There are different “recipes” for learning music. Whether your interested in learning to play the guitar, piano, drums, or any other instrument, the main ingredient is always practice.
There are many people who are self taught musicians, as well as many others who have taken lessons to become proficient at one instrument or another. There are also those who have learned to read sheet music and tablature, and others who can’t read music who can play things just by listening to music and picking out the notes themselves. The main thing to remember for anyone who is interested in learning music is to not give up if you can’t pick something up right away. Just like many other things in life, even if you are a born natural, some things may be harder to achieve than others. With practice and patience, however, those obstacles can be overcome and once the technique is perfected those troubles will be a thing of the past.
There are people who give up on an instrument just because they can’t get the fingering of a chord down correctly or learn how to play a song overnight. Again, it must be stressed that the main ingredient for any “recipes” for learning music has to be practice! Some notes or songs are just harder than others. This means they will take more time to get down, but by sticking with it your musical aspirations can be achieved.
Even someone who is a vocalist must dedicate time to practice. While they may not have to learn to play a particular instrument, any good vocalist knows that it takes time to learn the words to any song, as well as the timing, key and rhythm so they can sing in the proper spots at the proper tone. Even though they might not have to learn to play any music, they still need to practice to do their job and sound their best.
There may be different recipes for learning music, but the three key words are practice, practice, practice.