Do you have a real, deep, and abiding love of music? Can music make you feel happy, take you to faraway places, and help you explore the depths of your being? If you can get all that from listening to music, then you might just be able to imagine what you can get if you take a more active role in enjoying music. Here, we’re going to look at a few hobbies that can sprout from your love of music. Whether you get into enjoying it on a deeper level or even look at making music of your own, it can be a fantastic hobby to pick up.
Become an audiophile
There are a lot of ways to listen to music. Becoming an audiophile means that you take how you listen to music seriously, invest in the best audio hardware, and listen through the best formats you can find. Whether that means looking for the most lossless audio files you can with the right digital headphones or investing in that quality analog experience by buying records is going to depend on who you ask. However, a lot of people find that they can really enrich their experience of listening to their favorite songs by making sure that they’re able to hear the music in the way that best suits their tastes. There are huge audiophile communities that you can find online to help you get started in building your perfect setup, too.
Go concert hopping
It might not sound like as much of a hobby as some of the other options here, but getting into attending concerts more regularly and attending more live shows, in general, can help you really deepen your appreciation for the side of music that not everyone gets to hear on a regular basis: the organic experience of hearing it the very moment that it’s performed. Look into music venues near you and you can really help support your own local music scene, as well, which is vital for the growth of new artists.
Pick up and play
Of course, you might not be content to simply sit back and listen to music. You might want to start playing it, to feel a deeper connection to the songs that you love and to build your skill set, helping you become a much more rounded person in general. Which instrument you pick up is all up to you, however, the guitar is popular because it’s one of the easiest to get started with, as well as being one of the most versatile and nowhere near as expensive as a piano. Keyboards are popular for much the same reason. Whatever you pick up, finding a music teacher online can help you get to grips with the instrument a lot more quickly than if you were trying to beat your head against that wall alone.
Try writing your own music
Are you already decently competent with your instrument of choice? Or perhaps you’ve learned how to create the sounds you want digitally, but you want to learn how to put it all together? By taking the time to learn a little music theory and music composition, you can start getting into writing your own music. Of course, people can write music without needing any formal education in how to do it. With a multi track looper pedal and a guitar, you start experimenting with the sounds and riffs that can become the building blocks of a decent song. However, it’s always a good idea to start seriously thinking about, talking about, and reading what makes a good song if you want to get into writing.
Getting into the production side
You might not be the one who is actually writing the music, but there’s still room for you to get in there, leave your mark on a song, and help improve it. This is often the role of the music producer, who mixes and masters the various instruments, samples, and vocals to help a track shine at its very best. There are several highly popular music artists who either got started as producers or work as a producer still, not to mention a very long list of musicians who exclusively produce, feeling like their best work comes from behind the control panel.
It’s not difficult at all to turn music into a life-long hobby. Plenty of people do it every day. It’s all about deciding what kind of music hobby you want to get into, in particular.