I was a bit too impulsive with my spending at that time so i couldn't afford it. On top of the i had too many hobbies at once. I did try some selfeducation but i lacked the discipline to keep going.
Oh well, you're never too old to learn so i'll just keep postponing it until i do have the time. In about 36 years i'll retire...
Speaking of instruments, I just went to a bagpipe concert last night. Boy oh boy, those things just give me the shivers when I hear them live. There was a really awesome duet between a fiddle and a bagpipe that got two calls for an encore.
Overall, though, I would say that I enjoy the sound of the Violin the most. I took lessons in middle school for a year, but after that the program fell apart and that was the end of my violin learning days.
Well, I'm a music graduate and currently taking a postgrad so I guess I should join in on this conversation! <laughs>
I'm a grade 8 (like that means anything!) in saxophone and vocal. I play the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone and singing is my life. I have an electric guitar, electro acoustic guitar and bass guitar but that doesn't mean I'm very good! I play mediocre piano and recorder. I've just started learning the shakuhachi (thats a traditional japanese end blown flute) and am hoping to train under a really good tutor when I find one.
I think thats it.. as I said though.. singing really is my life and I'd do anything to do it for a living - lead singer in a rock band with influences rooted in both western and j rock. Can I find a band though?
I played the cello for 10 years. 10years! And now all my cello does is sit in my closet patiently waiting for me to pick it up. I had no time in college and I miss it so much. I'm pretty rusty I'm sure. I also played french horn and mellophone in marching band
I have in the past played the flute(in a marching band) and on occasion played a tune or two on the tin whistle(penny whistle) I have always been interested in guitars, probably because we Irish enjoy a real good old fashioned "knees up" I have never been able to read a note of music, I seem to play by ear, and by listening to my Father, traditional music is incorporated into our way of life, hence the reason I play the tin whistle, @midnitestar7, I would love to hear you sing!!!
@bagpipes, hmmm I've had the privilege to hear them a few times, and they are magnificent
@violin, I have only once heard a violin played with great excitement and speed, (on Holladay)it was an unforgettable experience, one that I wish I could repeat!!!!
I played for about 10 years of percussion. I was in two bands... but then both bands fell apart. I had no place to play anymore by myself since we just had a flat and you can't play the percussion there, so I stopped. now, 4 years later, I live in another city, I could theoretically play again... hmm... at ti, as I think about it... I played mostly Konga, Tumba and other large hand-played rums or metallophone.
I used to play piano. Not that I liked playing the musical instrument, but my parents wanted me to. I would prefer to play harp, but my parents were afraid that I would not be able to handle it. They were worried that I might be flattened by it; I was weak, sickly and worse, only 5 feet tall..and still am.
What songs do you sing usually, teardrop? I love to sing too! I was a soprano in school choir. Then I was trained to be both mezzo soprano and tenor. These days I am so inspired by singers like Norah Jones, Diana Krall and the late Rosemary Cloony, that I only sing jazz and blues.
I used to play the violin, and a little bit piano. I studied violin playing in this sort of academy for 12 years, i stopped it 5 years ago... then i just wanted to stop, i felt so frustrated with it, and with the academys requirements.
Now i feel sad and i miss my violin...I can't play it in my appartment, because of the other people living in here, and I feel too embarrased to play in my parent's house, after 5 years..I guess i'm too proud
I'd love to play some jazzy things with it, or some rrreal tango, or electric violin would be cool too...like vanessa mae.. hih
i play guitar i have two right now my first one is a hammer double cut away kinda a cheep ol' guitar to get started on then i have my baby my jackson king-v i love it i am also saving up for iether an american jackson RR or a kelly(any input on which you think i should get?) i have been playing for about 5-6 years i play in a death/speed metal band called misanthrope