Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Every Home Should Have A Music Room


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Learning how to play a musical instrument can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. It is one of the few things you do just for fun. You’re not trying to get anywhere or achieve anything - you’re just reveling in the melody.

But playing music in a random room in your home is problematic. You don’t always have space to set up a grand piano in your kitchen. So, for that reason, you need a music room - a separate space to indulge in your passions. 

If you have a spare room that’s currently not doing much, then try converting it into somewhere you can play music or mix recordings. It’ll give you something to do during these constant lockdowns. And it could enable you to become highly skilled. 

Decide On The Type Of Music Room You Want

When it comes to music rooms, there are several different varieties. 

The most basic is just a room where you keep your instruments and practice them. But in some cases, you might need to remodel. 

For instance, you need to decide whether you want just a practice room, or practice and performance room rolled into one. 

You also need to consider whether you’ll use your music room as a studio and whether you’ll need to include any soundproofing in the walls. Companies like A+ Insulation suggest adding sound absorption and acoustic solutions to avoid disturbing the neighbors or anyone else in your household. 

Address Sound Diffusion Issues

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How your playing sounds depends considerably on the extent to which it diffuses into the walls. While you want some absorption, too much can make your music sound a little muffled. 

Corners, for instance, help to create reflective sound. But it is up to you to determine whether this is too intense or not. If you think that you’re getting too much sound echoed back into the room, then try to fill your corners with speakers or bookcases to break it up. 

If you’re soundproofing a recording studio, then you’ll want to install a vinyl barrier underneath your flooring to combat annoying echoes. You’ll also want to double up on acoustic foam to ensure that background noise doesn’t make its way into your recordings. 

Consider Your Lighting Choices

Lighting is another important consideration in music rooms. You need to be able to read the pages on sheet music at the very least. 

Interestingly, research shows that musicians tend to perform better when exposed to natural lighting (which is a little different from regular recording studios). 

Try to maximize window space and get creative with your lighting placement. Use recessed lights on a dimmer switch to create a gentle light, and combine this with adjustable floor lights. If you use direct overhead lighting, be sure to use a thick diffuser to shield light coming from the bulb. 

Lastly, if you plan on using your music room for performances, be sure to include spotlights, LED lighting for the floor and ceiling, and image projectors. These elements will help to improve the ambiance. 

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