! I was hoping to ask some expert opinions as to what you think would be easier to learn - clarinet or flute? I am 30 and very briefly tried to play the clarinet and then the flute when I was in school aged 11 and probably around 13 ish, but was put off very early by my school's insistence on my joining the orchestra both times (despite only knowing 3 notes!). Rather than leave orchestra, I just quit the instruments altogether as I was terrified and used to just sit there pretending to play all the while having no idea what I was doing.
Now I would like to take one of them back up again, but I can't decide which. I like the sound of both instruments and don't recall one being easier or harder than the other (although I didn't get very fair with either so who knows?!).
I have a Buffet B12 clarinet in pretty good condition and a Boosey and Hawkes flute in not so good condition (probably needs a service and all new pads). Both are second hand. If I stick to the flute I will probably get a new one (probably a TJ10X). I have a lesson booked with a teacher of both instruments, so I will also ask his advice but I was wondering if anyone here could give me any reasons that you would think would make one "easier" to learn than another?