Instruments?

Synthesizers, guitars, bass, drums...

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Instruments?

Post by Theremin » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:56 pm

What instruments (if any) does everyone play? I just thought it would be interesting to know for everyone...

I play Alto Saxophone, Soprano recorder, Piano (not well), Theremin, and Ukulele. I just got a new Tenor Uke and it is awesome! It is an Ovation, so it has a synthetic round back, but it sounds and plays great.
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Post by Alatar » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:48 am

Lute, guitar and mandolin. I want to get either a citharn or gittern next, but cost is prohibitive. What can I say, I'm a fretted kind of guy,
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Post by Theremin » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:52 am

Cool, my friend plays a mean air-mandolin (and she also plays the real thing, I'm told!) :cuckoo:
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Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:23 pm

I can play the recorder, a little bit of bass, and I am an expert at playing the fool. :noel:
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Post by Theremin » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:52 pm

Bass? Cool! My brother plays the trout! :cuckoo:
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by johnc » Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:53 pm

Theremin wrote:Bass? Cool! My brother plays the trout! :cuckoo:


A useful instrument to learn your scales on. :P

I play bass guitar; check out the section of this forum by that name to see pics of my toys. And while we're at it--Mr. Mayor, sir, Your Honor, how long have you been playing bass?

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Post by Theremin » Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:02 pm

A useful instrument to learn your scales on.


:lol:
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Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Bnielsen » Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:03 am

I've played thie piano for 17 years now... played profesisonally for a church for 4 years

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trombone for about 10 years

guitar a bit... know strum patterns, a couple chords- helps me emulate a guitar better

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trumpet- little
drums/percussion- decently
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Post by CanarioAB » Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:38 pm

Piano since age 4 ... that's just a ridiculously long period of time, but I go for long periods without playing due to other issues like life getting in the way.

Pipe organ since 1978 (again, with long periods of dormancy seeing as how I don't exactly have one in my living room)

Vox ... just as long ... professionally since ... ? I think my first paid gig was 1981 or 1982. My next project as of right now is preparing the music for my old roommate's wedding on August 7 (keys and vox).

I can also play 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' on cello, and I used to play oboe a little but can't even get a tweak out of the one I own now. :(

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:22 pm

johnc wrote:And while we're at it--Mr. Mayor, sir, Your Honor, how long have you been playing bass?


The mayor seems to have been too busy too see your post herre, so as his.. uh... official spokesman (yeah! that's it!), I will answer: He's started when he was 18. Then Wyzards formed when he was 19, and he's been playing ever since. (:dance: Dang, I'm good!:dance:)

Any other questions i may answer for you while the Mayor is still busy? :lol:

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Post by Belithraldor » Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:30 pm

I play guitar, drums, keyboards (very little), bass, and sing a bit. Guitar is and has been my main stay since 1979.

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Post by rox » Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:51 pm

I play guitar. I can do some scratching on bass, drums, vocals, and I can play do-re-mi-fa on keyboards. I'd like to play many other stuff, but cash is short... One day I'll have that dream prog setup, with synths, Chapman sticks, violins, theremins, etc...
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Post by DruidsGlass » Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:05 pm

dude...that's a HUGE investment


but while i'm here:
violin=12 years, im pretty good
bass=3 or 4 weeks, lol, dont know if that'll continue...
piano=soon, gotta pass piano proficiency in college :/
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Post by johnc » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:32 pm

There was a program on PBS earlier this week called "Play Piano In A Flash." Pretty interesting; I didn't even videotape it and I still recall a few things I learned from the program. Were I to take up a second instrument, it would be piano.

Except I'd definitely need to learn how to read music then. My ear was always so good at picking out bass guitar lines from records, I never learned to read standard notation. Pianists can't get away with that attitude, though, I think. It's just a matter of pattern recognition, like any other written language.

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Post by Theremin » Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:36 pm

I would definitely reccomend learning standard notation! I never had the issue, because I started learning music on Alto Sax and had to read standard notation. Standard notation makes theory a lot easier too. i know several people who are amazing musicians but can't read a note! I can't help but wonder how much more insanely awesome they would be if they could read music! :shock: Incidentally, I heard from a friend of mine that Bela Fleck can't read anything but banjo tab... Can anyone asses the validity of this statement? :?:
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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