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What musical instrument(s) do you play?

What instruments do you play? How well? What inspired you? ect.

gerard_924 days ago

keyboard, guitar, drums

hunter9992 months ago

I play the keyboard.

bowbroker3 months ago

I play violin, piano, guitar and a little bass guitar and double bass.

FN643 months ago
Acoustic guitar mostly. A few gigs on electric.. Country, oldies, blues, swing, doo-wop & on & on. Been playing since I was about 10 so thats about 50 years. Sing lead & tenor and occasionally baritone. Finger-pick, flat-pick & rhythm. A little bass. Here's a video of myself and a friend doing a Santos & Johnny tune "Sleepwalk"

[video(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al58B0LonQ8)]

elizabethswan4 months ago
I started with piano, but now I mostly produce beats with guitar for video games, voice overs, albums and more.

Hopefully I can teach myself more instruments. Playing takes me into a whole another world!
gtrpickr4 months ago
I play acoustic guitar since I was 14. I also play bass, harmonica and little mandolin. Right now I am learning to play dobro/resonator guitar.
Most major inspiration is shortly put.....idle mind is the worst enemy of the human race and the day was worth living if I learned something.
I play flute. I do not know some of the edgy super high notes, but other than that, I'm pretty good. I have been playing for two years, and have been learning from my middle school. I am a cinch when it comes to playing Pigeons and a Boy, One Summer's Day, and Let it Be. I dont know what inspired me, but its probably my quite nature in public.
Jessie Marie9 months ago
I play piano, clarinet, and a little guitar!
YINGYING1239 months ago
Currently,I play piano because the melody is quite elegant.
Clarinet
Epee151 year ago
I currently play Tenor saxophone in concert band, but have played alto sax, bari sax, and trumpet. I also play a little guitar and ukulele. I like to think of myself as a talented musician. Music was just something offered to me in 4th grade and I went for it. I didn't really realize my love for it until 8th grade, when I joined marching band.
...But for the love of god, I cannot sing.
themoose641 year ago
I play Trumpet in a school band, Guitar just for fun. When you play trumpet you can catch up on horns, baritones, and tuba. I just can't sing.
I completely understand.....here is a single note from my singing, as it'd look if you could see it:
broken-note-97567985.jpg
I play the piano and a tad bit of guitar. I mostly produce beats and instrumentals for video games, voice overs, movies, albums and more.

Hopefully I can teach myself more instruments. Playing takes me into a whole 'nother world!

Its sad they are taking all the music programs from school. Those are what kids need most! Its proven science, that kids that perform and play instruments or act do much better in school.

Smh shame
i play guitar, piano, trombone, baritone tuba, baritone trumpet, tuba, and trumpet. I play most of them ok, but i cant read music on a couple of them. I love all kind of music and There was alwaly a feeling that i had to catch up to my peers, so i eventually got better on the instrument i major in, which is trombone
oh, and i sing a little
Density1 year ago
my name is denislav (density) and i am 14. i have been playing piano for 9 years. i started when i was 5 and it is great fun.
BethyJoy1 year ago
I play violin. It's sad there is only one other person who plays violin.

Wow a lot of guitarists. I wish some of them lived around me. I don't know any guitarists in my area.
I sing and i play some guitar, keyboards and melodica! Cheers!
whiskrs3 years ago
Heyo! I play guitar, elctric and acoustic, along with bass, violin, and i sing.
fenderphil3 years ago
Hi Folks, I play lead,rhythm,& bass. guitar, I was a pro lead guitarist for over 45years and have been playing for 53 years. I played in the U.K. (Oxford is my hometown) North America, and Australia I am now retired at 68. I am happy to try to help any members with guitar related questions. I have always set up my own guitar etc.

