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How to Start Playing an Instrument

Your Basic Guide to Start Playing Your Favorite Musical Instrument


Are you passionate about music? Do you want to start playing an instrument?

Learning to play an instrument is often perceived as challenging. But making music is also a rewarding journey, full of happiness and satisfaction.

To make it easier for you, we have listed 6 tips to help you achieve better results in music practice. Grab your instrument and keep reading!


1. Be consistent

Regular practice is the key to mastering any skill, including playing a musical instrument! But cramming all your practice into one or two sessions a week is not recommended – long practice sessions can be though, stressful and even painful for your muscles.

Teachers and professional musicians always recommend practicing for a shorter duration but every day. Even 15 minutes of daily practice can be more effective than marathon sessions. Additionally, developing a routine ensures steady and continuous progress.



2. Plan your practice

Organization and planning are essential for productive practice sessions. Schedule your practice time in advance to help you stay focused, minimize distractions and make the most of your time. Planning your sessions will also ensure that you are covering every aspect of your musical training.


3. Stay curious

Actively listening to music and having curiosity for new discoveries is a vital part of learning to play an instrument. Make an effort to listen to a wide range of genres and musicians. This will expand your musical knowledge and expose you to different styles and techniques. The more music you discover, the more you’ll want to play it!



4. Playing an instrument is sharing your passion

The best part of being a musician is sharing your passion with others. You can join a band, attend jam sessions, or simply play with friends. All of these activities are incredibly inspiring and motivating, allowing you to learn from others, share ideas, and have loads of fun!


5. Always be kind to yourself

Learning to play an instrument can sometimes be frustrating – it takes plenty of time and hours of practice. It’s important to be patience with yourself, recognize that progress takes time, set small goals and celebrate them. Take breaks, don’t get unmotivated if something seems difficult and, last but not least, don’t forget to have fun!!


6. Get high-quality sheet music

For learning to play an instrument, it is crucial to have sheet music that fits your needs. Get customized and high-quality sheet music of your favorite tunes at My Sheet Music Transcriptions. Any instrument and musical genre is welcome!

  1. Send us a link or an audio file.
  2. Receive your high-quality sheet music, transcribed note-for-note by expert musicians.
  3. Enjoy playing your favorite songs adapted to your skill level!


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