Good instrument to learn for someone who has never played an instrument before?

I have  zero experience playing an instrument, but am considering learning one cause why not! Not entirely sure where to get started. I think guitar, piano, and drums interest me the most. Which one would you recommend for a beginner, or is there another instrument easy to pick up for a first-timer?

Also, what books/videos/guides do you recommend for learning the instrument?


6 Answers

  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    And if you Google "learn musical instrument" you'll find more. Piano is one of the easiest to get started on but even an electric piano takes up half a small room. Drums take a WHOLE room and are so loud that the neighbors become a large part of your experience. When you can practice and when you can't.

  • 1 week ago

    I’d say ukulele. There’s 4 chords that you can use to play most songs, though it relies a lot on vocals when you start. I’m self taught so I can’t help with books and stuff. Sorry

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Apparently, a lot of people start off with a kind of flute that for some weird reason is called "recorder" in English (it doesn't record at all)

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Harmonica. Portable and there are self teaching courses. No electricity needed.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Another vote for piano--and the rolled up electronic keyboards are better than you'd suspect, take up hardly any space, and travel nicely until you can get to a place where there's an actual instrument.

  • Wilson
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I recommend piano

    This is because piano makes it easy to comprehend the notes since they are laid out all in front of you on the keyboard. 


    There is more of a demand for piano and keyboard players. You can always find a gig, at church, at a piano bar, as an add on musician in numerous types of bands. 

    As far as learning materials, youtube is your best resource. Just go there and run a search. 

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