Is playing a musical instrument a negative???

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  • #1796379

    Reb Yid 613
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    Should one teach their kids to play an instrument as an outlet??

    #1796408

    GG boy
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    Why not?
    I can’t imagine what would have happened to me if my parents hadn’t gotten me a teacher for guitar and then keyboard!
    If they’re naturally talented, you’ll enable them to make use of Hashem’s gifts. What could be wrong with that?!

    #1796409

    馃憫RebYidd23
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    People definitely spend years studying and practicing in order to be worse off.

    #1796402

    Joseph
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    It’s certainly better than reading goyishe books or magazines.

    #1796440

    Reb Yid 613
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    Joseph: Maybe it is better to read books or magazines (as long as it is not devarim asurim mamish) since books and magazines cannot take ones focus away from anything important, you read for 1,2,3,6 hours and than you go back to life. However a musical instrument can change ones focus of life totally.

    #1796443

    ubiquitin
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    the Title and OP are completely different questions

    #1796457

    Reb Eliezer
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    Music shows the greatness of the RBSO the level of eight.

    #1796471

    Reb Eliezer
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    Good to know how to play the piano, one of the seven chochmas.

    #1796478

    ubiquitin: This is almost a daily occurrence.

    #1796461

    Takes2-2tango
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    What’s worse?
    Spending endless hours trolling in the coffee room or spending time being mesameach people with your musical talents?

    #1796492

    Reb Eliezer
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    They say a clown has olam habo because he makes people happy.

    #1796495

    catch yourself
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    I think we need look no further than Dovid HaMelech, 谞注讬诐 讝诪讬专讜转 讬砖专讗诇, to answer this question.
    I have no musical talent to speak of, but one of my children does, and we are trying to help her cultivate her talent as much as we can.
    On a basic level, it’s always best to “go with the grain” of a person’s individual nature for so many reasons.
    On a higher level, if Hashem gave someone a talent, it is obviously meant to be utilized 诇诪注谉 讛砖诐.
    On the other hand, if it is not channeled properly there is a danger that it will force itself to be expressed in a negative way.

    #1796544

    馃憫RebYidd23
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    Teaching your children to play a musical instrument can be a very bad thing鈥攊f the child does not want to and is being pressured to spend hours every day practicing violin until his fingers bleed. If the child wants to play a musical instrument, it’s generally a good thing.

    #1796552

    DovidBT
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    practicing violin until his fingers bleed

    No pain, no gain.

    #1798318

    I have no musical talent to speak of, but one of my children does,
    and we are trying to help her cultivate her talent as much as we can.

    Musical talent is not required for musical training.

    #1798340

    The little I know
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    If a music player plays flat notes, it can be painful as someone who is tone deaf davening for the amud on Shabbos or Yomtov. Not everyone could or should learn an instrument. But for some, it is divine.

    #1798610

    catch yourself
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    Randomex,

    True. The point I was trying to make is that frustrated talents (and interests) often force themselves to be expressed in a way which could be more detrimental than any supposed danger of cultivating and channeling them properly.
    This is not to say that a person who does not have an inborn talent should not pursue a skill in which he is interested.

    #1799921

    knaidlach
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    its a very good thing. but like many others things that you have be careful to use it in a proper way LAAVODAS HASHEM.

    #1800442

    jfox
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    How could it be a negative? It’s extremely productive and inspires people to be creative. One could argue that the most tangible aspects of being created in the image of Hashem is that we can also create???

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