Some musicians are born to it. I’ve met some musicains in my life that could played decently any instrument. But that’s not for us mere mortals. Well, at least it wasn’t, because even guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan says he can’t play any other instrument than his guitar. Let’s take a look what he has to say:
“I’m the world’s worst keyboard player. I can’t even hold a drumstick properly. And like most chain smokers, I shouldn’t be allowed to blow down any instrument with a reed in it.
“The only way I can think of translating music from my head into moving columns of air is definitely fretboard-based. The layout of the fretboard makes total sense to me. Everything else is alien.
“I hate keyboards because if you modulate up one ‘fret,’ everything completely changes. The way your hands have to deal with modulating up a semitone doesn’t correlate in my head with how the sound has changed.”