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Do you play a musical instrument? If so, which one and for how long? 

Feel free to talk about your instrument(s) and why you love it if you wish. 

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While I was in K-12 I played the Viola from 3rd grade until I graduated HS. I honestly love classical music when I'm feeling lost or confused. It's an amazing way to re-center oneself. Even though I was a miserably bad player.

I picked up Guitar in the 11th grade and I find it really fun to do once in a while. I try to learn songs I played on the Viola on the guitar and often succeed at getting some of the melodies down. I found a way to transcribe the music I've learned onto multiple instruments by mostly using the tones of the notes. I'm far from perfect at it though.

I learned how to read all three clefs used in the basic setup of Orchestra's I've been in. I can read treble clef: guitar/piano/violin, alto clef: viola, bass clef: Cello/Upright Bass/Piano. I love all of the theory courses I took in the time from when I was 16 until I was 20. Not many, but I learned alot.

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I can more-or-less play the piano, along with the guitar and the melodica. I started playing the melodica at the age of five, then progressed a bit and started playing the piano at ten. I have also been playing the guitar for about three years.

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5 hours ago, rd7 said:

Do you play a musical instrument? If so, which one and for how long? 

Feel free to talk about your instrument(s) and why you love it if you wish. 

nope, never played one before, and i dont understand the notes they do, even when it was thought to us in grade school xD

but i do like guitars, the way guitarists play and make some sound is, nice (unsure if vocalists are counted as a "musical instrument", i feel its not..as its a human being, so im going with "guitars")

i liked guitars as far as i started liking JP songs (which is...like 7 years ago or so ?, i wasn't into music before xD)

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Used to play Flute as a child, now playing the Violin since I was 9 - although, I haven't played much the last 6 months ... was a lazy summer and didn't have the time before (just like now).

Really, the feeling of playing it just satisfying, the smell of rosin on your bow and the feeling just getting the sound right after you've practised a hard piece for some time is what I like the most. Ofc, the sound too, but I like the sound of a piano more, honestly, but playing the piano felt kinda weird when I tried it once....

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I have been told by many including some voice teachers in school that I can carry a tone well so I am in no way tone def. Though the only instrument for music I have ever played is the harmonica. So nothing to be to proud of really.

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Working on learning Piano. I intend to practice a lot this winter (If my hands don't go numb from cold, lol); piano is my favorite instrument, it sounds beautiful. Once I finish learning Piano, I wish to learn how to play the Violin, because that is my second favorite instrument ever. 

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I can sing pretty well and play guitar not so well. I'm working on it. It's not especially easy when you have smol hands. :P

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I do not play a musical instrutment however I admire and respect those that do, I wish I could play the guitar or the drums if I had the time but these days I'm pretty busy. 

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I used to play the piano, but haven't in years. Last time I tried I found out my hands & fingers aren't nearly as flexible as they used to be (had to cheat a bit with some of the reaches) 😝

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11 hours ago, Ohiotaku said:

I used to play the piano, but haven't in years. Last time I tried I found out my hands & fingers aren't nearly as flexible as they used to be (had to cheat a bit with some of the reaches) 😝

Oh I have always wished I had those kinda skills. I love piano music, or even covers with a piano. Far as cheating at the music goes I say long as it sounds good then thats what matters.

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Used to play the electric guitar and drums but kinda haven't touched either much in 1-2 years.

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I used to play bass guitar. Played a lot in High School, then took at hiatus for about 5 years. Got back into it for about a year, now I Haven't played in 3 years >_> pretty much have to relearn the notes and everything besides rhythm haha. Oops

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I used to play guitar and piano but thats a long time ago

Also had some drum lessons but never actually owned 1 so havent really played it that much.

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Posted (edited)

I play guitar and keyboard.
Mostly electric guitar, occasionally acoustic. I really want to get a seven string one someday.
I haven't played keyboard in a while, should really pick that up again.

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I’d love to learn the drums, but they are so loud there’s no hiding if you suck 

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I used to play the piano and was pretty decent. Then at some point I ended up with a piano instructor who completely took all of the joy out of it for me. Ultimately I got burnt out and just stopped.

I could also play clarinet, but never loved it like I did the piano.

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In 3rd grade I played the trombone.  In 4th grade I played the cello.  In 5th grade I started on the trumpet.  I can also play guitar and the piano, but horns are my thing.

This is a kind of old photo now (2014 or 15 - I think):

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The three horns there from back to front are a King 300 series, which was my first trumpet.  It's also the one that I played when marching, just because it's not exactly "worth" anything.  The middle one is my pride and joy, it's a Silver Bach.  That one is my performing horn, whenever that is (LOL!).  The one in front is the one that was new to me at the time I took the photo, it's a 1943 Korot horn.  It's a relic.  The horn still has etching and colors on the bell which mean it was a performing horn.  Now, the thing about that is - and while I can't prove it - Korots were only in Germany up until well after 1950.  This horn has a 1943 S/N.  Of all the places that "designer" horns were used, most of them were within the Third Reich.  Yes...I'd love to do a more in depth dive on it sometime, but I don't exactly have access to music history archives here.

Oh, and since that photo has been taken I've added a U.S. Army issued 1898 bugel, and a King 500 series cornet to the collection.  The King's are both lent to students in the local community who don't have the financial ability to afford their own horn during the school year.

(And yes, the horns were named.  Lindsey is the brass King trumpet.  Kimi is the silver Bach.  Riel is the Korot.  The bugel isn't named - if I named it, it would be Liberty for obvious reasons.  The King cornet is Fiora.)

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i played as a first chair trombone for four years throughout school, but two years ago i bought an electric guitar i haggled down in price from a creepy old guy at a festival.

recently replaced its strings with power slinkys

im getting kind of good at it, but i wish i could afford some effect pedals. you just dont get that professional oomf in a guitar without them 😥

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20 hours ago, cowboy said:

effect pedals. you just dont get that professional oomf in a guitar without them 

I'm kind of in the same boat. I have a wah pedal, but really want something like a delay and a chorus.
Also a distortion pedal, to get that extra oomf you mentioned. The gain in the amps is nice, but I want to get a little extra 'bite'.

What is the guitar you got?

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@cowboy @dirudiru I recently bought a distortion pedal from a local music shop for roughly $100, so they aren't too terribly priced. There's always online used products too.

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@Seshi yall think a hundred bucks isn't "terribly priced?" no offense but ive just been struggling to get one of those $25 off-brand ones. im poor

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