Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 956 times:
I just read the topic "Somthing People Would Never Guess About You..." and there Western727 writes about playing guitar and celtic music. That's why I got the idea for this topic: What instrument do you play and which style of music do you play on it? (Is this an english sentence?)
I play the piano for about 10 years and I really like to improvise.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1539 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 870 times:
I have played the C flute for roughly 5 1/2 years. While I've made a lot of progress within that timeframe, I would still like to go further. I also own a piccolo and a recorder. I very seldom practice the piccolo, as it's so shrill that one must wear ear protection when practicing! The recorder however, has a lovely sound-- clear yet mellow. Most of the Baroque-era "flute" pieces were actually written for recorder, so it's nice to actually be able to play with authentic instrumentation, if I so choose.
I have also played alto and bass flute. Personally, these are my favorites, because they have a deeper, richer tone quality. You need considerable vital capacity in order to sustain a note for any length of time. Fortunately, I have built this up through a combination of fluting (is that a word??), running and swimming over the years.
The flute is a very versitile instrument, and you can play just about everything from Baroque (albeit not with authentic instrumentation) to Jazz. I especially like works by Telemann and Bach, as well as some number of late 19th early 20th Century French compositions. BTW, most music historians believe that Mozart detested the flute, and while some of his pieces are staples of the flute repertoire, I don't think he put much effort into them.
In addition to playing various instruments in the flute family, I am a self-taught piano player (however, pretty marginal). Also, I enjoy singing.
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 853 times:
i play the tuba this year and i think i'm going to stick with it..i've been pretty versatile with musical instruments..here's a list of the instruments that i've been good at..
guitar (i took lessons for several months and then quit, just today i'm picking it up again and starting lessons once more)
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 852 times:
oops!! i forgot!
i played the recorder in 5th grade...all of us poor souls had to play it...
and i also took piano for about 4 years...i can't really sing but i really really wish i could...some certain songs i can sing pretty well..
Usa_boeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 842 times:
I am in the Harborcreek Huskies Marching Band, one of the best in the area of NW PA. I love marching band, it is really fun. I played the bass drum #4 last year, and hopefully the snare or quads this year.
American B757 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 370 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 821 times:
I play Clarinet and Bass Clarinet. Ive played the soprano [regular clarinet] for about 5 years now, and the bass for 2. I made 2nd chair in the Regional Honor band, and I came in 9th for all-state, not bad for a freshman!
Any way, I really enjoy it, it is great fun. Only think though is that my elbows are starting to hurt, any clarinet players know what I should do?