Does anyone here play music?

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Does anyone here play a musical instrument? For how long have you been playing and why?
 

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Yes, since I was 8, because my mother made me :smile: Although if I ever get back into it I would want to compose music rather than just play it.
 
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piano for about 2 years, guitar and bass guitar for a year

used to mess with recording stuff since i was a little boy... was a disc jockey for 4 years in HS

made my own electronica mixes for around 2-3 years in HS as well

i dont really like "playing" music in terms of copying other peoples stuff though... i like making my own stuff
 
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Cello for 2 years, learning mandolin, can play some guitar.
 
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Trumpet, baritone and French horn (starting in HS) since about 3rd-4th grade. Guitar (rock and blues mostly) through my junior HS-HS years, including a LOT of earning power in college (frat parties mostly).
 
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been playing piano for 1.5 years and guitar for 3 years. i'm mostly interested in folk and classical sounding music. a thing about music i find fascinating is sight reading. i am not excellent at it but i practice every day. the fact that you can just look at a piece and play it right away is amazing, my favorite baroque composer is bach. i also enjoy chopin
 
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:rofl:Crystally clear.. I am practicing writing songs !

I have been learning notes for years.
 
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i'm also into blues/folk/classical.
 
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I learned to play the recorder in fourth grade, but didnt pursue it. Now I've been playing the guitar for about 8 months and just got accepted into a band! In fact, we had our first jam session yesterday!
 
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Classical and Flemanco Guitar for 2+ years. Piano and Violin more recently.
 
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chaos, where did you grow up? Because we had to learn recorder in fourth grade as well.
 
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Guitar and Piano - about 5 years (learned piano when I was real young, but never picked it up until I started playing guitar and learned scales and chords and could just improvise instead of reading music... I'm very slow at reading music, but I believe in tonal centers, you can do whatever you want in between them.)

I haven't played solid for two years now, but I miss it. Trying to get going on it again starting tomorrow actually. Got an old 16 track recorder, a friend that plays bass, and a small collection of emotional stress to outlet.

Edit: Styles:

When I first started, I didn't want a genre or a style (generic feeling for someone who writes/improvs their own music probably). But I identified (without any real training) with classical, blues, flamenco, and classic rock. I started to get into harder rock and metal before I took up physics (at which point I gradually lost touch with my guitar).

On piano I play dirges and lots of harmonic minor stuff.
 
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chaos, where did you grow up? Because we had to learn recorder in fourth grade as well.
I was in Romania in fourth grade (The American School of Bucharest), what about you?
 
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When I first started, I didn't want a genre or a style (generic feeling for someone who writes/improvs their own music probably). But I identified (without any real training) with classical, blues, flamenco, and classic rock. I started to get into harder rock and metal before I took up physics (at which point I gradually lost touch with my guitar).
Me too, except I really started playing once I got into college. I wasn't as serious about it in school.
 
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guitar 3 years, violin 9 years and piano off and on for about 6 years but not very good, bass guitar about 6 months.
 
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Podunk little meth capital, Farmington, New Mexico 87401. Interesting, it must be fairly standard
 
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Yeah, just may be. It would really be something to meet someone from any one of my schools though...
 
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Were your parents diplomats or something like that?
 
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No. My dad's got a job as the ceo of temco in romania. We shifted there and after a year he didnt like the education there, so I got bumped to boarding which was too far for him so again I was sent to budapest, Hungary for two years, then again a year in romania and then finally Ive been in India for the last four years...
 
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Wow. Some people get to grow up in the coolest places. (I mean, even if its not the coolest, its different, so you get a different perspective.)
 

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