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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:16 PM
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DU Jam Sessions?
Anybody down with the idea? We could have jam sessions in various cities. Sign up with your general location and instruments you play.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:19 PM
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1. Hey, now you're talking my language!
Kansas City--saxophone.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:28 PM
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2. Rochester, NY
guitar, bass, violin, a little bit of keyboard, voice and a few random renaissance instruments that I don't own so it's kinda pointless to offer to play 'em. :)

I also like to write music, although I suck at writing lyrics.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:33 PM
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3. You play violin?
I find that interesting...a loooong time ago I played viola. I have a lot of respect for stringed instruments cause of it....
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:42 PM
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4. I haven't played much lately
but it was my major at my last school.

I wanted to switch over to composition at some point, I've always preferred creating to performing.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:52 PM
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5. *trying to picture DT with a violin* Nope. can't do it. However, I think
it's wicked cool. :)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:55 PM
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6. What's so hard to picture about that?
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:56 PM by DarkTirade
This is something I recorded after I hadn't played for a couple of years... I'm still a bit rusty because I'm not playing on a regular basis. I guess when I dropped out of school I kinda rebelled against playing for a while. :P
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:22 PM
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7. Very cool! :^) My best childhood friend played viola and her brother played cello. They were in
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 05:23 PM by GreenPartyVoter
a Suzuki method group.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:17 PM
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9. Unfortunately so was I.
I didn't realize how badly that had set me back until I played in groups of people who'd done Suzuki and people who hadn't. :\ It's a great way to get started, but it's NOT the way to go once you've got a basic grasp of things.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:19 PM
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10. I always enjoyed the group concerts. There would be some teensy kids with cigar box violins in the
front row. LOL
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:20 PM
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11. Yeah, it's great for getting started. :)
Although I'd be perfectly content if I never had to hear a horribly out of tune rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ever again. :P
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:31 PM
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12. Don't come to our school concerts, then. *g* My 10 yr old is learning the
saxophone. He's actually not too bad, apart from the occasional squeak or missed note. *busting with pride*
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:46 PM
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13. I had some... personal issues with the saxaphone.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 06:46 PM by DarkTirade
Most namely, the fact that my sister put a Kenny G CD in the CD player in the living room when we were kids and refused to take it out for MONTHS.

For the next few years I would actually start to feel physically ill at the sound of the saxaphone, or any similar single reed instrument.

I'm over it now, thanks to an orchestra conductor in college who managed to have us do some jazzy stuff that helped me ease back into being able to listen to the saxaphone again. But there were a few years where I just couldn't stand the sound of it.

All because of Kenny G and my sister's obsession with bad music. :\
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:51 PM
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14. LOL My son likes jazz and for such a tiny school we have a pretty good little jazz band. I think
he'll join that when he's ready. Since our town has no high school the kids can choose where they want to go. One of the choices has a really excellent music program. If he sticks with the sax he might well choose that one. http://www.georgestevensacademy.org/1205107517222277/si...
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:58 PM
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15. Nice.
Just don't let him ever try to be like Kenny G. :)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:01 PM
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16. not real likely, but if you ever came round to visit with your violin he might request
"Devil Went Down to Georgia". Really digs that song at the moment, which is weird because I really dug it at about his age when it was first released.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:32 PM
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17. Yeah, I need to learn that one.
Just on principle. :P
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:34 PM
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18. I listen to some country (like Allison Krauss) but I prefer bluegrass and celtic stuff.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:52 PM
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19. Yeah, I'm not a fan of country
but that song is just too cool for any one genre. :)
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:09 PM
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8. In Cali I play.......
hand drums, bamboo xylophone thingies, blues harp, washboard.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:12 PM
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20. Kick
'cause I wanna see what else we got here. :)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 04:38 PM
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21. Bueller? Bueller?
:shrug:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 04:41 PM
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22. Here's a guitar thread posted lately
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Temeah actually lists guitar as a hobby so maybe he'd be interested?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 04:50 PM
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23. Milwaukee: used to play guitar
Still have my Les Paul Custom...

:hi:

RL
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:08 PM
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24. Well what's stoppin' you from 'still playing' instead of 'used to play'? :)
:hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 09:33 PM
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29. Time, need, old age..
:hi:

RL
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 12:52 AM
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30. Hey, five minutes a day and you're officially playing again.
Not a lot, but you're playin' again. :)
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:33 PM
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25. Oh, and I forgot to mention...
for any other musicians in the Rochester area... I also have recording equipment. :) Not a whole lot, but enough to at least do some multi-track recording and whatnot. :)
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:10 PM
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26. I have Friends that play
We have a weekly 'jam session' as I was told it is not 'band practice' there is no 'band'. There are 4 guys who play guitar. A stand up base and mandolin. A keyboard player. Jimmy brings a second mandolin so I won't bring my banjo. Yes, I'm a manipulative scoundrel and I actually can't play. The boys have been playing acoustic music together for about 20 years. I'm the worst at remembering the names of the songs or the words. But I'll see if I can remember a few: Face on the cutting room floor, Grapefruit Juicyfruit, Pencil-thin mustache, Closer to Fine, Pacing the cage, Hello in there, Souvenirs, Save the Whales, Fare thee Well, Fire on the mountain, Amy, Some Beatles and Tom Petty. You know folk music. I have friends who play electric rock stuff and some who go more bluegrass. As you might have guessed I have insinuated myself into groups of musicians.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:49 PM
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27. Quad Cities IA/ILL. Blues Harp
Very poorly. And I'm attempting to learn guitar. Again, very poorly. But after all, I am Bluzmann. Cool idea.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 09:29 PM
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28. Boston. Mandolin
Anybody?
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