Do you play other Instruments than Guitar?

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  1. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Wondering if many of you enjoy other strings or wind instruments. My main is guitar but I have recently picked up harmonica (harps). I got a full set and run a mic through a small 8'' speaker w 7 watt amp. Sounds pretty good, it's fun and I've been learning quickly. How about you?
     
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  2. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I can play keyboard/piano by ear. Drums if you don't mind lots of timing changes, and the kazoo, although not on key. I can also play Bass, but I count that as guitar.
     
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  3. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I played sax for 10 years but walked away after college. Picking it up when I cleaned one of them up for my oldest son when he started playing in junior high, was a shock. After playing guitar for decades by ear alone, I would certainly approach the instrument differently than I did before. Maybe I should blow the dust off...
     
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  4. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I used to play piano and woodwinds, and also was drum major for my high school marching band. I walked away from all of that when I left school, but fortunately by then I picked up guitar. That has proved to be a lifelong affliction!
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Drums. I love drums!
     
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  6. Huggy B

    Huggy B Hmm... kinda tangy.

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    On the weekends I play bouzouki in a punk/thrash/Industrial/Indie/metalcore Greek Rembetiko band called the Flaming Gyros. Our upcoming single is called "Highway to Hellas".




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  7. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I enjoy the piano, though Moonlight Sonata is about the most difficult piece I've been able to learn.

    In high school I played the trumpet and a little clarinet. Couldn't squeak a single note out of them now.

    I do have a Cigar Box Guitar and a Banjo if you want to make redneck jokes...o_O
     
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  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I’ll try anything. I might have had the most fun with a kalimba. My daughter permanently borrowed it and a couple of my more unusual instruments. She left me with the bell stack though.
     
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  9. helmi

    helmi single & satin

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    A little drums and a little bass.
     
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  10. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    I used to be mainly a bass player and singer.
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I played the Alto sax for 3 years, and the Baritone sax for 2 after that (in Marching and Jazz Band). Traded the Alto in on my first guitar.
     
  12. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I played Drums all through school starting in 6th grade. Don't play them very often anymore but I can still lay down a decent beat. I didn't pick up guitar til I was around 16.
     
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  13. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Kazoo. No joke.
     
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  14. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    I have played at varying levels:
    sax; trumpet; trombone; keys; cello; drum set;
    And currently dabble in bass (& guitar).
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Why would we think that was a joke? No real musician laughs at the mighty kazoo. I've tried for years to learn to play one, and just can't get the hang of it. I guess it's just over my head.
     
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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    The Great Gazoo!!!


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  17. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    I bought a violin some 10 years back, and started to learn it. I could play melodies in G and D and practiced daily. I made progress and enjoyed it for more than 3 months. I managed a bit of blues and improv. But, my guitar chops started to suffer, so now it just hangs on the wall of my studio waiting. I intend using it on a song I have called Nietzsche's Yard.

    I also use keys in the studio, though I am not a competent player.

    One day I'm going to get a 5 string banjo. Probably wont learn that properly either.
     
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  18. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    10 years of trumpet and other valved brass before 2-3 years of piano, back in HS and college. Guitar is the most recent and my favorite.
     
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  19. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    Keys and drums--equally terrible at both. :eek:

    The only instrument I really won't touch--bass.

    Luckily, my band has 2 excellent bassists, soon to be three, if I can talk him into the audition.
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    What genre of band has three bass players? I’m hoping it’s funk.
     
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