I stopped taking lessons my sophomore year. I've recently bought a full 88-key digital (a nice one), and plan to start up on lessons again next month. I quit right at that point where I could have gone it alone, though I lack self discipline. Quitting was perhaps one of my biggest regrets.
Probably the most difficult piece I know would be either Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, or Linus and Lucy (Peanuts theme), I quit in the middle of learning Maple Leaf Rag. Hope to learn more blue-sy stuff.
I also strum the guitar a bit, nothing fancy just plucking and basic chords.
I'm not really in to traditional indian music, but I'm very intrigued by it. Mostly because of the skill it seems to require to play it, and the very many, and the very strange, percussion instruments that are a part of indian folk music. The video you linked to was very interesting, thanks for sharing that.
Thanks, it's nice when someone takes an interest in my weird drumming! Yes, a huge amount of skill is required, and I'm not sure I really have what it takes to go all the way to the top (though I can certainly be fairly competent). If I had any sense I would just switch instruments to something more mainstream, as I suspect I could kick ass on the drum kit by now if I took it up seriously, maybe build a career out of it which would be SO much better than working
But that just wouldn't be as much fun as what I'm actually doing *kicks self*
Hah yeah. I'd say it's the other way around. I don't have to lift my ass for youtube and it's FREE.
Seriously, youtube is a gift from above for amateur musicians. That, and tab software like Guitar Pro.
I play a lot of jazz on trumpet, a lot of improv and whatnot, and I also just started learning bass clarinet and contrbass clarinet. I also sing, probably more than I am playing instruments. I'm a proud tenor.
edit: I DON'T know how to play the guitar or piano, like the billion of other people who do.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?