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Title: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Deprogrammed on January 03, 2009, 06:08:40 PM
guitar, a little piano
-DP
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: 3xsaSeedling on January 03, 2009, 06:54:56 PM
I whistle.. ::)

 :roflmao:  
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: psy on January 03, 2009, 09:56:23 PM
I used to play the cello.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Anonymous on January 03, 2009, 10:25:32 PM
Quote from: "3xsaSeedling"
I whistle.. ::)  
I'll bet you're a good whistler, 3xs; you just seem like you'd be a good whistler.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: firstresponder on January 05, 2009, 04:52:49 AM
drum set, quad toms, cymbals, pretty much any precession instruments.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Anonymous on January 12, 2009, 11:22:10 PM
Quote from: "3xsaSeedling"
I whistle.. ::)

 :roflmao:  

I also am an avid whistler, and quite good. Here are some things I would like to tell you about whistling. First, it is useful if you can obtain a brass instrument, and some instruction on the use of it. The reason for this is that the musculature required and the workout of your air and embouchure (the use of your mouth parts to produce sound) is great for whistling. You will find an increase almost exponential in the power of your own instrument to produce clear and effective sound with even minimal regular practice of the brass instrument. Second it is useful to have knowledge of music notation, or, recording device. Because whistling is inspired and impromptu, one may come up with clever original sequences which are forgotten by memory. It is my suspecting that with early and thorough musical training so many more of us would become accomplished composers of great musics. One reason I will tell you this is that a good number, exact number unknown, of the more complex musical scores of symphonies by recognized major composers have as their basic melody a simple "folk" tune. In other words, somebody once whistled or hummed or put together a nice uncomplicated song and that song was effective in producing, eliciting, favorable sense and was passed along and entered a familiar lexicon, and at point one more knowledgable to compose complex harmony and melody enhancements did so until, whalla, you have a symphony and many many people are liking to hear it, to dance to it, to sing it as an operatic, to play it joined with other musicians to produce, from the original simple tune whistled by a good person in a moment of inspired revelry, quite complex pleasing sounds.

That being said, I would like now to have two further topics, one is, your favorite, or well known whistling tunes. For example, Andy Griffith theme song.

Next further topic is, what do you most like to whistle of other music.

I did read the introduction to this message forum, nevertheless, I consider whistling to be of seriousness and I see no reason for your little cartoon guy laughing upon your admission of your talent. If the moderator wishes to remove my serious post, all the better, as it is quite serious and therefore not within the guidelines for this message forum. Nevertheless may those who read be served with better appreciation in future for the art of whistling which has donated so much. Think of a whistle as an egg, laid by the chicken of the music you heard that you are whistling, that you are eating rather than killing the chicken. Or think of that tune you made up yourself as an egg, and what I mean by "undetermined source" is the, you know, fertilization of the egg in the chicken that laid it which is somehow your mind - but you didn't invent fertilization, did you - and with proper respect could hatch a chick that becomes a chicken of more complexity able to in subsequence hatch further eggs of enjoyment.

Now I will give you a quote that shows by its famousness that whistling has been and therefore is likely to remain an inestimable contributor to this and any society in which people have figured it out, that people are always eager to learn to whistle, or, once having learned, to help others to learn to whistle:

"Just put your lips together and blow."
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: 3xsaSeedling on January 25, 2009, 02:15:25 PM
ty, guest, for the info.
The   :roflmao:   was [email protected] 'crack' following my post. I was
anticipating that, so...

Fact is, I said 'whistle'   ( :notworthy:   you GO Mae)  which I
frequently do when I can't hit a note while singing along.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: try another castle on March 01, 2009, 05:11:23 AM
well... define "know"

I "know" how to play the banjo... as in.. I suck at the banjo, but I know how to make sounds come out of it that slightly resembles music.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Hedge on August 27, 2010, 12:30:03 AM
Guitar, in about the same level of proficiency as Try Another Castle "knows" the banjo.

Relatedly, I'd love to play the banjo someday! Am thinking 6-string, so I could transfer my mediocre guitar skills.  :birthday:
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: none-ya on August 27, 2010, 01:20:16 AM
Guitar.
Drums.
Some keys.
And a little harmonica.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Che Gookin on August 27, 2010, 03:33:33 AM
I wanna learn how to play the harmonica. Actually, that's a decent way to fill my upcoming winter where my downtime is going to nearly double.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Botched Programming on August 27, 2010, 08:14:56 AM
Mostly play bass guitar, am playing around a little with a mandolin, sounds pretty good with  Neil Young or Tom Petty... But picked up a digeridoo at a pawn shop... that thing drives the dog crazy as hell....  ::OMG::
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Alvasin on January 16, 2011, 10:42:21 AM
I know that very well that how to play guitar.I'm quite professional with this fantastic musical instrument.I have an extreme base guitar.And play it maximum time.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: none-ya on January 16, 2011, 02:18:45 PM
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Alvasin wrote:
"I know that very well that how to play guitar.I'm quite professional with this fantastic musical instrument.I have an extreme base guitar.And play it maximum time.


