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Thread #106236   Message #2192912
Posted By: Jack Campin
13-Nov-07 - 03:06 PM
Thread Name: Easy instrument to learn
Subject: RE: Easy instrument to learn
While it doesn't fit the "unobtrusive" part of the requirement, a saxophone takes less breath than a recorder and the fingering is not that different.

Clarinet takes even less wind but the fingering is a lot more subtle.

Think again about the fiddle. It isn't really any harder to place your fingers accurately on a fretless instrument than it is to blow a recorder accurately enough to be in tune. The bowing is the hard bit, not the left hand.