1) The Guitar
The guitar is an instrument loved by many. It produces a sound that can melt your heart. Most people in the world have a list of favorite guitarists. It is a versatile instrument and it can be learned at any age. You can steal someone’s heart playing classical or flamenco using a classical guitar. Or strum some alternative tunes on an acoustic guitar. If you are a rocker, you can pick up an electric guitar instead. What makes the guitar stand out from the piano is its low cost and portability. Experts say you can start giving your children lessons as early as the age of 6.
2) The Piano
Known since the classical ages, the piano is famous for being versatile. You can do anything with a piano. You can play it alone or in an orchestra, or even a rock band. Most famous musicians started their musical journey playing the piano and it took them places. It’s perfect for children, especially because the notes are easy to pluck. Not that it’s an easy instrument, it can take years and years for one to master. Some might complain that it’s expensive, but according to the musicians from apassant.net, midi keyboards are made for those who can’t afford acoustic pianos. Your children can start learning the piano starting from the age of six. From there, a child can transition to other instruments armed with the skills learned from this one.
3) The Violin
The sound of heartache is best played on the strings of a violin. That’s why many people like to learn the violin. It’s difficult at first to get the hang of, learning how to hold it and such. But once you get used to it, and exert hours into learning different techniques, it’s worth the effort. Although the violin used to be played mostly in classical types of music, it’s now gaining popularity as an instrument that can play many genres. Many new pop bands and acts have made it with a violinist included.
4) The Drums
Drums have quite the personality and so do drummers. A band isn’t a full band without a talented drummer. Playing drums has multiple benefits. It relieves stress and boosts confidence. Not to mention that it improves coordination and helps get fit.
5) The Saxophone
We can’t tell if jazz music made the saxophone popular or the other way around. We just know that there’s no better way to relax than to listen to some of the good jazz saxophonists. Your child can start playing it from the age of 12. It opens the door for socialising as it’s often played accompanied by other instruments. You can even join a big orchestra if they’re dedicated enough.
6) The Flutes
Another wind instrument on the list that can sound heavenly if played right. It’s most popular in classical, as well as folk and world music. It has been a part of most cultures around the world. Some of its best aspects, other than the sound, is that it’s very portable and easy to maintain. It has benefits for the body such as improving posture, breathing, and core strength.
7) The Cello
Not quite as popular as the violin, but the cello still made our list. It’s like the older and politer brother in the violin family. It can sound magical on its own, but in an orchestral setting as well. Yes, it requires sitting down and yes, it’s huge. Yet, a considerable amount of people opt for it as their instrument of choice. Anyone can start playing the cello as early as the age of 6.
We think that no instrument is better than the other. They all are perfect and have their advantages. Even if some of them have minor setbacks like size or difficulty, it’s still very rewarding to play them. They teach children and adults alike, discipline, and time management among other skills, if you’re passionate about music, it’s never too late to start your musical journey. Most importantly, choose an instrument you’re fond of, because sometimes you’ll need to remember why you’re doing this. The road of instruments’ learning starts tough but ends with satisfaction.