Name a hidden talent you have, or wish you had.
I wish I could play the harmonica. Lord knows, I try. I took eight lessons at the senior center in Blue Springs, Missouri, about 1995. At that time I could play one song, Oh Susannah. On my one harmonica.
I learned to play a scale: do, re, me, fa, sol, la, ti, do, in the key of C. Encouraged I added another harmonica in the key of G. A scale in G sounded just like a scale in C, only a little higher. I learned another song or two. Home Sweet Home was one.
One by one I added to my collection of harmonicas. My cousin Paul gave me my first Chromatic harmonica. You know, with a gear shift to play another key...like adding the black keys on the piano... the half notes.
Then I had a revelation: blow on a harminica and you get a chord. the major chord that the harmonica is made for. Draw, inhale, on the upper end and you get a different chord... the second chord of most songs... and draw on the lower end and you get a still different chord, the third chord of most songs and tunes.
Most songs use those three major chords. Now, as if by magic, by blowing and drawing I could play along with other musicians. I began to "sit in" with the musical groups that came to play at the old folks home. I got a set of twelve harmonicas, one in each musical key. Now I could accompany them whatever they played if they but told me the key they were playing in.
I still cannot solo, I can't carry a tune, but I can play along hitting the right chords from time to time and make an accompanyment that amuses me, at any rate.
From time to time I get on e-bay and buy more harmonicas... and my collection now numbers sixty or more. In fact I buy low cost harmonicas by the dozen to give away to people who are interesting in trying to learn as I did... a note at a time in the key of C.
That's my hidden talent.