Do you play other Instruments than Guitar?

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  1. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Because of the association with the Flintstones alien character. ;)o_O:)

    I used to receive a bunch of comments when playing acoustic and accompaniment on kazoo. It did liven up a couple songs some years back, that was for sure. I think my kazoo now sits retired along with other stuff in storage.

    I think I tried using a harmonica shoulder clip holder with the kazoo when my hands were occupied and it seemed to work well. Donated the harmonica clip holder recently but still chose to keep my opened/used kazoo for health safety/nostalgia reasons...o_O:confused::)
     
  2. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    This. Quicker than I wrote.
     
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  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Oh yeah, big fan of his. Being a big fan of "The Stones" back then I thought he added quite a bit to the normally quiet Bedrock scene.
     
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Piano, Organ (listed separately because I can do the bass pedals while playing), harmonica, bass, synths (separate because I program the darn things), accordion, a little mandolin (done poorly), and a smattering of flute (and I’m really bad on flute).

    Piano’s my main instrument, though I kinda play the studio, if that makes any sense.
     
  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I play a mean Dyson!
     
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  6. bodia

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

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    Me too, brother. Me too.
     
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  7. Rusty Chos

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

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    I used piano (Wurlitzer practice electric) to arrange in College Music. Not much facility required, just
    chords and plenty of goof strips for the manuscript paper.
     
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  8. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    Guitar has been my base instrument since I was 8yrs old. My mom taught me a bit of piano, which translated into her organ, remembering getting caught in sanctuary attempting "Whiter Shade of Pale" on that Giant Hammond..."But, but, It's spiritual"!! Ukulele has been my newest conveyance for about 20 yrs. I'm semi good on it.
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    The first instrument I had the run of was an ancient pump organ - two foot pumps the size of cake pans. I was 8 or 9 and my legs were too short to sit and pump so I had to stand on the pumps below the keyboard and reach up to play. My arms were long enough to cover about three octaves. It was friggin’ awesome.
     
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  10. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    And here I am thinking dirt and pollen was your friend.
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Same here, but I'm kinda pissed that they're going away from the wired systems to be nothing but cordless/wireless.
    It's like tone "suck" all over again!
     
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  12. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Wash tub bass when I was in a jug band in high school. Honest. Inspired by Jim Kweskin. Didn't last long as it's damn hard to transcript songs high school girls wanted to hear.
     
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  13. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Na, they released a cordless V10 model w way more "suckn pwr".
     
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  14. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Marching and jazz??!! Me too, bro! Symphonic, pit, pep, jazz, and marching all thru high school and college. Bari in jazz, alto in everything else with a bit of tenor and soprano mixed in. Purdue’s marching band was hard core, too. Incredible experiences.

    Oh, and mandolin on basically one song that I haven’t sung in like 20 years...Losing My Religion.
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Haha! I had a similar experience that will demonstrate what a numbskull I am.

    I had an interview with a recruiter for a certain Ivy school that I had absolutely no business even considering, and had no chance of getting into.

    The interview took place at his gorgeous, ornate home that was done up kind of like a medieval manor house. Obviously, he’d knocked it out of the park in terms of success.

    I, on the other hand, was a most unimpressive candidate, and with each answer I gave, I could see the recruiter kind of looking at me like, “What is this kid even doing here?” Nor did I blame him for thinking that; I didn’t know, either. It was my parents’ idea because I’d tested well on the college entrance exams.

    At one point in the interview, I noticed that the guy had a beautiful pipe organ in a special room near the living room. Three manuals, real pipes, full bass pedals, the whole, real, deal. I made the mistake of saying, “Wow, that’s an incredible instrument!”

    He said to me (no doubt thinking I could play something from Bach on it) “Oh, do you play the organ?” The look on his face said, maybe the kid has musical talent and that’s why he’s here. And I said, yes, I played in a band.

    “Then you must play for me, I insist.”

    What I should have said was, “No thanks, it’s not what you’re expecting, it’s a rock band.”

    But I really wanted to play the damn thing! So he walked me over to it, and fired up the electric pump that sent air through the pipes, and said, “Please play!”

    So...I messed with the stops, and got a sound, and commenced playing “Green Onions,” the old Booker T. and the MGs song. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see the guy kind of had his head cocked to one side, with one of those, “There’s definitely something wrong with this kid” expressions. But I was having fun on this giant pipe organ, and it was nice and LOUD. Green Onions, cranked to the max on a real pipe organ! I mean, how many chances do you get to play Green Onions on a real pipe organ?

    “Um, can you play anything else,” he said. I mean, the voice was glum.

    Sure thing!

    I then played House of the Rising Sun, complete with organ solo.

    Sounded killer. To me.

    Not to him.

    He had a really, really disappointed look on his face. I knew he wouldn’t let me play the intro to In A Gadda Da Vida, which would have been next on my hit parade, and which I really wanted to hear on that organ! I decided to spare him that experience, and spare myself the look of utter disapproval, and stood up to go.

    Both he and I knew that his school and my so-called brain weren’t a match, though he politely finished the interview, said, “Well, that was a really...um...interesting interview,” again with that expression on his face that said this kid is an idiot, and handed me the application to fill out.

    I pretended that I had a chance in hell of going there and thanked him and took it, and when I got home, I secretly crumpled it up and threw it into the trash.

    One day my parents asked me, “Whatever happened with that Ivy League school? Did you ever hear from them?”

    And I said, “Nope! They never got back to me.”

    Which was true, of course. ;)
     
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  16. Rusty Chos

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

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    Yeah I had ten years of College.

    Junior College, but still...
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It’s that whole Digital/Analogue debate!
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    And crayons!
     
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  19. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    he loved it on the inside and was hoping for ‘light my fire’ — why else bother having a pipe organ in the house?

     
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  20. bodia

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

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    Yeah, I went from 5th grade through 9th grade. Band teacher in the 9th grade was a total jerk. Kinda like that guy in Whiplash, or Gordon Ramsey. Turned me off on the whole thing.
     
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