Strike a Chord

Do you play an instrument? Is there a musical instrument whose sound you find particularly pleasing? Tell us a story about your experience or relationship with an instrument of your choice.

I took lessons for the guitar back in 1988 when I was about 12 years old. For almost 9 months and I hated the experience because we had a rude teacher. He was loud, obnoxious and was just about the worst guy you could ever ask for in terms of who to teach you to learn something you are passionate about. He was in his mid-50s and barked more than spoke.

I ended up regretting having joined but stuck for a while before calling it quits and now have no clue how to play a single chord. He made it more like a class in school and I hated every minute of it. But I regret never having continued lessons. I should have just found another place to get lessons from. Learning my favourite instrument would have been fun. I could really have the music to accompany my awesome singing voice (ahem, ahem)!

Anyways I excel at air guitar. Just wish it was the real thing.

Prompt from The Daily Post at