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Are you in touch with your inner instrument?

Asked by Zen (7738points) May 6th, 2009

It’s hard to pick up a new instrument – we’re too old, too tired, too proud, too many payment’s on the kids’ lessons anyway… A million excuses. But if you could instantly learn to play an instrument – which would it be and why?

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zephyr826's avatar

I would love to be able to play the guitar. I’ve tried on and off for almost 10 years now, and it continually frustrates me that I can’t just commit and make it happen.

cookieman's avatar


I have a photo of my daughter and I sitting at a baby grand at a family party – we’re just noodling around, but it really looks in the photo as if I’m playing (hand placement and all).

my inspiration is to make that real someday.

AstroChuck's avatar

I touch my instrument all the time.

wundayatta's avatar

Oboe. Need I say more?

Oh all right. I love its sound. That nasally feeling just sends me into an altered state of consciousness right away. I have one of the older double-reeded instruments sitting on my mantelpiece—a shawm. I haven’t really tried to learn it, but if I could magically be able to play it, I would be in ecstasies of delight!

loser's avatar

I’d love to play the trumpet but I’m sure my neighbors wouldn’t love that at all.

reverie's avatar

I’d love to be able to play the drums. I’ve dabbled in the past and always found it to be hugely enjoyable.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Drums because they would engage all my limbs.

GAMBIT's avatar

Yes I sing all the time and when I play guitar I try to be one with the instrument and try to remain on key. It is very relaxing and alleviates a lot of stress.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’d want to learn guitar and piano

GAMBIT's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir – both can be learned if you have 20 minutes a day to practice.
There are several good books that can help and most teachers don’t charge to much if you would like to take lessons.

I learned from this book when I was 12 years old it teaches you how to read music.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I used to play the piano & organ. I played the organ for church for many years when I was in high school & after I was married. Then life caught up with me. I’d love to have a piano again, but I don’t have room for one anymore. I have a keyboard, but it’s not the same.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@GAMBIT aww you think I have time to learn, you’re so sweet…I wish but I have 2 young kids under 3 and a full time job…I’m lucky if I get 5 hours of sleep a night…my husband plays both and can teach me both as well but he has no time to play either…thank you, though

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I play flute and piccolo beyond simple proficiency, but I’d love to be able to play piano, guitar, or a string instrument with a bow (violin, perhaps).

oratio's avatar

Violin without a doubt.

DeanV's avatar

I’d love to be able to play guitar. But I do play drums, so I also would like to throw most of my energy into that.

Zen's avatar

@loser Your neighbours said they’d love it if you’d learn to play trumpet as well, and stop making all that racket already.


wundayatta's avatar

My neighbors actually do like my trumpet playing. They’ve said so, and they sometimes come to ask me to play for one event or another.

AstroChuck's avatar

Steel drums, because I’m always in a tropical state of mind.

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