Do You Play an Instrument?

Do You Play an Instrument?

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MidKnight
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Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by MidKnight » 01 May 2010, 05:15

If so, tell us what you play, what you play with it, and how much experience you've had. :-)

Your voice counts if you've sung in a choir/band or have had training.

I'm a pretty proficient violinist. I also own a couple pendant ocarinas, which are great fun to play. :mrgreen:
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by oksnoop2 » 01 May 2010, 06:03

I guess i'll start the long line of people who say "guitar"

I've been playing for ...two years? i think. I more or less make noise, arrhythmic loud noise.

My favorite guitar i have is a Korean squire stratocaster.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by maackey » 01 May 2010, 06:37

Used to play the saxophone, haven't touched it in years though.

Self-taught myself a few songs on the piano, but we didn't have it for long.

Now I tap my fingers on the desk wishing I learned drums instead of the saxophone in middle-school.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Pxtl » 01 May 2010, 08:22

Used to sing - was the only kid on both the wrestling team and the choir back in the day.

no I'm not gay, dammit.

Once upon a time I played bass and the piano... pretty damned rusty at both, though.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Sucky_Lord » 01 May 2010, 11:15

Piano, i can play the fur elise and mozart's turkish march, but i couldnt tell you what an A chord is. I like to learn a specific song :P
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Bender The Offender » 01 May 2010, 14:11

Been playing guitar for ages now. Ive gotten to the stage where i find learning new songs an arduous task rather then fun progressing like it used to be, so i haven't actually gotten any better in the past 3/4 years. i suck really bad at electric "shredding", fingerpicking ftw.
We also have a 100yo piano ive recently started playing since i know how to read music but im pretty new to that.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Panda » 01 May 2010, 21:17

I used to know how to play piano and can read the sheet music, but I don't think that I could really play anything on a piano right now.

I can sing and have been singing since I was a kid when my grandmother taught me how to sing and from singing in the church choir and during some church activities. I've also had many years of training at my university. At the university I would mainly sing Art Songs, but some of my favorite songs to sing include, "Yellow" by Coldplay, "Amaranth" by Nightwish, "American Lullaby" the art song by Gladys Rich, "True Lover's Farewell" the English folk song, "Once Upon A December", and "Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster.

I was able to sing "Amaranth" on a stage in front of a class other than my music class as a part of a project and everyone was impressed. I also think that, when sung properly, "Beautiful Dreamer" is a really pretty song with lovely lyrics. It's great for creating a surreal atmosphere.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by RaT » 02 May 2010, 10:42

I'm playing piano, guitar (electronic and acoustic), bass, recorder :D, and drums, but really bad ;)

I play guitar for, I think, six years. Had a really good guitar teacher, but when I moved out I wasn't able to go to him anymore.
How to play the piano i figured out by myself. I have an electronic piano and use it with my mac for my compositions.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Otherside » 02 May 2010, 11:11

Bass

Around 5 year

Fender American Jazz Bass / Fender American Zone Bass

Funk/Rock

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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by KaiserJ » 02 May 2010, 19:51

hehe i had aspirations of being a musician when i was younger

i own two guitars, the favoured one being a made-in-mexico gibson les paul (i picked it for sound out of a lot of about 15, its got a nice thick black sabbathy sort of sound to it on the lower registers)

never really got good at playing it but i can still pick it up and play "rock n roll part 2" when the urge strikes me, watching various sporting events

i'm a much better composer than i am at actually playing instruments... was in a band for a few years and wrote maybe 30-40 punk songs, i was the singer, and not much better at singing than the guitar.

that's cool MK, not many people appreciate the violin... a friend i went to junior school with just graduated uni for some sort of math specific degree, and now he's having the time of his life being a violin busker downtown. he can play a heck of a jig
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by pintle » 02 May 2010, 21:03

Guitar (mostly acoustic), and a wee bit of piano/violin. I also muck about with my cousin's ukelele (however you spell it) from time to time, and have been fooling around with my mate's mandolin a bit.

I pretty much suck, play for myself as opposed to trying to impress, mostly just enjoy jamming the blues.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Panda » 02 May 2010, 23:33

MidKnight playing the violin neat. We don't have a lot of violinists around here who will play in the open air, but I remember seeing a violinist playing on campus at my university one day and thought that it was a very nice thing to hear. He did a great job and it was a pretty day to walk around, so hearing him play made things all the more pleasant.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Peet » 03 May 2010, 00:03

Played trombone in high school, used to play piano, recently bought a midi keyboard to mess around...pretty rusty though. Also bought a crappy squire P-bass to make bwooomy noises with.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by aegis » 03 May 2010, 02:27

been playing piano regularly for the past eight years or so, and I sing a bit.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Neddie » 03 May 2010, 18:58

I used to sing more, I still sing a little. I recently picked up a guitar and a bass but haven't decided whether or not to pursue either.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by CarRepairer » 05 May 2010, 20:43

Harmonica. The cats love it.
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==Troy==
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by ==Troy== » 05 May 2010, 21:15

Violin
Tube

Choir

Forgot most of those though, sadly
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by 1v0ry_k1ng » 05 May 2010, 22:08

I was a singer in a lolzy punk band but we did too much getting drunk before our set and stealing leads from other bands backstage and not enough sounding bearable so we broke up after 5 gigs

I have this one recording which I like to keep around as a reminder never to join another band

http://rapidshare.com/files/383940091/y ... n.mp3.html
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by Google_Frog » 06 May 2010, 15:45

Piano for about the last dozen years. I'd call myself medium experience, things like fur elise and the entertainer.
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Re: Do You Play an Instrument?

Post by CarRepairer » 06 May 2010, 21:04

Google_Frog wrote:Piano for about the last dozen years.
What's your APM?
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