Wondering what others think is the easiest instrument to learn....I am 58 years old and would like to pick up a hammered dulcimer but don't want to if it's horrendously hard. I had thought of a harp but it looks like it may be hard. Just want to do it for my own pleasure....I have played the piano years ago so I can read music etc.....Bernie
Re: easiest instrument to play 19:43 on Friday, August 25, 2006
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The easiest thing to do is pick back up on piano. People say that learning the piano helps you to learn almost every other instrument. I personally enjoy the piano more than any other instruments I played because it was comparatively easy (plus, there is no guess-work for fingering; the keys are in plain sight). Good luck with picking up on an old instrument, or a new one .
I see that a couple of you had recommended a piano but that really is not of interest to me. I have thought of a guitar but again seem to lean to a hammered dulcimer. Is a guitar that much easier? Anything else you would suggest? Thanks for all your suggestions and help
I agree with go with what you like but the dulcimer is terribly easy. Remember though, if you have your heart set on it, you could be playing some sort of crazy jazz trill thing on a slide trumpet (though I think that's impossible), if you just practice.