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Old 26-Sep-2010, 01:33 AM (01:33)     1        41140
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Default Musicians?

Just of intrigue, I'm wondering what sort of musicians, if any, we have here.
As for myself, I've been playing for about 5 years, started on the piano, then started on sax a year after that, now I've upped to synths and organs; key wise [aswell as my beloved grand, lol]
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Old 26-Sep-2010, 01:46 AM (01:46)     2        41141
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Kim O The Concrete Jungle. The man is damned, damned good, quite brilliant. See here for example.

Unfortunately he only drops in rarely, but if you like I can send him an email or PM asking him to drop into the thread.
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Old 26-Sep-2010, 02:48 AM (02:48)     3        41143
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I played guitar once upon a time, and I grew up with musicians in the house. I know enough to appreciate the work that goes into it, but not much else.
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I played highland bagpipes from the time I was twelve till last year when a repeat inguinal hernia forced me to give up. I now play Scottish Smallpipes made by this excellent maker. I have an accompanist who plays keyboards and when her health is up to it we play gigs for the elderly on Friday afternoons round the area. To hear the instrument at its best,
of the Battlefiend Band!

I should have made this transition years ago.
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Old 29-Sep-2010, 11:32 AM (11:32)     5        41238
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I'll add I have heard Lewis play, and he's great!
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Old 29-Sep-2010, 08:28 PM (20:28)     7        41244
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I'll add I have heard Lewis play, and he's great!
I have heard Lewis too, and he is great. Far too modest too.
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Old 29-Sep-2010, 10:21 PM (22:21)     8        41247
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Hey, thanks, guys!
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Old 30-Sep-2010, 06:53 PM (18:53)     9        41259
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Yes, I third the motion to elect Lewis as an excellent small pipes player.

I play the electric guitar. Just started about 9 months ago. It's a lovely hobby but I usually only play for myself. Much too worried about criticism to play elsewhere. Although there is one exception to that but they are indeed a special group of friends...

I play mostly Neil Young (Canadian folk artist) and Creedence Clearwater Revival (American folk)

Prior to this, I played an upright apt-sized piano but the neighbors who moved in next door turned out to be Ph'D's in music (piano and sax). Really nice people but I couldn't stand to practice when I thought they might hear me. Quite silly of me.

Other than that, I am quite good at playing the fool.
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I feel you, Marian. Totally.
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I had 3 years of piano lessons as a child so I sometimes sit down and play, but I'm not very good. I just never "got it" like playing flute in band. I did that for 13 years in grade-school through college and have picked it up for various alumni gatherings since.
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I play piano, fiddle, mandolin, Irish flute (not as good on it as I would like to be) bodhran (my 16 YO son taught me!) bones, spoons, and can do a few tunes on a banjo.
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dear god, Ana H, you've never said that before. Respect!
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Old 02-Oct-2010, 05:08 PM (17:08)     15        41292
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I grew up in a very musical home! my son and I use to go to session twice a week when we lived in Arkansas. I think I miss that more than anything, there is no Irish music/dance in MX.


I also LOVE classical music. My dad placed my in violin lessons, which I later gave up for fiddle tunes. love those more!
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Good for you Lewis, to play for the older folk, I can just imagine how glad they are to hear live music and tunes they remember, I've seen some living with Alzheimer's that seem only to smile at the sound of old familiar music. Bagpipes,I love them. 'Sleep dearie sleep' is my favorite solo, then all the pipe, drum and bugle corps. I was not aware of small pipes till now. Is that a spring loaded bladder refilling itself that the Mike Katz video shows? Very nice sound and tone, and playing! Marian, Neil Young, can't go wrong there, do you also sing the tunes while playing? Good assortment of instruments included here for a band! Ana, Never, Ben & Maku included, Lifelinking must be the vocalist!
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Old 04-Aug-2011, 05:37 PM (17:37)     17        44316
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I was attempting to learn guitar, harmonica, and piano before injuries got in the way of all three. When I recover I'm going to start trying again. My primary interest is in harmonica.

In case it's not obvious from the three instrument choices I plan on learning a lot of blues.
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Old 04-Aug-2011, 05:58 PM (17:58)     18        44317
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I sing (OK, too). But no musical instrument.
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Old 05-Aug-2011, 12:21 AM (00:21)     19        44321
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I sing, but I'm tone deaf. Now, if you *want* burst eardrums...
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You cannot go wrong playing the blues or just listening to them, they are uplifting, or should be. Peregrinus can knock bicyclists down with her "death scream", lol. Gurdur, you should have given us a sample, what tunes do you fancy enough to sing? Maku, cover one ear when you sing and try it along with fairly loud music that you like and know the lyrics to, makes getting in tune easier. Chewing gum helps too.
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...Chewing gum?
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Chewing gum keeps your mouth moisturized, you have to tuck it somewhere while you actually sing, but it is an aide to remembering to breath as well. It really helps, try it. Jimi Hendrix almost always had gum in his mouth while performing for thats worth.
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Huh. You learn something new every day!
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you guys should collaborate and make a heathen-hub song.
no talent here (only played piano as a kid) so I can't help
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We could all play instruments we're really bad at! I get vocals.
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Now I recognize the harlequin lute.
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Lifelinking must be the vocalist!
Me and Gurdur are going to go karaoke-ing. Without you. So there. >:[
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If it means he is coming back that will be fine. We'll have to get them to Idaho next trip though because thats where we'll be (positive thinking).
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If it means he is coming back that will be fine. We'll have to get them to Idaho next trip though because thats where we'll be (positive thinking).

Are you guys moving to Idaho?! We'll be neighbors!

*jumps up and down, claps hands*
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Yes, North Idaho mind you, that southern part is no fun to live in at all. We were planning to do so next spring but it looks like we might get a move on sooner! If I had a snoopy happy dance icon I'd use it.
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