Buying guide: best instruments for beginners


Holidays are over… It’s time to back to school! October has arrived and, with it, the desire of facing new challenges, starting new projects and, of course, learning new things. That’s why they are increasingly those who dare to learn to play an instrument in this season of the year. No matter if they’re parents that want to introduce their kids or grownups that think that is never too late to start something new… the case is that the choice can be difficult if one doesn’t know which are the best instruments for beginners… Let’s not panic! We tell you so you can start the new school year at the music rhythm!

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Before anything, you must know that learning to play an instrument -no matter which one is- it is not a single day thing. It takes patience, effort and dedication… but the benefit that you got cannot be paid! As we already told you once before, the music improves:

1) Our intelligence, creativity and concentration capacity.

2) Our social skills.

3) Our motor ability, coordination and corporal expression.

4) Our sensorial perception.

5) Our nervous system and stress levels.

The best thing? The younger we are, the bigger is the impact of the music in our learning and progress, so if you’re thinking to introduce your child in this exciting trip… don’t think twice!

Choosing an instrument: where to start?

When we choose an instrument to start practicing, it is normal to feel oneself overwhelmed by the huge number of options that there are… If you are clear about what you want, it’s too easy: you just have to contact the MusicNexo team and they will advise you about what are the more appropriate models for you. If, on the contrary, you’re more undecided, below you have a small guide with suggestions about the best instruments for beginners. We hope you find this useful!

Classic guitar

Of the instruments for beginners, this one is –undoubtedly- the most popular. Affordable, easy to carry on and with a quick learning, it’s usually the previous step to the acoustic guitar and, later on, the electric guitar. The strings –made of nylon- are noticeably softer, which turns it an interesting option also for kids.

MusicNexo Advice: The adaptation period which a beginner is subject requires the instrument to be nice to play, so don’t be afraid of spending a few more euros for a quality guitar. Besides, in the case of children, to use low tension strings in this period as it can be a relief until the fingers get used to the pulsation.

Alhambra Open Pore Z-Nature


The piano

Its size is according with its versatility and possibilities: it is –for sure- the instrument for beginners that can go through more styles and the most appropriate to learn musical language and harmony, as it is very simple to start interpreting basic musical compositions. Without any doubts, is ideal for music students of all ages (even little children).

MusicNexo Advice: For the ones who play the piano, alternating with the keyboard is always an option; so don’t forget to contemplate this option if you’re looking for an instrument more comfortable to practice at home (it allows to study with headphones and not annoying the neighbors or family and counts with many voices, accompaniment styles, recording possibilities…).

Yamaha B1 PE Upright Piano


Yamaha P-45B Digital Piano


The drum

It is the most attractive option for the young people and those who want to improve their coordination skills. In case of kids, it is not recommended to start until their height allows them to reach all parts of the drum kit without taking forced or uncomfortable positions, but, once it started, fun is a sure thing!

MusicNexo Advice: of the instruments for beginners, the drum set is, undoubtedly, the noisiest and the one that can cause more inconvenient to be played at home. That’s why, a good option are the electronic drum sets.

Yamaha Gigmaker GM2F5 Black Drum Set/h3>

Yamaha DTX-400K Electronic Drum


The violin

We love it especially for the children, as it is easy to carry on and favors the group practice (although it can be also for the solo practice). Of all the instruments for beginners, theviolin is without any doubts the most exigent, as it requires to have a musical ear developed in some level (the diapason do not have fretless and any change on the pulsation causes an off-key sound that must be appropriately corrected).

MusicNexo Advice: violins count with many measures according to the player’s height, so get advised to always buy the most appropriate for your size. Besides, there are also options to practice at home with headphones to not annoy anyone else: the Silent violin.

Carlo Giordano VS0 violin


Wind instruments

These are the most demanded instruments for beginners in schools and music bands. In this case, diversity goes further starting from the most versatile (and also noisiest), like the saxophone, to others more traditional (and, of course, simpler to learn), as the clarinet.

Yamaha YTR-2330S Trumpet


Yamaha YCL-255N Clarinet


Yamaha YAS-280 Saxophone


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