Learning how to play an instrument is a very useful and self-fulfilling skill, but unfortunately it can be very costly if not done efficiently. Follow these quick tips and you'll be on your way to rock stardom while saving big in the meantime!
1. Find your equipment for cheap
Everyone knows brand new instruments don't come cheap. However, there are many ways to obtain a perfectly good instrument on the cheap. For example, scour your local classifieds listings or borrow one from a family member or friend. If that's not possible, you may be able to rent one through Lendr, which is an upcoming app that connects rental businesses and people looking to rent.
Some of the biggest and most common mistakes beginners make is that they feel the need to buy the best and newest stuff. You don't need a $1500 guitar and $500 amp, all you need is an old acoustic guitar which you can find for under $100 in your local classifieds in order to get a feel for the instrument, and if you happen to not like it, it's not too big of a loss and you could probably sell it to someone else for the same price. However, if you paid thousands at a store, you would certainly lose money selling it back to someone else and it would be a complete waste.
And there you have it! If you have any other tips or tricks, please let us know in the comments below.