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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by jeleopard, Oct 22, 2012.
I play some drum kit (recreationally), snare (drumline), and clarinet.
Played drums for over 10 years in bands before picking up the guitar again.
So in addition to soprano and tenor saxophone--which I've been playing for roughly 6 months now and getting pretty damn good at--I've recently also picked up valvle and slide trombone. I've been playing both of those for about a month and a half now. I think I prefer woodwinds to brass at the moment, but I have far more experience with woodwinds having played alto sax in middle school as well.
also dabble in drums and keyboard.
I play the violin and mandolin. I have always wanted to learn keyboards, but my right hand fingers won't play along!
It's funny- went through a lot of time not playing keys but more guitar- found my bassline playing got a lot sharper than my lead synth!!
Well, I'm a guitarist and a drummer (12 and 16 years, respectively). But since we're talking outside of that, I dabble with the keyboard a bit. Usually just atmospheric/ambient stuff; nothing crazy. I'm definitely no Jordan Rudess.
Clarinet, piano, bass, mandolin, drums
Edit: Though it's not an instrument you can hold I've sang in a few music festivals.
I've been playing mandolin for some time now,and,all joking aside,SOME banjo,lol. I've had a hard on for the cello for a long time,so that may be next.
I noodle around pretty often on drums, but i'm no drummer by any means.
I also like to sing when it's possibile, but again just for fun
I primary play guitar and sing but I picked up drums and bass throughout the years to have a better understanding of their roles in music. I've been playing drums now for 12 years in guess. Over the last year I've been experimenting with a one-man band project. Here is a link if you'd like to check it out. Great thread. Thanks.
i started playing music with drums, and i still play them, been goin on 7 years now. i'm wayy better at that than i am guitar by all means.
i also dabble in bass when needed
but i still suck at everything wayyy more than being good
Im near 35 now, Ive been playing drums, bass and singing since I was 13, guitar since I was 12. I play drums at a pretty high level, I would say a higher level than my guitar playing even but that will change as I decided to put focus on guitar being that I hit that point in drumming where to get to where I really wanted to be I would have had to dedicate hours every day to it which I dont want to do. Guitar is a lot easier to dedicate hours and hours to everyday because I can do it at home and while doing other things so I made the change. Bass, well, I dunno, I have a bass, I record bass and occasionally play bass jamming with friends but its not a main instrument. Vocals are something Ive also put a lot of time towards over the years and still do. Piano will be a project later in life but for now I just mess around on a midi keyboard when I need a simple part for a song. I am also looking to learn a little mandolin and banjo eventually.
I started out playing flute, then stopped in favor of guitar because the flute wasn't exciting me any more. I recently picked up a cheap flute and made another go of it, with the same results. I just don't really enjoy playing wind instruments.
However, I do play a fairly mean banjo.
I only play guitar and do some backing vocals but I really wanna learn to play the piano. I just don't have the space for one right now.
Well, electric-guitar is my main instrument and my seconds are bass and drums.
But I can cheat on loads of other instruments too, mandolin, banjo, lapsteel, ukulele, piano, etc.
Got no particular influences, just the fiddling around on instruments Im not familiar with is really fun haha!
.. especially the ones that you can drive people insane with!
But piano is probably the one that's the answer here, I've always liked that instrument and I want to learn
it properly someday.. but I know the basics and such wich I learnt in school, so I've played for about 4 years
or something now if you can count that in!
EDIT: Oh, and Im a pretty good backing-vocalist too!
As a child, I took lessons and played piano for about five years, played clarinet for a year, then switched to guitar.
I just picked up an Alesis Q25 which I'm using on a new song composition.
I dabble in various woodwinds. I have a concert flute and a pretty large collection of nice wooden recorders and fifes, a student clarinet, a bagpipe practice chanter, and a few other little flutes and whistles I've picked up. I'm not very good though, never took lessons or anything.
Can you talk a bit more about making/maintaining reeds? I have a sax player friend, and I was floored when I learned that mouthpieces could cost hundreds of dollars. He also was extremely particular about reeds.