I ended up choosing Double Bass because I had a lot of sensitivity to noise when I was younger (anything to high or loud was super overwhelming.) I almost ended up playing cello, which I picked up a few years later. I also started out as a Classical music kid (that was the only option my school had for Bass players,) and I switched to doing more jazz once I reached Junior High
i’ve never thought about sensitivity to noise as motivation for choosing an instrument, but tbh after remembering my screeching when i first got the violin it makes a lot of sense.
also- cool! i’m a big fan of jazz so i envy anyone who can play in jazz band, aha