person playing guitar

Playing an Instrument


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A lot of people would love to be able to play an instrument. The problem with playing an instrument is that it often requires many years of practice and dedication. This means that it is usually just a few people who successfully learn to play an instrument and even fewer people who are able to play the instrument at a high level. Imagine if it was easy to learn to play an instrument, and with one week’s practice you could be an expert, what would you play?


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  • instrument (noun)
  • musical (adjective)
  • play (verb)
  • expert (adjective)
  • practise (verb)
  • dedication (noun)
  • level (noun)
  • successfully (adverb)

The Question

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If you could play any instrument what would it be?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Playing an Instrument
  • Do you play an instrument now?
  • Did you use to play an instrument when you were younger?
  • If you could be an expert at playing any musical instrument what would you play?

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