Yes, you CAN learn to play a musical instrument...
How does one learn to play the guitar or learn to sing? What are the secrets of learning to play the bass guitar? There are no guaranteed methods - we all learn differently.
Here you'll find the best learning resources for the guitar, drums, piano, harmonica, bass guitar, violin and singing. Pick an instrument, select a training resource download that will work for you - and start playing.
Basic Guitar Instruction Book There is much more to mastering the guitar than learning guitar chords - although that is a big part of it. Learning to tune the guitar, for example, is crucial or the chords will never sound right.
Playing guitar is as much about the strumming hand as it is the fretting hand, and solid strumming techniques are therefore critical. The Only Basic Guitar Instruction Book You'll Ever Need covers all these points, including simple guitar chords for beginners, to get you off to a great start with the guitar.
Dan Jacobs Drumming Beginner's Package Everyone who has ever owned a drum kit goes through that honeymoon period of bashing the hell out of it to make as much of a Keith Moon-esque racket as possible - with little (or no) thought going into timing.
After this period, many would-be drummers want to progress to the next level and the only way to achieve this is with solid drum instruction, and for online drumming lessons it doesn't get any better than Dan Jacobs' series of drum tutorials.
Anyone Can Play Harmonica
For wannabe musicians on a budget, the Harmonica is the ultimate instrument to pick up and learn. The harmonica (or harp) is cheap, portable, requires no amplification and sounds great! Learning how to play harmonica is not easy, of course. And you will need the best online harmonica lessons to guide you through those early stages. We've got eBooks and video tutorials from the harmonica blues masters, right here on Tradebit.
Fundamental Concepts for Walking Bass
For those that want to learn bass guitar, as with all musical instruments, you've basically got 3 options - teach yourself, utilize online resources or hire a professional tutor. The best thing about online music learning resources is that you can refer to them whenever you have time in your own schedule, improving the chances of success greatly. Learn bass chords and scales for the bass guitar when it suits you, using bass guitar video lessons and books on bass guitar from Tradebit.
Jazz Piano Vocabulary Learning the piano conjures up images of personal tuition from a young age, bashing out near-note-perfect renditions of chops from Messrs. Rachmaninov and Chopin on a priceless Steinway. Of course, this is far from reality for most of us. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to learn piano, but with the proper online piano instruction, one can take those difficult first steps with this beautiful instrument - without one to one tuition. Tradebit has lessons on learning to read piano music and sheet piano music for beginners, all in the Piano section of Making Music.
Finding Your Voice - Kids Vocal Warm-ups
Ever wanted to take your vocal talents beyond the singing-into-a-hairbrush-in-front-of-the-mirror stage? If you feel you have potentially a good singing voice, then online singing lessons can provide the vocal training you need to develop both your singing skills and your confidence. Tradebit has an array of online voice lessons, to help you learn how to sing, and how to sing in key.
Violin for Dummies
One of the most challenging instruments, you would be forgiven for being sceptical that one can learn to play violin online. It's true, there is no substitute for one to one tuition - but online violin lessons are incredibly useful for complementing personal violin tuition, or if violin lessons are not in your budget and you've decided to teach yourself violin or teach yourself fiddle. As always, Tradebit is your one stop shop for the best online learning resources, even for tricky instruments such as the violin.