Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference – Herbie Hancock.
All of us love music, we may prefer different types of music but in the end, everyone is grateful for the gift that is music. Music is very influential, it evokes emotions in us and even heightens them. The calm feeling while listening to a soothing piano being played, the adrenaline rushing through your body while listening to a rock song and the overflowing confidence in your body while mimicking a rapper while a hip hop track is being played, you remember these moments because of the way they made you feel. While all of us love music, not every one of us can create a song or play an instrument. Being a musician is a dream of many, never has it been “un-cool” to be a musician. Every one of us must have at least thought of it once to be a musician but alas, fate had something else in store for us. What if I tell you that there’s still time and you can begin working on your dream today? So if you want to start your journey of being a musician but don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we got you.
To become a musician, it is recommended that you know how to play at least one instrument and if you caught our subtle hints above, we recommend that you learn piano or keyboard first. The reason being, unlike most of the musical instruments, the notes are visible in front of you on the piano tiles. This makes it easier for you to understand the music theory resulting in you sounding better. Now, there are many ways for you to learn to play the piano. You can find a music teacher or take piano classes, that’s the traditional method. However, this method requires you to travel and spend a lot more money compared to other methods that we will share with you today. The culture of “self-taught” is raging right now. Teaching yourself piano with the help of online courses or videos available on youtube that too for little to no money and from the comfort of your home might be just what you need. What if you don’t own a piano right now? Like we said before, we got you. There are many piano games available online that will help you understand the basics. You can play piano by pressing the keys on your smartphone. It’s as simple as that. You can even record what you played and analyze it or use it in any way you prefer.
Learning piano or any other musical instrument takes a lot of time and practice. Practice daily and have patience. The most important thing is to experiment and have fun with your craft. The journey of being a musician starts with one step and with so many resources available to learn from, there hasn’t been a better time to learn.
Take the leap.