Sure i am that is i think not your first language is english? Right?
That is is think I dissagree. No?

Either that , or you're really a drummer
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: lonewolf on January 28, 2011, 11:29:48 PM
I can play the hell out of a guitar,,,and I like to play the blues
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: seamus on January 29, 2011, 05:11:22 AM
hmmm mandolin ,fiddle,(whf is a violin?) guitar Mostly slide ,Bass had 2 years of piano
 play pedal steel some, melodica ,pennywhiste,and am becoming a decent harp player.    Oh yeah I play the electric cowboy boot too.   Hers the real kicker though Im so fucking dyslexic THAT i CANNOT SIGHT READ A DAMN THING.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Froderik on January 29, 2011, 10:04:06 AM
I can sight read, but very, very slowly...despite my formal training in piano (two years, like you), I've never relied much on the printed note; I've always been a 'by ear' kind of learner when it comes to music. Can't play the violin or the fiddle (lol), or anything besides guitar, bass & keyboard (ok, maybe hammered dulcimer, just don't let me get behind the drum kit... lol) I've always admired those who can play wind instruments...
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: seamus on January 29, 2011, 07:08:34 PM
I have heard that  SUE- SUE plays both the skin flute and the mouth organ on a virtuoso level :rofl:
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Samara on January 30, 2011, 04:43:52 PM
Does Air guitar count?
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: heretik on January 30, 2011, 06:06:42 PM
Quote from: "Samara"
Does Air guitar count?

Well if Air guitar counts, I want my singing in the shower to count.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Cathie on June 21, 2011, 04:10:58 AM
Hi Deprogrammed,
I can play drums and flute very well and interested in learning how to play guitar.
Looking for some online classes from where I can learn how to play guitar. Does anyone knows of some good source?
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Froderik on June 24, 2011, 09:09:35 AM
Quote from: "Cathie"
Looking for some online classes from where I can learn how to play guitar. Does anyone knows of some good source?

http://www.guitarlessonsbyalex.com (http://www.guitarlessonsbyalex.com)
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: none-ya on June 25, 2011, 04:08:42 PM
HOW JAZZ WORKS
>From Bill Anschell's "A First- Timer's Guide to Jazz Jam Sessions"
(Copyright 2001, Bill Anschell)


Piano

Pianists are intellectuals and know-it-alls. They studied theory,
harmony and composition in college. Most are riddled with self-doubt. They are usually bald. They should have big hands, but often don't. They were social rejects as adolescents. They go home after the gig and play with toy soldiers. Pianists have a special love-hate relationship with singers. If you talk to the piano player during a break, he will condescend.


Bass

Bassists are not terribly smart. The best bassists come to terms with
their limitations by playing simple lines and rarely soloing. During the
better musical moments, a bassist will pull his strings hard and grunt like
an animal. Bass players are built big, with paws for hands, and they are
always bent over awkwardly. If you talk to the bassist during a break, you
will not be able to tell whether or not he's listening.


Drums

Drummers are radical. Specific personalities vary, but are always
extreme. A drummer might be the funniest person in the world, or the most psychotic, or the smelliest. Drummers are uneasy because of the many jokes about them, most of which stem from the fact that they aren't really musicians. Pianists are particularly successful at making drummers feel bad.
Most drummers are highly excitable; when excited, they play louder.
If you decide to talk to the drummer during a break, always be careful not
to sneak up on him.


Saxophone

Saxophonists think they are the most important players on stage.
Consequently, they are temperamental and territorial. They know all the
Coltrane and Bird licks but have their own sound, a mixture of Coltrane and Bird. They take exceptionally long solos, which reach a peak half way
through and then just don't stop. They practice quietly but audibly while
other people are trying to play. They are obsessed. Saxophonists sleep with
their instruments, forget to shower, and are mangy. If you talk to a
saxophonist during a break, you will hear a lot of excuses about his reeds.


Trumpet

Trumpet players are image-conscious and walk with a swagger. They are often former college linebackers. Trumpet players are very attractive to women despite the strange indentation on their lips. Many of them sing; misguided critics then compare them to either Louis Armstrong or Chet Baker depending whether they're black or white. Arrive at the session early, and you may get to witness the special trumpet game. The rules are play as loud and as high as possible. The winner is the one who plays loudest and highest. If you talk to a trumpet player during a break, he might confess that his favorite player is Maynard Ferguson, the merciless God of loud-high trumpeting.


Guitar

Jazz guitarists are never very happy. Deep inside they want to be rock
stars, but they're old and overweight. In protest, they wear their hair
long, prowl for groupies, drink a lot, and play too loud. Guitarists hate
piano players because they can hit ten notes at once, but guitarists make up for it by playing as fast as they can. The more a guitarist drinks, the
higher he turns his amp. Then the drummer starts to play harder, and the
trumpeter dips into his loud/high arsenal. Suddenly, the saxophonist's
universe crumbles, because he is no longer the most important player on
stage. He packs up his horn, nicks his best reed in haste, and storms out of
the room. The pianist struggles to suppress a laugh. If you talk to a
guitarist during the break he'll ask intimate questions about your
14-year-old sister.


