For your investigation, decide on an area of music learning that you would like to focus on right now. For example:
- If you want to become a more knowledgeable listener, decide on a type of music that interests you and what you would like to learn about it.
- If you want to work on singing or playing an instrument, what specific skill or ability would you like to work on right now?
- If you would like to improve your abilities as a composer, arranger, songwriter, or improviser, what specific skill or ability would you like to gain, and in what music genre or style?
Deciding on a specific music-learning focus may require almost no research; you may already have something in mind. If not, you may need to do some reading, listening and/or thinking. If you have trouble stating a specific interest or learning goal, consider doing the inquiry in Designing Inquiry Questions or in Ways of Knowing about Music. If you are not certain where to look for reading or listening resources, consider doing the Finding and Evaluating Resources for Music Inquiries inquiry.