School is out, but your music lessons don’t have to be. For those who took a break from music for sometime, make the most of summertime to catch up in a stress-free and flexible environment.
Performing music is above and beyond the sheer joy of merely playing an instrument. The exhilaration that comes with it when you strum, bow or tap an instrument is inexplicable. Truth be told, everyone can produce music to the point we are able to, but it takes a well-crafted instrument coupled with flair to create a masterpiece.
When it comes to buying musical instruments, it is similar to buying a car. You can purchase a hooptie or a luxury car, and both will serve the purpose. Nevertheless, it is a big decision, especially if you are expending hefty bucks on it. With so many brands and instruments out there, it is easy to get overwhelmed in a sweep and end up buying a substandard product.
The music industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Every year they roll out products with more bells and whistles. One of the perks of having an assortment of instruments is that there is one for every performer. How do you get your hands on a good deal, if you have no idea what you’re looking for? How do you know which one is worth every penny?
Whether you are a hobbyist or an aspiring musician, here’s a little help for everyone to know how important is the quality of an instrument and what you must purchase.
Talk to an expert
Should you rent a guitar or a violin? Or buy a used piano? What exactly will match the concept of how you want to sound?
If these are the questions running through your mind, then there is no one else better than an expert to consult. Talk to someone who has a profound knowledge of musical instruments. Often your teacher is the best expert. Share with them your needs or expectations in music so that they can better guide which product is the best for your music.
Consider the Instrument
Whether you are on a tight budget or not, do your research about the instrument before you make a purchase. This calls for taking a trip to the local music store and see what they have to offer. For example, if you’re buying a guitar, examine it thoroughly and also give it a try to make sure that it sounds perfect. For a flute, you must inspect that it is free-blowing and resonating.
The yardstick to measure each instrument may be different, but there’s definitely one.
You can or cannot afford
Don’t let the price come in the way of your dreams. Since there are musicians in every part of the world, there are more options than ever to pick your instrument.
Luckily, you don’t have to burn your pocket to get the best one for yourself. Many music schools allow students to rent the instruments on lower rates for a couple of days. Is there any better deal than finding a premium instrument that suits your needs within your budget?
Don’t let the big box departmental stores fool you into getting your local shop out of the list. Experts say that buying instruments from a local shop is much better than wasting in chain stores. They have a better selection of instruments that falls within the budget.
Look for a well-reputed local shop or turn to your instructor to help you find one.
Have the parts?
If you want to ensure that your instrument gives years of trouble free playing, always verify that all spare parts are readily available in the market.
Since every instrument is designed differently, there are certain parts that is cross compatible. For example, a saxophone has 100 working parts, and if any one of it is vitiated, the saxophone will stop working. Before buying you must ensure that all the valves and parts of the instrument are available or at least have an alternate for it in the market.
You must also find out an expert who knows how to fix a broken instrument.
Much as the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on musical instruments might tempt you to buy, be aware that you can get the same deal somewhere at a better cost.
Get an expert opinion from The Young Musician Institute and Musicians Corner before you splurge too soon. Musicians Corner is dedicated to maintain our position as UAE’s most reliable and customer-focused music instruments retailer.
Musicians Corner has experienced customer service team on hand, who really know their craft and can advise you for the instrument you have been looking for. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just a novice, our staff is equipped with the best advice and offer you great service.