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dracotuni

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« on: 02 Oct 2005, 16:46 »

what instrument and/or band do you play in?

for me: i play the french horn (shut up, it's a COOL instrument to play when you're good at it) and i play for my highschool's wind ensemble (highest band)

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« Reply #1 on: 02 Oct 2005, 16:56 »

HURR HURR BAND CAMP HURR PIE HURR

Anyway

Guitar, harmonica, bodhran. I can play the keyboard/piano a bit, but only if someone tells me where middle C is. I can probably still play the flute and recorder.
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« Reply #2 on: 02 Oct 2005, 16:57 »

Learning to play guitar.
Plan to learn drums in the future.
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« Reply #3 on: 02 Oct 2005, 16:57 »

Used to be able to play: French horn, trumpet, saxamaphone (back in middle school, so I've totally forgotten everything more or less)

Still play: guitar, some bass
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« Reply #4 on: 02 Oct 2005, 16:59 »

completely devoid of any musical talent.

Tried to play the drums but found I couldn't keep time.
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« Reply #5 on: 02 Oct 2005, 16:59 »

Sometimes I play bass,  sometimes I play trumpet.  Sometimes I even play with other people.

But mostly, I just play with myself.
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« Reply #6 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:01 »

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yeah, that is kinda the point of drums
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« Reply #7 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:05 »

Anyone play the theremin?  'Cause those things are totally fucking awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:06 »

The question I really want to ask is, do samplers, synthesisers, sequencers and whatnot count as instruments in your guys estimation?

I make most of my musics with those things.
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« Reply #9 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:06 »

bass guitar
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dracotuni

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« Reply #10 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:11 »

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what the heck is a "theremin"? i've never heard of that.

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no, i don't think they do, but that's just my opinion
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« Reply #11 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:14 »

a thermin is an electronic instrument that creates sound via feedback from its electro-magnetic field. I believe. Possibly.
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« Reply #12 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:19 »

Yeah.  

A) It sounds totally awesome

and

B) It looks hella impressive when it's played live.
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« Reply #13 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:25 »

There used to be a guy in Melbourne who dressed up in a robot suit and busked with a small theremin.
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« Reply #14 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:28 »

Rocket Science make good use of a theremin on there early stuff
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« Reply #15 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:40 »

I used to play clarinet, play tenor saxophone currently, and am learning to play guitar. It's really difficult to practice when I have to work around both school and work. I'm probably going to take it up more seriously during the summer.
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« Reply #16 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:41 »

Isn't playing a Theremin mainly a matter of owning a Theremin?

I'd like to make one. It's much, much cheaper than buying one.
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sp2

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« Reply #17 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:44 »

I think it sort of depends on how you want to play it.  I mean,  you can get sound out of it no matter what, but maintaining the right pitches and volume and such is much more difficult.
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« Reply #18 on: 02 Oct 2005, 17:56 »

Guitar. I used to play violin when I was younger. I'm also in a band with some other people.

I'm suppose to play a song or two soon at my school's art..thingy.
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« Reply #19 on: 02 Oct 2005, 18:03 »

First learnt to play violin when I was a little 'un, then learnt clarinet to a fairly proficient level. Can get a few scales out on trumpet, oboe and maybe alto and soprano sax if I'm having a good day. These days I only really play guitar (acoustic, for preference, although banging out a drunken rendition of Voodoo Chile on my best mate's Strat the other night was a lot of fun) and a tiny bit of piano when I'm in the mood.

I also play the fool. And DJ a little bit too.
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dracotuni

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« Reply #20 on: 02 Oct 2005, 18:29 »

everyone seems to play a lot of instruments here... feel kinda untalented now. guess i like to just get really good at the one instrument i play (french horn)
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« Reply #21 on: 02 Oct 2005, 18:36 »

Hey, don't feel down.  You can always play with yourself.
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« Reply #22 on: 02 Oct 2005, 19:07 »

i play acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, electric guitar, violin, piano, tener saxophone, baritone saxophone, banjo, classical guitar, bass guitar, slide guitar...

i think that's it
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« Reply #23 on: 02 Oct 2005, 19:13 »

I can play guitar. Or at least I could the last time I picked mine up…

Also theremins ftw!

