The first step in any aspiring musician’s lessons is basic music theory, which typically begins with notation. Music notation is used for nearly all musical instruments and is also used by singers. Although musical notation looks like a foreign language initially, some practice recognizing notes and learning rhythm will quickly allow individuals to read music as if it were second nature.
A common struggle for many new musicians is how to write their own music. We all start by learning the basics of chords and structure and other people's songs, but at a certain point any musician will want to start getting creative with their own original songs. While the first few songs written may not be instant hits, the important part is the starting. That may sound like a daunting task for brand new song-writers, but worry not! There are tons of resources out there to assist in feeling much more confident, including this short guide that may ease a bit of stress.