Over the past several weeks, social activity has ground to a standstill due to the spread of the coronavirus. We know it hasn’t been easy, and after several weeks boredom starts to creep in. So, to keep you sane and entertained during these strange times, here’s a list of music-related activities to explore.
— April 14th, 2020
1. Learn An Instrument
You love live music, right? Well, how about learning to create it yourself? Learning an instrument can help you keep your mind at ease while also being productive.
Plus, we are offering online classes in all major instruments through Skype, Zoom, or whatever platform you feel more comfortable using.
2. Write A Song
The songwriting process can be highly therapeutic. Plus, it can also help you develop your playing ability and knowledge of your instrument.
You probably won’t create the most complex arrangements with your first composition. Still, the feeling of creating out a new song—a song of your own—is sure to lift the spirits!
And if you are up for it, you can even submit your song as part of our Spring Songwriting Challenge.
3. Clean And Restring Your Guitar
You’re overdue. You know you are! So, do yourself a favor and show your guitar some love. By doing so, you will make sure it is ready to sound out your new tune.
4. Jam With Friends…Virtually!
So, now you’ve learned an instrument. You’ve also written a song and made sure your instrument is in pristine shape. Since you can’t be within six feet of others, it’s time for a virtual jam session!
Text your friends and organize a virtual jam session over Zoom or Skype. It will not only be fun and entertaining, but it will also help you feel closer to those you haven’t seen in a while.
5. Discover New Music
Remember all of those friend’s music suggestions that you ignored? Now is the perfect time to start listening. Apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud can show you the music you never knew existed.
6. Watch Music Documentaries
Music documentaries are an excellent way to pass the time during a quarantine. Sometimes, listening to music is not enough. Hence, learning about the lives of artists, the industry’s history, or any other topic of interest can be a cool way to connect to music in a more meaningful way. Luckily, popular streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and even Youtube offer a wide range of options.