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I've always wanted to learn piano and acoustic guitar, but my music skills aren't much.
I played the piano as a kid. I still have the piano in my mancave. Every once in a while I sit down and dink around with it a little, but I have lost so much over the years that my playing is not even recognizable anymore.
I took lessons as a kid, but just couldn't get into it. It's always been my favorite to listen to, though. We always had one in our house because my mom likes to play, but she won't play in front of anyone, so she never taught me. She's weird like that, I guess.
That's not weird at all. I used to play in front of people all the time, but with the lack of practice over the years and the lapse in my skills I no longer play for anyone but me. I have been asked to play but I always decline.
Do you read music as well? I think she just plays by ear. There's a word for that. Suzuki or something, but I think that's a car brand.
I played the trombone in middle school (heard all the jokes, save it) and was one of the 2-3 best players on campus at the time. I was invited to numerous honor bands but continually turned them down, until the last opportunity at NIEBA. Had a great time and really wished I had done it earlier because I met a lot of cool people, but that was back when I was too shy to go to these type of things often. I quit playing after 8th grade because I was honestly scared of marching band and being forced into that. I also never practiced, literally never practiced my music. I would see it for the first time during lesson and really had no passion to improve myself. I also played in a Jazz band which was pretty competitive to get into and also fun. Kinda wish I stuck with it now, band in college actually sounds fun and I think I could have made it.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
You ever pick up a sax? I have no idea if those 2 could translate into playing the other, but I could listen to the saxophone all day.
Love me some Maceo Parker and that guy can flat out play the sax like I've never heard.
Also want to say that I have goofed around on the trumpet we have, I'm not great but it does sound like I know how to play. I also own a bass guitar, but am awful at it.
Nope, and I can only read music in bass clef. But yeah, the sax is one sexy sounding pipe.
No doubt. You'll probably appreciate this. Most incredible concert I've seen live with how these guys were so in sync on their respective horns.
Maceo Parker,Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Elis performing Marvin Gaye's song "Let's get it on".
Played drums for about seven years. Been 7 since I played though too
I pick a little. Never great but almost competent.
Before there was space or time there was rock and roll.
I had 4-5 years of piano lessons. I've pretty much lost all of it. I was never really that great at piano because I refused to count and just played by feel. I can't read music at full speed; I pretty much have to memorize sheet music to play it well. I can plunk out a melody by ear, and that's about all I do anymore.
I also played the drums through my sophomore year of HS. Again, never counted, but I was pretty decent. For SW Iowa Honor Marching Band, I got to go to the '95 Fiesta Bowl and see Kordell Stewart and company tromp the crap out of Notre Dame. Saw Rashaan Salaam's Heisman trophy which was cool. I also had a trap set, but I really wasn't that great at that.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
That's pretty dang impressive.
Me 'n several of my buds started a garage band in early 1965. I played Lead Guitar, Blues Harp, Tambourine and even Recorder on one or two songs. Played for money for about 11 years, but quit to try and become an intellectual businessman. Still trying to get that right 37 years later. I still play nonsense songs for the grand kids, who like to sing along. I have to watch it though, as they love it when I insert naughty limericks. Their parents - my daughters and my wife, don't dig that at ALL!
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Yes I can read music, but not like I used to. It's like anything else, if you don't do it all the time you lose the ability. I also play by ear.
I played the radio.
gotta upvote this for the lulz.
I played the trombone in school, but played in bands from the time I was 14 until my mid-20's. I started out on bass, then played keyboards. When I finally got fed up and quit playing, I started doing sound and lighting, worked lights for some local bands and at UNI, spent a summer as the monitor man/stage tech for The Litterer Band and later did lights in Southern California for a few different bands. I have worked shows at The Roxy and The Whisky on the strip and the old Marquee in Orange County.
I picked up the guitar in my 40's. I suck, but it's just for fun at this point anyway.
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
Music is way more fun when it's for passion only. As long as you enjoy it, the people listening can too.
I wanted to play drums in 6th grade, but we had too many drummers so I picked up an alto sax and they quickly moved me to a baritone sax. I played through 8th grade, and only did that because my mom wouldn't let me quit after 7th (teacher ruined it for me). Always wanted to learn guitar or drums, but don't really have the time to do it.
Guitar, trumpet, piano and a bit of drums.
I thought so
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I am really limited by lack of dexterity. It is a whole different game picking up something like the guitar later in life vs. learning when you are young (unless you are gifted, which I am not). But I do enjoy it and rock out by myself, playing along to cd's and the like. I even picked up an inexpensive bass to jam along on tunes with as well. It is therapy.
I played the quads in high school (also known as tenor drum)...I was pretty decent.
I also played (mainly past tense) guitar a lot back then, too. I was decent, but nothing great. My fellow students loved it because I could play the popular songs and made me feel great about my playing. Then I went to college and hung out with some REAL musicians and was humbled quickly. Nowadays I play a little bit, but it's all just for fun. I haven't played electric in years though...it's all acoustic. I need to get my half stack back in working order and wail one of these days.
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