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Postby Loden Evercast » Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:39 pm

I play bass and guitar.
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Postby Gabrielle Walker » Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:11 pm

Well, I am in my school band and symphony as playing trumpet. Then, on the side, I have decided to learn piano, flute, and recorder. I was also in chorus and do believe the voice to be yet another instrument I have learned to use.

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Postby Prof. Hermione Pena » Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:36 pm

My main instrument that I play is the viola. I can play some on the violin and cello, but my disadvantage in both of those (and with any other instrument, really) is I can't read treble or bass cleff very well. I was in the percussion a few years ago in my school's marching band, and played the keyboards and timpani. I'm trying to teach myself guitar, and can play some simple songs by ear.
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Postby Konoka Hanajima » Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:51 pm

I can play practically all those insturments listed. I know how to play the bass, guitar, piano, and limited amount on the drums. In my school I play the flute and the piccolo.
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Postby Alexandra Rowley » Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:57 pm

I'm one of the best cellist out there! ...ok, well, not one of the best, but I sure am good! I've placed 1st chair every since the 8th grade, made Varsity in my freshmen year, and continuously made it to Region. *dances* I have my very own cello; tis my pride and joy! ^___^
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Postby Prof. Rachel Selenia » Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:05 pm

I play both piano and flute, and a little bit guitar, bass and drums. smile.gif
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Postby Alianne Rutherford » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:44 am

I play the flute, but I'm rather out of practice now. It's been a while since I've been able to play one. I'd reallyy like to learn how to play piano though.
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Postby Tia Sem » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:16 am

flute, piano, electirc guitar and acoustic guitar for me...im learning to play drums
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Postby Blake Slatton » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:16 am

I play trumpet primarily, although I am learning picollo and percussion. XD I absolutely LOVE playing trumpet - it's the best instrument to have for both concert and marching seasons in band. XD
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Postby Blake McMichael » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:26 am

All of the above actually. I'm best at guitar (6-string, 12-string, acoustic, electric) and piano. I started both when I was 6. I picked up a bass for the first time last year, and it's becoming my favorite instrument, but I'm not that good. I've been playing drums for three years, and I've recently become pretty coordinated. And by taking piano, I'm forced to play classical music, which I don't really like. I'm planning on trying saxophone sooner or later.

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Postby Faye Laramie » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:18 pm

I started piano sort of late (at 12) but at think at one point I got really good with the classical stuff, but now I have certain tastes. I can't STAND playing classical music anymore unless it's Debussy (Impressionist music), or really, really interesting. I'm still partial ot Bach's Sinfonias, if that makes any sense at all. I still like Chopin's preludes, impromptus and etudes, but I'm not motivated to learn the complex fingering anymore.

I've been leaning towards a lot of "New Age" stuff - I like David Lanz but sometimes my hands are too small. I also wish there were more piano players in today's music - I've been playing a lot of Tori Amos lately and if she could hear me, she'd probably groan and say "mangle someone else's music already!"

I know Coldplay and Keane both use keyboards ad their main melody instrument instead of guitar, but it has to be an actual piece, not sound empty without the other instruments. I'm really picky *g*

The other instrument I "play", and I do count this as an instrument, is voice. It's probably one of the MOST difficult instruments to master, because your voice can be so capricious. It takes years and years to learn how to sing properly (with your diaphram), and I still don't believe I've got it yet. Singers need to warm up and practice scales just like playing another instrument, but they have to take much better care of their voice.

I think I'm also getting guitar lessons in the fall. Well, I might have to choose between guitar and bellydancing. But I really want to learn how to play guitar -- when you go to sing a song it's much easier accompanying yourself on a guitar than it is to lug a piano around!
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Postby Sophronia Bradenton » Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:36 pm

Hardcore classical here, even though I suppose two of mine can be used for other things.

My primary instrument is the oboe (/English horn, because all oboists can play both, I just don't own one), which is about as hardcore classical as they come. Oboe, alas, can't be used for anything else but classical, except some contemporary I guess. It's my main instrument for years and I hope to go to college on it. I play oboe in my school band (ack!), but also in my (far better) youth orchestra where I'm second oboe. Next year I pray I might be in a chamber ensemble of some sort, as I know I can do it now. I just started making my own reeds...dun dun DUN! Oboe is awesome, though.

My second is violin which I've only been doing for just under a year. I LOVE violin, it's such an amazing instrument. It's hard though...I'm just getting to the hard parts now, the shifting and vibrato and such. You can be classical and like jazz country and whatever on violin, it's really versatile. I hope next year to be in a youth orchestra with that because my teacher seems to think I can do it. I'm just boggled at the idea blink.gif

My last is flute which I just started in April out of the kindness of my heart. See up until April I had no thought of ever touching a flute. Then my friend said she didn't know what to do with hers...her terribly abused flute, she dented the poor thing several times and left it in a horrid environment. I just felt so bad I said I'd take it and learn flute, and now, hey, I play the flute. Going to be in the lesser school band with it, and hopefully someday in addition to regular flute I can find a bass flute which is my dream instrument. Bass flutes are so gorgeous wub.gif

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Postby Nikki Malfoy » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:53 pm

I play piano and guitar. My dad is ina band so he has like 6 guitars and he taught me how to play a couple songs.
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Postby Samuel Craft » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:25 pm

I used to be able to play the violin, piano, and guitar. I played them all in middle school and then I stopped once I got into high school.
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Postby Ben Ackerman » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:35 pm

I can play piano and a little bit of drums.... Now I'm learnin how to play my dad's guitar cool.gif

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Postby Prof. Hailey Potter » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:46 am

I play flute and piccolo and am learning guitar and piano.
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Postby Livia Taro » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:47 am

I used to play the flute. But now I play the piano
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Postby Peaches Squangler » Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:43 am

i played the piano for about 6 years...but i'm kind of on a little 'break' now... blink.gif but i'm getting back into it!!!

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Postby Eleanor Chambers » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:39 am

I play the alto saxophone. I prefer classical, but I also do jazz. I also play the flute and clarinet.

Does voice count? If so, that too.
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Postby Anna Blackwell » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:08 am

ive played the violin for ten years now. and i sing. a lot.


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