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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:38 PM
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What instrument(s) do you know how to play.
Since I can't play any, and have no talent for music.

Tell me what you've got.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:40 PM
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1. Flute, Cello, Bagpipes. NO KIDDING n/t
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:44 PM
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12. Bagpipes, eh? Very cool.
One of my fondest childhood memories is of our neighbor (16 year-old Ricky Shilling) walking up and down the sidewalk every Sunday morning playing the bagpipes in full Scottish dress!
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:32 PM
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27. I played for my high school. Highland High...I loved the full dress
uniforms. Some of my best experience with music.
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:15 AM
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54. When I die, can you play my funeral?
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 09:17 PM
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94. Sure,, that is an honored somber request. Let's hope it is +80 years
down the road
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:45 PM
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14. As a Kinder-gardener, we we forced to play the "Recorder"
a long plastic flute, and give an ear splintering recital to our parents.

That pretty much set the stage for my music career after that.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:55 PM
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19. Recorder is
a very old and very cool instrument but I agree, little kiddies and recorders can be pretty bad.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:32 PM
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28. YUP! I had the same experience in pre-k and k. That is what made
me wanna get into music in the first place.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:48 PM
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33. Lucky you, playing the cello!
I love that instrument. I play the flute, too. I've never liked the bagpipes, though. Ever hear P.D.Q. Bach's "Concerto for Bagpipes and Banjo?" It's one of the most hilariously awful pieces of music I've ever heard, like all of their stuff.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:40 AM
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65. there's always room for CELLO! HAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHA
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:19 AM
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58. Hey! I play pipes too!
And sax, clarinet, flute, oboe, guitar, bass (poorly), & keyboards (poorly).

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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:40 PM
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2. Trumpet, badly
I mean really, really badly. There's a reason I was a third trumpet all those years ago in high school.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:40 PM
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3. I can play piano, but only as far as four years of lessons got me.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:42 PM
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I've never had any lessons, but I know the the scales
that's about as far as I've gotten too.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:41 PM
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4. I collect vintage drums
my ex taught me how to play.
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:41 PM
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5. flute and piano here.
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Welsh_Princess Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:41 PM
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6. Clarinet, Sax, and Piano
But I haven't played in long while.
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:43 PM
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10. Guitar not very well.Work with music creation software mostly
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:42 PM
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7. I used to play guitar.
I had a very ornate Washburn Malibu(with Abalone inlay) that Washburn gave me. It was stolen. Along with many other valuable things and family heirlooms.

I don't play now. Don't have a guitar.
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:42 PM
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8. I played the flute in high school marching band
That's it, and not that well.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:42 PM
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9. I played the French Horn and trumpet up until I was 17.
Now at 37 I have lost those skills, bummer. Although guitar or piano would've been easier to keep up.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:43 PM
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11. My main insturment is bass
but I can play guitar, piano, drums and harmonica
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:45 PM
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13. Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass Clarinet, Alto Clarinet,
Soprano clarinet. Clarinet, clarinet, clarinet. It has been about 5 years since I have played, but I had the distinct honor of playing the clarinet and bass clarinet for our High School production of "Bye Bye Birdie" with none other than Wayne Brady in the lead role! Great guy.

I had mush mouth for about a month after that, though. Switching instruments that quick is hard on the lippies.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:48 PM
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15. Mainly guitar
Edited on Thu May-19-05 09:55 PM by johnnie
I can play bass enough to get me by. I also have and play (half-assed) piano, harmonica, mandolin, banjo and Dobro. I have a few other musical odd-ball things around that I play around with.


On edit: I forgot about drums. I have a set here and play them a bit.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:51 PM
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16. Are you telling me you can't play the tamborine?!
I don't believe it.

I play piano and melodic percussion (bells, vibes, glockenspiel, etc), percussion, flute and piccolo.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:58 PM
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22. Who me? I'm actually quite fluid in the tambourine.
In fact, it's my favorite instrument--slapping the skins against my waist.

In the jingle jangle morning, I'll come following you...

:7
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:53 PM
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17. My voice
and a little bad guitar.
My husband and I were in a band for several years in the '90's. He's the musician....guitar, bass, piano, drums...disgusting. I just don't have the patience. I love to sing though.

Wish we had time these days.
Seems we're too busy trying to pay the bills and get kids raised......
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:54 PM
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18. Had to learn all of the
usual band and orchestra instruments to get my degree. Learn one and the others just sort of come. Some not so good some pretty good. Other than that I can play the dulcimer.
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Abelman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:57 PM
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20. Guitar, trumpet
learning harmonica, want to learn ukulele, banjo, and mandolin. Can also play a little alto sax and piano.
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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:58 PM
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21. Guitar
and guitar-related program activities, chiefly bass and mandolin.

