There were 172,300 working musicians in the United States in 2014. Nearly two out five of them were self employed. This means there are a lot of musicians working out of their homes. Many musicians use acoustic building products to sound proof their homes.
To know how to best sound proof your home, it is important to understand the way sound moves. Many physical actions result in sound waves, which travel through the air, liquid and solid materials in different rates. When they travel through the air, they reach our ears, cause vibrations in our ear drum, which our brain interprets as sound.
Traditional building materials are not great for blocking sounds. This is acoustic building materials were developed. Conventional materials such as drywall does little to block the movement of sound.