Could someone explain what they mean by "playing an instrument"?
I play the piano. However, I can't even play twinkle twinkle little stars. Why? I've never had the patience to actually sit down and learn all the notes for it...I can barely tell you where middle C is...and I'm a noob when it comes to all the scales.
Having said that...I've wasted days in front of the piano and I have written a couple songs that I think (regardless of how good/bad they are) are extremely representative of my time in front of the piano (and the noise thats going on in my head). I have been told that the one song I played for someone else (a music major) was "good". (and apparently was based on some sort or triad chord or something...i don't know...)
So when people ask me...do I play an instrument...the answer is...i'm not sure. I don't play it the way you most likely think of playing it.
go on to craigslist, find a free piano, and start playing then. if you want to read music then learn how to do it online. teachers aren't necessary.I wanna play the pianoooooooooooo.
the whole reading music thing is way to complicated imo. im this close to setting aside a weekend and developing a system of reading and recording music that makes sense to me.