Why? you might ask - well no real reason. Just that I've wanted to learn some sort of music instrument and I have yet to convince Terence to allow me to learn the violin. So I decided the recorder would, not only be easier and simpler, but if I turned out useless the $20 or $30 I spent on it would not be as big a loss as spending hundreds of dollars on a violin.
I have no aspirations on becoming a world famous recorder player (is there even such a thing?) or to even play in front of an audience - so this is really just a little goal for myself. I didn't grow up learning to read or play music. I don't think I would have been all that interested when I was younger, but now that I'm an adult I thought it would be cool to be able to play at least something. So the recorder it is :-).
And so far so good - I can (providing I have the notes in front of me) play Old McDonald had a farm, Hush little baby and Twinkle twinkle little star. And I'm learning "Ode to Joy" which is a bit harder to get my
Sometimes goals can just be for fun! :-) Have you learned something new just for the heck of it?