As a 12 year old kid, I envied those who could play music so fluidly.
Today, I’m 23. After year of discipline and desire and persistence, I’m one of those people who play several instruments (mostly guitar, piano, and sitar) fluidly. I now envy those who can sing. My range is quite low and limited so I’ll never really be able to sing no matter how much desire and discipline I apply to singing.
It’s still fun to play music, but always better if I have singer(s) to accompany me. Ah…there’s nothing like a room full of friends singling along to my playing the entire “Bohemian Rhapsody” on piano.
Yeah, he’s pretty good, but I can do that too. I play “Canon in D” with the same speed and accuracy in my arrangement, but I leave out the added flair (a couple small extra licks).
What really blows me away is watching Al Di Meola, John Petrucci, or John Mclaughlin, etc. I wish I could link to a video of Petrucci playing “Flight of the Bumble Bee” or Di Meola playing “Mediterranean Sundance.” Wow. Just, wow. I’ll never reach that level as a guitarist.