You could start by asking yourself why you want to make your own music. While I firmly believe that music should always be fun and stress-free (hey, we’re not flying jumbo jets here, or performing surgery on people with life-threatening illnesses!), it’s also fine to have some ambition, too. Maybe you want to make music to impress your friends and family, or turn music into a side-hustle. Or maybe you really do want to become famous.
There’s nothing wrong with any of that, but getting clear with yourself on your goals is important as it will help guide you towards your destiny as a musician, and help you to create your art with true purpose. You might feel that you just have this great music inside of you that the world needs to hear. I will be the first to tell you to just “go for it!” Doing music can be a way to relax and have fun. Whatever your motivation, use it to inspire you and guide you confidently in the realization of your music dreams.
You will find that there are others on similar journeys, and there is always strength in numbers. Find new friends who share your passion and build community. Besides the new friendships, you can learn from each other.
Music is a collaborative art on many levels, so as you embark on your journey of explorative learning, consult with others who can help you. Don’t feel you have to go it alone. It doesn’t have to mean finding a “teacher” per se, but thinking of yourself as a learner is a good attitude as you immerse yourself in this new creative realm. And, it might not hurt to take a few lessons from an expert.