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What instruments do you play?

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What instruments do you play?

Post by Ludmilla » Tue October 4th, 2011, 4:25 pm

My daughter signed up for band this year and has decided to play the oboe. Brings back memories of my days in band. I played the flute, but I wasn't very good and gave it up after high school. I don't even remember how to play the scales anymore. My youngest is taking piano lessons this year as well. I hope they turn out to be more musically gifted than I was!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 4th, 2011, 4:33 pm

I used to be able to play the recorder a long time ago and I had a little piano in college, but I wasn't very good, even though I wish I was as I love the piano, sigh :( But nothing now.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue October 4th, 2011, 5:12 pm

Like you, Ludmilla, I played the flute in High School. Started in 4th grade, actually. But I too did not pursue if once I got to college. I can still play scales, though!

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue October 4th, 2011, 5:23 pm

Unfortunately, I have very limited natural musical talent. I like to think I have a good musical ear (well, enough to be able to hear clearly that I can't sing well!).

I did piano for many years and got a few grades, but I didn't like my teacher and gave it up as soon as my parents would let me.

I cannot and never could just sit at a piano and pick out a tune. I always had to read music.

Whereas my brother has a lovely singing voice and, despite having had next to no lessons, was able to sit and play a tune.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue October 4th, 2011, 6:57 pm

Can't sing, can't play a thing, although I did manage Three Blind Mice and London's Burning on the recorder at school, I think every child had to learn that as a rite of passage!
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue October 4th, 2011, 8:00 pm

I can play the piano and guitar a bit but my greatest musical talent has always been my voice.

I can also whistle, and I play a mean mouth trumpet.

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Post by EC2 » Wed October 5th, 2011, 10:17 am

I can sing in tune - I have perfect pitch, but a limited range. I used to play the recorder but that's about it. My family is musical though. My aunt used to win cups for her contralto voice. My dad plays piano and guitar, my nephew (16) plays violin in a chamber music ensemble and is receiving tuition with a symphony orchestra - he's also bound for some music academy or other to do a music degree. My youngest has various guitars hanging up in his bedroom and plays mean rock. Actually I think rock's a bit wussy for what he does. Extreme Scandinavian influenced thrash metal is more like it. It's technical stuff but does rather sound like two cats fighting in a dustbin in an aircraft hanger!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed October 5th, 2011, 1:11 pm

I decided I wanted to take violin lessons when I was in junior high school. My violin teacher told me that I held the violin very well. Unfortunately, that's the only thing I did well on it!
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Post by SarahWoodbury » Wed October 5th, 2011, 10:16 pm

I played the trumpet from 5th-12th grade and sold it a week after graduation. I married into a very musical family, however, so while I sing fine, my mother-in-law has an operatic soprano (and a master's degree in voice performance). My husband is an indie musician, so he and our two sons play the guitar. My daughter plays the piano. My eldest son had a professional quality boy soprano and has a beautiful baritone now at 18.

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Post by Ash » Thu October 6th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Um, what instruments....does the CD player count?

I played violin in Jr Hi, took a few lessons in piano as a kid, and played guitar in college. None of them stuck into adulthood. I love all kinds music - just can't play it. Or sing it either...

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