Saturday, 9 October 2010
I wish I was just naturally proficient at musical instruments, but I find it very hard to get to grips with them. Dyspraxia is my excuse for that, but I'm guessing it's really nothing that determination and practise can't over come. I just have the urge to make music. After many failed attempts at Guitar, I have become reasonably adept at two of its offspring: The bass guitar, and the ukulele. Both four-stringed, which is much easier to comprehend. One very chord based, one very tune based. When it got to the point that I could play songs on them, that's when it really hit me. I could play instruments! Does that make me a musician? I certainly don't feel like I'll be chart-topping any time soon. And yet, at the same time, I do have a musical medium now. I've started writing songs. Even if it's not amazing stuff I'm producing, it still feels cool. I really would recommend to anyone to start playing an instrument. It's just lovely to tinker with.