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#26 2011-12-28 19:32:00

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Re: Any musicians among us?

^ damn. i get that. musical associations of any kind can be very strong.

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#27 2011-12-28 19:57:28

h8uthemost
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Re: Any musicians among us?

Not technically a musician yet. But I 'discovered' jazz about three or so years ago(a genre of music I used to loathe, but all of a sudden "saw the light") and ever since I've been obsessed with it, and I listen to it 99% of the time. Anyways I got a trumpet for Christmas, an instrument that I've loved since I've gotten into jazz. Well...that and the Hammond B-3 organ, but those are way out of my price range(hopefully one day I'll have one though). So right now I'm just getting myself familiar with reading music and the like. Once I get a pretty good practice mute, which will be very soon, is when I'll really start practicing.

I'm not expecting to be the next Clifford Brown or Dizzy Gillespie(or any other of the brilliant trumpet players), but it's going to be nice to have a new hobby. Pretty much all my friends play an instrument or are in a band. So it's going to be nice once I learn the instrument to sit in with them sometimes.

And actually I totally forgot that my niece played the trombone in high school. Another instrument I love. So I think I'm going to get that from her and have two brass instruments. Then if I get an alto sax I'll have all three of my favorite brass instruments. tongue


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#28 2011-12-28 22:02:45

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Re: Any musicians among us?

Piano is my primary instrument (meaning it was what I was schooled in). Also play the guitar and bass guitar a bit. Experimented with KORGs and other "digi-musique" equipment during my DJ/electronica-production days.


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#29 2011-12-29 01:42:55

hhh
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Re: Any musicians among us?

Classically trained violinist and violist here, I played professionally for over 20 years. I've been on stage (as part of the orchestra) with James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, The Who (Townshend had left but Daltrey and Entwhistle were there) and The Moody Blues, among others.

I quit playing professionally about 10 years ago to help my mother with a business but am practicing improvising now with the idea of going to Nashville and getting into a country band (selling out a bit, in other words, most country music these days all sounds the same to me).

I hack around a bit on piano, guitar and electric bass as well. I'd love to take lessons on drum kit some day.


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#30 2011-12-29 04:13:13

sqlpython
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Re: Any musicians among us?

Myself, Accordian/120 Bass.. from age 8. Put that aside for the Guitar(6 string) later moved to the Electric Bass(4 string)..
My current favorite instrument to play is the Electric Keyboard. I have a Casio with 88 (weighted) Keys.
Like so many amateur musicians though I can't get the practice/playing time that I need/want.
My son is an accomplished Guitarist who writes both lyrics and music with some studio time to his credit.
We are happy we spent much time and money supporting his musical pursuits/training.


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#31 2011-12-29 04:16:31

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Re: Any musicians among us?

hhh... BTW
  Daltrey has never mentioned you to me..  ?? ...


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#32 2011-12-29 04:39:50

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Re: Any musicians among us?

Nice to see that a thread like this is so 'popular' here.

I'm a guitarist myself. Commenced a classical education as a 9 year old, which kind of gently 'faded' to electrical guitars many years later. I'll spare you the details, I'm able to write books about it all.

Now I think about it, I wouldn't be able to imagine how my life would be without it. Not that I regret it though, on the contrary even.

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#33 2011-12-29 17:51:45

johnraff
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Re: Any musicians among us?

@pvsage Sorry, but Michael who?

@Floydlovers Syd Barret lost it soon after, but on the first album "Piper at the gates of dawn" his guitar was amazing. Quirky and wildly imaginative, a bit like James Blood Ulmer (who came much later). Sorry, but after "Saucerful of Secrets" and maybe a bit of "Ummagumma" I totally lost interest.

Guitar - anyone listen to John McLaughlin?


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#34 2011-12-29 17:54:58

pvsage
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Re: Any musicians among us?

^ I had the same reaction to Jerry.

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#35 2011-12-29 23:01:43

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Re: Any musicians among us?

John McLaughlin -- Mahavishnu John McLaughlin -- is oustanding, though I haven't listened to him since I had an album on vinyl -- yes, vinyl -- he did with Carlos Santana (and the name of the album escapes me).


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#36 2011-12-30 00:21:34

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Re: Any musicians among us?

lcafiero wrote:

John McLaughlin -- Mahavishnu John McLaughlin -- is oustanding, though I haven't listened to him since I had an album on vinyl -- yes, vinyl -- he did with Carlos Santana (and the name of the album escapes me).

