Did you learn to play a musical instrument when you were a child?

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  1. AussieTreeChange profile image70
    AussieTreeChangeposted 11 years ago

    Did you learn to play a musical instrument when you were a child?

    Did you learn to play any musical instruments as a child?  which was it?  I learnt how to play the organ.  I had lessons for about 5 years from the age of about 11.  My parents still have that organ which I haven't touched since I was 16!  I am so grateful now because it taught me how to read music, something I have never forgotten.

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    Olde Cashmereposted 11 years ago

    I got my first guitar when I was 8 years old and my first bass guitar and drum set when I was 14. They were awesome to have for exploring my creativity. Eventually I joined a few bands over the years and played live shows which were amazing life experiences. I am still in a band with my good friend and we get together and jam just for fun now days.

    1. AussieTreeChange profile image70
      AussieTreeChangeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very talented. How exciting to be able to perform on stage in a band!   thanks for your comment smile

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image81
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    Why yes I did.  I started playing an acoustic guitar behind my grandfather at eleven or twelve years old.  Mostly, at the time, I was just trying to strum in time, and change chords in time while he sang things like "Me and Bobbie McGee," or "Folsom Prison Blues."

    When I got a little older I had a terrific instructor who taught me to fingerpick and to flatpick.

    1. AussieTreeChange profile image70
      AussieTreeChangeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful memories for you and your grandfather. Thanks for your comment smile

  4. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Yes. Piano for years, guitar for only two years, and voice for 11 years. Piano and voice are the ones I still use for entertainment purposes.

    1. AussieTreeChange profile image70
      AussieTreeChangeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I would love to have been able to sing too! smile  thanks for  your comment.

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    Moeskyposted 11 years ago

    No. But I wanted to. My parents had an accordion before I was born, but my dad traded it for a settee (or something). We also had a piano, but he traded that for a washing machine (for my mum). I grew up hearing stories of my grandfather who could play lots of instruments, but we couldn't afford one, or lessons. I got my first guitar at 15 or 16, but it was almost unplayable. Music lessons at school were only for those who could already play.
    So I started late, and taught myself... guitar, sax, piano, harmonica, bass, mandolin, tin whistle, and singing and songwriting...
    But I made sure I had all the instruments available at home for my own son, who made the piano his primary instrument and took lessons in jazz improvisation. Now he's into guitar too.
    I taught myself to understand music theory, but I can't sight-read... still got to learn that.

    1. AussieTreeChange profile image70
      AussieTreeChangeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Enjoyed reading your story.  Thanks for sharing! smile

  6. Mr. Happy profile image69
    Mr. Happyposted 11 years ago

    lol Yes, I learned to play piano - more like forced to learn to play piano (for about six years or so, starting when I was about six years old). I am not grateful for the experience as I do not even go close to pianos now. Never liked them to begin with and obviously after being forced to play one for years, I like them even less (in terms of me playing one - I don't mind listening).

  7. renee21 profile image77
    renee21posted 10 years ago

    My parents started me on piano lessons when I was 5 years old.  I have now been playing for 16 years.  I love playing my piano!


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