Also piano and keyboard things, and marimba, but not so well.

And I've been known to play pennywhistle, and percussion.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:03 PM
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24. Hey Squeech. Actually, it was our discussion earlier today,
About poly-talent, that inspired me to post this.

:hi:
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Squeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:08 AM
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50. In that case
let me blather some about the character of the various instruments. I once picked up a book somewhere about choosing an instrument for your kid, which of course is wasted on me since I never reproduced, but the ideas in it are interesting. One of the key concepts is how well you relate to being part of the crowd. Music, like dance and theatre, and unlike painting and writing, is a performance art-- you're doing it in front of other people and/or in the company of other people (unless you're a sociopathic loner like Muslimgauze). But there are degrees of this amongst the instruments: violins tend to get clustered into sections (unless they recast the instrument as a fiddle), whereas there's not much call for pianists to congregate. The piano, the acoustic guitar (folk or classical), and the bagpipes are the best known instruments for which there's a substantial body of solo performance; practically everything else assumes that you're going to work with an ensemble. (Unless you took up the cello just so you could play Bach's sonatas or something.)

There are personality traits associated with various instruments. Trumpets are all about bravura and showing off, basses are all about stability and infrastructure. Athletic (or hyperactive) kids might relate to drums, whereas well behaved and/or sedentary kids might be happy with the oboe, which is all about control and finesse (not to mention the delicate craft of carving the reeds).

Anyway, I took up the guitar because it was the folk literature of our day. (I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and started haranguing my parents that I wanted to play that music; they got me a guitar for my birthday.) Growing up in those fabulous '60s was a great time to learn the guitar, because the craft of what got played on the radio was growing at roughly the same rate I was: when the Byrds were hot, I could do that; when Jethro Tull was the great new thing, I learned to do that. I was also fortunate to have friends with similar skills and interests to play in garage bands with, so we all taught each other and critiqued each other. Often I lost the argument about who had to suffer the two string penalty and play the bass, and most of the time now I indentify as a bassist. There are days when the bass just responds perfectly to what I want it to do (not often), and when that happens it makes me very happy. Jaco Pastorius used to talk about making his bass sing, and if I look upward and squint I can kinda see the possibility of doing it myself someday-- if I could shed all my other obligations and just practice 12 hours a day.

I taught myself piano at a time when most of my favorite music had elaborate keyboard parts (Procol Harum, Traffic, Tull etc.), and I was also starting to think about maybe writing my own music some day and considering that the piano was the composer's laboratory bench. (I have a picture hanging up in my study at home, of Stravinsky at his piano.) I was never really rigorous about practicing, though. At the beginning of the '80s I joined this band (which I forevermore referred to as "the stupid band") as keyboard player-- I bought a Fender Rhodes electric piano, a MicroMoog synthesizer, and the world's cheesiest Japanese combo organ-- and managed to baffle 'em with bullshit about half the time, but I was largely out of my depth.

I got the marimba (a ricketty eighty year old instrument with only two octaves) from a friend who was an improvising bass player, who needed to accumulate some cash in a hurry and buy a car. I'd always been mildly fascinated with mallet percussion, and even more so after exposure to the music of a guy named Harry Partch, who you all should check out. Partch had the idea that a musical concert should involve as many of the arts as possible-- the musicians should wear interesting costumes, move in dancerly ways, declaim poetry, maybe interact in dramatic ways, etc. And he built his own instruments, a whole orchestra's worth, mostly unlike conventional instrumentation, and the majority of them were percussion. So I thought his notions were really valuable, and the idea of the marimba or xylophone, where you enjoy the physicality of drumming but you don't have to give up notes, was really compelling. But again, I don't practice consistently, so my technique is laughable.

Lately I've been thinking about getting a band together just to play '60s rock, and I want to play guitar, not bass, in this band-- so I've been practicing the guitar trying to get my old chops back.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 09:59 PM
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23. bass
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RamblingRose Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:07 PM
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25. Flute & piccolo - Go Chiefs!!!!
In high school the people in the band were referred to as band geeks. In college they were the big time partiers!
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:16 PM
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26. Flute and recorder.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:35 PM
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29. Piano
I'm thinking about learning to play the guitar now. It'd be alot easier to fit in my car. :D
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:49 AM
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70. Hello my fellow penis..er...pianist. (nt)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:51 AM
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73. Put your piano on a trailer!
We'll tow ya around town! Hold on for sharp curves though! :o
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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:38 PM
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30. I play a mean stereo...
and I own a guitar (well, 3). I know some chords and amuse myself. What I really love is to sing!

Bill
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:39 PM
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31. Spoons!
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 11:28 PM
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96. OMG!
LOL, I forgot all about that "spoons" craze when I was little! Those were funny, and even funnier when you think about it now.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:46 PM
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32. I've played the piano for 35 years
and the flute for nearly thirty years. I tried the guitar in high school, but didn't really like it. I'd also love to learn to play the cello and the clarinet some day.

