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#1033658 - 08/07/04 08:21 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Horseteeth Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 19
Loc: Naperville, Illinois
I have recently taken up the harmonica. I like it because it's soooo portable I can play it just about anywhere and it sounds cool. I don't think it takes away from my piano time as I'm usually playing it outside. So now I have a $25 harmonica to go with my $8K piano!

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#1033659 - 08/07/04 08:45 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
pete Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 796
Loc: port washington, ny, us
Played alto sax for years, clarinet for a year, French horn for about three years, and blues harmonica whenever. Always had a great deal of difficulty playing any string instrument, because my brain is wired for piano fingering since I started playing piano at five. Also , I could never really flex my fingers enough to get comfortable on the fretboard. Wish I could play violin. Also wish I played sax enough now to keep my embouchure in shape.

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#1033660 - 08/07/04 08:51 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Horseteeth Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 19
Loc: Naperville, Illinois

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#1033661 - 08/09/04 01:49 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Daren Offline
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Registered: 05/11/03
Posts: 243
Loc: Staffordshire,England
Played a flute has a child.
Playing an arranger type keyboard for the past 10 years and loving it with all the new keyboards that keep coming out,the sounds are getting better all the time and they are great to just sing along.
Been playing the piano the last 3 years and taking lessons.

Regards.
Daz

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#1033662 - 08/09/04 01:56 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
AnnaMatthew Offline
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Registered: 07/13/04
Posts: 470
I want to learn the violin when i think i can afford to less time on the piano. Or when i think im good enough at the piano to move on abit.

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#1033663 - 08/09/04 03:34 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
cello lover Offline
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Registered: 04/09/04
Posts: 111
Loc: belgium
I started playing piano when I was 11 (late, had to study a lot!). I started playing the flute when I was 13 (I have a pretty good tone, but lousy technique). I began playing the cello when I was 18, played it for two years, stopped for 7 years because of the need for more piano study in the conservatory, and I continued cello playing since then. I'm now 29.

I absolutely prefer the cello above the piano, but I play the piano quite well and my cello-play sucks. Murphy's law........
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#1033664 - 08/09/04 08:00 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
pianojuggler Offline
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Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 1515
CL,

Do you know anything about these new cellos I see (on eBay, mostly)? They are not as thick as a regular cello, but the ads say they sound just as good.

I am very skeptical! I also think most or all of them are made in China. I'd be very reluctant to buy something like that off the internet.

I'm just curious.

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#1033665 - 08/15/04 11:13 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
ericpianoboy Offline
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Registered: 08/06/04
Posts: 303
Loc: Kalamazoo,MI
I used to play french horn. I currently play my chords (sing) and i would LOVE to play cello.
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#1033666 - 08/15/04 04:10 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 4288
Loc: Cincinnati
I have played guitar for a while.. but not in a while.. but I would learn to play

cello
saxophone
organ (Hammond B3)
mandolin
a host of tribal instruments from around the globe

There you have it.. justification for why I really should be a rich person and relieved of the burden of making a living.. I hope you all can join me!
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#1033667 - 08/18/04 09:56 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Helmer Offline
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Registered: 08/04/04
Posts: 41
Loc: Oregon
I played the trumpet from 5th grade thru college.
I learned to play the E-flat tuba in high-school, and played in a dixie-land band in college.

In college, I took basic piano, and really wanted to start playing it, but couldn't afford one. I had always wanted to play the piano since I was about five years old, but my parents couldn't afford one.

Finally, at the age of 47, I bought my first piano, an upright, and began taking piano lessons. Two years later I traded it in on a brand new Kawai RX-2 grand.

Now at the age of 52, I am finally considering stepping up to a premium class piano, (Steinway, Bechstein, August Foerster or other).

I guess the moral of the story is, better late than never!!!

