The Best Musical Instruments for Both Young and Old Beginners

When it comes to music, there is plenty of room for everyone.

Whether you are 5 or 55 years old, it is never too late to learn something most especially to playing musical instruments. Learning music requires patience, commitment and time to practice.

Here are some of the best instruments to learn.

  1. The Piano

A lot of people started to learn music early on, and they usually learn to play the piano.

Though it seems complicated, the piano is one of the easiest instrument to learn. It doesn’t need electricity, just hit the keys and it will produce beautiful, rich, bright, or deep resonating sound.

Since the piano is a well-loved, you can find affordable keyboards and great piano teachers almost anywhere. Visit to look for great variety of piano and keyboards.

  1. The Drums (Bongo, Percussion)

For older people who want to join friends in music, this is a great way to start. The drums set the beat to a band and most commonly used in modern music.

For kids, it’s about learning rhythm and great timing. When both of these are ingrained playing the drums will be much more fun and easy.

A good drummer should be a good listener since you need to harmonise your playing with the rest, but once you get the hang of it, it would be phenomenal.

  1. The Guitar

You should genuinely want to learn the guitar if you’re going to play this stringed instrument.

Plucking the strings, metal, nylon and newly developed plastic strings, will hurt and make fingers bleed, but trust me its worth it.

When you begin to feel the guitar and be comfortable after a few lessons, chances are muscle memory will develop as well as callouses on your fingers then it will be better.

This instrument can take any stage, sound good in any listener and can express words you can’t say.

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ― Aldous Huxley

  1. The Ukulele

Rather than six strings like the guitar, the ukulele only has four but produces excellent music nonetheless. Just listen to the song “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ ole and you’ll understand what every ukulele player is feeling.

It’s a great instrument for kids and adults alike.

The strings are softer, and the instrument itself is smaller than a guitar. There are tons of tutorials on the internet available, easy to follow, even when it is your first time handling instruments.

  1. The Harmonica

If you are more into jazz, folk, country, or rock music, then the harmonica is the perfect instrument for you. It’s portable so that you can practice anywhere and.

  1. The Glockenspiel (pronounced “Glock-ench-peel”)

Now, this percussion instrument is amazing; even I know a song or two in it. Almost every school bands understand that this gives beautiful bright music.

It is made up of metal bars, quite easy to move around and great for making cheerful music.

  1. The Violin

You might think it’s a little weird to include this instrument in our list, but it’s true, the violin needs tremendous commitment to play.

It might be harder to learn when you’re older, but when started at a younger age, it would be a lifetime achievement.

There you have it! Our list of the best instrument for beginners. You may agree or not; it all depends on the student.

Learning something you love is always a joy.

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