So. I have decided that I want to learn an instrument. A stringed instrument. I was sat behind the double bass at the BACH concert last weekend and it was…AWESOME! So I really want to learn the double bass. But signs are pointing me toward the cello…quite strongly. So I decided to make pro/con lists – one for the cello and one for the double bass – and share them with you.
|1. Costs $25/mo. to rent||1. Lots of people play it||1. Has an air of the absurd about it||1. Cannot be rented within a 30-mile radius|
|2. Sexy – like librarian sexy||2. Is snooty (don’t ask me why)||2. Carny chic (apparently)||2. Cannot take lessons within a 30-mile radius|
|3. Will fit in my car||3. Can play in orchestra||3. Will not fit in my car|
|4. Lessons are conveniently located near where I work||4. Fewer people play it so it will matter less if I suck||4. Can play in jazz combo|
|5. Can play in orchestra||5. Really just 1-4-5-1||5. Really just 1-4-5-1|
|6. Can play in string quartet||6. I will look slightly less ridiculously huge next to it|
|7. Lots of good solo music||7. I REALLY WANT TO!|
So…fill out my poll and help me choose!