From 5th grade until my second year of college I played viola and cello in some very good orchestras and ensembles so I have a pretty good understanding of music. Didn't play a note from then to about ten years ago, at age 48. Then I decided I wanted to play something. Drums? Nope. I can't get all 4 limbs to work together. Besides, too loud for the living room. Guitar? Tried for awhile on my own then took lessons. I can actually play the 8 or 10 basic chords OK but learning a new chord takes forever for my fat fingers. So I'm trying bass. At 58 I have no dreams of being the next John Entwhistle. I just want to sit in the living room and play along with my favorite oldies. Maybe as a stretch sit in with a couple local guitar store jam nights without embarrassing myself.