I have been toying with starting a new adventure. In the Spring I attended a music event, actually a dance performance by a local group. As part of the evening they also featured several musicians, obviously not higly experienced, but pretty good. One of the musicians is a patient of mine so I commented on the performance the next time she was in to see me. To my surprise, I found out that she had only begun to play the cello recently and was part of a group that got together to play strings for fun and to learn. I was intriqued. I love the low tones in music best and have sort of wanted to try something new so I asked about joining the group. I am going to try learning the double bass. Yeah. Those great big things.
On Tuesday I got in contact with the leader of the strings orchestra and rented a half size double bass. I have been plucking away at it since then. It will be a challenge but fun. I think there will be two adults in the beginner group – but I really don’t care. I just want to learn how to play this beautiful instrument. And as the saleswoman stated when I told her I really was a rank beginner, “One really nice thing about the double bass is that it does not screach when you play it.”