Once a particular person has decided that he or she would like to pursue music as a hobby or even as a professional endeavor, the next logical step is determining which might be the preferred or “adequate” instrument for them, their musical preferences, unique characteristics and requirements.
Some general guidelines will be provided on this page, which was designed in order to allow users to find the task of choosing a musical instrument, a far easier task than before.
- Determining what music type one person likes is the first step in determining which musical instrument would best fit that person. Listening to various musical pieces and genres is likely the key for establishing at least, the main area of attraction from the musical world;
- Imagining a specific situation in which the person would find himself or herself playing is another trick that can be used for narrowing down the choices, especially if one prefers a more quieter environment, unlike pubs or jazz venues;
- The costs and the allocated budget is yet another important factor, since it determines the quality of the selected instruments and the category as well, since there are great discrepancies in between musical instruments;
- The available practice environment will also dictate the characteristics of the musical instrument, since it induces limitations that can be detrimental for some instruments. A small chamber will not provide the best acoustics, when compared with a school room or even a larger, orchestra space;
- Availability of instructors for learning a chosen instrument will narrow down the choices even more, since it will allow the user to find what teachers are available in a respective area and, consequently determine the potential instruments that he or she can learn.
- Last but not least, the time factor plays a considerable role in choosing a musical instrument, as the amount of free time a person has determines the actual time that will be spent practicing a given instrument.