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Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:14 am

I'd love to find out what the A.netter's favourite music instrument is. I personally find it difficult but I'll go for the Guitar and Bass. Not too original you'll tell me but i'm sorry the do sound too nice !!!!
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pilot kaz
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:20 am

Guitar.................... Hands down  Smile
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:21 am

i am partial to the cello. but thats because i've played for 21 years now!
 
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:24 am

Favorite of all instruments:

Piano. I majored in piano for my Bachelor of Music Education degree. I don't perform any more, but I still play all the accompaniments for my students' auditions and competitions.

Favorite band/orchestral instrument:

Oboe. I really love that instrument, and enjoyed the orchestral parts written for it when I played it in youth orchestras.

I can play all the band instruments, even the bassoon, which I also enjoy a lot, but my regret is that I never got around to learning how to play the guitar. I really admire people who are accomplished on guitar, especially classical guitar.

If you're working now to learn the guitar, stick with it. You'll be able to enjoy playing it for life.

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dan2002
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:40 am

Drums or bass.

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:40 am

Electric guitar by a long long way. I'm also a big fan of good drumming (not your ordinary run-of-the-mill 4/4 timings keeping a rhythm).
 
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:44 am

Mmmmm....

Hands down, the violin. If played properly it can bring me to tears running down my face. I have one  Smile I can only play twinkle twinkle little star ( a far cry from what I want to play!) Damn hard thing to play! Even with lessons I got frustrated and put it down for awhile. Oh well, when the urge strikes again maybe I will pick it up again Big grin

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:09 am

Played Alto Sax for 8 years so of course it's my favorite.
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:38 am

guitar.. and the older I get, the more I wish I learned to play piano..I'm thinking
of taking lessons.



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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:41 am

I love the acoustic guitar, it is by far my favourite instrument. Although i'd love to learn it, I dont have time now, but the guitar is simply amazing.

Second would have to be piano.. both are great musical instruments, but the guitar definatley is the best.
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:06 am

Personally I play Guitar and Bass, so I have a preference towards those. But I have always been fond of the Sitar, it really has an amazing sound.

Oh and who doesnt love the bagpipes?
 
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:21 am

I like the Guitar (acoustic and electric), bass, drums, and of course the kazoo Big thumbs up
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SmithAir747
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:54 am

My all-time favourite instrument is the piano. I've been playing for over 20 years (since age 9, in April 1984, when I started private lessons)--maybe more, since Mom tells me I started playing on my own at an even earlier age and one time played for my Sunday school class (the teacher surprised Mom when she told her what I did)--that's how my lessons started. I have played for ISSMA district piano solo contests and given numerous recitals, and also played piano for my high school jazz band.

I perform regularly for friends and family (and have done so for church and a local retirement home), and now that I'm in London, I'm still using that talent--in King's College London musical society performances. In two weeks, I will be playing two piano solos for the College musical society concert.

The piano I have is a 1914 Hobart M. Cable upright grand, built in Elkhart, IN, and it's the same one I first learnt on. I plan to keep it forever if possible.

My second instrument is acoustic guitar. In Sept. 2001 (just before 9/11) I bought a beautiful new Epiphone Hummingbird (the sister to the Gibson Hummingbird), and started lessons then. I continued lessons until this summer (2004), just before I headed over to London to attend King's College London. I left my guitar at home, because I already had enough luggage (4 bags) with me for the trip.

I also have played various percussion instruments in school band--first of all, xylophone (bells), then snare and bass drums, then marimba and others.

When I was in 3rd grade, we all played soprano recorders in music class. That was the only part I enjoyed in elementary music classes--otherwise, as a total non-singer, I hated the rest of it. To this day, I still have my Suzuki soprano recorder dating back to 1985 (third grade year).

Now, I am just beginning to gather a collection of various musical instruments with which to decorate my future home--the old instruments of my many siblings from their band days, as well as my old instruments and now, in London, I'm shopping around for interesting instruments--like the Flutophone, the Yamaha "designer" recorders in translucent colours, the Melodica thing that looks like a piano you blow into, and I would like to find other things--eg. a green violin, a green trumpet, some ethnic instruments, etc. etc. My future home will someday look like a musical museum. You can tell I'm a very musical person, from a very musical family.

Wish me luck on my search!

