Help Beat the Winter Blues by Learning to Play an Instrument
By: Luzerna Solon
It will be winter again before we know it! I am so happy, I cannot wait! What did you think, about what you just read? Do you feel the same way about winter time as I do? If you are like the average person, you probably thought this guy is wacko, or something.
It’s just that I have enjoyed every season since I was a young child, to me they each have great things, and nothing is worse in one season over the other.
I hear folks grumble in the summer about the heat and sweating, and in the winter I hear these same folks talking about the cold and over eating. It’s like anything really, some folks tend to stay pretty happy all year around, while others tend to be sad and depressed all year round, life is how you make it, and how you react to situations that happen, no matter how tragic they are.
Now, I better stop rambling here, because I am probably starting to sound like a therapist and I am getting off the topic of this article, which is fighting the winter blues by learning to play an instrument. Instruments come in all shapes and sizes,and some produce sounds or music that is calm and gentle, while others can be very loud and powerful, like the drums or bugle.
Your first step in deciding what instrument to learn depends on your living conditions, for instance if you live in an apartment and have neighbors in the same building, you better select something like an electronic keyboard or synthesizer to learn to play, because these can be learned while wearing headphones, so only you can hear them.
You don’t really have many more choices if you live in an apartment building, as what you may consider fun and enjoyment, others may not feel that way, and this could lead to neighbors turning into enemies, and cause you to get evicted.
If you own your own home and are free from neighbors for some distance, you can probably try your hand at learning any instrument that you want.
Some instruments are a lot easier then others to learn, for instance some of the ones that most people say are the easiest to learn playing are; Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Harmonica and the Guitar.
Some of the harder to learn instruments are; Harp, Saxophone, Violin and Trombone. But, then again like with most things, some people just seem more skilled at picking up and learning something new pretty easily.
The next time you find yourself with nothing to do in the cold, snowy months, why not use this time to practice learning to play an instrument, it’s a great way to help beat the winter blues.
There is a website that describes numerous activities and other methods to help eliminate the Winter Blues, this website is called: Winter Activities – and it may be found at this url: Winter-Activities.com
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About the Author: Luzerna Solon, has worked in the field of depression and other aspects involving the Winter Blues for a number of years. She has counseled thousands over the years, and has helped them remove the winter blues from their life with simple activities.
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