Often as an adult you wish you had learned an instrument, you may have an urge to strum a guitar or play the drums in the garage, and maybe you’ve loved the sound of the violin or the clarinet but have never bothered to learn.
The internet has opened up a whole new way for us to learn these instruments. Tutors have taken their expertise onto the net, offering paid and free lessons so that anyone can learn an instrument in the comfort of their own homes.
There are a couple of things to consider before signing up for any of these sites. The first thing you need to remember is that you will need to remain dedicated and set time aside each day to practise. If any of the courses advise that you can learn in a set period of time, bear in mind the length of time will depend on your dedication and the amount of time you spend learning and practicing.
Because the majority of the courses available online are offered by professional tutors, you don’t have anything to worry about. You can start learning from the free lessons and then progress to paid lessons at a later stage, this gives you the opportunity to confirm that this instrument is for you and you do enjoy learning and playing music.
Often the paid courses will offer you a free trial period or a few free courses so you can ensure that their teaching method is right for you. However, the main thing is that the learning speed is down to how hard you are willing to work to play the instrument you have always dreamed of playing.
The guitar is one of the firm favourites for online learning. The ability to learn at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home means that you don’t have to meet at regular times for lessons; you don’t have to worry about losing fees if you can’t make a lesson and you can learn at your own pace as well as in the comfort of your own home.
These are the top online guitar lessons available:
• Jamorama Guitar Course
• Stripped-Down Guitar Course
• Guitar Made Easy
• Acoustic Guitar Workshop
• One Weekend Guitar – A crash course in learning to play guitar
• Learn Chords Fast
Whether you want to learn how to play the piano or electronic keyboard, you’ll want to have a look at:
• 84 Piano Chords
• How to Play Piano by Ear
• How to Play Chord Piano in Ten Days
• How to Play Electronic Keyboard
The thought of sitting and hammering on the drums to make beautiful beats is an exciting prospect; you can find easy online courses at:
• Virtual Drumming
• Online Drummer
• Drumbum.com offers thousands of free lessons
• The Drum Ninja – a choice of easy to follow video lessons
The violin is considered one of the easier instruments to learn how to play, so if you want to make sweet sounds with a violin, you should have a look at:
• Musiced.about.com which offers free violin lessons
• Fiddlerman.com is free lessons
• The Violin Guide
• Violinlab.com offers beginner lessons which are easy to follow
This beautiful instrument can offer hours of pleasure once you know how to play and learning is easy thanks to the internet:
Do you remember back at school when the music students would play the clarinet and you always wished you had learned; well now you can:
• Clainet-now.com offers free clarinet lessons
• Learn to Play Clarinet Online offers easy beginner lessons
• Clarinet Lounge
• Clarinet Companion is a comprehensive clarinet course
As you can see there are endless options available for any adult to learn how to play the instrument of your choice. Before joining, ensure you have the time and determination to stick to a strict practice routine and you will definitely enjoy what these lessons have to offer and soon find that you are well on the way.
This article was written by DV247 – specialists in musical instruments and audio equipment