Greater understanding of music theoryMost single-instrument students don’t have too much trouble understanding various musical concepts like bass vs. treble clef, harmony, rhythms etc. Learning a second instrument can help put that theory into practice in a way that playing only one instrument can’t.
Let’s say your primary instrument plays mostly one note at a time. Learning a chording instrument, such as piano or guitar, will open your mind to new worlds of harmony.You will improve your main instrumentLearning a second instrument that requires your fingers to work in a different way than you’re used to will will help when you are trying to master your main instrument.Sharpens your earsEvery musician plays music a little differently. Learning a second instrument will sharpen your ears and allow you to hear things differently. You will hear different chord voicings on piano, or actually appreciate what the brass section of your band is doing.
It Might Be Easier Than You Think!
Many instruments are very similar. A mandolin is basically a fretted, plucked violin. The piano keyboard is found on organs, accordions, electronic keyboards and many more. Brass instruments all have similar playing principles.
As a second instrument, it 's possible to pick up the keys in half the time it takes to learn the guitar. If you’re a guitar player, we would recommend considering learning the keys as a second instrument.
A new instrument inspires and creates new ambitions
New instruments can bring new interest and motivation. Boredom can over time creep in when sticking to one instrument, especially with the musically gifted, and learning something new can spark their enthusiasm.
If you would like to discuss the options for learning a second instrument at Forte please call us today on 029 2063 1340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org