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Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 22, 2010, 07:16:53 PM
Don't know if this topic has been posted yet but I thought I might put it out here for kicks.

What Musical Instruments do you play? If you don't play any what ones would you want to play?

I guess I'll go first,
First off I play the drums but due to an on going medical problem I have to take a long break from it and learn guitar.

http://daslineal.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=48#/d2g4oje
The picture is really big so here is just a link to it.
Just my drum set as it is right now, needs some TLC (Tender Loving Care) after 25 years of use but is still as good as day one from what my dad has told me.

I tend to futs around with my dad's Fender Stratocaster but I'm getting a Yamaha Pacifica for my B-day and I also futs around with my dad's Rickenbacker bass some of the time a truly legendary bass I'm honored to play.

now its your turn!
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 22, 2010, 07:23:24 PM
Some base practice on guitar and skills on bass, learned through extensive 9-year music ed. Also piano to some level.

First and foremost I am a singer, but my highest-level instrument is the saxophone - I own an old Yamaha alto sax since a few years ago, which I use in practice and play.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Bella on November 22, 2010, 09:24:28 PM
Keyboard...  but I'm not very good, I have trouble using my hands independently of one another. As in, I can play with my left hand or with my right, but not both at the same time. ><;

I sing a bit too... when nobody's around... <<;

Wanna learn the theremin and guitar though, in that order.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 22, 2010, 09:39:40 PM
Nice nice!

I drummed pretty hard today and broke two of my snare drum heads.
Ah, Pearl Jam how you compel me to play with too much soul and break my sticks and drum heads. I have yet to break the Bass drum head even though its 25 years old and never been changed. ever.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 22, 2010, 09:54:12 PM
i like to sing, but am rather shy about it so i don't usually sing in front of others without the song playing in the background.

i love to play the piano, but i haven't played one since i left high school, and not seriously in over a year (beginning of senior year), since i don't have access to one. (i'm desperate to get one >__< )
even then, i suck with the piano as i barely scraped by in my piano class. 2 handed songs don't come easily to me. :[

i've always wanted to learn how to play the steel drum and steel guitar.
but first i'd like to master the piano. :3
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 22, 2010, 10:26:47 PM
ahha! the steel drum! That is a great instrument to play, we had one in our band class last year and I was the one to play it the most even though it wasn't in any of our songs. I just incorporated it into the warm-ups and such for the hell of it but I would also start sneaking drum-set into the warm-ups which was always crazy at the endings (I have to say I could destroy the room with the sound I made but that was just for fun. Don't do it in your band class, trust me, you will be banished from the drum-set for a while until everyone starts playing jazz songs.)
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: stewartsage on November 22, 2010, 11:24:55 PM
Jew's harp.  Don't really no what else to say other then it's not really a very handy skill since I don't have one.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 23, 2010, 08:07:37 PM
Ehhh, I was pretty depressed over how Yamaha discontinued their Hipgig drumset, probably one of the best kits around for its price which was a great value for what Yamaha offers which is the greatest ever.

@Sage
Jews harp is a pretty cool instrument I saw one played at a concert once and it rocked pretty hard.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: stewartsage on November 23, 2010, 09:03:15 PM
"Rocked" doesn't really seem like the appropriate word, but sure, rocked.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 23, 2010, 10:58:34 PM
lol I guess your right, but it was still pretty cool to see it played since its not your average instrument for a live show.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 24, 2010, 09:25:09 PM
oh yeah, i have a wooden recorder and a (slightly broken) pan flute, and a harmonica around here somewhere, but i'm not very good on them. :\
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Krizonar on November 24, 2010, 09:38:39 PM
For the instruments I play skillfully, the Piano, Violin and the Cello

unskillfully... the fFlute and the Guitar.

