As a parent of a child getting their very first musical instrument, or as a beginner to the world of playing music, purchasing your first instrument can be trickier then it first seems. Why so, one might ask. After all, it is simple; you walk into any music store, big retailer, or log onto any musical instruments website, find the specific instrument you were thinking of buying and that’s it! Not so fast.
Suppose you have settled on learning how to play the drums and you are ready to purchase your first very own drum set. Should you buy a three piece set or a five piece set? A ‘real’ set or a cheaper mimic? Go all out and purchase the real expensive, cool looking one?