Some say music is therapy and do it as a hobby while some are passionate and even make careers out of music. Either ways music can have a great impact on a person’s life. it is universal and cannot be defined to any one place. It’s a language that all ethnicities, all cultures, and all religions understand. Time and again researches have proved the positive effect of music on a person’s mental state, their concentration span and generally in releasing the happy hormone, also known as dopamine. Now that’s some cheap therapy at your service!
Music is an art that gives life to emotions helping the artist express his feelings. Not only producing the right lyrics is hard, but deciding what sound goes best with it, that will amplify the result is also necessary. Thus, this talent can only be perfected with practice. It can be produced with an instrument or even by using your vocal cords. Perfection and precision in the notes are brought about by focusing on the small details and correcting them over time. Speaking about music as a whole, it can be of many different types having various origins. Below is a wide classification of all the genres of music and their meanings (if needed);
- Children’s Music – Lullabies, stories and sing-along can be classified as children’s music.
- Dance – EDM – Electronic Dance Music
- Easy Listening
- French Pop
- German Folk
- German Pop
- Fitness & Workout
- Holiday – Songs for all festive occasions like Christmas.
- Indie Pop
- Industrial – A little more hardcore than the rest
- Inspirational – Christian & Gospel
- This can include metal, rap or even instrumental.
- Instrumental – March (Marching Band)
- J-Pop – This was originated in Asia.
- K-Pop (also under ‘Asian’)
- Latin – Includes the famous samba and similar music.
- New Age
- R&B/Soul – Includes disco, funk, and R&B.
- Rock – This has a wide classification within it with a slight variation that gives a different result.
- Singer/Songwriter – Mainly talking about folk songs here, be it contemporary or traditional or even alternative.
- Spoken Word
- Tex-Mex / Tejano
- Vocal – A cappella, vocal jazz and cantique are some popular examples of music produced with the help of vocal cords.
- World – This includes different music types like j pop, ragini, etc. from all around the world. It has a cultural essence to it.
Now if you want music lessons in your home, here are a few steps that you need to follow to learn fast and in an easier way;
- Select genre
To decide which one of the above-mentioned music you want to learn, you need to first know what they all mean and what suits you best. Music can never be forced; it comes from within. You need to feel the depth, and then only can you deliver it in a way that it will affect the one’s listening to it. It needs a soul connection. So first see which type appeals the most to you and stick to that. Don’t try to learn everything at once as it will just not let you focus on one. Like a Chinese proverb states, if you are riding two boats at once, you are going to lose both.
- get the right instruments
Now the best people to guide you for this will be the experts in that gene. They will also help you decide what’s best for beginners so that this whole new concept does not intimidate you. Like any other product in the market, instruments also have different qualities, thus producing different sound types. Considering the high prices of these instruments and regular maintenance, it is very important to make the right investment at first rather than going through a trial and error phase. So take guidance so that learning is easy and fun for you.
- pick and inspiration
It’s much easier to learn when you have an idea in front of you. It not only sets a benchmark for you but also motivates you to do better and better. As you are still a beginner, it will help you copy some stuff from them while adding a little twist of your own and this is a perfect push start for an amateur. The healthy comparison between you and your inspiration, makes you have a deeper connection with music and the effort that goes within.
- take lessons
Now taking lessons does not always mean enrolling in for classes outside your house. You can also do it from your home. Not only this, but there is also a great number of options available on the internet that you can choose from which fit your needs and resources. They range from highly charged to a small fee and even free at times. Moreover, you can explore which instructor is best for you by attending demo classes. The internet helps you compare different options just by sitting at the comfort of your house. You don’t even waste time in commute and can pause or play at your ease.
- attend jamming sessions
This little interactive session will make you show off your skills to others having similar interests as you. It will also make you learn new techniques to play the same instrument with some unique hacks. Alas, the remixes! Who doesn’t love mixing all instrumentals and coming up with just the perfect treat for your ears and soul?
This was a small guide to help you get music lessons at your home. Remember, it’s like any other skill that you learn, and you need to keep practicing making it better. Also, it can never be forced. If you want that same soulful effect that your inspiration has, you got to feel it and then deliver!