Guitars and drums were immensely popular to learn during the golden age of rock and roll. Every child wanted to bang on the drums or strum the guitar and be part of a band. While those days are long gone, music is still important to children and adults. They love the sound of the instruments and often sing along to the lyrics. After childhood dreams have vanished, choosing an instrument becomes a more personal choice that has nothing to do with fortune and fame.

The variety of musical instruments gives people wide latitude when choosing what instrument they will learn. While they can always learn more instruments, it is best to start with one and learn other instruments afterwards. Choosing a musical instrument can be as simple as a continuing childhood dream to learn guitar or drum. It can also be as complex as choosing an instrument that offers a difficult challenge to the novice musician such as a violin or flute.