Love Devotion and Surrender... with a photo of Sri Chinmoy on the cover... I have that on vinyl too, also a couple John McLaughlin with Shakti  amazing albums!


/hugged

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#37 2011-12-30 01:00:34

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Re: Any musicians among us?

hhh wrote:

I quit playing professionally about 10 years ago to help my mother with a business but am practicing improvising now with the idea of going to Nashville and getting into a country band (selling out a bit, in other words, most country music these days all sounds the same to me).

Who cares, you'll have some fun.

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#38 2011-12-30 01:41:54

hhh
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Re: Any musicians among us?

sqlpython wrote:

hhh... BTW
  Daltrey has never mentioned you to me..  ?? ...

Short term memory?

I came up to Entwhistle after that show, they had fireworks going, and said "Mr. Entwhistle!!!" *looking around* "Yes, yes?" "Hey, my name is Has and I am a huge fan. What a pleasure." "thank you very much..." *walk away* At the time I thought he was an ass, but in retrospect I think he was just deaf. Hugged the speaker the whole show. Best bass playing I've ever seen, triple fingering.

el_koraco wrote:

Who cares, you'll have some fun.

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#39 2011-12-30 06:18:30

pvsage
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Re: Any musicians among us?

Still wondering who "Jerry the Creator" is...I'm sure I'll feel embarrassed when you tell me.

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#40 2011-12-30 06:21:32

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Re: Any musicians among us?

Jerry Garcia  Grateful Dead


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#41 2011-12-30 06:55:46

pvsage
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Re: Any musicians among us?

I was right - I feel embarrassed.

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#42 2011-12-30 15:27:28

dubois
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Registered: 2010-09-03
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Re: Any musicians among us?

^ I thought he made ice cream.  lol

Seriously, though, I played trumpet and what most people call french horn, actually f and e♭ horn for nine years.  I was good enough to have been accepted by the Navy School of Music but never attended as my wants and dreams were changing about that time.  Hmm, could have been my photograph on that album cover and not old Chuck Mangione's.

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#43 2011-12-30 17:14:03

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Re: Any musicians among us?

snowpine wrote:
lcafiero wrote:

John McLaughlin -- Mahavishnu John McLaughlin -- is oustanding, though I haven't listened to him since I had an album on vinyl -- yes, vinyl -- he did with Carlos Santana (and the name of the album escapes me).

Love Devotion and Surrender... with a photo of Sri Chinmoy on the cover... I have that on vinyl too, also a couple John McLaughlin with Shakti  amazing albums!

My Goal's Beyond is a wonderful accoustic album he made just before going electric with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Their Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire were pretty good too. (An Indian friend wondered back then how he could have the temerity to call himself "Great God" John McLaughlin.)


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#44 2011-12-30 22:00:15

phap
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Re: Any musicians among us?

I play electric guitar and harmonica, sing too, a bit piano, used to be a drummer in a band but now I'm too old fort that :-) otherwise I just sleep

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#45 2013-01-04 19:05:16

intoCB
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Re: Any musicians among us?

guitar

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#46 2013-01-04 19:13:34

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Re: Any musicians among us?

Former trumpet, baritone, and fluglehorn player, but it has been years since I've touched any of them.


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#47 2013-01-05 03:11:42

antiv0rtex
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Registered: 2012-10-05
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Re: Any musicians among us?

I have been playing guitar for four years. I have been playing piano fairly steadily for twelve years. I am an enthusiastic drummer, but don't have anything more sophisticated than a bongo drum (and some surprisingly-good keyboard drum samples) to do so with. I make interesting noises on electric piano/keyboard. Oh, and I recently picked up electric bass, which has turned out to be a lot easier to play than I initially expected.

edit: I should also mention that I write songs constantly, using all of the above instruments. I use a lovely old Tascam 4-track cassette recorder to tape them.

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#48 2013-01-05 08:08:21

intoCB
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Re: Any musicians among us?

^

There's always LMMS smile

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#49 2013-01-05 09:04:28

nebulaehair
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Re: Any musicians among us?

I'm the bassplayer of a band called Origami Zoo we're a different kind of punk band in a way, with lots of lo-fi elements. We've been playing on local bars and stuff lately, it's a blast.


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#50 2013-01-05 17:48:44

antiv0rtex
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Posts: 574

Re: Any musicians among us?

intoCB wrote:

^

There's always LMMS smile

Or Audacity, which - in its Linux incarnation - is quite possibly the nicest little audio-editing system ever... especially with Steve Harris' plugins and the other plugins available (165+ on my current installation IIRC, not including base/default/standard plugins) smile

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