Tag Archives: Classroom Instruments

FMD: Played an instrument

I think we've talked about this before, but yesterday's guitar conversation got me thinking a little more about what other instruments people played, wished they could play, etc.

I played trumpet all through high school. I actually recently picked it up again (not to learn, just, literally, picked it up and played it for like 3 minutes). It is amazing how my fingers still knew which positions to go to - muscle memory after all these years. At the same time, my embouchure was completely atrophied, and was only strong enough to barely squeak out the range of a single scale.

How about you? What did you play? What would you like to play? When was the last time you picked up an instrument you used to play?

FMD 10-13-17: Play One Song

I used to play trumpet. I was not particularly great. I have very little music-playing ability (short fingers make things hard). But I have long wanted to be able to play the piano part of "Werewolves Of London" so recently I have begun teaching myself. It's fairly easy but I'm still struggling plenty. That said, it's been really cool to do, and I'm having fun.

The question I have for y'all is, if you were to sit down at a piano (or pick up a guitar, etc.) what song would you love to be able to play? Different choices for different instruments, etc.