I want to start playing music, but I don’t know what to play!?

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Hey everyone! I want to start playing an instrument, but I don’t know what I want to play! I have 2 main choices, guitar or bass, trouble is, that guitar is probably harder, but you can be more diverse. Bass may be easier, but you can’t really make your own song with it… Which would you advise? I’m open to other ideas, as long as they’re not wind instruments!

P.S. I’m 15 so could it be too late for me to start playing. And I will no longer be able to have lessons without paying a ton of money for them, so I would be mostly home teaching myself from guides on the internet…


  1. old lady says:

    It’s never to late to begin – and there are lots of good self-instruction books. Some are even in the library so you don’t have to pay a ton of money.
    Which instrument to play? Guitar is great – a very versatile instrument. Bass is fun but it isnt really a solo instrument, so it really depends on whether you will be playing by yourself or with a group.

  2. Jacob says:

    Its never too late, just think of what you like, say acdc, guns and roses or even summat totally different but i would say guitar because of the variety of things you can play
    Good luck buddy :)

  3. Razanine says:

    Guitar is really easy to play! You can play almost any song on the guitar. The hardest part for beginners may be getting callouses for playing the guitar and performing barre chords. Once you’re over that, everything else should be smooth sailing!

  4. Jen says:

    I think a piano is a safe, good bet. It is incredibly easy to teach yourself at home with the piano. First, teach yourself the notes on the piano (the white notes – c, d, e, f, g) and all of the sharps (the black keys, c#, d#. e#, f#, g#). The paino is probably one of the easiest ones to teach yourself at home, as youtube videos are good. The more simple, common songs such as: someone like you by adele, cee lo green forget you, apologize by one republic, let it be by the beatles are much easier to learn by youtube videos. Make sure you watch a video that has clear instructions, and you know where your hands are. If you can’t afford a piano, I think you should begin with the bass. Of course, it isn’t as diverse, but if you start with the easier, safer instrument it’s a lot less complex to build yourself up to the guitar. Good luck!

  5. Shawn says:

    Guitar is the best option. And no, it’s not that hard, just have to get used your fingers hurting and red. And if you learn the chords and practice them everyday then you could probably do it in a month, that is if you practice at least 1.30min-2 hrs a day…