Oct 28, 2011 at 11:05 am #1281233
@ecp12Locale: Upstate NY
With the thread about punk rock lovin ULers, I figured I would ask whether or not anyone plays an instrument! Myself, I took piano lessons as a kid for about 10 years (I only have Fur Elise to show for it) and I've been playing guitar for about the past ten years, and recently started to sing while playing. James Taylor, Jim Croce, and Paul Simon provide plenty of inspiration while on electric Stevie Ray Vaughan seems to always come out.
Edit: i forgot I picked up a uke myself and I've always wanted to try the mandolin and the banjo, and I want to get a harmonica to really channel Bob Dylan!Oct 28, 2011 at 11:46 am #1796013
@cwayman1Locale: East Tennessee, US
Great thread idea =)!
I played trumpet for about 4 years and then switched to french horn/mellophone for the next 7 (3 of which while at the University of Tennessee– I just graduated this past August)
In between, I've picked up guitar (but who hasn't, I guess) as well as the ukelele and enjoy goofin' off and singing improv.
-My gf plays the harmonica, so we're just a few steps away from havin' a folk duo =D!
EDIT to add the joys of castanets and vocal sound effects!Oct 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm #1796022
Does the iPad count?Oct 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm #1796024
Travis LeannaBPL Member
Violin for 19 years. I teach privately and play in various organizations in the area.Oct 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm #1796034
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Drum circles! I like to improv on a Native American flute too. I've played guitar since childhood.Oct 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm #1796035
A few years ago I picked up an electric guitar. Tried learning from a book at first, then about a year and a half ago I started taking lessons. I really wish I would've started when I was a kid so that I'd be a famous rock star by now.Oct 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm #1796042
I've played guitar for about 12 years and sing. I actually made it to the finals for the southeast on the first season of Nasville Star years ago. My wife plays the piano also, however we rarely play at all. I have to play and sing for a wedding tommorrow and in practicing the new song I've had the all fimiliar fingertips pain after not picking it up very often.Oct 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm #1796229
@tjgatorLocale: The Middle of Big 12-3+1 Country
Trombone. Started in 7th grade, played through high school, played in the University of Florida Marching Band and Basketball Band from 2002-2006.
Still pick it up from time to time.Oct 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm #1796255
@cwayman1Locale: East Tennessee, US
Pride of the Sunshine Band… total garbage.
EDIT to emphasize that I really am joking… although they DID really screw us over a couple of years ago. Reserving a practice field for us… WITHOUT ANY YARD MARKERS?! What gives?!
Looking back, that's a pretty decent joke… jerks ;DOct 29, 2011 at 9:33 am #1796361
@pyeyoLocale: pacific northwest
yep, I play.Oct 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm #1796430
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Bass, guitar and some piano. And yes, I am the punk rock ultaligherOct 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm #1796506
@socal-nomadLocale: North San Diego county
Like Dale I play a couple of my Native America Flutes in different keys. It is pretty easy to learn for me in the five hole configuration it's the only amount of holes my fingers and very limited music talent can handle . If you get a 6 hole flute you can always tie a piece of leather over the sixth hole. You can get music books also but freestyle playing is more fun.
My first flute was High Spirits Pocket flute in the key of A only 9 " long really high pitched and key of G only about 12 " long and more mellow sound,I also like the pocket flute their small enough to fit in your backpack . What I like about the High spirits flutes is they are drilled bored through instead of glued together halves.
I also did pick up a flute in key of D it about 18" long On Ebay for $35.00 made traditionally by LittleBird from New Mexico.
TerryOct 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm #1796514
Mark MendellBPL Member
Free-lance trombonist and teacher.Oct 30, 2011 at 8:54 am #1796615
Joe ClementBPL Member
Played trumpet in grade school/jr. high/high school. Played guitar for about 10 years, until I cut a fingertip off while working on a drilling rig.Oct 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm #1796690
@rp3957Locale: The Sierras
Another cool thread. I play any kind of percussion instrument I can get my hands on. I have played drums for jazz bands, marching bands, and now for a worship and music team at church. I need to figure out some kind of collapsable, lightweight bongo drum set-up for backpacking. I'll have to settle for hollow logs and an asprin bottle for a shaker for now!
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