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Offline Gauphastus

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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #15 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, to quiz myself on note names for the bass and treble clef has helped quite a lot.
I've also used an online metronome 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.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkA17QI1gSM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkA17QI1gSM</a>

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.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0G_FI61a8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0G_FI61a8</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CK2hx377iU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CK2hx377iU</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn0T6Xh5VXY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn0T6Xh5VXY</a>

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.
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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 01:22:27 pm »
Well, I can play clarinet, but I'm a bit rusty.

Learning guitar right now.
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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2011, 06:54:41 am »
I'm working on the banjo right now.

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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2011, 06:55:26 am »
Four string of five string?

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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2011, 07:01:54 am »
Five.

Never played an instrument before so it's a process.

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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2011, 07:06:17 am »
Steve Martin plays the five string. He was amazing! :D

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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #21 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)
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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2011, 03:38:34 pm »
I can play pretty good songs on a keyboard, but I can't read music.

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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2011, 07:07:04 pm »
Hey guys, I made a slide guitar.



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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2011, 07:23:02 pm »
I also made a thing.

The key actually works.
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Re: Do you play an instrument, and if so, what?
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2011, 09:54:23 am »
I made one of these!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5dD4KkJcAw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5dD4KkJcAw</a>
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