Musical instruments and the skill required to play them are both aspects of man attempting to be close to the divine. Ways of self-expression (for example, playing a musical instrument) are offerings of our own creativity and are spiritual acts. In dreams, we have access to vibrations and rhythms not always accessible in waking life.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Sound produced by musical instruments is evocative of emotion.
The symbolism of the instrument itself appearing may allow us to come to terms with that emotion in a slightly more objective way. Not being able to play a particular instrument suggests we do not have access to that emotion.
Material aspects: Musical instruments in a dream often stand for our skills and abilities in communication. Wind instruments tend to suggest the intellect, whereas percussion instruments suggest the basic rhythm of life. Stringed instruments calm the nervous system, so when these appear in dreams we are able to act accordingly in waking life.
(See Flute; Oboe; Tambourine; String instruments)
If you play the musical instrument you dreamed of, your mind is simply practising your skill while you sleep! If you don’t play a musical instrument in real life, a dream of playing one forecasts a sudden and surprising change in your lifestyle.
A broken musical instrument is a warning to guard your health; to break a string on an instrument while playing predicts a broken love affair.
A dream of putting new strings on an instrument foretells that good news is coming. Carrying a musical instrument is a sign of success with the opposite sex.
also see Drum, Flute, Organ and Piano
1- Musical instruments in a dream often stand for our skills and abilities in communication. Wind instruments tend to suggest the intellect. Percussion instruments suggest the basic rhythm of life.
2- Sometimes in dreams, musical instruments can suggest the sexual organs and therefore one’s attitude to one’s own sexuality.
3- Ways of self-expression (for example, playing a musical instrument) are offerings of our own creativity and arc spiritual acts.
To see musical instruments, denotes anticipated pleasures.
If they are broken, the pleasure will be marred by uncongenial companionship.
For a young woman, this dream foretells for her the power to make her life what she will.