to play it on piano but were too scared to try ("driver's license," anyone?), it's never too late to pick up a passion project and perfect a new skill. Although nerve-wracking, it can be beneficial to try new things every once in a while. Follow these tips to find your new fave hobby.

Pick up an instrument
Try to find an instrument you already have in your house, or even borrow one from a friend. Instruments can be expensive, so it's best to see if you enjoy them before actually purchasing one. Maybe your neighbor plays the guitar, or your older sibling has a knack for the ukulele. Ask around!

@lexijayde

Learn songs you like
An essential part of learning a new skill is to have fun with it. You don't have to start ~super~ basic with what you play, but we recommend starting with something that's accessible for newbies. There are plenty of guitar and piano chords available free online that are ranked by level of difficulty. (Check out ultimate-guitar.com for our fave tabs and courses!)

Practice makes perfect
Ofc, if you don't put in the work for a new skill, you won't improve. Dedicate just ten minutes a day to playing your instrument. The more you do it, the quicker you'll improve. It can feel easier to play ten minutes every day rather than one hour a week at once. 


@hollyhumberstone

Ditch the comparison
That last thing you need is something holding you back. Don't worry if your bestie has been rocking the drums longer than you, or if your cousin is better at that guitar riff you're still trying to master. What's important is discovering your own passion and improving at your own pace.

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by Kelly Schwint | 6/5/2022
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