The clarinet was what I really wanted to play beginning in 5th grade band, but I couldn't blow the reed at all, so they stuck me with the flute, which I could make a sound out of. I was pissed at first, but grew to really love the flute. And it's fun to be able to play the piano, too. My son now plays the piano, drums, and guitar.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:59 AM
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78. Sweet! What kind of piano do you have? (nt)
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 11:30 PM
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97. Just a regular upright, unfortunately.
I've always wanted a grand or baby grand, but there's no way in hell I could ever afford one. The one I have now cost more than enough.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 01:39 PM
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98. what make is it? If you're looking for a used grand I could try and
find one for you.
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:49 PM
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34. the radio
Also windows media player.

I got skillz
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:51 PM
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35. Flute, Sax, Clarinet, Recorder, Whistle, Fife, semi-automatic...
...telegraph key...
and that last one has been the most difficult to play well.

Wish I still had my axes. Reagan-nomics got the Flute and Sax, and depression has pretty much killed any desire to keep up with the others...

Should have never sold that Buescher Low-Pitch. Man, that was a PHAT horn!
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:54 PM
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36. Percussion instruments, in various degrees
I can play snare and bass drums, timpani, cymbals, and xylophone/marimba/vibes. I'm very slow at the last ones, though. Also, even though I can play all of the parts of one I have never mastered playing a drumset altogether. And I haven't played any of these much for about four years so I'm not too hot at any of them!
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:36 PM
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37. I've got a Tama Rockstar kit with a 20" Paiste Dry Crisp ride, a 16"
Zildjian Custom A crash and 13" Paiste Sound Formula hihats.
A basic drum kit. I'm Bob, the drummer. I'm married to Charron, the bass player. Regardless of whoever else is with us, we are The Books Banned. People have told us we play "music to get pregnant to".
O8)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:41 PM
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38. guitar
piano

most keyboards

bass

all sorts of hand drums and percussion (I suck with sticks).

It's not just a job. It's a storage shed.

I'm a singer.

:shrug:
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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:42 PM
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39. Electric Bass
Which means I'm much, much cooler than you! Now if I just worked at a music store, I could act cooler when you walked in.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 03:40 PM
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82. Not if you use a pick
:D
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:42 PM
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40. guitar, bass, harmonica, dulcimer
trying to learn piano, but I'm plodding along..
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:49 PM
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41. Trumpet, Piano, Recorder, taiko drums, (shell) trumpet, shofar
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:56 PM
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42. One Of These
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:58 PM
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43. And These

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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:36 AM
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62. Ouch! Just looking at the Jew's harp makes my
fillings hurt.

Redstone
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:25 PM
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91. Yeah, my brother had one when we were kids and we chipped
more of our damn teeth trying to play that thing.

Didn't Charlie Brown play it?
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LifeDuringWartime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:06 AM
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44. i know a few
electric bass
clarinet
guitar (sort of)
piano (sort of)
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:17 AM
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45. I can play a lousy musical saw
Like you, I have no talent for music, but I was taught the proper basics on how to play the saw from a very accomplished player (you heard him playing opening and closing title theme music in the movie 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'). Occasionally I pull out my cello bow and let loose with some wicked sounds that actually make me feel real good, mostly when I'm home alone....

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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:30 AM
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46. Flute and pennywhistle (tinwhistle).
I took the accordion for a short time when I was little, but I sucked.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:32 AM
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47. Banjo, mandolin, autoharp, dulcimer, and guitar.
Redstone
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:34 AM
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48. Guitar, electric bass, and some percussion instruments.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:39 AM
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49. Violin, a little piano, bowed psaltry, and long ago, the trombone
:nopity:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:12 AM
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51. Piano, clarinet, flute, percussion...
I started with piano when I was so little I don't even remember. I was a serious pianist for many years and originally was able to go to college on a piano scholarship.

I took up clarinet in 6th grade when I started band. Learned to play flute from my best friend in the 8th grade. And had always played around a bit with percussion but took it up seriously in 10th grade and was good enough to get into both the Sea World of Texas band in high school and the "Goin' Band From Raiderland" at Texas Tech...not an easy feat.
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luvLLB Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:13 AM
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52. bass and guitar
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:14 AM
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53. French horn, E-flat horn, trumpet, coronet
i played all those at one time in my life.

