Another year has passed and at this point 2017 is in full swing. Which means people are working on New year’s resolutions. Frequently on of those is to finally take music lessons. Personally, I would discourage you from making a “new year’s resolution” to “learn an instrument.” Don’t resolve to take guitar lessons, bass lessons, drum lessons or even learn how to use home recording equipment.
Here is why: music should not be something you do once. Or even just for the new year. Often people approach guitar lessons or drum lessons as something they always wanted to do, but didn’t have the time. I think this is the wrong attitude. Start by telling yourself you’re on a journey. After a year of lessons you may not to be the player you always wanted to be. instead, you are starting something that will help you get to know yourself better.
At Silversound we understand that this is how learning music works. It’s a process. It’s an ejoyment that you can take with you wherever you go. It changes your mindset. It keeps you learning. And music connects people.
Maybe you already have taken that first step and started learning an instrument. Instead of using the year to make a resolution, take some time to as yourself about your musical goals. Maybe you already play drums or play guitar, pick a couple of songs you would like to learn and try to master them. That doesn’t mean pick the hardest solo you can find, but ask your teacher or a friend (some one who knows where you are as a musician) for a reasonable suggestion. Or take the opportunity to learn a new facet of your instrument. If you are a rock drummer for instance, try to learn some Jazz, or learn to read notation. Try to learn how to write songs and how your favorite guitar players write and what kind of riffs they like to use.
We are here to help you learn your instrument, but more importantly launch you from the lesson to explore the vast array of music that is out there. Don’t just sign up for lessons at Silversound start a life long journey.