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What Instrument do you play?

Postby StarvingMusician » Wed 09.27.2006 7:54 pm

I play the guitar, it has been the second instrument I've tried other than the recorder...(Flashback of horrid memories, forced to play 'HOT CROSS BUNS') *Shudders* Only with a year of experience, I'm all ready starting to get the hang of this hollow wood with strings. A senior in Highschool, I'm taking Music Theory. It really IS a pain in the butt. I only have a cheap packaged Fender squire, yet it amazing recieves compliments from people. It's easy to learn how to play the guitar, but to master...takes a life time. OKAY that was an exaggeration. With my experience it takes about 3 years at least. Tofu KUDASAI! (I've never had tofu...)
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Sachi » Wed 09.27.2006 7:57 pm

Electric guitar, 2 years
Piano, 4 years

I love guitar :) Piano can be fun, but I stopped taking lessons. I also took violin for a few years in school, but learned basically nothing from my teacher :P And I remember playing "Hot Cross Buns" on the recorder in 3rd grade, too! :D But I really love music (<<lisens to her iPod way more than should be humanly possible), and I also love to sing. :)
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby BrianM » Wed 09.27.2006 8:06 pm

Guitar, Piano, bass(i manage), and vocals. Love to play!!
Trying to get a band started...but being in college with tons of work, working a part time job and learning japanese ireally dont have any exra time for anything else:(
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby chikara » Wed 09.27.2006 8:07 pm

I play guitar and blues harmonica. I learnt to play the recoder a long time ago but could not play a tune on one today.

....I only have a cheap packaged Fender squire (sic)...

I would use the word "inexpensive" rather than "cheap" to describe the Fender Squier. These are a good first guitar and have a good action and sound.
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Shado » Wed 09.27.2006 8:14 pm

I remember having to play the recorder as well. Except I played it when I was in grade 4. Now I play the Viola and have been doing so for the past 4 years.
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby StarvingMusician » Wed 09.27.2006 8:14 pm

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....I only have a cheap packaged Fender squire (sic)...

I would use the word "inexpensive" rather than "cheap" to describe the Fender Squier. These are a good first guitar and have a good action and sound.[/quote]

Honto ne? What was I thinking?! It's a great beginning instrument. *Pauses for a moment to stroke the wooden thing*
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RE: Favorite Song OR Band?

Postby StarvingMusician » Wed 09.27.2006 8:19 pm

The song I really love is "God Only Knows" originally done by the Beachboys, but Switchfoot did a beautiful coversong. The lyrics are brutally honest, that is why I like it. http://www.strippedmusic.com
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Axlen » Wed 09.27.2006 8:57 pm

I play a piano for fun and relaxation. In grade school I tried violin, but never got anywhere with it. I play out of fake books mostly and my wife complains that I jazz the songs up too much. I don't know, maybe do, but I have fun and that's what counts. Right?

I really like to play ragtime, jazzy stuff and also tend to noodle around just playing chords and short riffs.

For a while I was really interested in theater pipe organs. Before I was married I collected enough old organ parts to assemble a 4 rank pipe organ in my parents basement. It was a lot of fun to build and it really shook the house when I played it. Eventually I sold it to a local church.

My current instrument is a Technics SX-PX228. It's a really sweet sounding digital piano with a great keyboard.

It's great to see so many of you do more than just listen to music B)
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Takeshi » Wed 09.27.2006 9:01 pm

i play guitar. i never ask the question anymore, "what instrument do you play" because i can pretty much guess 90% of the time ther person will answer "guitar" and the other 10% of the time they say "the trangle"

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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby aKuMu » Wed 09.27.2006 9:05 pm

I play Guitar. But mostly just for fun. I own one for about one Year, but i cant play much. I think i would have to take Lessons to get better. Same goes to Keyboard.

btw, does anyone know where to buy a shamisen? (Europe/Germany)
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Strawberry_Juice » Wed 09.27.2006 9:07 pm

Piano for 11 years. I love that box of strings so much...
Played sax for about 4 years, haven't done much with it recently.
Did some choir, now I mostly just sing for fun.
Also just started up guitar. Doing classical right now to build up the technique that I completely lack. :p
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Reno » Wed 09.27.2006 9:08 pm

Bass Guitar, no funky supercool and crazy Mark King stuff, just plain rock and it doesnt sound all too good but I try my best.
Good luck with studying everybody and I hope one day I will be able to pick it back up.

Until then, a nice goodbye from me to you ;)
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Tessen » Wed 09.27.2006 9:12 pm

piano here ^^ 7-8 yrs.. i dont really remember at all..
im in the school jazz band now though. its a really good experience. I wanna learn stuff like shamisen etc.. other instruments, but of course no opportunity
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby Tspoonami » Wed 09.27.2006 9:42 pm

Bassoon ftw.
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RE: What Instrument do you play?

Postby magma » Wed 09.27.2006 10:05 pm

First chair kazoo.

I'm a little disappointed chikara doesn't play the didjeridoo.
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