I was considering the harp.
Should I buy and learn a harp, a theremin, glockenspiel, a violin, or a keyboard? Serious question. I've never learned how to play an instrument before. I don't want to learn guitar.
Of those, you will be laughed at least/maybe actually be useful in some context with keyboards.
You're probably too late to start the violin, really, and you don't have the money.
Everything else is gimmicky shit that's dumb.
Nah, you need more people playing actual instruments.
Samples are a great tool, but since there's a limited pool of them they can get samey. That's why all drumming sucks now: everyone uses the same 10 sample sets since 1999, it's boring.
Not saying he should take up the glockenspiel exclusively, but you can here it in many recordings in plenty of genres
If you're doing it for yourself, I'd say theremin, but it seems like something that would boring fast. I'd suggest a non classical string instrument, maybe keyboard
That's not what I'm saying, though perhaps I didn't phrase it quite right. By "actually be useful in some context" I meant more that keyboards would be best of those to teach him fundamental - ie useful - musical knowledge. As for "calling attention to yourself," if you think that most people don't play the harp, theremin, glockenspiel, etc to call attention to themselves, you're deluded.
Ukelele isn't autistic
It's for normies
People who don't want to invest time or money or practice at all to be able to play music
But still insist on going to "Jam Sesh" or playing with their church or playing music at a party
these are all normie instruments
"i dont like it" =/= autistic
this is the only 100% autistic instrument. it is my favorite.
I don't know, I guess I've been to more really horrible anime conventions than you.
What you're saying brings to mind more playing major chords on acoustic guitar, probably only knowing three or four, but still thinking you're hot shit because you can make a sound happen.
Viola. It's basically a violin for people who want to read music in a special snowflake clef.
I used to attempt EDM using Ableton 8 without MIDI of any sort. So I think this counts as an instrument.
Alright anon, let's be honest here, the harp and violin are too difficult and too late to start, they're also extremely expensive.
The glockenspeil and keyboard are actually useful music instruments with varying levels of price and a million different options out there.
The theremin I actually had to look up because I didn't know that's what it's called but those look surprisingly affordable so I'd explore that after you learn the keyboard. Honestly, why would you learn the glockenspeil though? There's not a whole lot to it but if you learned more percussion instruments it'd be more useful.
Just learn one man, I want to be able to play a ton of instruments when I'm old.
Keyboard. A lot of cheap electric keyboards sound pretty good compared to the sound you'd get out of a cheap acoustic instrument. If you're even considering buying a theremin then you probably have enough money saved up to buy a keyboard that will last you for a long time.
Electric keyboards also don't need to be tuned, so you won't need to buy a tuner. Granted, glockenspiels don't need to be tuned, but you should hold off on buying one. The glockenspiel isn't a very good solo instrument. Also, if you learn how to play the piano, you can pick up the glockenspiel with relative ease just buy learning the rebound stroke (it'll take you like half an hour).
So yeah, get a keyboard. Make sure it has weighted keys, and get one with 88 keys if you can.
computer in you make anything electronic that isn't EDM or rap. Seriously, 99 percent of the population has no idea what even shit like Autechre is, and don't even consider that stuff music. I'm speaking from experience. People think you are a weirdo when you show them a bunch of bleep click bloops noises arranged in a poly rhythmic structure.
Only shitty "musicians" play it, as it's an instrument that appeals to people who don't really resonate with music - which are autistic people. It's hard to fuck up with, and nobody will notice if you do, so it gives the insecure autists something to fall back on as well.
The talented autists (see: Robert Fripp) will play guitar with a bunch of weird effects.
I'm not wrong, though. I've been in many bands over the years, and without fail, the bassist is always either:
>Someone's best friend/girlfriend/etc.
>A dude we found on Craigslist who is a nervous wreck and never talks
if you gave this to an autistic kid he would stand in a corner and hit it all day, every day, and probably screech and choke you to death in your sleep if you tried to take it away
The only genres in which the bass is unnoticeable are: Shitty 90s style buttrock (or grunge if you prefer) which you shouldn't be playing anyway
Shitty 80s style buttrock (or Hard Rock if you prefer) which you shouldn't be playing anyway
And Metal, in which the guitar is inaudible because the point of the bass there is to make the guitars chunkier.
i was in new orleans once and there's a white boi outside the cathedral in the french quarter who plays a giant african bass harp. it looks like a star wars cantina alien instrument but he plays it quite well and it sounds nice, and it's a nice change of pace from homeless kids with guitars and sun shriveled trumpet playing negroes or the tap dancing ones constantly asking for tips
doubledubs speak the truth.
doesn't mean I don't love 'em though
I play trombone as well, its probably the most autistic instrument I can think of. I was in band in school and our section was the most autistic. I couldn't stand most of the trombone players because they were so autistic. They were so bad that a borderline autistic guy hated them (me desu)