Last night I was watching a special about the country singer Dolly Parton, and I had not realized that beyond her vocal gifts, she is also fairly adept at playing a whole host of musical instruments: guitar, dulcimer, autoharp, piano, banjo, saxophone - there are even a few pictures of her with a fiddle, though I think that was more her father's instrument.
At any rate, I admired her musical immersion and fearlessness. We violinists tend to be so worried about "being good enough" that it's hard to just pick up an instrument and play it because that's what we want to hear.
Personally, I play one instrument well - the violin. I play the piano at a basic level, and I have dabbled with the mandolin. I can make a sound with a flute, but I did not have the patience (or love, to be honest) to figure out how to play it!
Do you play more than one instrument? Is another instrument besides the violin actually your principal instrument? Do you play several instruments equally well? Please participate in the vote and then tell us about your adventures with other instruments, besides the violin.
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