Category Archives: musical instrument

Harmony — On A Wind and A Player

I wonder if the younger folks know what these are.   Harmonica – the wind instrument that was once very popular decades ago — my dad and my late uncle used to be quite good at playing these.

Some how, I have not heard anyone playing these for a long long time.  Perhaps the harmonious soothing notes that flow out from the vibrating metallic leaves inside do not go down well with successive generations of people who are more into cacophonic ear-jarring, nerve-wrecking noises of drums, guitars, synthesizers, keyboards.    Or perhaps I am from  Another Time, Another Place.

I regret not learning to play any musical instruments in my younger days,  having just bolts and nuts in my mind all that time.  Or perhaps my MQ (musical quotient) was simply zero.