He means what do you have to have equipped to cast the songs.
For minstrels, you use either lutes, flutes, or drums depending on the song (speed and power use drum, mez uses flute, and heal uses lute). You can also find harps that will function as all three instruments, which is what I recommend. Fletchers (correct me if I'm wrong) can make harps, and there is also an artifact necklace (Pheobus) that can summon one at level ten. Seeing as you're level 6, just go with the lute/flute/drum setup for now.
Once you get used to the class, they can be very effective PvE soloers. A high instruments spec is recommended so you can get pets, though. My 50 minst is specced 50 inst, 45 slash and can solo one red w/o pet and several with one.
Edited, Aug 25th 2007 7:23:49pm by TheCowboys