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BlueJay What's The Easiest Instrument to learn? (111* d) RE: BS: What's The Easiest Instrument to learn? 08 Feb 02

Respectfully, I feel that Allie is wrong. The Triangle must be a real bitch. I had one, and couldn't get more than one note from it, no matter what I did. (I admit, I didn't try a slide).

I haven't tried the lap dulcimer, and all the percussion and flute/whistle things I gave up long ago as too difficult for me. There must be a certain mental state that I am lacking to be able to play such things.

What I really feel is that there are no instruments that are truly easy to play, unless you get into the electronic things sold at WalMart where any five year old kid can open up an orchestra. (And I don't think that's entirely bad, either).

Any instrument, almost by definition, IMO, must be challenging in order to offer satisfaction to the player. Subtle nuances, etc.

Even the Kazoo, as DougR states, requires some practice. Spaw, as President of the Kazoo Flatulent Musician's Society, might be able to offer some useful tips in this regard.

Thanks, BlueJay

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