Keeping the Band Together: A Blog for Musicians

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Keeping the Band Together: A Blog for Musicians

Hi, my name is Erika, and I have been a member of two different bands. I have found that keeping a band together involves a delicate balance of several elements. You have to continue being excited about the same type of music, you have to practise and try new things together and you have to mesh on an emotional level. This can be hard, and if you are a temperamental and emotional musician like me, it can be even more challenging. Since I have experience, I decided to create this blog. It has tips on making music, being a band and staying together. Please explore these posts. I hope you enjoy them.



What To Inquire About When Selecting An Instrument Rental Company

If you are looking to take up a new hobby and have an inclination towards music, you could be thinking of getting yourself an instrument. But while musical instruments can help with honing in your skills, if you have never dabbled in this hobby before, you may not know what instrument will be best for you. Fortunately, you do not have to make a decision immediately about which instrument to invest in. Instead, you should opt for an instrumental rental. However, with the multitude of instrumental rental stores available to you, it is crucial to ensure you are leasing from the right company. This piece provides you with a brief list of questions to ask to help you select the right instrument rental company.

What selection of instruments is available? 

If you are unsure of which musical instrument is suited to you or worth investing your time in, you should opt for a rental company that has a vast selection of options available so that you can dabble with different types from the beginning. Therefore, you should inquire about the range of instruments available so that you can experiment for as long as you would like! It is worth noting that you should ask about the brands available too. Some brands offer a premium playing experience due to the high quality of the instruments, so you should be accorded the flexibility to practice on these brand-name options too.

Can you opt to rent an instrument to own it?

The second question to ask when choosing an instrument rental company is whether they offer the option of renting to own down the line. Some companies may exclusively rent and then sell you an unused instrument if you choose to buy. Alternatively, some rental companies will offer you the option to buy the instrument you have been practising on and factor in the rental payments you have already made. When you take into consideration that some people bond with the instrument they have become accustomed to, you may want to opt to buy the specific one you have been using for the rental period.

Are maintenance and restoration provided?

If you are simply trying out different instruments while you decide if music is a hobby you want to take up full time, you may not want to pay for the maintenance of the instrument. Thus, it is crucial to ask about who will be responsible for the maintenance before you choose a rental company. Some rental companies offer maintenance and restoration for any minor damages, such as a broken guitar string, at no cost for you.