If there is something you truly want to do in life, you should figure out a way to do it. Playing the piano is very rewarding, while at the same time very frustrating. It's much more difficult to play several notes at a time on 88 keys, then one note at a time on three valves!!
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#1033668 - 08/22/04 07:54 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
HappyGoLucky Offline
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Registered: 07/07/03
Posts: 295
Loc: Arlington, VA
My first instrument was my voice (singing with my three sisters and mother), then piano about age 7 I think, French Horn in junior high school & high school (continuing on piano), then guitar in college (continuing on piano), in mid-twenties I took up harmonica because I thought it was cool at those beach parties in So. California (continuing on piano whenever I could), in mid-thirties took up the drums because my job required traveling and I could always practice with just my drumsticks (continuing on the piano whenever I found one to play). And now, having purchased (just a year ago) my beautiful Petrof, I'm *still* continuing on the piano. I realize now that I never really strayed too far away from my first love: Piano.
Virginia (from Virginia)

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#1033669 - 08/22/04 08:07 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Ben D. Offline
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Registered: 08/01/04
Posts: 841
Loc: Texas
Trumpet for two years... Bleh! Piano is much better!
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#1033670 - 08/22/04 08:13 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
valarking Offline
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Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 2331
Loc: Dallas
I play the euphonium. The story is, I was at a summer program which had a band. They didn't have any euphonium players and the director knew me so he got me to learn euphonium for the band.
It's an amazing easy little instrument to play, I was up to speed with the band in a matter of 1 or 2 weeks.
I also play a little trumpet, but it's much more physically demanding.
If I could choose to learn any other instrument it would be the oboe. Man, that instrument has a great sound.

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#1033671 - 10/13/04 10:44 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
ragtimebg Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 180
Loc: California
Guitar, Banjo, Accordian and harmonica....all in complete disuse since I got my grand piano 3 years ago. Anyone want to buy a dusty guiar, banjo or accordian?
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#1033672 - 10/13/04 11:24 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
HannahT Offline
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Registered: 04/09/04
Posts: 199
Loc: UK
Also play the guitar.

My sisters play the clarinet and sometimes I wish I also knew how to play, or at least play an orchestra instrument.

I would love to play the cello though. Wow - its sonorous sounds hit me when I first heard Elgar's concerto...

but Piano will always be my first love.
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#1033673 - 10/14/04 06:30 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
darb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 123
Classical guitar, flute. They sound really nice together by the way. At my wedding a classical guitarist and flutist played Pacabel's Canon. It was beautiful.

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#1033674 - 10/14/04 06:45 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
netizen Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/01
Posts: 1926
Loc: New York
Cello. Clarinet. Trumpet. Of these the only one I feel I have any real modicum of ability with is the clarinet...

Guitar is hard. I gave it up after a few lessons. \:\(
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#1033675 - 10/14/04 06:59 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
mound Offline
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 782
Loc: Rochester, NY
I've played electric bass in rock/jazz/fusion bands for the last 10 years. I have played some latin percussion (though I have much to learn) and some classical guitar.
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#1033676 - 10/16/04 08:04 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Palindrome Offline
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Registered: 12/22/01
Posts: 3914
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
I used to play the banjo (clawhammer style), but it's been a while. Still love the music, though.

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Originally posted by jdsher:
sleepingcats: Is the ukulele similar to a dulcimer(sp?)? My brother and I were visiting a music shop in Hampton Bays and the store owner was showing me how easy it was to play this very small odd shaped guitar looking thing. I wonder if they share the same key arrangement?
Jon [/b]
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Originally posted by sleepingcats:
jdsher,

The ukulele is strummed like a guitar and there are several sizes depending on tone. I looked in my music encyclopedia for info on the dulcimer since I'm not familiar with it - it says it is played with wooden hammers, so they are definitely different!

sleepingcats [/b]
There are two kinds of dulcimer, the hammered dulcimer (one of which is seen next to gryphon, in his photo, above), and the mountain dulcimer (go here to see a mountain dulcimer).
Mountain dulcimers are not very much like ukuleles, although the basic design is similar, and hammered dulcimers share only the features of having strings and being made of wood (which might also be said of some tennis racquets).
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#1033677 - 10/16/04 08:23 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
DW_mod Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 117
I play the piano and violin . These are my specialised study. I play the viola and the cello also, and I'm afraid, rather clumsily on the guitar as well. I've tried handbells and chimes before...literally taught them in scholls for some time. And they are by far the most interesting instruments I've come across. I'm fasicinated by their sound.

