Strike A Cord

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.


We each have our favorite music. My preference has always been the C flute played in the lower octaves. That influenced me to raise and sell enough rabbits during my seventh grade to purchase a used flute from a local music store that I taught myself to play and experienced many years of enjoyment. Though that occurred a very long time ago, I still have the old flute.

During the last decade I’ve manufactured several crude flutes using PVC pipe from a hardware store. Tuning any one of them correctly has yet to be achieved.

If I were to wake up tomorrow as a youngster and again had my rabbit business, I think I would be looking for an alto saxophone and try my hand at Dave Brubeck’s Jazz.

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3 thoughts on “Strike A Cord

  1. I am enchanted by music and always wished I could play some kind of instrument proficiently. However, I could never stay focused enough to achieve that level. Took clarinet lessons 6th grade then gave it up. My brother took steel guitar lessons when I was in 7th grade, and was kind enough to show me what he learned till I tired of that. He now plays several instruments – me, none. I took guitar lessons when I was 40, but work commitments took my time. At 70 I got an Indian flute, love the sound, but never seem to find the time to practice. So the question: Is music as important to me as I think? Apparently not.


  2. Scott says:

    Thanks for your input. I think playing an instrument is still a goal you have not yet achieved. Approach it the way you do your Blog: play for yourself. If others are pleased with what they hear you’ve made a home run. We can’t all be a Burt Backarack, but we can sure have pleasure in making sounds that please us … I’m a closet harmonica musician – stretching the term musician, of course.


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