Guitar Versus Drums – What Should You Choose?

Music has always been the most universal language, but when it comes to actually speaking it yourself the choices can be overwhelming. Should you play the guitar or the drums? Which one will serve your way of expression better? If you’re having trouble deciding which one of these instruments you want to learn first, here are some thoughts to put it in perspective.

They Are Both Difficult To Master

There will always be a debate about which instruments are harder to play, but between the drums and guitar the difficulty level is pretty balanced. For example, with the guitar you only use your hands, but it also requires a more focused precision. The changes are smaller and more detailed.

With the drums there is more room to work with, but you have to use all of your limbs. To make it worse, each limb keeps a unique beat. So while it may look easier to play one or the other, remember that professionals make it look easy. Once you pick up that guitar or sit in front of a drum set, your confidence won’t be so strong anymore.

The Difference In Expression

It’s obvious by now that both instruments can be used for a wide variety of music. In fact, finding a genre where they can’t be used will be nearly impossible. However, they are very different in terms of expressing oneself.

For the drums it’s a very physical experience. You need to be fit and your body has to develop a perfect tempo. Drummers are typically more physically invested.

In terms of guitar the experience is more mindful. You are trying to connect the chords in your mind with the tips of your fingers, and ultimately express a thought.

The Guitar Is Portable

This is a small advantage the guitar has over the drums, because it’s easier to move around. Unless you only want to play the bongos and other hand drums, it’s going to be hard dragging the drum set around.  

You Don’t Have To Choose

If you think about it, you don’t have to make this difficult choice. If you like them both then learn what each one has to offer. If you’re thinking about the drums, consider this Drumeo Edge review.

In fact, once you’ve learned one instrument it gets a lot easier to expand your skills to others. So instead of asking whether you should play the guitar or drums, rather think about which one to learn first.

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What You Need To Know When Buying A Condo

Use These Tips When Looking To Buy A Condo

Purchasing a condo is a major decision. Is this a vacation home, retirement home, primary residence and bachelor pad or all of the above? In 2012, I picked up a condo myself, and it looks like it’s going to fit the criteria for ‘all of the above.’ There are unique things to consider when you’re buying a condo vs buying a home, especially if this is a vacation condo. Are you going to try and produce rental income out of the property while you’re away?

There are condos for purchase in cities everywhere, many of them in more residential settings. One advantage to a condo is that you’re going to pay less and be able to save money in all directions when it comes to being a property owner. Being under the thumb of a Homeowner’s Association can be a pain, but that happens often with homes in major developments, too. Each location brings about both challenges and advantages, too.

Certainly, the first thing you’re going to have to figure out is where you’re planning on buying your condo. In 2011, I was looking at condos on every coastline in the US. I was looking at Texas beaches, Orange Beach, Long Beach, the OC, Ocean City, Maryland and more. I wanted to buy property on the beach, but this was just a dream, one I had revisited throughout the years. Now, what I found was that the housing marketing bottoming out had affected property values of vacation condos significantly.

Things To Think About When Buying A Condo

If you have been looking at listings, you will definitely notice this. This means you’re entering an advantageous market, and you should be able to get a great deal on whatever type of condo you want to buy. There are going to be differences in price for sure if you broaden your search to various locations throughout the country like I did. For example, a condo near the ocean in a bad neighborhood in Long Beach was 80-100k, while an oceanfront condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was under 40k. And if you looked in Toronto you would find something similar to the new 75 On The Esplanade.

My move to a condo was a little unconventional, but I can’t tell you that I didn’t research the place. I knew about the resort’s history and what it meant to the city. If I had to tell you what I would look into the most, it would be the HOA association and the dues that you owe. When it comes to vacation properties, the HOA fees can be pretty high. However, they are also often all-inclusive, which means you may not be responsible for paying individual utilities. Read more about this at condo owner rights and responsibilities.

When it comes to the condo I purchased, the electric bill, satellite TV bill, phone bill, water bill, trash bill and many other things are lumped into the HOA dues. I like it this way, and I’m happy with the condo I purchased. I want you to be happy with the condo you purchase, too. Make sure the HOA association has a strong balance sheet, and make sure you’re happy with the neighborhood, the common area amenities and the place in general.