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... Playing an instrument can be very relaxing, satisfying and a great antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life. The initial cost of buying an instrument can be considerable, but once you have it, there it is, just waiting for you to make your beautiful music. Beautiful to your ... Read review

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Why I Love My Piano (although I'm a bit rubbish!)

AdvantagesRelaxing, entertaining, a fantastic hobby that can enrich your life

DisadvantagesTakes a lot of time and possibly some money

"...make perfect sense. Playing an instrument can be very relaxing, satisfying and a great antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life. The initial cost of buying an instrument can be considerable, but once you have it, there it is, just waiting for you to make your beautiful music. Beautiful to your own ears at least, even if to no-one else's! '''JoannaPiano''' As you will probably guess from my Ciao name, I am a would-be pianist. I have ..." Read review
07.03.2009

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 5FlameDruid

FlameDruid

Learn Guitar and become a Rock God Review with images

AdvantagesYou could become a Rock God

DisadvantagesI don't absolutely guarantee it.

"...I'm obviously someone keen on playing an instrument. Would I recommend people to take it up? That depends on the person. I've found over the years that some people of my acquaintance let the whole process of playing and singing into their lives so that if sits naturally with who they are and becomes part of them. This is the sort of person who will rest a guitar on their lap in a conversation and appear to ignore it. They might not even play it ..." Read review
17.10.2007

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 3butimba

butimba

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AdvantagesIncredibly rewarding

DisadvantagesIf you have the patience

"...I hugely recommend doing. Ensemble playing is great fun. It's a fantastic way to make music sociable, and it's something else that also keeps you going, and makes all the practicing and effort and time put in worth it. Performing Performing is incredibly daunting for all normal people. But actually, like playing, it's really all just about practice. Forcing yourself to perform at all opportunities will make it seem less daunting and less ..." Read review
12.09.2006

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Community Level 4Frailfrost

Frailfrost

Music, the food of love? you decide...

AdvantagesVery rewarding, huge range of instruments and musical styles to choose from

DisadvantagesRequires a certain amount of musical talent, can be time consuming

"Playing musical instruments is such a broad subject, as there are so many hundreds (probably thousands) of musical instruments to choose, and so many styles of music to choose to play with your instrument. This is what makes this hobby so exciting. MY EXPERIENCE: I began seriously playing music aged 8, when my Dad bought me a nylon-stringed acoustic guitar. Being a good guitarist he taught me the basics, and I joined my infant schools' guitar ..." Read review
05.09.2006

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

Play that? No way!

AdvantagesSee text.

DisadvantagesSee text.

"Playing an instrument has many different advantages, couple with many disadvantages although they all counteract each other. OK, so I have also just confused myself by let's just crack on! First off, lets have a look at the diasdvantages. Although I play the keyboard now, I started off playing the violin. I used to do this when I was only about 8, but oyu don't have to worry about what age you start at - just so long as it is something that ..." Read review
13.10.2007

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