If you Could Play One Instrument What Would It Be?

Ok folks, it is time for a new question. This is for musicians and non-musicians alike. Pretend you could take a pill that would make you an expert at playing a particular instrument.

What instrument would you pick and why?

(If you already play that instrument feel free to include that in your answer.)

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  1. Jack's Shack October 25, 2007 at 4:12 am

    I have always liked the drums.

  2. FlutePrayer October 22, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    “I don’t have any sort of musical proficiency, other than listening.”

    Without proficients like you, I would be out of a job. Thanks for listening!

  3. susanne October 22, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    The drums, definitely. I grew up playing various orchestra instruments, so none of those hold much appeal.

  4. fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store October 21, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    A tin whistle as in a traditional Irish instrument, e.g.


  5. Jack's Shack October 21, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    A tin whistle? I bet that I could play that.


    You know what they say about sax players.


    I sing. I sing loudly, but no one would say that I sing well. Have to agree with you about the guitar.


    How many times have you fallen down the stairs?


    Trumpet and Piano are both cool instruments in my book.


    Every time I hear a banjo I think of Deliverance.


    Nothing juvenile about it. 🙂


    I think that you have a cool profession. I don’t have any sort of musical proficiency, other than listening.


    That makes a lot of sense to me.


    The violin is a good one.


    Makes sense, but I would think that a trombone is still easier to transport than a tuba. 😉

  6. Michael October 20, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    The trumpet.
    I love the tones of brass instruments, and trumpets are much more portable than, say, trombones.

  7. FeeFiFoto October 19, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Violin, definitely. Why? I love its voice-like quality.

  8. Miriam L October 19, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Piano. I used to play but I’m very rusty at it. Also, while we’re dreaming, I’ll have a big grand piano in a “music room.” (Not a little electronic keyboard crushed in between two cabinets.)

  9. FlutePrayer October 19, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    I’m a professional flutist. I don’t need a pill my instrument, just lots of practice. On the other hand, I would rejoice if my piano skills would exponentially improve with medication.

  10. The Misanthrope October 19, 2007 at 4:36 am

    Saxophone, but I will leave the obvious juvenile reason out.

  11. Kol Ra'ash Gadol October 19, 2007 at 3:32 am

    Hard question: I used to play guitar pretty well, but it’s been many years since I had the time – I’d like to have the time to pick it up and get good again. OTOH, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to play the BANJO!

  12. come running October 19, 2007 at 3:28 am

    I just asked DB this question a couple days ago. Actually, I asked him what instrument he might want to learn.

    He immediately answered the trumpet, and when I asked why he said he wants to play like Louis Armstrong. This kid is a riot.

    Personally I would like to become more proficient at playing the piano. I miss it.

  13. cruisin-mom October 19, 2007 at 1:12 am

    piano…then everyone would gather around to look at me for something other than tripping down a flight of stairs.

  14. bigwhitehat October 19, 2007 at 12:56 am

    Jack, I sing. I sing pretty well. I am also a novice at playing things with strings.

    If I could take a pill to make me an expert, It would have to be the guitar. It is small, portable and fits with everything.

  15. Jacob Da Jew October 19, 2007 at 12:11 am


    I researched lesson prices but time will not allow.

  16. fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store October 18, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    I play the guitar and the tin whistle, but neither well enough to cater to an audience that has been exposed to any musical instrument before, so I’d actually just like to be better at playing both.

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