Thursday, July 23, 2020

Music Skills That Your Family Can Develop During COVID-19 | Music Think Tank

Though unfortunate, many people have termed COVID-19 lockdown as a blessing in disguise. Many parents are now bonding well with their children, while others are taking this time to learn new skills. If your family is passionate about music, this is the time you can take to learn new music skills as a family. You can take this time to hone your skills so that by the end of the lockdown, you can be proficient in a few new skills. Here are four music skills your family can develop during this COVID-19 lockdown.

Networking Skills

No musician can succeed without building a strong and extensive network. Today, the internet has made it easy for people to expand their networks. And with coronavirus around, you can now spend more time online chatting with friends, joining social media groups, and seeking advice from experts on building a music career. Try as much as possible to seek the attention of successful artists and let them know about your ambitions. Remember that before you produce your music, you may need more experienced artists to mentor you and hold your hands. You cannot get such a mentor without having networking skills. Even when you produce your music, you’ll need it to reach a wider audience so you can make good money. Let this COVID-19 lockdown work to your advantage. Start building your network today!


Any career you may want to succeed in needs patience, and a music career isn’t an exception. You can’t wake up one day and become a musician. There are many skills and concepts you have to learn along the way. The more patience you are, the more you’ll advance in your music career. Becoming a great musician or producer requires some technical skills and lockdown is the perfect time you can learn those skills. Get online and look for the best music production tutorials and read or watch them. Patience is crucial in every stage of music production. Even the great songs you are listening to did not take one day to compose. Those who are playing the instruments also took their time to learn. In short, you need to be patient to be successful in the music industry.

Attention to Detail

Attention to detail is more relevant when dealing with musical instruments or composing songs. Single rancid note playing on a musical instrument, or one unpalatable word in a song can spoil a whole album. Music listeners are very keen, and they may be able to pick small details that some musicians overlook. Take your time to listen to music played by successful musicians and learn how they pick their words and blend their instruments. It is also during this time that you can learn how to play different musical instruments. Have you been thinking of taking a piano or a guitar class? You now have all the time in your hands. You can either learn online or invite an expert to train you.


Music is not just about playing musical instruments and singing. It also involves human interactions. As a musician, respect those whom you work and collaborate with. It would be best if you learned how to accommodate the divergent views of your teammates. You can learn all these from within the family. If you want to get into the music industry for fame and glamour, you won’t succeed. They have a passion for what they are doing and be ready to make the best use of the tools they have at hand. So, as you go about playing musical instruments and singing, emphasize the importance of working together.

The COVID-19 lockdown has provided you with enough time to learn whatever new skills you might want to learn. Luckily, the internet has also brought everything right into your living room. There are many music lessons that you can take online. All you need to do is to remain focused and dedicated to your course. Make good use of the time you have so that you’ll have something to be proud of by the end of the lockdown.


Rayanne Morriss is currently working towards her BA from Oregon State University. She loves to write, read, travel, and paint. She enjoys finding new coffee shops with friends and expanding her cooking skills with her husband.


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