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Gamblour.

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« on: September 11, 2005, 10:44:56 PM »
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Who here's a musician? What do you play? How long?

I've played drums for 8 years, bass for 6, guitar for 2. I was in band throughout middle/high school and know a good bit about drum corps and classical and theory. Not too much though.

It's a basic question, and I couldn't find any topics about it.
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2005, 10:46:08 PM »
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i've played drums for 9 years, but i havent played much in the past 4.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2005, 11:15:57 PM »
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I've played guitar for about eleven years, and play (with varying degrees of ineptitude) bass, piano, mandolin, sitar, and harmonica.  I'm like Beck, minus all the extra talent.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2005, 11:31:44 PM »
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i played the guitar but it all ended tragically at a contest in front of my mom. i think my problem was that i started too old.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2005, 11:33:25 PM »
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I've been playing bass for 2 years, but didn't really apply myself the first year... So just one year on that, I would say.  I like making techno... not just pasting loops, but dissecting them, restructuring the beats... making it more complicated.

I don't really call myself a musician because I know I'm not that talented, but I make tunes that I enjoy listening to.

I also played trumpet for 4 years.
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2005, 11:38:59 PM »
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percussion, bass clarinet
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2005, 11:41:39 PM »
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I used to play viola when I was younger, and am just now starting to learn how to play piano.

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2005, 12:17:52 AM »
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I'm learning the guitar.  And I sing.

It'll be a while before I become a musician, but I absolutely intend on becoming one in the near future.

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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2005, 12:36:06 AM »
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Wow I knew there would be musicians on here, no one ever really talks about it.

I think I've got a good gift for listening to something and then figuring it out immediately, I don't even need to have the song playing, I can hear the notes in my head. But I'm not very good at guitar, I'm trying to get a lot better, but I've sort of plateaued. I too want to be a musician. Really, I just want to sing and play at the same time. I'm working my ass off on Across the Universe, but that shit's hard.

I took a class on piano at school here. But that's as much as I can say. I can navigate it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2005, 12:52:24 AM »
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Quote from: Gamblour
Wow I knew there would be musicians on here, no one ever really talks about it.


Check out the "Art Gallery" section; a few people (including myself) have their music posted in there.

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Really, I just want to sing and play at the same time.


When you're starting out, try it with songs with very simple rhythms (for me it was Nirvana songs).  "Across the Universe" is actually a pretty good one for that, disregarding the intro guitar part.  Ultimately you get to the point where you can focus primarily on singing, and your hands know what to do on their own.
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2005, 01:08:24 AM »
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Piano. Sort of. I have my good days. I have the same trouble, though, of playing and singing at the same time, unless the timing is exactly the same on both.

I tried learning guitar several times and never quite made it. Bass too. I can still pick either up and pluck or strum random bits of simplicity, but I can't play them.

I can't play the drums for the life of me, and this extends to maintaining rhythm when I play the piano. It feels right when I play it, but when I listen to it it starts drifting. I have very little inner syncopation.

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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2005, 01:27:36 AM »
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i'm an ex-drummer/trumpeter/choir.

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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2005, 01:29:27 AM »
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Played the sax in middle school.  That's about it for my musical talents, though I like playing around with drums when I can.

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2005, 07:02:16 AM »
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i own a guitar, but i don't even know a chord. i think i'm gonna sell it and try to get a bass again. or at least an acoustic guitar.
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2005, 08:14:25 AM »
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i play the guitar/bass/drums really badly.

 

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