Vocals

Vocalists are whimsical creations of the all-powerful jazz gods. They are
placed in sessions to test musicians' capacity for suffering. They are not
of the jazz world, but enter it surreptitiously. Example: a young woman is
playing minor roles in college - some local critic describes her singing as
"...jazzy." Voila! A star is born! Quickly she learns "My Funny
Valentine,""Summertime," and "Route 66." Her training complete, she embarks on a campaign of musical terrorism. Musicians flee from the bandstand as she approaches. Those who must remain feel the full fury of the jazz universe.
The vocalist will try to seduce you--and the rest of the audience-- by
making eye contact, acknowledging your presence, even talking to you between tunes. DO NOT FALL INTO THIS TRAP! Look away, make your distaste obvious.
Otherwise the musicians will avoid you during their breaks. Incidentally, if
you talk to a vocalist during a break, she will introduce you to her
"manager."


Trombone

The trombone is known for its pleading, voice-like quality. "Listen," it
seems to say in the male tenor range, "Why won't anybody hire me for a gig?"
Trombonists like to play fast, because their! notes become indistinguishable and thus immune to criticism. Most trombonists played trumpet in their early years, then decided they didn't want to walk around with a strange indentation on their lips. Now they hate trumpet players, who somehow get all the women despite this disfigurement. Trombonists are usually tall and lean, with forlorn faces. They don't eat much. They have to be very friendly, because nobody really needs a trombonist. Talk to a trombonist during a break and he'll ask you for a gig, try to sell you insurance, or offer to mow your lawn.


Picking the Tune

Every time a tune ends, someone has to pick a new one. That's a fundamental concept that, unfortunately, runs at odds with jazz group processes. Tune selection makes a huge difference to the musicians. They love to show off on tunes that feel comfortable, and they tremble at the threat of the unknown.
But to pick a tune is to invite close scrutiny "So this is how you sound at
your best. Hmm..." It's a complex issue with unpredictable outcomes.
Sometimes no one wants to pick a tune, and sometimes everyone wants to pick a tune. The resulting disagreements lead to faction-building and under extreme conditions even impromptu elections.
The politics of tune selection makes for some of the session's best entertainment.

Example 1: no one wants to pick a tune.
(previous tune ends- then silence)
Trumpet player: "What the f#@*? Is someone gonna to pick a tune?"
(silence)
Trumpet player: "This s%!* is lame. I'm outta here."
(Storms out of room, forgetting to pay tab)
rest of band (in unison): "Yes!!!"
(Band takes extended break, puts drinks on trumpet player's tab).

Example 2: Everyone wants to pick a tune, resulting in impromptu election and eventual tune selection.
(previous tune ends)
(pianist and guitarist simultaneously):"Beautiful Love!"/"Donna Lee!"
Guitarist to pianist: "You just want to play your fat, stupid ten-note chords!"
Pianist to guitarist: "You just want to play a lot of notes really fast!"
Saxophonist: "'Giant Steps'."(a treacherous Coltrane tune practiced
obsessively by saxophonists.)
Guitarist and pianist (together): "Go ahead, asshole."
Trumpet player: "This shit is lame. 'Night in Tunisia '." (a Dizzy
Gillespie tune offering bounteous opportunities for loud, high playing.)
Saxophonist: "Sorry, forgot my earplugs, Maynard."
(long, awkward silence)
Pianist, guitarist, saxophonist, trumpet player all turn to drummer:
"Your turn, Skinhead."
(drummer pauses to think of hardest possible tune; a time-tested drummer
ploy to punish real musicians who play actual notes.)
Drummer: "Stablemates."
Trumpet player: F#@* this! I'm outta here." (Storms out of room.
Bartender chases after him.)
(Band plays "Stablemates")
Trombonist: "Did someone forget to turn off the CD player?"

Not only are these disagreements fun to watch; they create tensions that
will last all through the night; as an educated audience member, you might
want to keep a flow chart diagramming the shifting alliances. You can also
keep statistics on individual tune-calling. Under no circumstances, though,
should you take sides or yell out song titles- things are complicated enough already.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: davidchatman on July 25, 2011, 02:34:30 AM
Guitar and saxophone.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: jsmorrison55 on August 04, 2011, 02:31:25 AM
been playing the guitar since i am 5. now i swtiched to playing drums because ifeel it to be more challenging and physically demanding.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Josilyn on August 16, 2011, 05:55:18 AM
I wanted to play violin when I was a kid but now when I'm a grown up person I prefer saxophone I find its sounds terrific.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: Xelebes on October 06, 2011, 03:11:52 PM
Played the viola in elementary.

Took choir in high school.

Make my own production on synthesisers and computers.  Yes, I make techno.
Title: Re: Music Instrument that you know how to play
Post by: none-ya on October 06, 2011, 04:32:02 PM
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X wrote;
"Yes, I make techno."

Takes a lot of guts to admit to that.I hope someday you can move past it.
Maybe there's a program somewhere...........