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Excellent

Relaxing, entertaining, a fantastic hobby that can...

Takes a lot of time and possibly some money

Did anyone see the report on the news last week about the increase in people taking up musical instruments since the credit crunch began? I was surprised by this, but when I thought about it a bit more it did make perfect sense. Playing an instrument can be very relaxing, satisfying and a great...

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Excellent

You could become a Rock God

I don't absolutely guarantee it.

As a guitarist, singer, song-writer with a home-studio who sometimes still gets up at open mike evenings to entertain, 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...

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Excellent

Incredibly rewarding

If you have the patience

There are books and books written about this subject: on how to play, on technique, on performance practice, and so on. Academics and performers and all sorts have had their say about the matter, and this year as part of my masters course I'm going to get to document my own attempts to learn...

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Excellent

Very rewarding, huge range of instruments and musi...

Requires a certain amount of musical talent, can b...

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...

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Super

Joy, new world opens up

obsessive, can be expensive

I came to musical instruments pretty late on really, in fact I have only been learning the saxophone for les than a year. I used to be in awe of musicians (still am), reading music just did not seem possible, it looked much to complicated and there never seemed to be the right time to start. Well...

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Excellent

“Play that? No way!”

published 13/10/2007

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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...

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Excellent

“It Brings the Andes To Me”

published 11/03/2009

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I realize that not many will be interested in this subject for its own sake. But it's one of my most beloved subjects - the Andes, their people and their music. And I believe that it deserves some attention. Most will have seen and heard people from South America playing in various city centres...

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