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There’s an unexpected reason why Phoebe was so bad at playing the guitar
Phoebe was a lousy musician because Lisa Kudrow didn’t want to learn how to play the guitar! She said that she just wasn’t getting the instrument as she tried to learn and even pitched the idea that Phoebe plays the bongos instead. The help of a guitar teacher didn’t do much and the actress only really learned a few cords. But, luckily, Phoebe’s poor guitar playing was part of her charm. They even wrote it into an episode where she admits she doesn’t know the chords, just the hand shapes she makes when she plays them (bear claw and old lady, to name a few). We can’t imagine her silly, zany songs any other way!