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:11 am

The sound of Eric Claptons' Gibson SG during his solo on 'White Room'.... Personally, I play the drums, learning guitar at the moment.
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:50 am

I think the piano is the best instrument- I wish i could play one!
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:14 am

Not that I go on about it all the time but...

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:50 am

Need I say more?

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:21 am

The flute..........

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic
 
Airlinerfreak
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:46 pm

I would have to say by far the piano.
 
concord977
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:50 pm

- Harp

- Oboe / English Horn

- Flute




I studied all in college, and taught Oboe for 7 years afterwards.
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:59 pm

Ohh. Such a hard choice.

I can't say one instrument, but here are my favorites:

Human Voice = Best instrument hands down. Everyone can play it.

Guitar = Probably the most versatile instrument that allows almost any type of music to be played. Anything from religious to death metal.

Piano = Extremely nice music and can produce a symphony of sound just by itself.

Flute = I've always liked the flute because it sounds so nice and adds something to a song as a whole.

Violin and Drum kit receive runners up.
 
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:03 pm

Quoting ArmitageShanks (reply 20):
Human Voice = Best instrument hands down. Everyone can play it.


Well .. that's all relative, I think. I have studied music all my life. But if I dared to sing in public, I would clear the room.  Sad
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AA777
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:41 pm

-Piano.

-Oud. (Arabic Guitar)


I do love the piano. Rachmaninov's Piano concerto #2. Absolutley insanely amazing.

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:19 pm

Listen to :Jungleland" Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and crank up the sax solo by Clarence "Big Man" Clemons.
The studio version, or even better, live, it's the best sax solo I've ever heard.
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:24 pm

Alto Sax
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:35 pm

I love the bass however for a special treat I will put on a triangle solo version of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3

Ah to be so bold more often

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:52 pm

Sax (of course), but the baritone, not alto. Size *does* matter....

However, I do have to confess that I've always had this closet yearning for even passable chops on bass--especially in funk music. Bassists are the epitome of cool.

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:50 pm

Considering the gigs I get with it, I'd say the trumpet. Who else can finger and toungue like a trumpeter?  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:36 pm

I have a soft spot for the cello because I used to play it, and still have my 160 year old cello sitting in the corner. It's a very mellow, rich sound. I love the sound of steel drums too.
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:12 pm

Quoting SSTjumbo (reply 27):
Considering the gigs I get with it, I'd say the trumpet.


Careful, SSTJumbo... don't make us break out the trumpet player jokes...  Big grin

But seriously, though, did I mention that I got to play a show with Wayne Bergeron once? One of the clips is my site if you're interested in hearing it--he's a freak!
 
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:57 pm

The bagpipes. I both play them and have lots of recordings.
 
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:52 pm

Guitar. But I also like drums, bass, perhaps a synth, and throw in a fiddle. Now that makes a nice combination.  Smile

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:21 am

Thom@s...you a Corrs fan by any chance?
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:33 am

No, but love Sirenia and Tristania. Heavy/Gothinc metal which uses the fiddle / Chello. Just breathtaking.  Smile

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:41 am

I've played guitar and electric bass since the late 1970s. Bought my doublebass in 1992, and that is my main axe. I also play bass clarinet (passably), 'cello (a bit), and viola (a very little bit). By far the doublebass is my favorite instrument.

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:02 am

Would I be showing my age if I said bongoes?

I suppose the guitar must be hardwired to our emotions, whether rock or classic.
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:11 am

Quoting SlamClick (reply 35):
Would I be showing my age if I said bongoes?


Hey SlamClick: Why does an image of Dobie Gillis come to mind?

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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:33 am

Dholak  Big grin

I'd love to learn Guitar and Keyboard.
BTW is keyboard a "Music Instrument" ???
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:05 pm

Quoting Saxdiva (reply 29):
Careful, SSTJumbo... don't make us break out the trumpet player jokes...



Somebody's jealous that the market is too big to fit everybody in.


Just remember, there's plenty of space at the top, plenty of space at the bottom, and a traffic jam in the middle of the pack.  Big grin
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:28 pm

Quoting SSTjumbo (reply 38):
Somebody's jealous that the market is too big to fit everybody in


Oh, heck no... who would take all the bad gigs if it weren't for me? I *like* it here at the bottom of the barrel!
 
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RE: Favourite Music Instrument

Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:18 pm

Quoting Saxdiva (reply 39):
Oh, heck no... who would take all the bad gigs if it weren't for me? I *like* it here at the bottom of the barrel!



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