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What instruments do you play?

  1. Keyboards / Piano

    34.8%
  2. Drums / Percussion

    17.4%
  3. Horn / Brass

    8.7%
  4. Guitar

    60.9%
  5. Violin / strings

    17.4%
  6. Woodwinds

    8.7%
  7. None

    13.0%
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  1. Mar 29, 2016 #1
    I'm just curious; this forum is full of people who excel at creativity thinking, something essential for music and art.

    I play the keyboard and an electric guitar, but I'm not practiced in either, I just dabble.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2016 #2

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Where's the option for none? I tried piano, but it amounted to nothing. I suppose that music is just that area where I shall never develop. :biggrin:
     
  4. Mar 29, 2016 #3
    Added a none option, I meant to but forgot originally.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2016 #4

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Phew! Okay, thanks. For a moment I thought that there was no none option because every one plays an instrument and I was the lone one who didn't :smile:
     
  6. Mar 29, 2016 #5
    I play guitar, build my guitar tube amps. Love it. Guitar isn't my very best skill... but I love it.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2016 #6
    We're on the same boat :-) tried piano and recorder but I don't have neither talent nor patience and will to practice :-/
     
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  9. Mar 29, 2016 #8
    My first go around in high school, I bought an electric guitar, cheap amp, and a Van Halen tab book and basically dropped out. I've since returned and am just about finished, and was accepted to university. But I still noodle around when I can. Personally I wish I started learning piano at a young age.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2016 #9
    Electric bass expertly, sing passably, keyboards incompetently, and dabbling in the flute. I compose and write lyrics too, though seldom.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2016 #10

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    Depends what you mean by "play". On violin, viola and piano I'm up to playing major concertos, although I mostly only play them for rehearsal purposes with local orchestras to help them prepare before the "real" soloist comes for the last couple of rehearsals (which means I don't have to learn every detail unless I really want to). I also play other keyboards of course, including harpsichord and celesta, plus digital equivalents. In the past, I've played cello or flute in various ensembles. At school, I played tenor viol in a viol consort. As a student 40 years ago, I could play guitar accompaniments to just about anything by ear. I won a couple of prizes at age 11 for composing a very short and boring work for symphony orchestra. I've conducted a few string orchestra concerts and some full symphony orchestra rehearsals (including Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 and Shostakovich Symphony No 5 - wow!) but not yet a full symphony orchestra concert.

    I can play simple tunes on almost anything from a bicycle pump to my front teeth, and I can hum in three-part harmony with myself, by whistling and humming at the same time, choosing an interval such that the difference harmonic sounds as if I'm whistling another note, making a nice chord (well, for some definition of "nice").

    And if pushed, I can demonstrate whistling "Rule Britannia" and humming "God Save the Queen" simultaneously. That usually clears the area quite effectively.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2016 #11
    Had life gone differently, i would have been a professional drummer. Unfortunately, I became a chemist instead. However, in my best Chico Escuela, "Plastics be vedy, vedy, good to me."
     
  13. Mar 30, 2016 #12

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Um, how is that unfortunate?? That's 6.02 x 1023 times more interesting than being a drummer! :smile:
     
  14. Mar 30, 2016 #13
    If you have a really lax definition of play... I've written a suite of functions that allows me to manipulate the expressive parameters and both free and time invariant rubato of midi streams (not in real time) which I use to realize my compositions.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2016 #14

    phinds

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    Joe Morello would disagree w/ you.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2016 #15

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    I could say that for a lot of things.

    (BTW, I had to look up who Joe Morello was)
     
  17. Mar 30, 2016 #16

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    I'm sure he was way before your time but he was terrific.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2016 #17

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    I could say that for a lot of things, too!

    (but okay, you're right: I'm too young. And this is subjective ground, anyway)
     
  19. Mar 30, 2016 #18
    Good response Quarky. :cool: Only unfortunately because drums is my first love and passion. And there are way more drummer groupies than Chemistry groupies. :biggrin:
    I still play but now I just try to expand my musical horizons with clave in 4/4 and 6/8. The 6/8 clave is a nutcracker!
     
  20. Mar 30, 2016 #19
    Joe was among the many other jazz greats; Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, etc. Today I like Virgil Donati, Danny Carey, Dave Weckl, Mike Portnoy, and Horacio Hernandez. I forget his name but the drummer from Tribal Tech is awesome too. There are many others of course, but you can't name them all.
     
  21. Mar 30, 2016 #20
    Senri Kawaguchi
    and Dennis Chambers rool the traps.
     
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