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Topic: Are you a musician? Please tell something ’bout yourself.

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AutumnShantel

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I play keyboard, guitar (a '76 Gibson SG Standard) and bass guitar (just a Dean Custom Zone, nothing special). Bass guitar is my love... I also tend to sing along when I play, but since I can't stand female vocalists, I wouldn't want to be one. I probably wouldn't be in a band if I had the chance because I don't like much new music... (I sound so closed-minded haha) But I love learning my favorite songs by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, ELO, Trouble, whatever I'm in the mood for, I guess.
Just because you guys were talking about it up there, I am a lefty and play righty; the fret board is where my hand is doing all the work, so a right-handed guitar seemed more natural to me. I couldn't even hold the left-handed one properly...

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Manolito_Mystiq

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A classic rock fan! How cool. Do you have a website/channel?

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KAHN

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i'm learning keyboard, and i play trumpet.

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Well, I played as 2nd violin in my high school orchestra.

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Irysse

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I do know some piano, but I mainly sing as soprano; around two octaves or so. I mostly sing Japanese pop/rock songs, though I do know a few opera songs (thank you, classical teacher).

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WingedSnagret

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I never learned how to play anything. Though if I ever do decided to, it'll undoubtedly be drums. I often find myself constantly drumming tables (or any flat surface really), my legs, and even my belly with my hands and fingers to whatever Nintendo themed music is running through my head at the moment. Plus I have a keen sense of beat and rythm.

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Jollykarp

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WingedFish wrote:

I never learned how to play anything. Though if I ever do decided to, it'll undoubtedly be drums. I often find myself constantly drumming tables (or any flat surface really), my legs, and even my belly with my hands and fingers to whatever Nintendo themed music is running through my head at the moment. Plus I have a keen sense of beat and rythm.

I've seriously considered learning drums quite a few times in my life. It's just never gotten to the point where I would actually go out and buy a set of pads to start practicing. They're not terribly expensive, and they might set you back about the same amount of money that a starter keyboard or guitar would cost. I've got a lot of respect for good drummers though, some of the stuff they do is really complex to the point where I really can't follow.

Really, the only thing holding me back from learning more instruments is the startup cost. I can't find a decent trumpet or clarinet for less than 200, for example, and I'm not entirely sure if my dedication is going to make up for the expense :(

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MickeyTheGreat

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I'm just gonna be the boring one and say I play the piano. I sing, but the less we talk about that, the better.

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MrGawain

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I went the whole way through school until I was 18 feeling deeply intimidated by people who learned to play music, feeling I couldn't because I was left handed. Then I learnt you could get left handed guitars, and bought a left handed squire strat. Learning on a lefty made everything so simple that I picked up a fairly competent style quickly, moving on to acoustic as well. Trying to find someone to play with I felt was at a similar level was hard though, so I bought a digital recording station, picked up a cheap lefty bass, and started to record, singing myself. Then I taught myself to play the drums, followed by the piano and organ (moving the notes of the guitar to the piano so I learned how to play chords), and then the mandolin and banjo (mandolin is just upside down chords to a guitar). I've also used the Sax on recordings, but only rudimentarily.

15 years later I've written and recorded over a hundred songs, and amassed 25 left handed guitars.My influences include Elvis Costello, Thin Lizzy, Springsteen, Counting Crows, Prince, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Aerosmith, Ben Folds, and G'n'R. If one album is heavy rock influenced, I make the next more varied and experimental with synths. It's only a hobby, but it allows me to be creative from the ground up and create something completely from nothing.

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nintendobeat

30. Posted:

@MrGawain Jimi Hendrix was actually left handed, and he played a righty guitar upside down a lot of the time!

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nintendobeat

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@AutumnShantel I play drums, and I also hate modern music. You should check out Tame Impala though, they sound like Pink Floyd and The Beatles had a baby. They are one of the few modern bands I really like!

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nintendobeat

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@Magikarp I play drums, and I learnt most of the basics by playing guitar hero on the wii. By the time I got a real drum set and I actually started playing people called me very talented, and after only a few month,s people told me I was better than people who had played 3+ years! If you want to start learning drums, just try guitar hero. You could probably pick a set up for cheap now a days, and it's a fun way to start learning the basic rhythms and drum fills!

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Manolito_Mystiq

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@shiftynaps:

That’s very true. If you can master expert on guitar hero, your feel for rhythm and your motor skills will be pretty good to start with drumming. You can’t beat expert if you’re not in time.

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Guitardude7

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I play Guitar, Bass and Piano as well as sing! I played Guitar in my High School Marching Bands Pit section for two years. It was fantastic.

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bezerker99

35. Posted:

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@MrGawain Jimi Hendrix was actually left handed, and he played a righty guitar upside down a lot of the time!

Yes, but Hendrix still restrung the guitar. He just didn't take a right handed one and turn it upside down. You can see here, with the thicker chords being at the top, that it's been restrung as if it's a left-handed instrument

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Lan

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Looking at lefty guitars makes my head hurt, no idea why.

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Hysterical

37. Posted:

I play guitar, i would probably say i'm ok. Still got a bit to learn which i'll learn off YouTube.

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Crazybrain1

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I play piano and I have mostly focused on classical music.
I have written (in my head, so far) some original songs.
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Manolito_Mystiq

39. Posted:

bezerker99 wrote:

shiftynaps wrote:

@MrGawain Jimi Hendrix was actually left handed, and he played a righty guitar upside down a lot of the time!

Yes, but Hendrix still restrung the guitar. He just didn't take a right handed one and turn it upside down. You can see here, with the thicker chords being at the top, that it's been restrung as if it's a left-handed instrument

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You’re right in that’s the way he usually played. He ‘could’ play left-handed normal, right-handed normal, and left-handed inverted, though.

He started right-handed, because he wasn’t allowed to play left-handed from his father. When he was alone, he played left-handed inverted, because whenever his father would come around, he could switch easily. When he lived by himself, he played left-handed normal (so indeed, right handed guitar with the strings mirrored).

He could probably play right-handed inverted, too.

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MrGawain

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@MrGawain Jimi Hendrix was actually left handed, and he played a righty guitar upside down a lot of the time!

Actually Joe Perry of Aerosmith, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Noel Gallagher of Oasis are all left handed but play right handed guitars. But for me it made immediate sense being a left handed guitar a natural thing like kicking a ball with your strong foot. I can even remember 'playing' air guitar left handed before I even touched an instrument. I don't see why you should make things harder for yourself, it's about making music that sounds good to you, not striving with a disability in a right handed world. The same with re-stringing a righty- everything is in the wrong place and cuts into your arm and causes intonation problems. I think if Jimi was alive today he would be buying left handed built guitars because now they're available. What's in you're head is music, and the simplest way to get it out through your fingers and instrument will produce the best sound.

Saying this, I probably have a large collection BECAUSE lefties are harder to get. Being a left handed guitar player sort of defines part who I am as a person.

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