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What instruments do you play?

  1. Keyboards / Piano

    39.3%
  2. Drums / Percussion

    14.3%
  3. Horn / Brass

    10.7%
  4. Guitar

    64.3%
  5. Violin / strings

    14.3%
  6. Woodwinds

    7.1%
  7. None

    10.7%
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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

    Jonathan Scott

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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

    phinds

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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.
     
  22. Mar 30, 2016 #21

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Why, thank you
    Well, there are more chemistry groupies than agrostology groupies, so don’t feel bad o0)
     
  23. Mar 30, 2016 #22

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Also, I envy you because I love chemistry and that's what I want to major, but my school doesn't even have a chemistry course available :H
     
  24. Mar 30, 2016 #23
    Hoenbein, thanks for that link. Man, those girls can play. That drummer looks like she's 16 y/o; great chops and cool groove. Oh, to be young and have limber limbs. My hand speed peaked about 30 years ago, so now I'm all about the groove. Love to get fat in the pocket.
     
  25. Mar 30, 2016 #24
    Your school doesn't have chemistry, but it has argostology? BTW, what is that?
     
  26. Mar 30, 2016 #25

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Argostology is the study of grass. I never said that my school had an argostology course :oldlaugh: I just thought of that as a comparison to chemistry because I spoke to someone the other day who said that he was interested in the field (argostology).
     
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