The picture is from 1978 ? at a country music festival at Hendra, Cornwall. In 1979 I was fortunate enough to be at wembley arena for the 11th International country music festival, among those who appeared were Box Car Willie, Tammy Wynette, Ronnie Milsap to name but a few, I still have my entertainers badge ID. Below is a picture from HendraDig those flares ha ha.
me 2nd from left 1979.jpgstill pickin' at 68.jpg
happyjo3 years ago
I have been playing the piano since I was five, I started playing the clarinet this year, and I like to sing! :D
Guitar(My Favorite), a little piano, Mandolin, I can play Bass Guitar, and a little Harmonica. Why?
1spartan953 years ago
guitar,trumpet,some piano,and a little ocarina. I want to learn mandolin, and i am building a cajon right now
KentuckySam3 years ago
I want to learn the banjo, don't ask me why, but I can't find a teacher.
i play the ocarina. really old. u can look it up on wikipedia. i forgot the link.
i play the ocarina to
KNEXFRANTIC3 years ago
ocarina im not very good yet but im geting better zelda ocarina of time made me want to learn
Sarah783 years ago
I don`t play any instrument. I hope my work in the system of Transcription Companies will leave me some time to learn to play piano at least.
RC-51083 years ago
trombone!
martzsam3 years ago
Trumpet pwns Saxaphone
A good name4 years ago
I play the Gee-tar (lets pretend I sound anything like Michael Hedges through the internet). Mostly acoustic atm. I have a real short memory span though so I forget a lot of the chords that I learn.
PIANO!!!!!!!! aww yea, piano is the greatest evah. Been playing it since august 2007 and I love it. Right now the hardest thing im learning is Rondo Alla Turca(Turkish March) its SUCH an amazing song and I will not be satisfied until I can play it. From what people tell me, im good for the amount of time ive been playing. Which is very cool to hear. Anyways, yeah. Piano. . . It'll make love to your ears. ;)
drums
ArcticChill (author) 4 years ago
I'd just like to say that I've read all of your comments and I'm happy at how a lot of people on instructables can play instruments. Though this is probably just the tip of the iceburg I'm just glad that people took a liking to this thread.
Flumpkins4 years ago
I play piano bass drums guitar.
its a lion4 years ago
I can play guitar. I can somewhat play bass (I could be a bassist in a pinch, but I'm by no means great). Wanting to learn to play my harmonica, but I can't right now. Looking into purchasing a violin. Can somewhat play the ukulele, the mandolin, and the dulcimer. Just haven't had enough time with them to truly learn... So, long story short: Guitar.
ajleece4 years ago
Guitar Reasonably well. I am in a band. Mainly metal.
i play saxophone, guitar, and some trombone,
hawksong4 years ago
uhhh, jackson, a ke5fr kelly to be exact. I'm pretty good i mostly play the fall of troy and other new age rock bands' songs, i inspired myself to play and i also can play the keyboard and drums so it was easy to learn guitar.
ajleece4 years ago
Epiphone G-400 '66 Reissue Limited Edition Vox VT30 Tube+Modelling Amp Wireless System (coming)
ArcticChill (author)  ajleece4 years ago
Sounds fancy.
xD!
Sunbanks4 years ago
I used to play the flute, and I played it terribly.
I too played the flute! I was in middle school, and I was great. Then my flute was stolen.
Your magic flute disappeared? Someone stole your tune? I hope that didn't traumatize you from playing something else.
Yes, it was too traumatizing. I've been considering picking up the ocarina though.
There's always harmonica to play the blues...
Yeah, except that the blues are like smooth jazz, both of which make my ear drums crack and bleed purple.
That's awesome :D It's sad though that it got stolen. I would have glady given you mine.
ArcticChill (author)  Sunbanks4 years ago
Yeah, A person in my school band plays flute, she says that she gets lonely because she's the only one who plays the flute while 5 people right next to her play clarinet.
The first year I played it there was five flute players and there was probably like, 10-15 clarinet players.
There weren't 76 trombones were there? :-)
I think there was only one :P
Well, you do know that 76 trombones led the big parade.... ;-)
I fear your reference is striking a brick wall
Don't that do that musical in schools anymore?
The Music Man was not in charge...
Well, when I went to school, we did a rather electrifying performance of The Music Man ;-)
Shocking news! or is that old news?
Depending on you definition of old.....ablt 34 years ago....is 34 old ? ;-)
34 is kinda old to be in high school...unless you are a teacher or something.
Well, I t'wernt 34 years old, 34 years ago.... :-p Sorry for the lack of creative responses on my part....I am having computer difficulty and am not sure what my next move will have to be. So I am REALLY distracted at the moment....
Knight to King's Bishop 3...I await your move.
ever since I have been on Alli, almost all I have done is move I know, I know....TMI !
*struck the wrong chord...
ArcticChill (author)  Sunbanks4 years ago
Yeah, in the school band it startedd with 4-5 flutes and 10 or so clarinets and now there's one flute and five clarinets.
Haha that's exactly what happened the second year I played flute. Except there might have been two of us...
ArcticChill (author)  Sunbanks4 years ago
Well, two is better than one!
Haha yep, at least then people might be able to hear us.
ArcticChill (author)  Sunbanks4 years ago
Actually at our last concert the flute was louder then usual. (Then again she was in the front of the stage so that could have something to do with it.)
KentsOkay4 years ago
Trumpet, chanter, bagpipes, guitar. None well.
That definitely blows...brass-woodwind joke everybody...
:P Double wind to you mister!
lemonie4 years ago
I'd like to learn the piano.... L
ArcticChill (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Good luck! I'm sure you'd have much better luck at it then me. (I think that it might be a little to complicated for me.
I don't know about that, but it's something I'd like to learn.

