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 Echo » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:56 pm

I'm mostly a guitarist (classic, folk, electric). Not at high level but enough to play in a band with friends. I'm learning the synthesizer to replace a buddy in the band when he isn't there. That's more sound theory and physics than instrument learning though. (No idea if that last sentence makes sense, it does in my mind at least)
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Charley_Deallus » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:46 pm

Flatfingers wrote:Speaking of musical instruments and weapons....

When I was living near Washington, D.C., I had a couple of friends who were bagpipers.

One of them told the story of being part of a group of pipers who were going to the Mall to play for the President. As they were setting up, they were approached by a Secret Service agent who told them, with not a trace of humor, "When you're playing, do not aim your pipes at the President; you will be tackled and taken for questioning."

Bagpipes: the world's most dangerous musical instrument.


Yeah, they take their jobs pretty seriously(and for good reason). Except when people jump the fence and manage to get inside. Then it looks sad.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:47 am

Nice playing, Alphastorm and Linialomdil! :clap:

Lot of musical people here :)
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DigitalDuck » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:00 pm

I could show off my piano skills, but there's a much better instrument I can play too.

Spoiler:      SHOW
Actual musical bit: everything else bar the drums is live-played on a keyboard in two passes. Also might make a proper music-related video when I'm at home "all by myself".
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Slymodi » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:56 pm

I play the clarinet, the most pretentious instrument in the band aside from the oboe :P

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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Cornflakes_91 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:24 pm

JoshParnell wrote:Woah, whole lot of talent here, well done LT friends :D

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


Wow, stunning, thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: By far my favorite instrument, just can't get enough of those sweet tones. I am determined to get one and see where it goes post-LT-release. Your performance has re-excited me. You really seem to enjoy it!



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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:33 pm

DigitalDuck wrote:I could show off my piano skills, but there's a much better instrument I can play too.

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Actual musical bit: everything else bar the drums is live-played on a keyboard in two passes. Also might make a proper music-related video when I'm at home "all by myself".

Oh god why
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DigitalDuck » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:34 pm

Dinosawer wrote:Oh god why


Why not? :mrgreen:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby felldiddy » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:49 am

Well, I'm not usually one to share my own playing - it make me reeeaaaallly nervous. That said, since we're all in a sharing mood, and I ended up having to post a performance on soundcloud anyway for a class, I guess I'll leave a link here: https://soundcloud.com/max-feldkamp
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Alphastorm » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:28 pm

DigitalDuck wrote:I could show off my piano skills, but there's a much better instrument I can play too.

Spoiler:      SHOW
Actual musical bit: everything else bar the drums is live-played on a keyboard in two passes. Also might make a proper music-related video when I'm at home "all by myself".


HAHAHA, you are the most musically talented duck I have ever heard. Excellent performance!

felldiddy wrote:Well, I'm not usually one to share my own playing - it make me reeeaaaallly nervous. That said, since we're all in a sharing mood, and I ended up having to post a performance on soundcloud anyway for a class, I guess I'll leave a link here: https://soundcloud.com/max-feldkamp


You have nothing to be nervous about, you are an excellent pianist. I really am impressed by those recordings :thumbup:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby CSE » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:10 pm

Ok, if we are all revealing sad truth...

some of my tries. :oops:

Now you know why I picked engineering as a career :lol:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DigitalDuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:59 am

Bumping this topic as another similar topic came up and this one fits better as far as "show off playing a musical instrument" goes:

I was bored today.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:06 am

I usually dump them in the art topic.
I gotta say, your piano is infinitely better than your kazoo playing. :mrgreen:
Not the best place to put your microphone though.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DigitalDuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:11 am

Dinosawer wrote:I usually dump them in the art topic.
I gotta say, your piano is infinitely better than your kazoo playing. :mrgreen:
Not the best place to put your microphone though.


My microphone is attached to my camera, which is attached to my phone. If you want better audio quality, you'll have to either fund the equipment for me or see me perform live. :mrgreen:

And what kazoo? That's my singing voice. :mrgreen:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:18 am

I meant that by putting it directly on the keyboard you record all the clicketyclack key sounds. Putting it on top of the piano sounds be better.

Well, in that case I have the sad duty to inform you that you can't sing :P
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