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View Poll Results: Do you play a musical instrument?

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  • Never have, never will

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  • Never have, want to

    2 4.88%
  • Used to play one

    25 60.98%
  • Play one now

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    I really, really, really, really want to learn to play the theremin. Then I can slick my hair back tight, dress in black with only a black-light and do some noodly variations on the old Star-Trek theme. Maybe have tanks with jellyfish floating all about the stage. It will catapult me to rock-star status, I just know it!



    My back up band will use the old Italian Noise Machines.

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    Saxophone, voice, guitar, percussion, mics-and-mixing-board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langrenus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sdalek View Post
    Question: Define play? Professional, Amateur or both? Played well, or just good enough to suit our own personal preferences?
    I suppose it's a fair question - any and all of the above, basically. To me "play" implies a certain base level of competence, but I think it's fair to say that most people have a decent enough ear to know when they're actually playing something musical or just hitting/playing random notes (?), so personal preference is a good enough indicator.

    I'm certainly not looking for virtuosos (although it would be interesting if there are any)
    Ah, ok. I used to play a little piano, I play didj, and play around with mandolin and used to play around with the 16-button squeeze box.

    Not good, but enough to feel personally satisfied.

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    Currently I play musical saw. Would like to start playing ukulele in the future. Vocals might be a possible option, but my falsetto screaming scares people so I'll see about it.

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    Took piano lessons from second grade to high school and played clarinet in grades 4-8.

    Would love to take up piano lessons again, especially since inheriting my grandmother's Knabe studio grand piano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Res Ipsa Loquitur View Post
    Took piano lessons from second grade to high school and played clarinet in grades 4-8.

    Would love to take up piano lessons again, especially since inheriting my grandmother's Knabe studio grand piano.


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    Started with violin at 8 cos I hated piano and mom didn't want me to play harp or bagpipes.

    Got stuck being made to learn piano anyway.

    Noodle now with didj, penny whistle, mando, and uke (bari and soprano). Like most other dancers, I do dumbek and zills (finger cymbals) as well. I do drag out the fiddle occasionally to play reels and jigs.
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    So how come so many people have stopped playing? Forced to play as a child? Lack of time? Lack of skill? General loss of interest?
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    Embarrassment. Self consciousness. Laziness. Not progressing quickly enough. Many factors for me...
    The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
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    Because it was something I was forced to do as a child and it wasn't my choice. Because I'm no longer interested in playing (I go through phases of what I'm interested in). I continued playing keyboard a bit as an adult but I stopped enjoying playing maybe 4 or 5 years back. I got rid of my keyboard but kept all my sheet music. Yah know, just in case...
    ...so much smoke pouring out of each chromosome.

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