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Emily Bartels

Emily Bartels

Emily Bartels is a Content Writer and Developer at Melbourne Music Centre. She has been in this industry for 5+ years and specialises in writing educative content on Music. She loves to read trending news to keep herself updated!

Musical instruments are necessary to create musical notes. Musicians around the world use a variety of instruments to produce different melodies. They combine all the notes to produce a great mix of music for their audience.

Not only musicians, but ordinary people also play musical instruments as a hobby. Some hi-tech musical instruments are expensive and not affordable. However, you don’t always need fancy instruments to play your favourite music. There are many affordable instruments available around the world.

Let us find out some affordable musical instruments that everyone can use to enjoy music in their life.




A recorder is a wind instrument made of wood, and it is easy to learn. It is a cheaper alternative to flute and has a very interesting history of development. The recorder instrument was not in use for many centuries but came back to light in the twentieth century. The main advantage of using a recorder instrument is that anyone can play it without the need of an instructor. They are available at affordable prices on online and offline stores.

Darbuka Drums

Many people who are fond of music enjoy playing drums as their sound helps them release nervous energy. The sounds of Darbuka drums are so rhythmic and captivating that you can enjoy dancing on their beats. They originated in the Middle Eastern countries but to buy them you don’t need to visit a Middle East country. You can buy them online on marketplaces like Amazon in a price range of $20 to $100.  

Acoustic Guitar

A guitar falls in the category of string instruments and can have 4 to 18 strings. However, most guitars have four or six strings as they are easy to play for beginners and players with little experience. The player plays the instrument by strumming the strings with the right hand and fretting them with the left hand.

There are various types of guitars like acoustic, electric, bass and jumbo guitars. An electric guitar is expensive, but an acoustic guitar is affordable for everyone. Therefore, beginners can buy an acoustic guitar to start and learn to play it and to enjoy music as a hobby.




Drums are instruments of percussion and are the oldest type of tools available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Uses need to use beaters to hit these drums to produce sound. You can use anything from wire brushes to wooden sticks or bare hands. Some drums are tunable, while others are not. By vibrating a stretched membrane known as the head, drums create sounds. You can find a drum set for as low as $250, and the prices can go up to $1000 depending on the features and quality of the material.

Rain Stick

We all know how soothing the sound of a rainstorm is. Using a rain stick, you can harness the sound of a downpour of a rainstorm. These hollowed out sticks originates from ancient Aztec tribes, have rocks, pins or other tiny items that produce the rushing noise when a position is changed. Ancient tribes used the sticks of rain to call on their gods during dry spells to bring rain. You can buy rain sticks, for more than a few bucks. So it's an inexpensive way to produce some music for your next hip hop party.




A violin also looks like a guitar as it also belongs to the category of string instruments. A standard violin has four strings, and it comes with a bow for playing. A user needs to use draw a bow across its strings to play the violin. Musicians use them in a variety of music genres like jazz, metal, country and folk music. Most of the musicians learn to play the violin as a top priority. Learning to play the violin also improves concentration, coordination, and discipline in life. Violins are available at affordable prices in every corner of the world. You can buy them on reputed online stores as well as music shops.


A flute is a wind instrument made of wood and uses the flow of air to produce a melodious sound. The player can change the sound by opening and closing the holes across its length. Flutes are also available in other materials like brass, nickel, silver, gold, and platinum. However, wood and brass flutes are best for beginners, and they are available at affordable prices in music shops across the world.

Final Words

These are some affordable musical instruments available in every country except in remote areas. There are many instruments for beginner and professionals, but all are not available at an affordable price. Some are expensive and only meant for expert musicians. The instruments in this post are best for beginners, and they can buy them at any online marketplace or offline musical store.

NB: This article was written for an international audience.

Drum kits are not all the same, in that there are many different types. But which ones are currently used in the music industry? Well, read on to find out which ones are the most popular, and the differences between them.

Acoustic Drum Kits

Acoustic is your most basic type of drum kit, and while they are the most rewarding, they often require a lot more space, and more money, especially when you begin. You can get a compact kit that will allow you to play easily, and it allows you to play this for hours. Beginner kits are available in this type, and you can also get complete drum kits as well.


Rock Drum Kits

Another super popular drum kit for sale is a rock drum kit. This one creates a rock sound that’s a bit thicker, with a little more tension than other kits. While it isn’t necessarily always used for rock music, rock drum kits are called this because of the rock sound that they create. It allows for a more controlled sound at a beefier sort of tuning, and it also has a big kit as well. While these aren’t as big as the acoustic ones, they often do require a little bit of commitment.


Fusion Drum Kits

A fusion drum kit is different compared to a rock kit in that it’s smaller slightly, and it typically has a sound that’s higher and quieter than the rock kits.

Fusion is typically determined by the diameters of the drums, and typically, the fusion drums are about 12-inch toms in terms of toms, and has a 14-inch floor tom, along with a 22-inch bass drum included here. Standard is about the same size in terms of the bass drum, but the toms are a little bit bigger.

Fusion has a more punchy sort of sound and it creates better articulation but at the expense of being quiet. But, if you don't want something too loud, this is the way to go.


Jazz Drum Kits

Jazz drumming has its own kit, and it’s got a different sort of percussion sound. While it does have a similar feel to rock, over this kit allows for a more “freeing” feeling with the beat, and these drum kits tend to accommodate that sound. If you’re looking to get into jazz drumming or want something with a different and more freeing sound, this is the way to go.


Junior Drum Kits

Finally, there are junior drum kits, which are used for younger children. These are smaller than the average acoustic set, which means that it won’t cause children to have to struggle or overstretch when using these. These are great if your child wants to get into the world of music, and playing the drum, or even just for fun. they’re relatively inexpensive.

These are the top kits currently used today. They all have their pros and cons, but you can decide for yourself whether or not you want to use a kit, and you can benefit from these at your discretion.


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