Hardest instrument to learn

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  1. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    ....im just having a late night bored moment.....and im thinkin the bagpipes would be the hardest instrument to learn..........what do you think? lol
     
  2. redneckdrum

    redneckdrum New Member

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    I can tell tell ya the drum's ain't the easiest to learn.
     

  3. samh

    samh New Member

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    Any, I do good to get a tune out of a radio.
     
  4. btmfdr

    btmfdr New Member

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    how about a sitar?? looks pretty crazy
     
  5. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I think horns are very hard to play. I've been playing music for 40 years and I never could get a horn to work. I've tried Sax, Trumpet, and Flute and they all sound like buffalo poots! Sitar is hard also but the hardest part is learning all the tunings a sitar uses. It's like learning several different languages at once.
     
  6. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    it probably all depends on your physical characteristics or wether you were brought up into it. im guessing one of the more difficult instruments to learn would be the harp, and maybe some of the more complex percussion like those big xylophones where you hold four sticks - two in each hand. good question...
     
  7. ryang

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    This is going to sound cheesy but what about your Voice. Although you can emulate alot with it if its not used properly you dont get your point across. I sing (well used to) and for me just getting the nerve to go up and sing took alot.
     
  8. Catgirl

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    I can tell you from experience that learning to play the bagpipes is not easy.You begin with a starter instrument called a "chanter". It's a small wooden instrument that resembles an oboe, with a similar double reed. This teaches you the mouth technique and fingerings. After that, you move on to the bagpipes themselves. I never got past the chanter myself!!! I'll have to agree on the harp too. I've never tried that, but have heard it is quite difficult also. And the drums, well, John knows what he's talking about I'm sure. I had a few short drum lessons back in the day. It's hard. I've played the piano for 34 years, so that comes easily to me, as does singing. Never tried a sitar.... LOL
     
  9. Ol Man

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    I'm looking at your avatar(the shades) and can't imagine you with a lack of nerve...:lol:
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  10. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    When I was in High School I was very shy now I just dont care what people think of me LOL
     
  11. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I know that feeling... I ain't too sure I'm not still shy.... a couple of bricks..:lol:
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  12. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    The banjo was a personal conquest of mine. I struggled for months trying to learn those little "rolls" but once I got it I was pleased as punch! But yeah, the bagpipes sound pretty rough too! Anything worth doing is worth the extra effort! Just keep with it and you'll walk away a lil' better every time.
     
  13. Taliesin

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    Oboe and basoon...

    The double reed instruments are supposedly the hardest to learn. It takes forever to get more than a squak out of them. Personally I wouldn't be able to play a trumpet or any of the higher end brass. I spent too many years developing the lip for the tuba.

    After being in band and choir for several years I can say that going up in front of a group of people and performing is nervewracking no matter what instrument you are using.
     
  14. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    What about the accordian? I can play the "air" guitar pretty good. I'm learning to play the "air" bagpipes but I can't quite get that bag to stay under my arm.
     
  15. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    The only instruments that I ever learned to play was a "Brier Leaf" to call a Turkey and a "Gun Barrel" or "Cow Horn"to call a hound.I cain;t even do that now.peewee-williams
     
  16. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    Being used to zebco's, the old phluger's, shakespears, etc, I think the hardest for me is an open face spinning reel.