I was recently helping a friend of mine to write some lyrics for a new song he was composing when he asked me why had I never bothered to learn to play a musical instrument. A good question! As a music freak and someone who still spends a lot of money on enjoying both recorded and live music I can't really answer the question. Laziness, lack of ambition or simply fear of failure? Several kids in my form did make the effort during our PGS years and went on to play in the school orchestra. How many of you did the same and are still playing to this day? Looking back I should have made the effort to learn three chords and got a band together to challenge Status Quo at least!!!