Feb 8, 2010

Locate your inner musician

If you've been meaning to learn a musical instrument for a while, sort it out tonight. Take the time that you'd set aside to watch The Biggest Loser: Couples to advance your musical education instead.


I got my first guitar for Christmas 10 years ago. You know the kind, a cheesy Allans acoustic guitar that you could imagine Fraulein Maria pulling out to teach the kids Do Re Mi. I've only started playing it properly now.

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4 thoughts on “Locate your inner musician

  1. Charles Richardson

    Great piece, Jane. Unfortunately the email left your name off – I had to go to the website to find out who wrote it.

  2. Jane Nethercote

    Thanks Charles. I forgot to put my name on! Do you play a musical instrument?

  3. Mike Jones

    Jane, like so many of us, as teenager I pissfarted around with an old guitar (an F-Slot Cello of indeterminate brand) my cousin gave me. The neck was so curved, someone more talented than me could have played it around a corner. The strings were so old and rusty they were a tetanus hazard.

    I left home and it disappeared.

    And life moved on for forty years. My kids learnt violin, guitar, drums and singing.

    And now, my partner bought me a lovely entry level Maton and you’ve given me a little push.

    Good on you.

    Now to see if I can slowly learn to murder rockabilly tunes.

  4. Jane Nethercote

    Thanks for your note Mike. That’s great. If it helps, I can tell you that a few lessons in, it’s like I’ve tapped into a new wellspring of fun. And I’m nearing the moment where I’ll get to start murdering a few songs myself. Let the slaying commence.

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