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    im a violinist, have been for five years

    any one play an intrument?
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    I did play harmonica for a little while, I found it quite enjoyable, but somehow it wasn't really possible to find anyone to teach me how to play, and classes were at bad hours considering my age (too late at night!) I'd love to pick up an instrument some time. Creating music is an awesome thing. I know that we've got a number of people here who play the guitar, but we'll let those people tell you about it themselves.
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    You betcha'! I have played acoustic guitar (and anything else I could lay hands on) since 1969. My music is my life. I wish I could master the violin (although I call it a fiddle. A violin is "a fiddle what the owner hasn't learned to play right".) Well, just pulling your strings....I do appreciate classical applications as well, but the fire for me will always be from bluegrass and folk traditions - song and dance. I can't seem to master the small scale of the fiddle neck, so now I look high and low for someone who can fit in with my performance group - myself and a mandolin player. Need a job? We'll cut you in for a third...might be enough to get you a new set of strings, lol. Also hoping someday to add a standup bass to the act.

    Nothing sings like a violin, although the guitar is far more versatile I think. The cool thing about strings is once you get the scale concept laid out on the neck, it's the same steps for any stringed instrument (at least vertically, and the rest will come easy). Guitar is a great instrument and I would encourage you to experience it! What sort of music interests you?

    Here's the thing about learning music: you don't learn it from anyone: it's either in you waiting and wanting to bust out, or it isn't and no professor is going to give it to you. You learn by *playing* your instrument, and loving to play it. We don't say "I am going to work my instrument". You have to play with it, find out what sounds good (do it again) and what doesn't (don't do it again). It has to be fun. Theory does help, but that's pretty much the total show for Mr. Brain. The show then goes to Mr. Heart and Mr. Soul who listen to what the Muse is asking for, or even better: demanding! Oh yes, there is a Muse, never doubt it. That's where the fire and inspiration come from, not out of a book. Music is more than any man. It is a gift shared between the Goddess and Man and utterly impossible without both. When the last quaver and vibration is done, then this SHOW is over. I think the Universe is music.

    After all this time, I can still hardly put my instrument down. I am no virtuoso, but you will be hard pressed to find another soul who loves it more than I do.

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    Guitar player here. Been playing since 1978. I taught mtself how to play. Good ol rock n roll, blues and bluegrass. I need to find a banjo player. Hey Tamlin, I would love to jam with you someday [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    I play the whistle
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    Tin whistle is a really superb instrument and a lot easier to carry than a guitar!

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    im not into clasical although my school demands it, i like jazz or bluegrass, im curently learning "when the devil went to goerga", its very hard, well atleast for me, i originaly wanted to play the guitar but my parents wanted me to go to the classy side and play mozzart for the rest of my life [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img] . they were shocked when i play the yellow submarine by the beatles. i thought they were going to burn the music, i gues they were worried i'll join a band, do drugs and demolish my futue as a docter [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] . i love the violin though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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