[Dixielandjazz] Easiest Instrument to Learn

Henry B. Stinson HenryStinson@earthlink.net, JazzHarmonicat@hotmail.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:45:51 -0400

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Bob Romans wrote:
<blockquote TYPE=CITE><b><font face="Arial"><font size=-1>If a friend of
yours wants to learn to play in a Dixieland jazz band, and has never played
ANY instrument,and asks you which one would get him there fastest, what
would you tell him/her?</font></font></b></blockquote>

<p><br>Answers: Assuming the person can sing on pitch, can improvize jazz
melodies vocally,
<p>A1: Kazoo
<br>A2: Mouth Trumpet
<p>ALSO: Not wanting to start any more wars, .....
<br>Washboard can be relatively easy to learn if one has natural talent.
<br>A lady friend of mine took up the Zydeco frotois (spelling) and in
<br>less than a year was about as good as any washboard player I've heard,
<br>If she had taken up washboard and had learned to use finger thimbles,
I shudder
<br>to think of all the washboard players she could have put out of work.
<br>Henry Stinson, BSECE, Website Developer and Software Engineer (Visual
<br>Vocalist, Jazz Harmonica, Jazz Whistling and "Mouth Trumpet".
<br>Orpheus Jazz Ensemble, Blue Heaven Jazz Band
<br>Msg: 703-742-4670 Day: 703-893-8930 (Ring once, then call right back.)