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#1033678 - 10/16/04 09:13 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
jdsher Offline
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Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Plano, Texas
Thanks Pallindrome for the info. The links shows something very similar to what we played.
Jon
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#1033679 - 10/17/04 08:44 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
neciebuggs Offline
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Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 620
Loc: Chula Vista
LEts see..

All the instruments I have played

Piano
Recorder
Dulcimer
Guitar
Flute
Clarinet
Violin
Trumpet
Snare Drum (marching band)

All that I consider that i can play ok

Piano
Recorder
Dulcimer
Guitar
Flute
Clarinet

What I am profficient at

Piano


What Do i tell people when they ask me what I play?

I am a piano player.... although my friend tells me i SHOULD say pianist.... to me pianist means a fair degree of mastery, which i do have, just want to be better before i say.. YES I am a pianist.
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#1033680 - 11/05/04 11:16 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Kris10 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 21
Loc: Ohio
I am definitely a flute player who can't wait to add the title "pianist". I played flute all through college and will probably continue teaching it for the rest of my life. My goal is to be able to accompany all my flute students on the piano.

I played the sax in pep band in high school and played the clarintet in the pit orchestra when they needed a third part. I once aspired to play them all, but flute is my first love.

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#1033681 - 11/06/04 09:38 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Jac Ang Offline
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Registered: 08/06/04
Posts: 27
Loc: Singapore
For me,i am dreaming myself having another instrument such as Violin or harmonica.

I played flute in my school previously.Master some skill of the first flute and picolo.

However,first get my priority set correctly for my piano before any new instrument comes to my life!

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#1033682 - 11/10/04 03:01 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Bassistonkeys Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 12
Loc: Zug, Switzerland
Bass Player here.
Hence the user name!
M
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#1033683 - 11/10/04 06:28 AM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
Rodney Offline
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Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 735
Loc: Caledon ON, Canada
Drums.... Is that an instrument ;-)

and guitar (very poorly)

Rodney

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#1033684 - 11/10/04 07:43 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
classicalgirl Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 171
Loc: Illinois
 Quote:
Originally posted by darb:
Classical guitar, flute. They sound really nice together by the way. At my wedding a classical guitarist and flutist played Pacabel's Canon. It was beautiful. [/b]
darb, you've given me an idea - my husband plays classical guitar and I have two flutes sitting around somewhere. Perhaps I can get my two daughters to learn flute in addition to piano and they can all make marvelous music together!

We have the two flutes because I used to play it - in high school; I was much better on the piano than on the flute and since I only have time for working on one instrument now, the flutes are languishing.
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#1033685 - 11/15/04 01:50 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
calvin Offline
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Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 35
Loc: traveling the us
pedal steel guitar here . had to learn how to use both hands , both knees and both feet in very exacting time. after that the piano is not that much of a challange. its just learning where the notes are and how to read the notes, after that its just a matter of target pratice
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#1033686 - 11/15/04 02:08 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
WCSMinorCircuit Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 1124
Loc: California
umm...

Piano
Flute
Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Drums
Atabaque
Berimbau
Pandeiro

My best of course is the piano. And of course my favorite.
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#1033687 - 11/15/04 02:22 PM Re: What other instrument, besides piano, have you played, or would you like to play?
cziffra Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 133
I play guitar at about the same level I play piano. I also play banjo and have attempted mandolin, harmonica, and violin.
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