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ArcticChill (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Don't we all?
As easy examples, think of Bohemian Rhapsody or (Come on Baby) Light My Fire - good fingering of keys is, as you say, something we'd all like to do. My sisters have the musical ability.... L
ArcticChill (author)  lemonie4 years ago
It's funny you should mention Bohemian Rhapsody, it was one of the songs we played at our last concert. And quite well I might add. :)
Good! Keyboards / pianos are versatile - ever listen to David Bowie? L
ArcticChill (author)  lemonie4 years ago
No. :( But one of my teachers is absolutely obsessed with David Bowie and Bon Jovi. Ha, Lol they kind of rhyme.
Weird combination...

L

ArcticChill (author)  lemonie4 years ago
It is a bit of a wierd combination but both of them are quite good and can play beautifully.
(I thought it a bit weird too)
The Jamalam4 years ago
Guitar (grade 4) Piano (Grade 4, nearly 5) Recorder (Grade 3) and Xylophone I am absolutely amazing
ArcticChill (author)  The Jamalam4 years ago
Nice, nice, nice, and always good to be able to rock out on a Xylaphone every once in a while.
Hell yeah! =)
NachoMahma4 years ago
. I used to be able to strum a few chords on the guitar, but not very well. I gave all my guitars plus tuners, amps, &c to NachoDaughter, except for an acoustic I'll pick up every now and then.
I remember way back about 30 years ago or so, having bought the Ed Sales teach yourself guitar and play your first song in 20 minutes course. I never got beyond that first song.....Home on the Range.... :-)
ItsTheHobbs4 years ago
Guitar and flute. But I'm definitely better at flute.
ArcticChill (author)  ItsTheHobbs4 years ago
Strange, but cool combination of instruments. I don't know anyone who plays flute and guitar.
Goodhart4 years ago
I can play the Blues Harp (harmonica) fairly well (not well enough to be able to do it in front of others ;-)
ArcticChill (author)  Goodhart4 years ago
I'm okay at harmonica too, thought I'm no Johnny Cash. :(
Yeah, and I am DEFINITELY no Slim Harpo either ;-)
michoi4 years ago
i play drums well i also play bass and guitar but not aswell as drums
ArcticChill (author)  michoi4 years ago
I've been wanting to play guitar for a long time. Lucky you!
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