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« Reply #24 on: 02 Oct 2005, 19:26 »

Guitar, bass, A tad bit of harmonica, violin, banjo, and mandolin. I totally kick ass.
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« Reply #25 on: 02 Oct 2005, 19:28 »

What does FTW mean?
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« Reply #26 on: 02 Oct 2005, 19:34 »

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For The Win. Sort of like 'w00t', and equally widespread among MMORPG geeks.
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« Reply #27 on: 02 Oct 2005, 20:14 »

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I'd like to make one. It's much, much cheaper than buying one.

Actually, some friends of mine got thier shit together and put one together. Only cost them $50. It sounded terrible, as they lacked both the ability and energy to tune it properly. So yes, I have in fact played a Theramin.
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« Reply #28 on: 02 Oct 2005, 20:23 »

I can play a piano... only boring, classical stuff, though.
I can also play my fingernails, which annoys the hell out of most people.
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« Reply #29 on: 02 Oct 2005, 20:25 »

I have been offered a used Moog theramin for 100 U.S. money. Unfortunately, I have no moneys right now. But yes, theramins ftw indeed.

I play guitar, and to some degree, bass, balalika, and keyboards. I can play pretty much any stringed instrument put in front of me. I am totally horrid at drums and anything involving my mouth (hurr sexjoke hurrrr) including singing.

@Khar: If you are really good with them, mixers and such are fair-play as instruments.
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« Reply #30 on: 02 Oct 2005, 20:56 »

$100 for a Moog theremin.  Sheesh.  You should FIND the money.  It's totally worth it.
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« Reply #31 on: 02 Oct 2005, 21:21 »

Accordian, mini chord organ.

And no worries about french horn; didn't John Entswhile play that as well? Someone from the Who did.
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« Reply #32 on: 02 Oct 2005, 21:30 »

I play Bass guitar like a mofo, and regular guitar passingly.
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« Reply #33 on: 02 Oct 2005, 23:50 »

i have not encountered an instrument i cannot make sounds on. all wind instruments   i've tried i can keep in tune, too. although on metal flutes i've never been able to get rid of that double-tone thing.

used to play guitar, but decided to quit when every other person i knew (at the time) played it too.

tried to teach myself drums (back when i worked in a music store, mostly just to pass the time), which worked ok, but then just kinda quit. bugging my little brother (probably gonna be perc major, he is, or at least a minor) into re-teaching me.

i have a collection of wooden flutes that i love. my favourites are mayan panpipes, a bird call thingy, dragon whistle i got at georgia renfest, and a bali flute.

i've been working on the 'pipes for several years now, and when i go out to my friend clayton's farm to practice with him his goats go nuts because we make more obnoxious (and louder!) noise than them. i have to say i am pretty good, too. although i haven't practised in a while, as my set needs a new bag. (made in peru, in the thirties! ftw!)

played trumpet for more than ten years. i love my trumpet. i'm definitely considering getting it as another minor. i play trumpet a lot. i am kickass! right now i am playing with the marching band.
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HURR HURR BAND CAMP HURR PIE HURR
yes. in my experience it is quite like that. mostly because of pot, but yes.

do turntables count as instruments?
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« Reply #34 on: 02 Oct 2005, 23:57 »

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For The Win. Sort of like 'w00t', and equally widespread among MMORPG geeks.


So all who use FTW should be branded as geeks. Gotcha. :0
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« Reply #35 on: 03 Oct 2005, 00:09 »

Instrument, followed by how good I am on it on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being Eric Clapton, 1 being the dude at the guitar shop who plays "Smoke on the Water".

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« Reply #36 on: 03 Oct 2005, 00:23 »

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For The Win. Sort of like 'w00t', and equally widespread among MMORPG geeks.


