Learning a musical instrument??

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thewannabevegan
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Hi!
So I am in my late teens and I've always been really bad at music. In school I did well academically in most of my subjects but was always bottom of my class in music. I had zero confidence and still can't hear the difference between notes or anything.

I've been wanting to learn an instrument for a while now because I do actually like music and would love to be able to play some. I think it could be very therapeutic and a nice hobby to do in my spare time but I don't know what instrument to take up or whether I should even try as I'm so bad it might just be a waste of money!

I had been thinking maybe piano or guitar as I've heard they're better for beginners and I would love to play drums but I have zero rhythm so that isn't a brilliant.
Anyway if any musicians out there have any ideas please share!!
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I'm a guitarist so I would always encourage you to pick up the guitar as it is truly the greatest instrument in the world. ._.

But in all seriousness it depends on your goals and what you want to play. I'd recommend guitar or piano because they're by far the most versatile instruments. Having zero rhythm is not an excuse to not pick up drums as you have zero rhythm NOW but that'd be acquired as you progress however, learning the drums is more down to circumstance as it really depends if you have the space, money and neighbours/family who wouldn't hate you for it.

If you do decide you want to play guitar I can always give tips and advice for starting out
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I play the flute and piano and I can say that if you're going to learn one instrument, learn the piano. The piano fits with almost every other instrument and it really improves your ambidexterity!! You can progress so much when learning the piano and can play anything you want, there's always almost a piano arrangement for different songs/pieces of music
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I've been playing drums since August and it is so ****ing awesome! I love practicing and learning new songs. I wouldn't say I have much natural rhythm either but I'm getting a lot better at it although ngl it's challenging too.
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I started with the piano and after I passed grade 8, I moved onto guitar.
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