Who here plays a musical instrument?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by skier, Feb 8, 2020.

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Do you play a musical instrument

  1. Yes, I picked it up as a kid and still play

    41 vote(s)
    57.7%
  2. Yes, I picked it up as an adult

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. I played as a kid, but don’t as an adult

    19 vote(s)
    26.8%
  4. Nope, never did and still don’t

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Been pick''n and grin'n for over 65 years . First guitar was a Blonde F hole Arch top Sears Silvertone. Bought it out of the catalogue. Picked and stacked hay bales to get the money , $15.00
    That one made the fingers bleed before the Calluses developed .:)
     
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  2. 3393RP

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    You know the difference between an onion and a banjo?



    No one cries when you cut up a banjo.

    :D :D
     
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    I’ll pick around on the guitar, harmonica, make noise with a banjo that sounds nothing like music though. I only own 4 guitars, sounds like I need to step my game.


    What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin?






    Violins have strings, fiddles have strangs.
    I’ll see myself out now
     
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  4. MauleSkinner

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    One of my coworkers has a grandson who’s learning the bagpipes.

    he says a kid practicing bagpipes is kind of like 1000 kids practicing violin.
     
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  5. lancie00

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    I had some friends that were starting a rock band and asked if I wanted to play bass. I bought a bass and 1 week later we practiced 3 songs. That was 20 years ago. I've been playing locally ever since. Right now my son and I are putting another band together to try it again. Fun hobby but it's a real pain to find people who can work together.

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    I found that playing violin in the mid-1960s wasn't a chick magnet thing. Not that I cared so much, being eight years old.
     
  7. Kenny Phillips

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    Same with kitten and bass player. {OK to substitute drummer, of course}.
     
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    I still have mine. In some ways I wish I would have stuck with it longer, but at the same time, I know there was no way I had the drive to push it any further than where I was. Its funny, one of the bigger brands of bassoons is made just down the road from me in Indiana.
     
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    Know watcha call a drummer without a girlfriend?





    Homeless. :D
     
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  10. just Bill

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    Played lap steel as a boy. Washed cars and mowed lawns to buy my first guitar. Played in a rock & country band in high school. Continued to play guitar, then discovered the 5-string banjo. That became my primary instrument, playing Scruggs-style. Played in a bluegrass band for a number of years. Self-produced two banjo solo albums. Continue to play banjo, acoustic & electric guitar and Dobro (square neck resonator guitar). Wife plays fiddle & acoustic bass. Daughter performs with her husband in a band in Texas: she plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Her hubby plays electric & acoustic bass & guitar. Enjoy playing bluegrass, classic country, classic rock and blues. My instrument arsenal includes: Martin D-35, Martin D-15, Gibson Earl Scruggs model banjo, Huber custom banjo, custom Telecaster and Gibson Dobro. Recently retired from M.C.'ing bluegrass festivals in the Southwest after 30 years. Still enjoy playing and jamming. Finding my hands now move slower than my brain...and my brain is pretty darned slow!
     
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    Guitar was favorite. Some piano. Baritone horn. Singer. (Various styles, some dusty vocal jazz awards somewhere...)

    I say “was” because with the jacked up right hand, the guitar playing is over with.
     
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    I would love to be able to play bagpipes. But I would never practice enough to get even remotely good enough to play in public, and I would not ask my wife to go through the torture of me learning. I can see how it would be a real sacrifice for the rest of the family!

    Edit: I played snare drum for the Scottish band for one year in college. I do like that sound.
     
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  13. Justin M

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    Random Bag Pipes:
     
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    A cat picture, in my office/music room.
    MusiCat.jpg
     
  15. JustinD

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    Bass Guitar since I was about 8! As a by product of that I can play the guitar as well but not my speciality. Played in a band for a while we got to open for some of my favorite bands as the local radio station who hosted many concerts would always get a local band to be an opener as well so we entered for as many of those as we could.

    I still love live music and wish I still played in a band! One day again I hope. I’ve flown trips with many crew members who play, and even have flown with a few guys that have brought a guitar along with them! Whoever said you could make a band out of pilots is 100% correct. I could probably walk into my crew room and assemble a 4 piece band in a minute
     
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    Yeah, when you guys have all had plenty of firewater, it probably does sound good. There is a reason I don't get the guitar out in the daylight.

    But thanks for the compliment, Dave. :rockon:
     
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    Played piano from age 5 on up. Used to play for school programs, churches, etc. Nothing professional.
     
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    I consider my voice to be a musical instrument and I still sing professionally. And play piano very unprofessionally.
     
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