Ok, so I think I'm getting way too into this music thing.... after starting clarinet I've realised just what I've been missing all these years by not playing an instrument! I've decided I'd like to try other instruments. Getting married this year and I think I'm having a quarter life crisis and I'm trying to fit in as many thing as poss before I end up having kids!
I've just invested in a violin, but I used to be a nurse and suffer from a bit of back pain - I was hoping the movement might loosen up my shoulders, but it seems to be making my shoulder ache a bit and so I think I'll just use it for exercises for the moment and then move on to actually playing on it later - or sell it if it makes my shoulder worse! Kill or cure as they say!
So I wanted to try a second intrument that I can actually learn to play right away! My cousin was going to give me her old school flute as it had been lying in music shop for four years without being sold... she was going to give it to me tomorrow but as luck would have it, it was sold yesterday!! So I'm feeling a bit disappointed and feel like I'd really still like to try the flute - my main drawbacks with clarinet are small fingers and slightly sore teeth - both things that I think would be less of a problem on a closed hole flute!
(Also got the urge to try brass one day... think I'm getting carried away!!)
Do people have any recommendations for good makes of flute that don't cost the earth (given that mine would originally have been free!)? It's only for fun at the moment, so I don't mind it nor being very good! Also BTW I'm going to Cambridge this week - anyone know of any good music shops there? Are there any good secong hand places on the internet that are reputable?
Any help much appreciated!