FULL DISCLOSURE: It has been years, tho.
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sexybomber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:16 AM
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55. Seven, in fact.
Four pretty well (clarinet, tenor sax, guitar, bass)
Two not so well (piano, drums)
One very badly (flute)
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:17 AM
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56. Trombone, Baritone, Guitar
...and I'm starting to fool around with the Mandolin just for kicks.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:18 AM
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57. Juice Harp
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:21 AM
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59. Piano, trumpet, guitar...in order of best to worst
also in order of years played... 37, 10, 1
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:26 AM
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60. Most of them except woodwinds
Never could produce a decent sound out of a clarinet but I can play, to one degree or another, all the stringed instruments (cello, violin, guitar, banjo, bass, and marginally the viola), percussion (piano, timpani, kit, vibraphone, etc), horns (trumpet (badly), tuba, trombone (actually got pretty good at this) and french horn (really badly)). Oh yeah, and I can sing too.

I studied music in college and it was a pre-requisite to take a class to learn to play most of the instruments. We even had to do performances on them so you took it seriously.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:30 AM
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61. Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute
also learned enough piano to pass music theory class

and I'm teaching myself classical guitar.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 03:51 PM
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85. Bassoon-me too!
Don't meet too many (well, any) bassoon players. :hi:
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:15 PM
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86. Cool!!!
Edited on Fri May-20-05 04:28 PM by AllegroRondo
Nice to meet ya!

What kind of bassoon do you have?
I have an old Kohlert made in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) in the 1920s. I refinished it myself a couple years ago. Its so old it doesnt even have a high D key, and the whisper key was added on later. But the upper register just SINGS.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:37 AM
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63. There's a special kind of flute I can play.
:-)
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wideopen Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:50 AM
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71. Do you practice often?
It takes a lot practice to becum proficient you know.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:39 AM
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64. I'm a professional Pianist, I also play EVERY percussion instrument
known to man.

Steel Pans, bongos, congas, timbale, roto-toms, trap set, brake drums, marimba, xylophone, etc.

I play enough guitar to get laughed at also.
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chickenscratching Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:45 AM
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67. no shit
i had no idea you were a fellow percussionist and piano player!
from one percussionist to another :toast:
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:48 AM
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69. here's the piano I have at home right now:
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chickenscratching Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:50 AM
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72. nice!
arent electric nice? after playing an upright for awhile i thought I could never work with something that i plugged into the wall.
but recently, since i've moved into an apartment I got an electric grand and i was suprised by how impressed i was.
how long have you been playing for?
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:56 AM
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75. I've been playing for 20 years now. What kind of electric grand did you
get?
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chickenscratching Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:57 AM
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76. yamaha
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:58 AM
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77. no shit. What model is it the CVP 700, 900 or CLP175?
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 11:13 AM
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81. Hi goodboy
I haven't yet visited a showroom around here, but I'm keeping you in mind.

I'm limited to piano as my percussion instrument, but I did play some sort of triple drum thingy in marching band for a few months, when I had work on my teeth and couldn't play my trumpet. I prefer the connection of the body to the instrument... the sticks just set me too far apart from it... same reason I never really liked string instruments that require a bow... love them, just don't love playing them.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:45 AM
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66. guitar (30 years), banjo, violin, and can pick things out on a keyboard
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:46 AM
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68. Guitar, poorly. Never had the patience to work through the part
where you go from good play-along dude to good-play on your own dude.

I still play with myself, however.
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:55 AM
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74. Someone once asked me if I wanted to play the piccillo.
I said no.
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micrometer_50 Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 11:07 AM
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79. When I was much younger
I played all brass except french horn.
My favorite was the Tuba:




Me, 1967
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 11:08 AM
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80. I chipped my tooth on a jaw harp once...(nt)
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 03:41 PM
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83. Clarinet and piano.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 03:44 PM
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84. Guitar, bass, drums, a little keyboards, a little violin (hee hee).
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:18 PM
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87. I took Clarinet lessons for a few years in high school
Edited on Fri May-20-05 04:18 PM by mutley_r_us
I never did very well, and probably wouldn't be able to play a single note now.

on edit: proofreading is your friend.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:21 PM
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88. Guitar, sax, piano
in that order, and none too well.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:23 PM
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89. I play bass
I've been meaning to learn guitar as well, which shouldn't be too hard since I know the basics already, but I'm just too lazy. I'd also kill to know piano and cello.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:23 PM
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90. I took violin (Suzuki method) for seven years
(from 9 to 16) and I was self-taught on the piano. The parents put it in my room, because they had nowhere else to put it and when I was bored, which was a lot, I'd teach myself how to play. My mother knew how to play and I had watched her my whole life, I knew how to read music and I knew where middle C was, so I went from there.

Nowdays, I can strum a bit on an acoustic guitar.
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:28 PM
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92. Well, I can blow my own trumpet when the
occasion calls for it, but otherwise I'm no good :P
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LT TX Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 04:29 PM
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93. Clarinet
For 7 years in school
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 09:28 PM
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95. I've been playing flute for almost 50 years...
...and I'm damn good, too (and modest).
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