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A very talented man

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One reason that Thai people are so proud of their King is that he is able to do so many things. 

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A very talented man

One reason that Thai people are so proud of their King is that he is able to do so many things. First of all, he is a very good musician, especially a jazz musician. He has played with many of the world's top jazz artists and they all agree that he is very good. Even when he was in his late seventies, he still played often with his own palace band. His favourite instruments, among the many he plays, are the saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, guitar and the piano. His Majesty is also an excellent composer and in Thailand you hear his music everywhere. (You can listen to a large collection of his music here: http://bit.ly/ejAxvg)

His Majesty is an equally accomplished photographer, a hobby that has interested him since received his first camera at the age of eight. His photographic skills have been very important in his work, as we will see in the next section.

Although His Majesty doesn't have formal art training, he is still a very proficient artist. As was the case with his musical compositions, he learned how to paint by himself, making good use of the art books he either bought or was given by artists. As you can see from these examples, he has produced paintings in a variety of styles. He also does sculpture, incidentally.

And that's not all. His Majesty was a good enough sailor to win a gold medal with his daughter HRH Ubon Ratana in the Southeast Asia Games of 1967. Who designed his boat? He did, of course.

composer – someone who writes music นักแต่งเพลง
accomplished - skilled; very good at something ซึ่งมีทักษะ
proficient - skilled and experienced เจนจัด, ชำนาญ, เชี่ยวชาญ
variety – many different types of things oความหลากหลาย
sculpture – an object made by forming material such as wood, clay, metal or stone into solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc.  รูปสลัก, รูปปั้น, รูปหล่อ

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