My sister's family is a musical one. Growing up we didn't play instruments, and looking back, I didn't really have an interest in learning one. Sure, I wanted to be able to sit in front of a piano and play, but I knew the work that went into reading music and that made the aspiration more than a little daunting. But after going to New York and seeing my seven year old niece play the guitar and the piano, I felt inspired. So after seeing a great keyboard on sale, husband and I decided to get it and see if it was something we could do. I love this thing (and he does too)! Reading music is INSANELY hard (who creates such a bizarre system?!), but when it comes together, and you can play a song that you actually like, it's amazing. I see it a lot like baking. When you bake, you put all these seemingly random ingredients together and get this great result. When you play the piano, all these random notes are put together to make great music. I'm quite positive I'll never play at Carnegie Hall, but I'm definitely on my way to playing Christmas carols during the holiday season, or some Modest Mouse when I really want to impress Husband.
Do you play an instrument? Which one, and how long? Any tips for an adult who's learning?