Musical instruments

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Which musical instrument do you play?

None, I am a musical layman
19
11%
Singing
23
13%
Woodwind (flute, saxophone, bagpipes, recorder, etc)
11
6%
Brasswind (trumpet, horn, etc)
9
5%
Bowed Strings (violin, cello, contrabass, etc)
9
5%
Plucked Strings (Guitar, banjo, etc)
37
21%
Keyboard instruments (Piano, organ, etc)
37
21%
Reed instruments (Accordeon, harmonica, etc)
3
2%
Percussion
17
10%
Something weird (tell us!)
8
5%
 
Total votes : 173

Re: Musical instruments

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:14 pm

Singing:

Loud, wrong, with passion and when nobody can hear or see me :lol:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby TheJuggler » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:38 pm

Fronkonsteen wrote:
TheJuggler wrote:And, most impressively, I play the radio.


I imagine you going something like this.


If only I could play the theramin!
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby SacmanXman2 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:22 pm

I play jazz piano, and other styles too, like soundtrack music (I can read music but I suck at it :crazy: . I learn much better by ear). A little bit of bass guitar. My other main instrument would be percussion, both keyboard instruments (marimba, vibes, etc. I can do four mallet stuff with these), and drums (I play drums for my schoo's varsity jazz band). I appreciate all types of music, but my favorite styles to play and listen to would be jazz, funk/fusion, and movie soundtrack type stuff.

I also like to mess around with synthesizers. While I can't afford a hardware synth, I like to mess around with soft synths like Zebra 2 and ZETA+ (on my iPad). I have a friend who does this too. He's got a bandcamp at http://desseler.bandcamp.com/ and a soundcloud (for his more experimental stuff) at https://soundcloud.com/desseler (EDIT: Fixed link)
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby felldiddy » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:23 pm

I'm getting my masters degree in piano performance right now... I hope that qualifies. Also sang for quite some time.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Flatfingers » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:38 pm

DigitalDuck wrote:I'll play any instrument you want if you provide it and give me a couple of weeks. Can't promise I'll play it well, though. :mrgreen:

Likewise. :)

Never did learn to sight-read (other than voice, which barely counts), possibly because I can usually hear something and play it back, if not well, at least recognizably.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Scytale » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:42 pm

felldiddy wrote:I'm getting my masters degree in piano performance right now... I hope that qualifies. Also sang for quite some time.


At the risk of sounding like an insufferable snob, it probably qualifies a lot more than being able to hold a tune on a harmonica :P
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Shuul » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:55 am

Cornflakes_91 wrote:Singing:

Loud, wrong, with passion and when nobody can hear or see me :lol:


Same here Corny :D
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DWMagus » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:31 pm

@Sebby

That's cool you DJ. I originally was trying to do some DJ'ing, but discovered I liked creating the music far more than mixing it. Awesome though!
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby shrimpyhugs » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:00 pm

TheJuggler wrote:
Fronkonsteen wrote:
TheJuggler wrote:And, most impressively, I play the radio.


I imagine you going something like this.


If only I could play the theramin!


I Play the Theremin!!! ...well.. I own a theremin.. I cannot play it thaaat well :shh:

I also play Piano, Guitar (I guess that includes Bass Guitar) and Saxophone. I've dabbled with the Flute and Clarinet but didnt really pursue it (I'll get 'round to it). oh and I'm getting a 5 stringed electric violin for christmas so i'll be starting on that soon (I guess a 5 string violin is technically also a 5 string viola.. eh..)

Happy to see so many Musical people in the LT Community!
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Grumblesaur » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:01 pm

I play guitar and occasionally make an attempt to sing, and if you're willing to indulge me a shameless self-advertisement, you're welcome to have a peek here.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Alphastorm » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:02 pm

I am a cellist. I just had a competition last week, and by chance I had my Dad record it. You can see it here if you're interested: http://youtu.be/k7qM4BjLG90
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby SacmanXman2 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:38 pm

Alphastorm wrote:I am a cellist. I just had a competition last week, and by chance I had my Dad record it. You can see it here if you're interested: http://youtu.be/k7qM4BjLG90


Watching it now! Very good!
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby TheJuggler » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:55 pm

Alphastorm wrote:I am a cellist. I just had a competition last week, and by chance I had my Dad record it. You can see it here if you're interested: http://youtu.be/k7qM4BjLG90


I am in awe. :clap:
I always wanted to play the cello...
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Talvieno » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:58 pm

Alphastorm wrote:I am a cellist. I just had a competition last week, and by chance I had my Dad record it. You can see it here if you're interested: http://youtu.be/k7qM4BjLG90

Very talented!! :clap: I'm impressed. What was that you were playing? It seemed familiar in different places.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Flatfingers » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:06 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Very nicely done! That was some generally excellent technical work, with moments (like around 5:08) of feeling that really came through. Good luck!

I also put the cello up at the top of the "wish I could play it" instruments.

(Maybe we need a "what's the one instrument you most wish you could play" poll. :))

Also: look at all these musical people. We need to form a virtual band.
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