Never stop learning: 3 skills you didn’t know you could learn online
There is no doubt that there are some strange things circulating around the internet. After all, since anyone can upload whatever they want, nearly anything you could imagine is out there on the Internet. While this can lead to some strange webpages, this also means that there are a huge number of useful skills you can learn on the Internet without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
Playing an Instrument
When most people think about learning to play an instrument, they probably imagine an old piano teacher forcing you to play the same song over and over again while your parents shell out hundreds of dollars an hour. However, with the Internet, there are now more ways to learn than ever. There is an increasing number of free videos and tutorials to instruct you on how to play an instrument. With so many resources, you are no longer stuck with the same traditional instruments, but can learn to play anything your heart desires, such as the tuba, cello, or flute.
You can purchase instruments online as well as long as you know what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re planning on purchasing a new flute, you should understand the difference between beginner, intermediate and professional flutes, which have varying degrees of difficulty and an increasing number of holes. Since flutes are not expensive and come in a number of pieces, it is easy to upgrade your flute as you go along. You might decide that you would like a different lip plate for your flute to give it a different tone. Or, maybe you want a different flute body with different style holes.
Once you do learn how to play an instrument, why not team up with some friends and start a jam session? Playing instruments together is a great way to socialize, develop new friendships, and further increase your skills.
Today’s society practically hinges on reading, especially if you spend a lot of time on technology. The Internet is practically made up of writing, and to be able to function well in this digital world, you simply must be able to not only read, but also read well and quickly. Luckily, there are a vast number of tutorials and sites designed to help you read faster. The Huffington Post has a guide to learn speed-reading, and there are several resources online revolving around boosting your comprehension. By mastering this skill, you’ll not only be able to speed through books and news sites, but also you might learn countless other skills faster.
Improve Your Public Speaking
According to LinkedIn, there are lots of reasons you should work on your public speaking ability. Being able to speak well in public can greatly improve your self-confidence, make you more comfortable in social situations and can increase your chance of getting a job. Not so surprisingly, there are a number of guides online to enhance your public speaking skills. This can be extremely useful if you consider yourself an introvert and would rather gain the skills necessary to speak publicly in the privacy of your own home rather than as you go.
So dear readers, it is now possible to learn nearly any skill online including speed-reading, playing an instrument and public speaking. Music lovers, you can all start being part of the talented legion of music doers.