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Easiest Instruments to Learn for Adults

The myth that you need to pursue music lessons early in life has kept many people from exploring their musical skills. The good news is that it’s never too late to learn! Here, we share some of the easiest-to-learn instruments (ford adults.)

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Tuesday, January 18th

We often get asked: what is the easiest instrument to play? And the truth is there is no straight answer. It varies based on your skill level, background, and preferences. Nonetheless, if you want to know some of the easiest and most popular instruments to learn for adults, this list is a great place to start:

1. Ukulele

Inexpensive to buy and fun to play, the ukulele is one of the most accessible instruments out there! Thanks to its four strings (instead of the guitar’s six), you can quickly learn simple chords and play some of your favorite songs in just a few weeks. 

More so, you can use a ukelele to play music in just about any genre, from blues to singer-songwriter!

2. Bongos

If you’re a fan of salsa, the bongos might be your calling. Bongos are originally from Cuba and consist of two conjoined drums. It’s a more straightforward option than a full drum kit, but it can provide the same satisfying percussive experience.

It’s fun to bang on the bongos, even without technical knowledge. Although difficult to master, these drums are one of the easiest instruments to learn the basics on. 

3. Piano

The piano may seem complicated — after all, you need to learn to coordinate both hands at once — but it’s one of the most accessible musical instruments to learn for adults.

Learning to play piano lays the foundation for learning other instruments. For example, when you learn to read piano sheet music, you are gaining the skills to read music on just about any other western instrument.

Furthermore, the music terms and concepts learned in piano lessons are universal terms that will help you later as a musician.

4. Harmonica

Be it blues, jazz, rock, folk, or country music, the harmonica (also known as the “Blues Harp”) is an excellent choice for adult beginners. You don’t need to see a lot to start playing, and it has a significant advantage that any note will be “in key” — it’s hard to sound bad on harmonica!

Plus, harmonicas are very portable — you can carry and practice harmonica anywhere and anytime. 

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This article is a re-post, with minor modifications, of “The 10 Easiest Instruments to Learn for Adults,” an article published on takelessons.com

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