How to Learn Many InstrumentsIs it Possible to Learn Many Music Instruments?

Yes, it is absolutely possible! You can learn how to plan as many instruments as you want to. All it takes is passion, motivation and dedication…and practice time of course! =)

I know this for certain, because in 2 years time I have gone from only playing the piano/keyboard to play: guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, recorder, tin whistle, concert flute, bansuri, ocarina, melodica, lyre, kalimba, and a range of drums and percussion instruments.

How to Learn many Music Instruments?

The first instrument you learn will be the hardest, but after you learned to play one at a decent level, every new instrument you pick up will be easier. Why?

Because when you learn 1 music instruments, there are so many things you practice without even thinking about it. Things that will benefit you greatly when learning and playing any other instrument.

For example: fine motor skills in your hands and fingers, muscle co-ordination, breath control for wind instruments, ear training and note recognition, interval and harmony intuition…and so much more.

Some instruments are of course more closely related, so you will have a much easier learning journey if you stick to that instrument family.

For example: with wind instruments you benefit from breath control, fingering the notes (all closed = lowest, and then increasing by opening up from the bottom), embouchure control etc.

Another example are plucked string instruments, if you learn guitar you can pretty easily pick up any other fretted string instrument like bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin etc.

Tips for Learning Music Instruments

  1. Always become familiar with the Basics of the Instrument first
  2. Focus on Playing Melodies and Tunes since it is more fun
  3. Practice Daily, preferably several times even if it’s just 5 minutes
  4. Do everything slowly until you get it right
  5. Stop every time you struggle with a phrase, and repeat it in slow motion
  6. Play in different Keys to get familiar with all Note Intervals on your instrument
  7. Have Fun, don’t stress over technical aspects like scales and boring phrases