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

Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:10 pm

Because we can always use more poll, which musical instrument do/did you play (if any)? I'll leave the definition of "play" up to you :P
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:13 pm

To start off myself: guitar (classical and electrical), singing, harmonica and a bit of tin whistle.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Scytale » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:14 pm

Violinist here~ I think that it's always a wise idea for parents to have their kids get music lessons of some kind, if it's economically viable for them! Have some experience with piano but it's kind of a minor (haha) secondary.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Dinosawer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:16 pm

Scytale wrote:Violinist here~ I think that it's always a wise idea for parents to have their kids get music lessons of some kind, if it's economically viable for them! Have some experience with piano but it's kind of a minor (haha) secondary.

I agree :) Luckily we have subsided music schools were music lessons are very affordable for children (around €60 per year for the lessons, price of the instrument and the such not included) :)
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Scytale » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:17 pm

That's awesome. That actually does make me think about looking for work in Europe for that reason!
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DWMagus » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:42 pm

Percussion here, but not drum set. Mallets all the way!
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby DigitalDuck » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:55 pm

Piano at Grade 6, other keyboard instruments, flute, and steel drums at no grade but just kinda for the hell of it.

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:
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Sebby McWester » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:56 pm

Piano, turntables, trumpet, synthesizer, and drums (That's in order of skillfulness).

I've played piano since I was little, and I'm very good at teaching myself songs and learning by ear (as well as making my own songs).

I learned the turntables at a place called Dub Academy, where I also learned to DJ in general.

I played trumpet for the school band in my middle school, and got pretty good at it.

I have a synthesizer I like to experiment with; my dad plays the drums and sometimes we play together.

My dad taught me some drums, and I taught myself from there.

I'm sort of a natural when it comes to music (at least the instruments I've tried :lol: ).
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Fronkonsteen » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:07 pm

French horn, piano, singing, some guitar/bass and drums. If you let me, i like to try any instrument you've got. Music is fun. :thumbup: Also have a degree in arranging/composition.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Talvieno » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:53 pm

When I was 8 to 11 years old, I was part of a children's choir at a fairly large church (1,500 in weekend attendance, I think?), and after that, the adult choir, where I eventually moved from tenor to bass. I had a lot of solos - the one I remember best was during a live Christmas production (I can't remember which year, unfortunately, but I'm fairly sure it was 2003, as part of the adult choir). (I'm not very religious, by the way.)

Apart from that, I can play the acoustic guitar... but not well enough that I want to show anyone. :P I can play melodies very easily, but I still need to learn chords.

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Re: Musical instruments

Postby TheJuggler » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:14 pm

I play the piano, but not very well :(
I played the marimba in the school band.
I also whistle a lot (to the chagrin of anyone in the vicinity) -- did you know you can whistle with your tongue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZcWRUDWfnE)? It's called palatal whistling.

And, most impressively, I play the radio.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Fronkonsteen » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:33 pm

Talvieno wrote:I had a lot of solos


Still doing singing in any form? A good voice is to be heard...

Talvieno wrote:Apart from that, I can play the acoustic guitar... but not well enough that I want to show anyone. :P I can play melodies very easily, but I still need to learn chords.


Not knowing your level of proficiency, but there's a lot of tutorials on Youtube. This guy is comprehensible and easy to follow.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Fronkonsteen » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:47 pm

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


I imagine you going something like this.
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Talvieno » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:53 pm

Fronkonsteen wrote:
Talvieno wrote:I had a lot of solos


Still doing singing in any form? A good voice is to be heard...

No, no singing whatsoever, unfortunately... A young male singer is something of a novelty, apparently, and when my voice started changing they took me out of solo work altogether, which was a sore blow to my confidence. Perhaps they planned to put me back into it once my voice had settled down, but that never happened - my parents got a divorce, my mom got full custody, and we stopped going to church. As a result, I never became fully comfortable with being a baritone, and never had a chance to get my confidence back. Now I really only sing if nobody can hear me. :P
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Re: Musical instruments

Postby Fronkonsteen » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:03 pm

Talvieno wrote:No, no singing whatsoever, unfortunately... A young male singer is something of a novelty, apparently, and when my voice started changing they took me out of solo work altogether, which was a sore blow to my confidence. Perhaps they planned to put me back into it once my voice had settled down, but that never happened - my parents got a divorce, my mom got full custody, and we stopped going to church. As a result, I never became fully comfortable with being a baritone, and never had a chance to get my confidence back. Now I really only sing if nobody can hear me. :P


Hmm, that's a shame. Let's try to build some of that confidence again. You know you've still got that music inside - it's just the instrument that changed. Why not go for some guitar chord practise and perhaps add some singing to it somwhere along the way. Also: The ladies really appreciate such talents too, you know ;)
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