I want to learn to play the flute well though.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 24, 2010, 09:44:43 PM
lucky. the cello is such a beautiful instrument. huge, and if you're unskilled at it it sounds like a raging banshee, but otherwise beautiful.

and once again, lucky. i'm jealous of anyone with mad piano skillz. xD
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Krizonar on November 24, 2010, 10:18:16 PM
My piano skills aren't really great, I'm self-taught. I mostly just learn to play songs I like by ear.
I play the Cello the best by far (I can read the music too, which helps), I can play the troubled Windows song on it :D
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: stewartsage on November 25, 2010, 01:12:46 AM
Pan flute what.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 25, 2010, 02:37:27 AM
QuoteI play the Cello the best by far (I can read the music too, which helps), I can play the troubled Windows song on it
RECORDING OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN >:]
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Krizonar on November 25, 2010, 03:01:54 AM
I may someday, after I practice the song more. I had to pick it up by ear :)
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 25, 2010, 03:14:45 AM
While at that, one might even incorporate more of them...


OS-Tan orchestra. You heard it here first~
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 25, 2010, 02:17:02 PM
i have sheet music to "sakuranbo kiss" lying around somewhere....(the name of the troubled windows season 1 theme song)

i can read and write music, so when i had access to a piano i managed to copy down some of my favourite anime and video game tunes. ^^

do-re-mi-ti-la~~~do-re-mi-sol-fa-do-re-do <3
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Xeon on November 25, 2010, 08:38:26 PM
1.Buy a Yamaha SHS-10 Keytar
2.Use it as a Synthesizer
3.Strap a tablet and mini speakers to your back
4.Attempt *fail* to play U.N owen has her cross handed
5.Become biggest nerd on Campus
6.?????
7.PROFIT!!!

You know u all want to do it too......
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 25, 2010, 08:39:50 PM
Quote from: "Xeon"1.Buy a Yamaha SHS-10 Keytar
2.Use it as a Synthesizer
3.Strap a tablet and mini speakers to your back
4.Attempt *fail* to play U.N owen has her cross handed
5.Become biggest nerd on Campus
6.?????
7.PROFIT!!!

You know u all want to do it too......

You are a genius, I want to do this now. Live.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Bella on November 25, 2010, 08:43:46 PM
After talking music with my brother for awhile after dinner, this is my new To-Learn instrument list:
-Guitar
-Theremin
-Drums
-Accordion

No, srsly. ._____.'
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Xeon on November 25, 2010, 08:45:03 PM
Planning to do it at next years HobbyCon (Hopefully). Gonna dress as a male version of the Prismriver sisters and find a few pals to make the whole gang. But still need to develop my not so awesome skillzZzz.

Also bonus points if you do it on skates.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 25, 2010, 08:46:34 PM
I used to play the piano, but lost the will to play years ago.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Pitkin on November 26, 2010, 03:52:24 AM
I uh... never played anything. Never wanted to either. ._. Singing I wanted to do at times, but that was hardly enough to make me practice. <.<
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Bella on November 26, 2010, 12:18:10 PM
I'm not very musical either, so I know the feeling Pitkin. ><

I'd like to have the dexterity/coordination/patience to practise and to play really well though... D:
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 26, 2010, 08:30:14 PM
the accordion sounds like it'd be fun to pick up.
my sister's boyfriend can play the harmonica to a point, and it also sounds like it'd be fun to pick up.


i discovered recently that i can sing a vera lynn song while sounding somewhat like vera lynn.
this ties in with an ability i seem to have to copy pitch fairly well. this was demonstrated the best with the song "freckles" (ruroni kenshin second opening) in which my sister said i matched the pitch so well, it was scary.

speaking of which, me and my sister have been able to get to the EXACT same pitch at times. this creeps people out. ^^
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 28, 2010, 01:51:42 AM
ah I've done that with my friend Jordan once. One of our teachers said something odd and we both said "Whaaaaat~" at the same pitch and at the same time. What made it funny was that we where both sitting next to each other and did the exact same hand motion and even had somewhat the same factual expression.

Anyway, back on topic. I just returned from Ohio where I spent most of my Thanksgiving break. Spent the rest of my time practicing my chords on my little brothers Epiphone SG Special which is a pretty good guitar though a Les Paul or Srat would work with me better since the shape of the SG is a little weird for me.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Krizonar on November 28, 2010, 02:19:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv7bV1m1Y-A

I have no idea why this was made; but here, have at it.

(note that I am inclined to whimsical flights of garageband fancy, it's the Panther Tan in me)
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 28, 2010, 02:21:37 AM
dude wrong topic, you need to read the top post...
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Krizonar on November 28, 2010, 02:26:42 AM
I thought this was the music topic, is the fact it's 2;30 am making me do stupid things?
If so, very sorry :(
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: svx on November 28, 2010, 04:41:57 AM
I play the... erm...

