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Thread #106236   Message #2195341
Posted By: Richard Bridge
16-Nov-07 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: Easy instrument to learn
Subject: RE: Easy instrument to learn
I don't know whether it is something about threepenny bits, or about the people who play them, or about starting to learn them alone, or about playing only melodies to start with, but although there are some excellent threepenny bit players there seems to be a threshold - until you are pretty damn good - they are never in time and what comes out conveys no sense of rhythm.

Once you get over that hurdle, fine. But that hurdle sems to be higher for threepenny bits than any other family of instruments apart from Highland/Northumbrian/Irish pipes