I Want To Make Music (But I Don't Know How)
Want to start your adventure into making music?
Here we will give you some basic tips for learning how to make music even if you are a complete beginner.
As well as an explanation of the basics of music, you will learn how to build the foundation for learning more advanced parts, starting with something simple that may be a bit of a challenge for you.
This little guide is really only the beginning, but it should get you started on your journey, as well as help you avoid a few common mistakes that could otherwise hold you back.
1) Play Something
I always recommend playing something first before you jump into learning music, but if you don't know anything at all it can be tricky.
How do you learn how to play something if you have never even touched a piece of paper before?
You can of course listen to recordings of other people playing different things, but that is time consuming, and I really don't recommend using this as a resource unless you are already familiar with it.
The best way to learn music is to actually play, so I have put together a basic guide that shows you a way to get started with the basics of music.
You will start with nothing more than one note, and we will slowly build from there.
This will get you up and running and give you a taste of playing music, so that you can build on that.
If you are struggling with scales, then you can use this technique as a way to help you work on them a bit at a time.
A simple bass line is a great way to start, but don't be scared of the challenge, or discouraged if you can't do it immediately. It will only be a small part of your overall goal.
By focusing on the one note bass line at a time, you will gradually build the foundation for learning how to play music.
You will slowly work up to bigger things once you are feeling comfortable with one note, but you will learn how to play a complete bass line along the way.
As well as a great way to get your foot in the door, this should also help you get started with the basics of how to play music without having to spend hours learning scales and musical notation.
2) Learn How to Use a Scale
Learning how to use a scale is a great way to get up to speed with how to play music.
It is pretty easy to start and will get you quickly used to a basic 4/4 time signature.
There is another advantage to learning how to use a scale as well, which is that you are automatically playing a more advanced scale when you practice them.
This is a great way to slowly begin getting your foot in the door with learning how to play music, as by just using a simple scale you are learning all the basics of how to play music.
One thing to keep in mind is that a simple scale such as the major scale is only a small part of music.
Learning how to play a C Major scale is a great way to get started, but the true joy of music comes from understanding how to play different scales.
Once you have developed a sound for the major scale, then you should be able to move on to learning how to use other scales to create interesting sounds.
The great thing about learning how to use a scale is that it is a great way to get your feet wet, and a great way to begin gaining a solid grounding in music theory.
Once you have learned the basics of how to use scales, then you will be able to explore how different scales work and what kinds of sounds they create.
This is a great way to gain an understanding of the different parts of music that will help you to become a more advanced musician.
Once you have developed a sound for the major scale, then you can move on to learning how to use other scales.
3) Play Rhythmic Patterns
Learning how to play rhythmic patterns, or chords, is a great way to get you up to speed with music theory and build your skills at the piano.
It is a skill that will be needed in almost all music genres, from rock and roll, to jazz, to classical music, and much more.
It is also a skill that will not only help you to become a better musician, but it is a skill that will help you to play much more quickly.
Rhythmic patterns will help you to become a better musician.
It is important to note that it is still very early in your journey to learn how to play piano.
However, it is important to note that once you have started learning rhythmic patterns, it will start to become second nature and you will start to get faster at them.
4) Learn How to Play Piano Riffs
A great way to start is to learn how to play piano riffs.
In other words, if you can't play melodies then you will need to learn how to play piano riffs.
Once you have developed a few basic chords and rhythmic patterns, then you should be able to start adding some basic melodic lines to your chords and rhythms to create some music.
This can help to become more advanced quickly and you will be creating your own melodic lines.
5) Learn How to Play Pop Songs
One other thing to note is that if you don't know how to play songs that are played on the radio or that you hear on the radio, then learning how to play songs that you hear on the radio will also help you to gain a basic understanding of how to play pop music.
In other words, once you have the basics of playing chords and basic rhythms, then you can start to add melodic lines to your chords and rhythms to create pop music.
The great thing about pop songs is that they are so catchy and easy to play that it isn't hard to create your own pop song, and this is an excellent way to develop your musical skills.
6) Learn how to Use an Electronic Keyboard
Learning how to play piano is a good way to start developing your musical skills.
Once you have learned how to play basic chords and rhythms, then you can move on to learning how to play pop music on an electronic keyboard.
7) Learn How to Play Vocals
One other thing to note about learning how to play piano is that it is also a good way to learn how to play the guitar.
It helps to develop your voice as well as your musicianship.
Vocals are another great way to develop your musical skills.