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TOP 5: INSTRUMENTS THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO PLAY

Want to try out a new instrument? Just hold your horses as some are much tougher to master than others. Here’s our rundown of 5 impossible instruments…

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Playing a church organ requires expert independent movement from hands and feet, plus allowing for the time difference between hitting the keys and hearing a sound. Good luck in setting up an organ in your own home as the full size ones are massive.


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Arguably more complicated than an organ, the accordion not only requires precision fingering but also a good memory for where the chord buttons actually are. It’s heavy, uncomfortable and those bellows can get away from you extremely easily. 


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Oh no, it’s the oboe. Probably the hardest wind instrument to master. The delicate reeds, impossible fingering and exacting lip and tonguing technique will lead to frustration sooner rather than later. 


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Ok, it’s unlikely you’ll have a full-size harp knocking around the house, but if you do manage to get your hands on one you’re in for a challenge. With loads of strings and multiple pedals to deal with, getting your head round a harp is a plucking nightmare.


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In the top spot, the most pretentious of the string instruments, the violin. You might have picked one up at school and been instantly put off by the lack of frets, exacting bowing technique and awkward positioning. The worst thing… until you reach virtuoso level it sounds horrific.



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October 13, 2020

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