The first song a person learns to play can be a memorable experience. Playing a chord, key, or note correctly for the first time can make someone eager to learn more. Everyone has a start in the music world, some of the most famous musicians had to start somewhere.
Here are 5 examples of famous musicians who still remember the first song they learned to play. They’ll surely never forgot the feeling they had once they were able to play it.
1. Taylor Swift played “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Band first on the guitar.
2. Jimi Hendrix learned The theme from Peter Gunn on the guitar first,(after playing a few Elvis songs on a ukelele with 1 string).
3. Ed Sheeran played “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” by Bob Dylan first
4. Nile Rodgers learned “A Day in the Life” by the Beatles.
5. Rush’s Geddy Lee first learned to play “For Your Love” by the Yardbirds.
Similarly to the first song someone learns, a lot of musicians will also keep the memory of their first instrument close to them, even if that’s not the instrument they end up mastering or building a career with. Their first instrument is a stepping stone for their success. Lady Gaga first learned to play the piano when she was 4 years old and later wrote her first ballad at the age of thirteen. Celine Dion first learned to play music by the flute. Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith received his momentum by playing the Trumpet in the beginning of his musical journey. Grammy award winner Lionel Richie first learned to play the saxophone. All of these musicians have a diverse background in musical instruments and songwriting because of there prior knowledge.
Knowing what one of your favorite musicians first learned to play whether it be an instrument or a song can also help inspire you. Do some research on your favorite musician and you’ll see that it was a long journey for them to get to where they are today. That journey may surprise you.
There are plenty of beginner songs that a child or adult can learn to play on a new instrument. Songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “Old McDonald Had a Farm”, “London Bridge”, and “The Muffin Man” are all easy and adaptable for a person seeking beginners music.
There’s a quote by Hans Christian Andersen that says “Where words fail, music speaks.” Children and adults can both use music as a way of expression and creativity. Musicians have one thing in common, they are not afraid to express themselves.
Our collection is filled with beginners music. If you’re ready to start learning be sure to check it out.