It may sound a little spiritualist for some, the idea of unlocking your “inner musician.” But it is actually not. I hold the belief that everyone, yes everyone, has the capacity to make music in some form or another. However, so many people seem to tell themselves that they aren’t good enough, or that music is too hard for them. Well, I’m here to tell you that you are wrong.

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Because that capacity for music is in there. Maybe it’s hiding? But I guarantee you can find it. How? Well there are several ways.

  • Find an instrument you love. This goes without saying. If you find something you love to do, you will get good at it. I never said it would be easy though.
  • Go to concerts. and
  • Step out of your comfort zone (try new things).

This is how I got my start. It began when I joined a chorus that, shall we say, I wasn’t exactly excited for. I did do some music. I played (and still do play) guitar, and could tinker around on the piano. Nothing much. But I discovered that I had an excellent (at least that’s what the director thought) singing voice. I got exposed to so much music that I never had been exposed to before. It unlocked my passion. I learned things like crazy and now, here I am,writing articles about music for others. How’s that for a turnaround?

You need to step out and put your musical skills out there. They exist, I know they do. Have a bad ear for tune? Play percussion. Don’t like playing solo? Choose an orchestra or band instrument. The possibilities are endless, you just have to take some initiative. And who knows? You might find out that you are fare better at music then you ever thought you were.

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  • Justin Simmons

    Great post Patrick! I recently began unlocking my inner musician… I picked up a guitar and there is nothing I enjoy more than strumming the strings when it’s late at night. Peaceful, soothing and refreshing of the soul. Thanks for sharing that “Quick Fire Post” 🙂

    • Patrick Wells

      Awesome for you! Keep it up!