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Offline ferret

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on: February 27, 2007, 07:09:41 PM
So, do you play any instruments? If you do so, which and for how long have you been playing them now?

I've been playing guitar for about 6 months or more now (I don't have a teacher), and I LOVE IT. I don't know why I refused to learn how to play any instrument when I was younger, now I really regret I didn't start earlier.

As for others, I can play the piano a bit and most Orff instruments ( :P ). I also do have an ocarina at home (at the time I bought it I was convinced I really needed one), can't play it, tho.

Oh yeah, and if my voice counts as an instrument, I use that one very much as well  :twisted:

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Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 07:22:29 PM
I play guitar and sing in a band. I've played for a few years, tho I did go to some acoustic guitar lessons when I was younger. I wen't about a year to those lessons and then had enough of them, they kinda sucked ass, but it's good that I wen't there, I learned all the basics and now it was much easier to pick up the electric guitar.


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Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 11:10:02 PM
I play guitars (yes, both electric and acoustic and some classical) f or about 6 or 7 years and elec. bass for a year now..

was playing with 2 bands before.. but that was a long time ago.. don't have that kind of time to really do it nowadays. and lack of practice...



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Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007, 03:38:27 AM
i play the guitar for 2 and a half years.electric and i looooooooooooooove it xD
and i sing
in some way :P i love singing.i dont have a band though because we are 3 friends and we all play the guitar XDD
i want to learn how to play the bass and the piano^^
Yoshiki and Taiji are the main reasons ;)


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Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007, 08:38:23 AM
and what about the results PN? :lol:
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Reply #5 on: February 28, 2007, 09:05:50 AM
now you make me want to see you pout  :lol:


and I cant play any instruments  :oops:




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Reply #6 on: February 28, 2007, 09:37:22 AM
Why not? just try it in front of the mirror  :P

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Reply #7 on: February 28, 2007, 09:58:34 AM
Try to be...  :lol: I Love when see his pout  :P

noooooo Toshi is mine.... :twisted: well Yoshiki too...  I want bite them first before you did :twisted:  :twisted:




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Reply #8 on: February 28, 2007, 01:20:00 PM
I play piano... well for almost 16 years now... So don't ask about my age, OK? :twisted:

And I used to learn guitar but it doesn't work... hahaha :lol:



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Reply #9 on: February 28, 2007, 02:33:16 PM
Quote from: "leading_note"
I play piano... well for almost 16 years now... So don't ask about my age, OK? :twisted:

And I used to learn guitar but it doesn't work... hahaha :lol:
And she can sing too :)


And as for me, I can't play much on guitar and no other instruments either... But I sing... Not as in solo but in choior and an a capella band.

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Reply #10 on: February 28, 2007, 03:00:14 PM
I have been playing piano non-actively for.. I gotta count now. I started when I was.. seven. So it'll be ten years this year. I haven't been taking classes since I was 12, but I play piano by myself at home. At the moment I'm practising left hand notes for Tears and Amethyst.

I also have acoustic guitar, and I truly would like to have some teaching with it. I have tried to learn by myself, but my hurries and school things and like that have come to the way. At least when I'll move out from home in one and half years, I'll buy myself an electric guitar, or bass if I find it more attractive.

I also can sing a little - well, I was at music class when I was young and I sang in choir and like that, but nowadays I don't do it anymore. Usually just sing when I'm alone or with my friends.



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Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007, 03:12:02 PM
Oh, hypno. It's embarrasing :oops:



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Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007, 04:39:13 PM
Dammmit, age competition, I have missed something interesting...

I hope there are some sofas around, as I'll very gladly just sit, watch your lovely debate and then invite you both for something interesting to drink.

(NOOO just not in Japan, I do not think I need to get financially ruined for the first time I invite someone to something.)

Now onto the matter of singing, didn't you by chance think of recording your singing some day?  :twisted:  :P

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Reply #13 on: February 28, 2007, 05:17:26 PM
Wow, seems like no one plays drums here



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Reply #14 on: February 28, 2007, 05:20:02 PM
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Wow, seems like no one plays drums here


Yeah, and it's a shame. If things go like I want them to, I'll give it a shot soon.

Pretty late to start at 19 though :/



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Reply #15 on: February 28, 2007, 05:28:07 PM
Really want to start playing drums but am torn between that and guitar.

