I'm amazed by musicians. The hours accumulated practicing to perfect their art: horns, guitars, percussion, vibraphone (I love the vibes), piano, I even admire a dj on the turntables. But I was watching a band the other day and there was a dude on stage shaking a tambourine, and I was totally unimpressed. I thought, how hard can that be? I could do that. My grandma does that at church. Does a tambourine player have to practice? I know sometimes talented people can make a thing look easy, but playing the tambourine looks really easy.
After shaking the tambourine for a while, he picked up a metal triangle dangling on a string and a metal rod. WTF? ...I finally see an easy way in on my dream of becoming a jazz musician.