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Ubergeekdom => Music => Topic started by: GroxGlitch on November 27, 2010, 06:27:54 pm

Title: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 27, 2010, 06:27:54 pm
Who here on the forum actually plays an instrument?
I play drums (well, given the school band drummers play bells and stuff too, I believe the proper term would be Percussionist :P)
They're fun.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Kitkat on November 27, 2010, 06:36:39 pm
I play the clarinet! And experiment with various silly homemade instruments.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Yuu on November 28, 2010, 02:42:30 am
I'm marginally fine with the flute. The keyboard and the guitar, barely.


Though. honestly, I really haven't practiced much these past few years.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 28, 2010, 09:20:24 am
Used to play the clarinet.

I can also play my own vocal chords.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Kenotai on November 28, 2010, 09:25:24 am
In present tense, I play nothing. In the past tense I played an oboe.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Gungnir on November 28, 2010, 11:38:36 am
I play alto saxophone on occasion.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Detoxicated on January 02, 2011, 05:12:15 am
I play guitar, and the muzza
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Rysworld on January 02, 2011, 09:37:03 am
I can hammer out a tune on one hand on the piano as well as anyone, but besides that, nothing.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: gec05 on January 02, 2011, 11:58:16 pm
Formerly played a trumpet in junior high for one year. Hated it.

Currently dabbling in software aided music synthesizers and samplers.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: martyk on January 03, 2011, 11:39:29 am
I sing and play guitar, piano, clarinet, harmoinica, recorder, penny flute and the djembe.  I have yet to meet an instrument that I could not pick up within a few hours.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 03, 2011, 12:28:15 pm
Play guitar, dabble in bass.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Detoxicated on January 09, 2011, 07:59:20 am
I sing and play guitar, piano, clarinet, harmoinica, recorder, penny flute and the djembe.  I have yet to meet an instrument that I could not pick up within a few hours.
Awesome if youre not messin... Honestly I want your skill, as I'd love to play every instrument myself when I record, so I could get MY idea through...
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Gungnir on January 14, 2011, 12:27:59 pm
So, I've recently started trying to learn to play the electric bass.

This is much more difficult than learning to play saxophone.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: GroxGlitch on January 15, 2011, 05:09:24 pm
So, I've recently started trying to learn to play the electric bass.

This is much more difficult than learning to play saxophone.

Well, it is a whole different type of instrument, after all :P
Good luck!
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: emmet on January 16, 2011, 10:19:06 am
I play piano.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Gauphastus on July 01, 2011, 01:17:02 pm
As some of you know, I've been taking piano lessons. I've been learning how to read sheet music as part of that; using tests online, like this (http://www.emusictheory.com/practice.html), to quiz myself on note names for the bass and treble clef has helped quite a lot.
I've also used an online metronome (http://www.metronomeonline.com/) to help with rhythm training.

During my lessons, I've learned all the major sharp key signatures by doing scales. My teacher got me a learner's sort of book to read, from which I learned basic versions of Canon in D and Ave Maria.
Ave Maria is still in progress. Having struggled my way through Canon, my learning is accelerating. With less and less fumbling over reading the sheet music and identifying the notes, I will take on more challenges.

I've put Ave Maria aside for now. Since I started late in the school year, my lessons are over for the summer break and will start up again in September.


TO THE POINT -- I will be attempting to learn how to play the following pieces.
I'm currently learning this one. I have made it nearly half way. The first two sections are becoming much more polished.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkA17QI1gSM

Here are the others that I have at the ready. They will likely come next or will be dabbled a bit for a break from Treno.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0G_FI61a8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CK2hx377iU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn0T6Xh5VXY

If anybody has any suggestions, feel free to share. However, I'm going to need sheet music at this time while I develop my ability to discern notes by ear alone.
And uh, this is pretty simple stuff with only a couple of layers going on at a time. I only have two hands after all.
So don't go nuts, you jerks.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Gnoll on July 01, 2011, 01:22:27 pm
Well, I can play clarinet, but I'm a bit rusty.

Learning guitar right now.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2011, 06:54:41 am
I'm working on the banjo right now.

Harder than I thought...
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Oviraptor on July 03, 2011, 06:55:26 am
Four string of five string?
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2011, 07:01:54 am
Five.

Never played an instrument before so it's a process.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Oviraptor on July 03, 2011, 07:06:17 am
Steve Martin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steve_Martin_%26_The_Steep_Canyon_Rangers_in_Seattle.JPG) plays the five string. He was amazing! :D
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Clayface on July 03, 2011, 01:48:26 pm
I had a banjo, i got pretty good at it,
also i play violin, guitar, bass, fiddle, contra-bass, harmonica, mountain Dulcimer, piano, turntables (not really an instrument)
and mandolin
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Slinky on July 04, 2011, 03:38:34 pm
I can play pretty good songs on a keyboard, but I can't read music.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 31, 2011, 07:07:04 pm
Hey guys, I made a slide guitar.

(http://p.twimg.com/AYC6zR_CQAAXokY.jpg:small)

Hurr hurr, I'm a hick!

Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Kitkat on August 31, 2011, 07:23:02 pm
I also made a thing.
(http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh412/GalacticWeirdo/MembranePipe.png)
The key actually works.
Title: Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
Post by: Slinky on September 03, 2011, 09:54:23 am
I made one of these!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5dD4KkJcAw
That's not me.