Nintendo?

I have no musical talent. But I can read sheet music for some reason. Weeeiiirdd...
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2010, 11:08:41 AM
i can read trebel clef, but not base clef (w/o help).

still itching for a piano.....

hay guize, should we start posting sheet music for stuff here? most of the time it's not hard to transfer sheet music from one instrument to another (piano to guitar, w/e). i remember finding a site with some vocaloid tunes in piano form, and i distinctly remember that i'm not the only vocaloid fan here xD
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 28, 2010, 05:54:11 PM
Base (F) clef is just treble (G) clef some octaves lower, with the notes shifted one whole row downwards (IE F is on the second line instead of on the top), so it's easy pie.

And sheet music is kinda nice, if ya find something worthwhile. The music I write (yes I do) is usually in cipher code, though, and converting is bothersome... -_-

Cipher code is handy since you don't need to actually set a key (you just use the interval values) but I've never taught anyone else how to read it aside from my music teachers in high school (for reading my homework -w-; ) so yeah. The upside is that you can post it quite easily without sheets, so plaintext works fine.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2010, 06:24:20 PM
most of the stuff i've written is originally written do-re-mi, then translated to A-B-C (a being do, and so on).

so what i posted before:
do-re-mi-ti-la~~~do-re-mi-sol-fa-do-re-do

would be

A-B-C-G-F~~~A-B-C-E-D-A-B-A.

(try singing/playing that. if you recognize the tune, you just made my day. ^^ )

hang on:
http://kiko.fuyu.gs/micandonburi/e.html

i got music for a school project here.
annndddd~
http://josh.agarrado.net/music/anime/index.php?searchterms=sakuranbo+kiss&srctype=
(troubled windows opening season 1 is the top of the list)
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: NejinOniwa on November 28, 2010, 06:31:55 PM
PROTIP: In the Solfa system, which you're referring to, Do is C. Scale goes C-C. Illogical, but that's the way it is.

So you'd have to revise those.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 28, 2010, 06:36:05 PM
eh, when i played it on the piano in the format i had it sounded it right.

either that, or i DID have it in C-C format and it's just been that long since i've played. -___-;;

either way, i'm better with the do-re-mi format, since it's easier to sing. :\
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Dr. Kraus on November 28, 2010, 07:09:30 PM
Arg, my fingers hurt due to not having calluses built up on my fingers. Drumming doesn't really help build calluses much other then the bottom part of your fingers and not the tops.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 29, 2010, 08:01:52 PM
if it's any consolation, (OT) i have a blister on the bottom of my tongue. it popped the other day, so now the extra part is coming off. it hurts like HELL. ;____;

STILL itching to play the piano.
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Bella on November 29, 2010, 08:20:54 PM
Still itching to train my left hand well enough to play a piano. ><;;
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 30, 2010, 02:08:10 PM
lol. i suck with two handed songs, so be like me and either fake it or stick ot the easy stuff! xD
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Bella on November 30, 2010, 04:00:21 PM
Haha, we could do a piano duet!  We'd have two good hands between the two of us! XD
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 30, 2010, 09:27:18 PM
indeed man, indeed! but first we need a piano. :[
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Bella on November 30, 2010, 09:35:03 PM
We can just hijack one at a hotel lobby/fancy restaurant!
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on November 30, 2010, 09:40:49 PM
yay! but i'd like to practice first. :\

also, i've noticed that at hotels/convention halls w/ hotels, there is usually at least one piano. you just gotta find it. :3
Title: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on December 01, 2010, 01:27:22 PM
http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?pos=-3609

decipher the tune!
Title: Re: Music Instruments
Post by: Paul on March 06, 2011, 02:58:49 PM
I can play guitar (acoustic as well as electric). I play every day and someday plan to form a band if I can get the right people together. Furthermore I'm singing a lot.
Title: Re: Music Instruments
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 06, 2011, 04:56:01 PM
good to hear ^^ it's always nice to hear that people take an interest in the arts. hope your band goes over well, when it does form. ^^

hmm, i shold try to play one of the school's pianos tomorrow :3