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modestmatt14



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Instruments you play Reply with quote

I would like to know how many instruments people play. I have played:

Piano: My whole life pretty much
Alto Sax: 6 years
Guitar: 4 years

and my band director is trying to get me a tenor sax for me to play with this municiple band thing so I may moving to that soon.
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Matt (admin)



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drums - from age 11-30(ish)
Guitar - from age 14-now
pedal steel - from age 29-last week (finally gave up on that one!)
mandolin - since christmas

I'm 35 by the way if you're wondering!

Matt
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bernie49



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

acoustic guitar - 1963 till 1965 (gave up, boring teacher Sad )
electric bass - since 1974
BBb tuba - since 1977
double bass - since 1978
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modestmatt14



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bernie49 wrote:
acoustic guitar - 1963 till 1965 (gave up, boring teacher Sad )
electric bass - since 1974
BBb tuba - since 1977
double bass - since 1978


i think if you had my teacher for acoustic guitar you would have lvoed it. She is an avid fan of nick drake and pretty much all that msuic that is jsut like it like bob dylan and gordon lightfoot. And she teaches you all of that and than some classical kind fo sprinkled in
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bernie49



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have loved to have a teacher like you have, modestmatt.
Alas, too late now to switch back to the guitar again Sad

Nevertheless, sometimes I'm glad that it came as it came, as bass players are always badly needed, no matter which kind of music you play Very Happy

And every true musician loves a decently played bass. Wink
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DM



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started messing about on a guitar when I was 7, but only really got into it in a big way when I was 11 and have been hooked ever since. I also play bass and mandolin reaonably well. However, in the last year i have had a lot of trouble with carpal tunnel syndrome Crying or Very sad I've tried physiotherapy and anti-inflammatoires, with little success.

I played drums and keyboard at school too, I was OK at them but nothing more.
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hazeyjane



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still trying to play the acoustic guitar, 3 years now. I don't like strings pretty much.

Very Happy

I guess my business is wind instruments. I play the flute, 2 years now.
But I bought a keyboard and I'm trying to learn to play it, because I want to join a band.

Very Happy
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Sylvia



Joined: 10 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only one instrument-guitar (acoustic-and a relative beginner)
You are all so talented-wow! Three or four instruments. Don't think
I could manage more-I can't compete.

Maybe I'll take up the triangle and add percussion to my repetoire. Laughing
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placetobe



Joined: 01 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Violin: 1997-2003
Guitar: 2005-present

& I sang as part of a choir from 1999-2004, then left, and have recently joined another one. I also own a ukulele, but I haven't got around to learning it yet, so it just sits around and looks pretty, gets attacked by visiting friends, or becomes core to experimental caterwaulings.
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jomarkdave



Joined: 02 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was a guitar major in college...i play classical and contemporary folkish things.

i play some piano, but have sorta dwindled from it. i've played cello for a few years, and have been practicing it and violin a lot more as of late. accordian, glock, and drums i sorta just doodle with. that's it. it's really hard to have a practice schedule because i play 3 dominantly, and others here and there. and i try to stick singing practice when i can't be around an instrument.

i have no friends or life, so it works out in the end.
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KaiBailey



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bernie49 wrote:
acoustic guitar - 1963 till 1965 (gave up, boring teacher Sad )
electric bass - since 1974
BBb tuba - since 1977
double bass - since 1978


Man, I had a teacher in the school I went to, and I totally (perhaps foolishly) rebelled against whatever she told me to do.

I was to recite the national anthem one time, and instead I performed an acoustic blues imrpovisation.

Completely failed that class, haha.

Though, ironically, I've grown more on the guitar than any of her students. Boring guitar teachers really can kill the possibility of love for the guitar.

Anyway,

I play the Guitar (usually acoustic), Electric Bass (unfortunately not upright acoustic), and Mandolin.

I love them all to death, and I really do wish I would purchase a drum set. There is a barn on our land that would be perfect for setting it up.
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anthony



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ilove the topic, but its just guitar with me,although Ive played the fool most of my life.Just recently started playing a melodian, and it sounds just like an accordian.
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brandon



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alto and tenor sax, Guitar, Bass, trombone, mandolin, and harmonica.
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