Any multi-instrumentalists out there?

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    Karen Johns on #155743

    I’m currently up to 4- mid-size folk/celtic harp, wire-strung harp, hammered dulcimer, and flute (classical silver and bamboo). I think this is my limit, however, a larger folk/celtic harp and Sweetheart irish whistle sure look tempting…


    unknown-user on #155744

    I play a few instruments.

    Karen Johns on #155745

    I think you are right, Fiona. There is always room for another instrument, just not enough time to play them all! :-)

    tony-morosco on #155746

    Glad to see I’m not the only glockenspiel player. It was my first instrument in marching band. Then I played the fife and then took up the flute and tin whistle.

    I also play piano and both electric and acoustic guitar.

    unknown-user on #155747


    Karen Johns on #155748

    Wow Tony!

    So do you still play all these instruments? I have you counted at 8 including your harp. Are you also a Music Major by chance?

    Karen Johns on #155749


    All you have to do is type in

    Karen Johns on #155750

    Whoops-I forgot to add my percussion instruments. For some reason (and I know this is wrong!) I just don’t think of them as an instrument. Probably because I only dabble in them, and haven’t really applied myself to playing them with any sort of proficiency. But I do have a bohdran, a triangle, a tambourine, and various chimes and bells.

    unknown-user on #155751

    Thanks Karen 🙂

    I don’t think you can have too many instruments.

    tony-morosco on #155752

    I still play all but the glockenspiel. Not much call for it.

    No, not a music major. I just have been playing one thing or another since I was seven.

    unknown-user on #155753

    I find there’s nothing nicer than being able to play an instrument.

    ruth-harper on #155754

    I play mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, recorder, harp, and fiddle.

    michael-rockowitz on #155755


    I may have the record so far, but I’m not sure.

    Audrey Nickel on #155756

    Well, I play the lever harp, of course, and have just taken up the wire-strung harp, which I consider a different instrument altogether (shape may be roughly the same, but the technique and sound is totally different).

    Audrey Nickel on #155757

    BTW, Karen…the Sweetheart whistle are terrific! I’ve reviewed three of them over the years…their old laminated “Pro,” their new plastic “Pro” and their laminated “Pro” low D.

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