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  • It's been about 10 years since I've played any of my steel drums, and about 8 since I've had the drumset out. Every now and then I have the urge, but I'm afraid that after hearing what sounds like a hippo falling downhill in concrete that I'll get even more depressed about the lost skills.
  • For the past year, I've been playing bass with a heavy rock band. Prior to that, it had been about 15 years since I'd seriously picked up the instrument.

    Lots of blisters. Making new callouses hurts - and there's no shortcut for it.

    Probably the most frustrating part was the beginning... knowing that I was capable of much more than I was doing, but not having the strength / stamina / dexterity / muscle memory to pull off those old licks.

    My suggestion would be to break out the music that you used to love