Hello Biblicist! You posted... Yes, I do. The banjo is my primary instrument these days. But prior to taking up the banjo, I started years ago with the acoustic and electric guitar, then the dobro. I have never taken lessons, but at the very beginning I got a chord chart. After learning the chords I would just play around with the instrument until I figured it out. I would have to say yes. It certainly seems that I am musically inclined. God must have passed it on through my mother, who never took a piano lesson in her life, but she figured out on her own, with no lessons, how to play beautiful piano. She played the songs of her generation. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, etc. I've sorta done the same thing, but with the music I like. Blues, Jazz, country and some rock. Then, after being born again, I play the same way, but with Gosple music. Well, thats really hard to answer. They are both stringed instruments of course. But they are not tuned the same way. Honestly, I dont think one is particularly more difficult then the other. I think that the primary thing is to pick the instrument that (((YOU))) really really (((WANT)))..deep in your heart..to play. Just which ever one turns your crank. And wichever one you really want to learn, find ways to WATCH people play. On TV. In videos. people playing in music stores. And there are tons and tons of video lessons on youtube. You can watch 'em over and over and over again until you get it. And if you can find a good teacher that will help. Do you live in a city, or way out in the country?