I know I could play drums well too :P

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Reply #16 on: February 28, 2007, 05:46:59 PM
Dangle, it is nice you have quite a high thought of yourself, but I'd personally prefer to hear first and judge later 8)

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Reply #17 on: February 28, 2007, 07:32:14 PM
Quote from: Hypno
Quote from: leading_note
I play piano... well for almost 16 years now... So don't ask about my age, OK? :twisted:

And I used to learn guitar but it doesn't work... hahaha :lol:
And she can sing too :)

...

Well I happened to hear a clip... And she really can play piano well, check out the topic here if you haven't yet ;)
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Reply #18 on: February 28, 2007, 07:42:34 PM
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Dangle, it is nice you have quite a high thought of yourself, but I'd personally prefer to hear first and judge later 8)


Bleh I meant I know I would be fast, dunno about keeping good rythm to be honest. And it is really the only thing I have thought myself high of, having fast arms. You know when you have been in fights :P

I know I'll never make it as guitarist, therefore no high thought of myself :(

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Reply #19 on: February 28, 2007, 07:55:25 PM
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Really want to start playing drums but am torn between that and guitar.

I know I could play drums well too :P


haha.. drums is pretty hard..

learned a bit from the drummer of my friend's band.. man.. the freaking coordination haha..

and i wasn't even playing with a 6 piece...



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Reply #20 on: February 28, 2007, 07:57:56 PM
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Dangle, it is nice you have quite a high thought of yourself, but I'd personally prefer to hear first and judge later 8)


Bleh I meant I know I would be fast, dunno about keeping good rythm to be honest. And it is really the only thing I have thought myself high of, having fast arms. You know when you have been in fights :P

I know I'll never make it as guitarist, therefore no high thought of myself :(


na it just takes practice.. lots... i'm a lazy guitarist so hahaha

but ya for drums, rhythm is the most important. but like i said.. everything is based on practice and getting used to it..



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Reply #21 on: March 01, 2007, 12:33:50 AM
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Wow, seems like no one plays drums here


Actually, I learnt how to play drum while I was around Grade 9. But I quite because drumming alone is not that fun since I don't have any chance to settle up a band. (Most of my friend were a kind of girls who concentrate only on studying. :cry: )


And PN, I don't think it's appropriate to talk about the age in this forum. Let keeps it secret. hahaha :wink:



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Reply #22 on: March 01, 2007, 05:09:16 AM
ive been playing guitar for almost 8 years now... learnt by myself , i have both acustic (almost 40 year old guitar with 12 string :) ) and electric too :) and i love it.. i do it everyday for at least 3 hours

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Reply #23 on: March 01, 2007, 05:31:10 AM
12 string? wow. that's impressive. I only tried a 12 strings once in a music shop, but that's about it.

the sound is very diff.

Its almost as different from an Ovation to a regular Acoustic Guitar.



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Reply #24 on: March 01, 2007, 06:04:26 AM
that guitar has been on the family for quite a long time my dad got it given when he started playing at like age of 12 i think and well , its on my hands for now until i have kids :p

and yes the sound is very different , but while playing full chords songs it sounds much nicer , more complete

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Reply #25 on: March 01, 2007, 06:41:11 AM
ya i totally hear ya.

the sound is pretty sweet but i never really thought about a 12 strings.. i bought a 7 strings before played for a while then sold it..



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Reply #26 on: March 01, 2007, 06:56:51 AM
well , the concept of a 7 string guitar is way different than a 12 string , since well at least mine 12 string is played like a regular 6 string but you have to push 2 string at the same time and this creates the "complete" sound that i was talking about because u can hear higher notes and lower notes all over the place wich is really good  :)

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Reply #27 on: March 01, 2007, 09:44:44 AM
I sang for about 6 years, played trumpet for 2 years, and right now I wanna learn drums.

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Reply #28 on: March 01, 2007, 10:33:25 AM
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well , the concept of a 7 string guitar is way different than a 12 string , since well at least mine 12 string is played like a regular 6 string but you have to push 2 string at the same time and this creates the "complete" sound that i was talking about because u can hear higher notes and lower notes all over the place wich is really good  :)


ya i'm fully aware of that.

i was just stating that i owned a 7 string for a while. but never really came across my mind that i'll buy a 12 strings.

i'm still more into elec more than acous..

ever tried that baritone guitar fernandez came out with? it sounds pretty good



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Reply #29 on: March 01, 2007, 11:48:01 AM
How is the 12 string guitar tuned btw? Is it like the lowest string E, and then the next is E but an octave higher, the next A, octave higher A etc. ?