Picking up and learning an instrument seems to be on the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolutions or ‘things they want to do this year’, however, it can be a daunting and often challenging process to dive into. That said, it doesn’t need to be! Playing music should be fun, exciting, and accessible, and with the help of the team at Marshall Music, we’ve got the starter tips you need to get your musical juices flowing.
FIRSTLY, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?
Are you one who’s always drooled over a Jimmy Page Led Zeppelin solo, or perhaps rocked your head to Taylor Hawkins smashing the hell out of his drums with the Foo Fighters? This should be a guide to what you want to play, and picking up your first instrument doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. Marshall Music (part of the Legacy Lifestyle Rewards Programme) has a wealth of great entry and mid-tier instruments on offer, along with second-hand instruments that’ll give you great bang for your buck. Of course, once you’re comfortable, you can always upgrade and get yourself a new guitar, drums, or any other instruments when you want to step it up.
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LEARN/MAKE SOME SONGS AND RECORD THEM
The idea of recording yourself playing your instrument can seem like something only professionals do, but in the age of recording technology being so readily available, it’s a great way to capture your playing progress and share it with whoever you’d like. Whether you want to just quickly capture the Blink 182 riff you learnt to play, your new vocal techniques you’ve learnt, or that drum part you’ve created, you can record it and share it with your friends with a variety of recording software and tools from Marshall Music.
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Remember, first and foremost, creating music should be fun, and whether you’re learning to play in your bedroom, uploading your music covers to YouTube, or wanting to try your hand at your own demo, Marshall Music has what you need to get the show on the road.
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