So all who use FTW should be branded as geeks. Gotcha. :0


In punk circles it means "Fuck The World". I've never heard For The Win till now. They both work I guess... but I prefer Fuck The World.

I play guitar well, bass ok, keyboard badly and I program ok. A friend of mine made his own theramin for about $150NZ so that's about $70US. It's not too difficult either, I believe there are tutorials on the web?
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« Reply #37 on: 03 Oct 2005, 01:56 »

I have a harmonica, but don't know where to start learning how to play it.

One day, I wanna make a guitar. (electric, I'm no carpenter.)
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« Reply #38 on: 03 Oct 2005, 02:05 »

I play(ed) drums, but I'm not great. I'm hella good  with a recorder though. I can't read notes, but I can listen to a song one time, and a minute later I'll be able to play it on the recorder, in 2 different ways, if applicable. Recorders rock!

Also, would "voice" be considered an instrument? Everybody sings :)
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« Reply #39 on: 03 Oct 2005, 03:05 »

I play drums, and I want to learn bass, guitar and saxophone sometime.
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« Reply #40 on: 03 Oct 2005, 04:02 »

I miss my pianner.
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« Reply #41 on: 03 Oct 2005, 05:28 »

Bass guitar is my weapon of choice. Oh yess...

Even though i never play sober.
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« Reply #42 on: 03 Oct 2005, 05:58 »

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« Reply #43 on: 03 Oct 2005, 06:31 »

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Yeah.  

A) It sounds totally awesome

and

B) It looks hella impressive when it's played live.


itīs also incredibly hard to play.

i play

- electric guitar
- bass guitar
- melodica
- the puter ( i mean, i can program a fm or a substractive synth. i can produce and i can use a sequencer)

want to learn piano, keyboard, and drums. and anything.
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« Reply #44 on: 03 Oct 2005, 09:20 »

I play drums and have been for like the past 8 or 9 years, which is also the timespan I've had weekly lessons for. So I figure I'm quite okay.

I'm trying to teach myself bass and guitar, but my fingers are too stupid for guitar and I play bass solely as a rhythm instrument so the stuff I play is usually full of triplets and crap and not as melodic.

I don't play in a band because getting a practice room is impossible here unless you feel like shelling out 100 bucks / month. Which I don't have.
Also, most bands here are either stupid punk bands or emo bands (no need for a descriptive adjective here). I'ld rather play on my own than play in any of these bands.
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« Reply #45 on: 03 Oct 2005, 10:41 »

I play guitar and sing.
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« Reply #46 on: 03 Oct 2005, 11:23 »

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I have a harmonica, but don't know where to start learning how to play it.


You just blow.

Seriously.

Well, ok, you need to have some grasp of music, and there's lot's of little techniques.

http://www.harmonicalessons.com/beginner.html seems a pretty decent place to start.

Also worth checking it's a decent harmonica btw. I have a decent one I can actually play recognisable songs on, and a POS tuned to some random and inhuman scale which I can just about play some generic hornpipes and whatnot on. I don't knock it though. I took it to a beach party on friday and busked for booze, fags and pretty much anything else. Got a good haul too.
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« Reply #47 on: 03 Oct 2005, 11:29 »

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Also, would "voice" be considered an instrument? Everybody sings :)


When I open my mouth, the last thing you'd call that is "music."  Some of us are just not talented in that department.

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All the more reason to learn.
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« Reply #48 on: 03 Oct 2005, 12:55 »

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Also, would "voice" be considered an instrument? Everybody sings :)


When I open my mouth, the last thing you'd call that is "music."  Some of us are just not talented in that department.

Some of us are not talented on their instrument, yet play it anyway, because it's fun. To me, that's what music's all about :)

Spiff: I thought "emo" ifself was the negatively-descriptive adjective? :P
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« Reply #49 on: 03 Oct 2005, 13:22 »

Let me put it this way.  I would not sing in a band.  I do sing loudly alone in the car while I'm pounding music at the highest possible music setting.
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