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Play an instrument?

Postby Mizora » Tue May 18, 2010 11:40 am

I was wondering if anyone here played a musical instrument.
I play the piano which is probably the most common instrument here. Anyone else?
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby ILiveForTheDay » Tue May 18, 2010 4:30 pm

Yeah, I play the piano too. I also do the recorder (Every one except the Great Bass. I can do the sopranino, the descant, the treble/alto, the tenor and the bass)
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby Kitsy » Tue May 18, 2010 7:50 pm

I started piano last year, so I'm about a Grade 2 now :D I really wish I could've learnt an instrument when I was young, but my parents said no so I had to start when I was 17 :(
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby crystal_clear » Tue May 18, 2010 10:58 pm

Your parents said no to you learning an instrument?!

My parents MADE me take piano. I quit a few years ago and have sub sequently forgotten everything I learned. I was maybe a level two or three. Not much, but still better than I am now. I really wish I had stuck with it.

I can play flute, but I'm also not in band anymore. I learned a bit of guitar as well, but yeah. I'm not great at any of it :/
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby MuriUmbrielCordeliaN » Tue May 18, 2010 11:52 pm

I play the clarinet (two years in a week or two. :D ), which doesn't seem to be as common as I thought it was...I might try playing the oboe or flute or some other woodwind; apparently doubling up on instruments helps get you scholarships.
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby I rock » Wed May 19, 2010 1:57 pm

I play the keyboard! It's almost like a piano, I guess
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby ILiveForTheDay » Wed May 19, 2010 8:18 pm

I rock wrote:I play the keyboard! It's almost like a piano, I guess


Well I guess the finger/hand/notes are the same, but for me, playing on a keyboard is a totally different experiance to the piano, it's almost a different instrument to my fingers.

I'm surprised your parents said no Kitsy, my parents got me playing as soon as I turned nine, and although I am terrified of my teacher (he's an amazing teacher. . .just prone to bad moods XD) I now really enjoy it. I did my grade 6 in spring and was pretty happy with how everything turned out.

Speaking of music I really need to practise. . . it's just the last four bars that I can't get :angry:
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby Chitiliti » Wed May 19, 2010 10:15 pm

I played flute for 4 years and then quit band. I can still play I just don't usually.

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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby Lime Yay » Thu May 20, 2010 12:04 am

Hm, it depends how you define "play."

My first instrument was violin. I played it for a couple years, and I remember loving it. I don't remember anything about how to play it, though :P.

Then was piano. I've done introductory piano about three times. Never got much further, so I don't know if that counts as "play" although I know the notes and fool around on a piano often enough.

Then I learned alto saxophone. Clarinet. Trumpet. Baritone. Trombone.

Winds are all very similar, so I think I can realistically say that I can, and do, play all those.

I haven't played anything so much since I moved, though. And I don't think I could hit high notes on a trumpet anymore, so maybe not trumpet. And I don't own a baritone, so even though I could pick it up and play quite a bit, I no longer have the resources.

This summer I will learn bassoon.

I've always wanted to learn guitar/piano so I could sing and play at the same time, but guitar hurts your fingers, and piano is... hard? I don't like playing with my hands uncoordinated, and reading two lines at once. :P

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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby FoalysGirl » Thu May 20, 2010 1:28 am

I started with the Piano when I was really young. Like in grade 5 or something. I then switched to the flute when I was in middle school. I switched again when I was in grade 10 to the tenor sax, which I stayed on to play for three years. Mostly I sing. (Yes, vocals are considered an instrument.)
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby Mere Reflection » Thu May 20, 2010 10:52 pm

I play flute but everyone elso in my family plays piano (i have unatureally short fingers) I think ive played 4 nearly three years! :laughing:
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby Lightbulb621 » Fri May 21, 2010 2:14 am

Haha I swear there's a topic for this, but covered in dust. XD

Yeahh, I started that topic. :P:P

Mm, I've been playing the piano forevers. D: And I get to quit this year. YAYAYAY. Yeah...I don't really like it that much. I love learning pieces by myself though, just not with a teacher.
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby Mizora » Sun May 23, 2010 6:59 am

Lightbulb621 wrote:Mm, I've been playing the piano forevers. D: And I get to quit this year. YAYAYAY. Yeah...I don't really like it that much.

You don't like piano? That's weird. I love it!
Lightbulb621 wrote: I love learning pieces by myself though, just not with a teacher.

Learning the pieces are such a pain. I get sore in my back and neck from leaning over the piano and the notes are so confusing. But it's awesome when you finally do learn it. Especially when you can play it without any mistakes. I just learnt a piece called Study in A minor for my music exam. It sounds like this:
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Only that's on the accordion. It sounds slightly different on the piano.
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby ILiveForTheDay » Sun May 23, 2010 12:55 pm

Mizora wrote:
Lightbulb621 wrote:Mm, I've been playing the piano forevers. D: And I get to quit this year. YAYAYAY. Yeah...I don't really like it that much.

You don't like piano? That's weird. I love it!
Lightbulb621 wrote: I love learning pieces by myself though, just not with a teacher.

Learning the pieces are such a pain. I get sore in my back and neck from leaning over the piano and the notes are so confusing. But it's awesome when you finally do learn it. Especially when you can play it without any mistakes. I just learnt a piece called Study in A minor for my music exam. It sounds like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBptcUe5gI
-That's not me by the way.
I also have to learn Gavotta. It sounds like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkK6t7f41fs
Only that's on the accordion. It sounds slightly different on the piano.


What grade is that? I can swore either I've played it before or one of my friends has . . .

And yeah, I love it when you finally get a piece and you just sit and play. I did that this morning :laughing: I've finally finished my Prelude. :laughing:
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Re: Play an instrument?

Postby Kitsy » Sun May 23, 2010 7:36 pm

crystal_clear wrote:Your parents said no to you learning an instrument?!

My parents MADE me take piano. I quit a few years ago and have sub sequently forgotten everything I learned. I was maybe a level two or three. Not much, but still better than I am now. I really wish I had stuck with it.

I can play flute, but I'm also not in band anymore. I learned a bit of guitar as well, but yeah. I'm not great at any of it :/



I think it was because we couldn't really afford it back then, or they thought I was just going through a phase as kids do. I just wish wish wish wish I could've started earlier. I also wish that I hadn't had to quit ballet at the age of 9 :( but that's a different story xD
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