How to Make Music: Making Music When You Don’t Know How to Read Music

If you’ve ever wanted to make music but have felt that you can’t because of what it takes to be a musician, read on. You’ll discover how to start making music right away even if you don’t know how to make music.

Pick an Instrument

What instrument would you love to play? What would you want to pick up and really make music with right now? it could be a guitar. it could be a horn. it could be a piano. it doesn’t matter, as long as you really want to start playing it.

You don’t have to buy an instrument to start playing. you can borrow one. Or perhaps there’s an instrument that you can use at school or at work. if you can even start with clapping your hands, snapping your fingers, or playing the spoons if you want to be a percussionist or drummer.

Explore: What Can you Do with What you Have?

If you don’t know how to read music, you can figure out how to make sounds you like with your chosen instrument, whether it’s a guitar, piano, or piccolo. Just start making joyful sounds. Some of the most memorable musical solos are a single note. (Think Neil Young and the solo to Cinnamon Girl or Katrina and the Waves tune Walking on Sunshine).

All music is a series of notes or chords repeated over and over (and in the case of modern music, over and over and over). So just find a pattern that makes you happy or makes sense to you, and put it together.

Find a Music Buddy

It’s much more fun to play with someone else. find someone who likes the kind of music you do and start playing music together. You’ll learn from them and you’ll inspire them, so everyone becomes a better musician.

Don’t worry about them playing better than you. Don’t worry about them knowing more than you. they started where you are a while ago and they are willing and eager to share what they know. Music lovers teach others to be music lovers. So, find a music lover and get taught. You’ll pay it forward later when you get where you want to go.

Learn from Other Artists

Every one of your favorite musicians was inspired by another artist. it will be no different for you. So listen, copy, and learn from them. Each has a unique view of music that’s reflected in their music. Discover what it is and see how you can add your own passion and life experience, making it your own. you might be a little bit of AC/DC and a little bit of Santana and come up with your own sound, feel, and contribution to music with your style.

Don’t Be Afraid

You only have to please yourself. you don’t have to please everybody. in fact, you don’t have to please anybody but yourself. And chances are that you’ll find others who will resonate with your style an appreciate connecting with your music.

You don’t have to be good to start, but you have to start to be good. And until you start, the world won’t hear your music. And that would be a waste of your talent.

How to Make Music: Making Music When You Don’t Know How to Read Music


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