Learning to play an instrument

Watch
This discussion is closed.
Fairydust
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#1
Has anyone got any suggestions on instruments that are fairly easy to teach yourself to play...possilbly a woodwind instrument. I need a new challenge I think.
0
Eru Iluvatar
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#2
Report 16 years ago
#2
(Original post by Fairydust)
Has anyone got any suggestions on instruments that are fairly easy to teach yourself to play...possilbly a woodwind instrument. I need a new challenge I think.
The recorder is the easiest instrument to play, so if your not too confident about starting, try that.
They are cheap to get too, so if you give up, it wont mean you've spent serious cash on something.
0
4Ed
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#3
Report 16 years ago
#3
the guitar isn't too bad to learn- you only need to learn about 4 chords to be able to sing/play some basic tunes.
0
Dr. Blazed
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#4
Report 16 years ago
#4
Guitar and piano are easy to teach yourself to an extent, but after a while, you'll probably reach a roof on your natural ability where you'll need tuition.

Woodwind instruments are very tough to teach yourself, though you could get lessons for a while to pick up the basics then try to continue.
0
PQ
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#5
Report 16 years ago
#5
I always enjoyed the Ocarina personally....dead easy to pick up but quite limited range.
0
samd294
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6
Report 16 years ago
#6
(Original post by Dr. Blazed)
Guitar and piano are easy to teach yourself to an extent, but after a while, you'll probably reach a roof on your natural ability where you'll need tuition.

Woodwind instruments are very tough to teach yourself, though you could get lessons for a while to pick up the basics then try to continue.
People have been telling me that for ages but I dont agree with it. If you buy the right books and use the resources of the net (many guitar magazines come with video tutorials now) there is no reason why you need to pay for tuition. After all, Hendrix and Satriani were both self taught guitarists.
0
4Ed
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#7
Report 16 years ago
#7
(Original post by samd294)
People have been telling me that for ages but I dont agree with it. If you buy the right books and use the resources of the net (many guitar magazines come with video tutorials now) there is no reason why you need to pay for tuition. After all, Hendrix and Satriani were both self taught guitarists.
as is brian may.

why not try the harmonica? that's about as easy as it gets - you just blow or suck in depending on what note you're playing. oh, and you move the harmonica a few millimetres to one side as well!
0
The_Barman
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#8
Report 16 years ago
#8
(Original post by Fairydust)
Has anyone got any suggestions on instruments that are fairly easy to teach yourself to play...possilbly a woodwind instrument. I need a new challenge I think.
Dunno.....am away to learn ther bass and electric guitar and it aint that hard aparently. Especially the bass guitar coz you only gotta play one chord at a time and the electric guitar....well thats more than one chord lol. I owuld recommend the bass if ya wanna learn the guitar and if not then try thr flute!
0
Amb1
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#9
Report 16 years ago
#9
I played the recorder at primary school and found it very easy to learn how to play the flute. The finger patterns for the notes are extremely similar, just need to get the hang of the mouthpiece/blowing technique. From playing the flute I have also taught myself to play the saxophone. Again the finger patterns for the notes are similar. Good luck...
0
Fairydust
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#10
Thanks for the suggestions


I can already play the recorder so im looking for something other than that. I dont want/cant spent too much money so everything will be second hand etc.
0
Amb1
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#11
Report 16 years ago
#11
(Original post by Fairydust)
Thanks for the suggestions


I can already play the recorder so im looking for something other than that. I dont want/cant spent too much money so everything will be second hand etc.
I think you should learn to play the flute.
0
Howard
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#12
Report 16 years ago
#12
Pink oboe.
0
samd294
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#13
Report 16 years ago
#13
Have you ever tooted on the pink oboe Howard?
0
Howard
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#14
Report 16 years ago
#14
(Original post by samd294)
Have you ever tooted on the pink oboe Howard?
Not personally.
0
Amb1
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#15
Report 16 years ago
#15
(Original post by Howard)
Pink oboe.
ROFL!! :rolleyes:
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

If you do not get the A-level grades you want this summer, what is your likely next step?

Take autumn exams (69)
46.94%
Take exams next summer (26)
17.69%
Change uni choice through clearing (34)
23.13%
Apply to uni next year instead (14)
9.52%
I'm not applying to university (4)
2.72%

Watched Threads

View All