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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Question Play an instrument?

I just had a concert for the cello. In this concert I was a back up soloist and just my luck this dude didnt show up so i got to unexpectedly play my first solo on the instrument I'm not terrible good at yet. lol

i've played violin for 5 years.
cello for 3 months :p
piano (kinda) for 4 years
would like to learn guitar :]

Just wanted to make a thread for instrument players to come and talk :D so what instrument do you play or would like to learn? how long have you been playing? got any tips for anyone else on said instrument?

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 12:36 AM
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That's cool that you got to do your first solo. I don't play an instrument but I sing solos at my church.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 12:41 AM
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Hm. I've played the trombone for about 8 years. Elementary school band, Middle school band, Jazz band, High school Marching Band (4 years), High school Varsity Wind Ensemble (3 years)... and was in a ska band for about a week... didn't have any time to practice... lol I haven't played much since graduation however...

I also play guitar. Been playing for 6 years. Oddly enough I'm a lefty, but I play right handed. Started out with acoustic like most, then moved on to my squier strat... which I sold after a while... lol... I currently play a Schecter Diamond Series C1 Plus. It's awesome. I've been in two bands as the guitarist over the years.. First of which was a rockish/punkish band called Nxile... We were a literal garage band. We rocked it on 48th street with our practice amps. Never got to play a show. I'm currently in another band as the rhythm guitarist in As Empires Burn, a melodic metalcore band. We play shows regularly around the state. In fact we have one at a local bar tomorrow night! If you wanna know more about my band AEB, feel free to PM me. </shameless plug>

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i used to play violin lol. started with 7 i think, stopped with 14. but its funny that now, today, i cant play at all anymore!!! its all gone.... whereas my mum played piano after 20 years and can still do it fairly well...
i miss my violin playing though....

right now i sng alot though. its not really, technically an instrument though.... i think lol. im a mezzo soprano, i love singing arias.

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That's cool! :D

I play cello. I had a concert last night. :P

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I play piano and violin, but I am very out of practice. I used to play 1st violin in my school's orchestra and at my church.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 10:04 AM
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I count Voice as an instrument! I sing soprano in my church choir.

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I sing. Loud and often. I was also a soprano in the chorus for 8 years when I was in school and I even got to do a few solos. My voice is not what it was then. LOL. My husband plays bass, keyboard and acoustic guitar.

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Hehehehe. I played Viola in 5th and 6th grade. =]
I played bass guitar for a few years, got bored.
picked up an acoustic guitar, and I dont have the patience.

my boyfriend has been playing guitar for a long time, and he plays very well. so my little guitar gets some loving still. lol!

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I tried piano for a while...and I wanted to try guitar, but my parents wouldn't let me...but I play my vocal cords!! xD We have an excellent choir system in my school. I'm a Soprano 1. :)


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