We're a few days into the New Year now and for a lot of you that means you are either on track with or have already given up on your New Year's resolutions, or maybe you haven't even made any yet? This year instead of the usual resolutions we think learning to play a musical instrument should be at the top of your resolution list.
To make 2018 the year of music you can follow our three simple steps:
Choose An Instrument
Most of you will already know what instrument you have always wanted to play - so go with your instinct and choose that one. If you are less sure look into the music you enjoy and the musicians you look up to and see what stands out. You can also take a look at our buying guides for help and then easily get your instrument from the Duet Shop. P.S. If you didn't know all our instruments can be returned after four monthly payments
Decide How You Will Learn to Play
There are so many options now available for learning to play an instrument so you just need to choose the one that best suits you and your style of learning. If you want to go for the more classic route of learning with a teacher then you find a suitable teacher using websites such as musicteachers.co.uk, reach out on social media, or you may even have friends or family members that could help you.
If you are looking to teach yourself how to play there are a number of great apps, books, websites, and YouTube videos you can use, and a number of these are also free to use! You can also reach out to other musicians online. Use social media and join forums to connect with other musicians that could give you tips and advise.
Another great option is to look for music groups or bands you can join - if you can't find any maybe look into setting one up, you never know you could end up making some new friends along the way.
Practise, Practise, Practise.
They always say practise makes perfect! To successfully learn to play a new instrument you have to keep at it and practise regularly. Read our post on 6 Ways to Avoid Procrastinating When You Should be Practising to help keep you on track. The main thing with learning a new instrument is that you have have fun and enjoy your new challenge!
Let us know what instrument you are planning to learn to play this year?