Pick up your Instrument from the list:
Which instrument should I play?
Do you see yourself as a musical prodigy or are you happy to play for fun? Have you thought about being a composer or do you want to be the star soloist? There is an instrument for everybody and our flowchart is a lighthearted way of helping you choose the one that suits you best.
An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically—by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see Electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound.
Essentially for Folk, Classical, Gipsy and Pop songs.
Lesson: Whether you are an absolute beginner or already know a bit, this course will help improve your skills to better enjoy your instrument and learn songs.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses. The most common guitar pickup uses the principle of direct electromagnetic induction. The signal generated by an electric guitar is too weak to drive a loudspeaker, so it is amplified before sending it to a loudspeaker.
Essentially for Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, Blues and also Pop songs.
Lesson: introduces fingerpicking, lead guitar techniques covering scales, arpeggios in various forms, wide variety of guitar techniques including dorian sweep picking and two hand tapping licks.
A drum kit, drum set is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.
The traditional drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones (cymbals but also woodblock and cowbell for example).
More recently kits have also included electronic instruments, with both hybrid and entirely electronic kits now in common use.
The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.
The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses. The four-string bass, by far the most common, is usually tuned the same as the double bass, which corresponds to pitches one octave lower than the four lowest pitched strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G). The bass guitar is a transposing instrument, as it is notated in bass clef an octave higher than it sounds (as is the double bass) to avoid excessive ledger lines. Like the electric guitar, the bass guitar is plugged into an amplifier and speaker for live performances.
Surely anyone can sing without vocal training?
Many people are gifted with natural singing ability, but whether you want to become a professional entertainer, a casual performer, or sing for fun, it is important to learn how to protect your best asset and to increase its potential.
Make your voice sound more powerful, use vocal technique to expand your range and expression, and learn to become more confident in vocal performances.
Increase range and power
Avoid vocal blowout
Therapy for damaged voices
(pre and post surgery)
Warm up & warm down routines
Preparation for tours and recording
The ukulele sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the lute family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.
The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, many from the Macaronesian Islands. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.
The tone and volume of the instrument varies with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.