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What other instruments do you play?

Postby simonli2575 » 21 May 2013 08:31

Since I haven't seen a thread like this, plus apparently the search engine disallows me to search for threads with "instruments" because the keyword's too common, I've decided to make a thread.

So, aside from making music on your computer, do you play any instruments? If so, have you taken exams?

For me, I've been playing the piano since primary school and took an ABRSM Grade 8 Piano Exam on 11th April this year, and I got a pass with distinction.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Alycs » 21 May 2013 08:40

HEY, another RCM person. I'm currently working on level 10 (I'm doing all the harder (hahaha, actually its all easy stuff [except advanced harmony; screw that]) theory this summer)

But I currently play piano the best, but I'm proficient in pretty much all the brass instruments (my parents both originally went to college for trumpet/french horn and trombone), most of the orchestral strings (violin, cello, bass, harp), a few of the wood winds (recorder, clarinet). And I have basic knowledge (I consider primer to be "I can play the whole tune of 'Ode to Joy' in tempo") of saxophone, tuba, autoharp and guitar.

Sadly, I only have been able to buy a trumpet, trombone, recorder, and guitar (which I'm still learning) and don't get a chance to practice a lot of them frequently enough to stay in top shape.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 21 May 2013 10:24

I play thumb piano...

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Kind of...

butireallyneedtolearn/buyaninstrumentbecauseofanelectivecourseimtakingnextyear:P
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby LoreRD » 21 May 2013 11:23

Haven't taken any exams, but I've played drums for over 7 (lessons for about 5) years and piano for about 10 and a half years (still have lessons).
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Lying Pink » 21 May 2013 11:30

Flute, pic, alto sax. Between 11 and 15 years' experience each, if I remember correctly.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Magnitude Zero » 21 May 2013 13:17

I've played trombone for about 10 years. Currently learning piano and looking into getting a cello.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Nine Volt » 21 May 2013 13:31

Played trombone for about 3 years and guitar for 1. So nothing major.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby JSynth » 21 May 2013 13:40

I played the drums from 6th-12th grade.
I have been playing the guitar for 3 years.
I use my keyboard more than anything, but I wouldn't call myself a pianist.
Sometimes I pick up my bass or ukulele for fun.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby S.P.P » 21 May 2013 14:30

I've played guitar for nearly 9 years, and bass for about 4 (they're actually totally different to play, for all the "it's the same thing!" guys). I also started singing about 3 years ago. I'm now taking keyboard lessons via college, and I can sorta play my girlfriends ukulele, if you want to count either of those as something I can play, hehe.
Also, I haven't taken a single lesson ever so I'm quite proud of myself.

Maybe a "Looking for an instrumentalist?" Thread could be made similar to the vocalist one? Y'never know - somebody might need one!
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby TheMalenEst » 21 May 2013 14:34

I've been playing guitar for twelve years ^_^ i started when i was 5 years old. But i have never been taking any classes :/
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Lying Pink » 21 May 2013 15:08

PYR3LIGHT wrote:Maybe a "Looking for an instrumentalist?" Thread could be made similar to the vocalist one? Y'never know - somebody might need one!
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 21 May 2013 15:25

Oh yeah, durr, I played viola for a year. I hated it. (The viola sounds awful IMO) So I quit. Then I forgot how to play it. And how to read music...
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Nine Volt » 21 May 2013 15:36

I learned how to read music during guitar classes (no tabs for me :3) and solidified that knowledge during EM class when I had to use Finale. I quit trombone mostly because my band teacher was an ass and thus discouraged me (unintentionally) from continuing with band. I would've chosen guitar over continuing band though.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Motivfs » 21 May 2013 15:46

Only played drums for about 6 years, still have my drum set hiding in my house, but I haven't touched it since grade 12.

Other than that, it's all been synthesized music for me, I wish I took piano, or guitar or something like that before....
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby topitmunkeydog » 21 May 2013 15:47

I play the piano pretty well. I still take lessons but I decided with my teacher to just ditch the traditional learning methods so I just play whatever. I guess I'm pretty good, but there's some stuff I need to work on.
I can play like five or six chords on the Ukulele. And I know how to play stuff on the penny whistle.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Genkar » 21 May 2013 19:47

I play percussion, for both curricular, and recreational purposes. I can also play piano horribly and plan on learning how to play my guitar over the summer, but other than that, I'm primarily a percussionist.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Ocular » 21 May 2013 21:01

I switch instruments a lot. I played guitar for about 4 years and drums for almost 6. I started guitar when I was 8 and quit when I was 12. I started playing drums when I was 9 or 10 and I still play those. I've always played bass just for fun.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 21 May 2013 21:24

A few melodies in my tracks are played by me (then quantized and tweaked).

I can play piano a little, no real training, I just kinda fiddle to teach myself.

Also, I strummed a guitar once.

It broke.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby S.P.P » 22 May 2013 03:34

Hey, a couple of people keep saying they want to learn to play guitar / they suck at guitar .. I know it's technically the wrong forum but if anybody would like any lessons or tips, feel free to add me on Skype and I'd love to help out :3
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby ganondox » 28 May 2013 08:56

Piano, guitar, violin, and recorder, I suck at all of those to various degrees. The thing I'm the best at is singing, and I'm by no means great at that.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby K3WRO » 29 May 2013 01:40

Brass Boy over here, Played Tuba in band for 2 years, trombone for 4, trumpet for 3 and the Euphonium

I also played piano for around 6 years and once played shamisen, but I forgot how to play it
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby CaptainFluffatun » 29 May 2013 01:51

Played trumpet in 5th grade

As far as things I play to this day, I've been playing guitar for six years, and piano for two. Getting a cello soon!
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby Conchetupony » 01 Jun 2013 00:11

simonli2575 wrote:So, aside from making music on your computer, do you play any instruments?

I make music on my computer, with my instruments. >:/

I play guitar and bass. Self taught, so no exams of any sort. I'd love to learn drums.
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby PropellerEscape » 01 Jun 2013 13:39

I've been playing guitar for about 6 years, and also played a bit of clarinet for about 3 :3
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Re: What other instruments do you play?

Postby cyrricky » 01 Jun 2013 13:59

Piano, some violin, and I'm fairly fluent with recorder.
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