The Instruments Every Singer Should Learn to Play

Your voice is a beautiful and versatile instrument. However, to improve your vocal performance, you should be able to accompany yourself with another instrument.

Here are four instruments that every singer should learn to play.

1. Guitar

The guitar is a great instrument to accompany your voice because any song can be translated into an acoustic version. You can also easily travel with a guitar.

Taylor Swift often performs with just an acoustic guitar.

2. Piano

The piano is perfect for writing music on. Many venues will have a piano as well, so you can impress your audience with a beautifully performed solo.

Adele’s “Someone Like You” is even more moving on piano.

3. Cajon

A Cajon is a small and portable drum. You can easily follow along with the rhythm as you sing. Best of all, this percussive instrument brings an unexpected twist to a live performance.

Check out this Cajon cover of “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes.

4. Ukulele

Once you’ve mastered the guitar, you can transfer your skills to the ukulele. A ukulele sounds especially unique while also being extremely portable.

This ukulele cover brings “Riptide” by Vance Joy to a whole new level.

Learning to play an instrument or two will turn you from a singer into a musician. Get started with one of these four.

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Kristen Harris enjoys listening to a wide range of music, from Taylor Swift to, on occasion, Celtic instrumental. She also spends her time writing, reading, and baking.

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