I have tried many instruments in my life and none have ever stuck enough so that the extent of my musical talent is the ability to play ‘Twinkle, twinkle star” on a keyboard.
When I was 13 I took up the saxophone but it became too heavy for my obviously weedy neck and I had to change. My music teacher at school told me to change to the clarinet which I did – but then I moved away from London and lessons were too expensive to continue. Plus I wasn’t the greatest fan of the clarinet. The shining moment of greatness came when I heard my next door neighbour who was playing with my sister in the garden ask “What’s that noise? It sounds like a strangled cow”. The kid was around six-years-old. And it dawned on me I wasn’t made for the clarinet.
I still have this thing where one day I’ll learn an instrument. Not now mainly due to finances but one day. When I’m settled and I think I can take on the commitment. Out of all the instruments what I’d like to learn is the piano or the cello. Oh and the violin. The violin is amazing. I want to be as good as these guys at whatever I do, one day, decide to learn. They are epic.