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Offline john68

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #25 on: Jan 03, 2006, 06:29:00 PM »
drums/percussion   - 18 years because I wanted to play "wipe out" by safaris
piano                   - I hit a few keys here and there, only song I can play is the "intermission" music from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
guitar                  - 10 years self taught, because I wanted to play "BlackBird" by Beatles
banjo                  -  5 years self taught, because I wanted to play "Foggy Montain Breakdown"
Mandolin              -  5 years self taught, because I wanted to play "fire on the mountain"
fiddle                   - 7 days, self taught, because I wanted to play "Orange Blossom Special"

So far, I have licked each song I have set my goal on, except the fiddle of course.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #26 on: Jan 05, 2006, 02:27:47 AM »
Guitar for about 2 years
Electric bass for a few months, and the guitar knowledge has helped speed that along.
Fiddle since this past March, and I'm just now starting to dedicate some real practice time...boy is it fun!
And the reason, I'm posting here:  Just ordered a mandolin from Musician's Friend for $30...I couldn't resist at that price.
Of course, as long as I was ordering,  I had to get a how-to-play book, a video, a strap, extra strings, a case... boy that $30 mando is expensive!

I also casually noodle with keyboard, recorder, tin whistle, ocarina, harmonica, fife, and what ever else finds it's way into my house.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #27 on: Feb 02, 2006, 07:10:44 PM »
Guitar : 35 years - (Fylde Acoustic, Jackson Soloist + 2 others currently)  All main styles except flamenco

Vocal : less than 35 years  - background vocal at gigs, principle vocalist in the car

Fiddle : Imminent

Piano : Had one for a couple of years during teens - know my way around but am no great shakes.

Belly Slapping : 6 months

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #28 on: Feb 03, 2006, 11:11:55 AM »
Fiddle : 4ish years
Piano : forever! I was absolutely tiny when I started, my Mum's a brilliant pianist so it's always been around.
Guitar : 9 years
Bass Guitar : 7 years
Piano Accordion: 5 years
Flute : classical, on and off for 9 years, trad, I've only had a wooden flute a few weeks!
Saxophone : 3 years
Uilleann Pipes : since September
Bouzouki/Mandolin : have been on and of for a year but I now have my gorgeous new guitar-shaped zouk!
Drums : been bashing around for about 6 years, not too seriously though, just a couple of gigs on 'em.
Been singing since I was tiny as well, in all sorts of 'enterprises'!
Plus the obligatory recorders and tin whistles!

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #29 on: Feb 03, 2006, 12:27:42 PM »
In chronological order since I think .... 1965

Small Accordian
Uke
Classical Guitar
Steel String Guitar
Banjo
Banjo
.......
Banjo
.......

long break

fiddle/violin


oh and yes somewhere in there, recorders and tin whiltles as well

Oh and I recently restrung my Banjo and I found I could still play parts of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"  after about an hours warm up, amazing :o ;D

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #30 on: Feb 03, 2006, 03:20:58 PM »
Fiddle : 4ish years
Uilleann Pipes : since September

Tize, you're doing absolutely great for only having played the fiddle 4 years

The  U-pipes ...they'll drive ye mad, lass
But yer in it now !!   Good on ya !
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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #31 on: Feb 03, 2006, 04:44:01 PM »
I love 'em feo, and luckily I'm surrounded by brilliant players to help... but my hand doctor has told me to stop playing them because they're putting too much strain on my wrecked fingers. So I have some serious thinking to do before I go back to uni about whether I carry on and see how I go, cos I thought that they'd stop hurting once I got more used to playing them (but they're not, the pain's getting worse :(), or swap to another second instrument from the off. My heart is saying the first one but head is saying, and my fingers are screaming, the second option, dammit.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #32 on: Feb 03, 2006, 07:56:20 PM »
Sorry to hear about your finger problems ....  I've always found bagpipe
chanters to be comfortable because you lay your fingers straight and flat across the holes..
( as opposed to the scrunchy finger thing you have to do with the pennywhistles..

hhhmm ... is it the wide finger spacing you have trouble with ??  Would a chanter with holes closer together be a help ??    Of course, a D-chanter has about the
smallest spacing going ...  a Bb chanter is a huge monster to try and finger..
Well, guess you have to do as the hand doctor says ...
Do your fingers bother you on your other instruments too ?

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #33 on: Feb 28, 2006, 01:33:19 PM »
Fiddle: 6 or 7 years
Dobro: Coming up to 2 this easter
Mandolin: 3 years
Guitar, 1 1/2

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #34 on: Mar 03, 2006, 02:39:17 AM »
piano forever
guitar 6 years
violin a couple of months
drums & other percussions 10 years or so
flute a year
harmonica 3 months
keyboards 6 years

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #35 on: Mar 03, 2006, 11:54:22 AM »
We had a little scare at the house the other day.  An oven mit caught fire and could have burned the house down.  It prompted a conversation about what "stuff" we both cared about in the home and I realized that the only things here I really cared about were a violin, a mandolin and a guitar.  The others I would be sad about losing, but I could go anywhere with those three things, start up a band, get a few students and begin again pretty fast.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #36 on: Mar 11, 2006, 03:08:19 AM »
Acoustic guitar for 34 years
Played electric bass guitar for about 2 years, starting about 20 years ago, but sold it to buy my first banjo
6 months of mandolin lessons about 18 years ago
Have been playing clawhammer banjo for 17 years
Old-time fiddle for 16 years.

Nowadays I mostly play fiddle, banjo and rhythm guitar.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #37 on: Mar 11, 2006, 03:34:29 PM »
Guitar-5 years
fiddle-3 years
mandolin-3 years
Banjo-2 months
harmony vocals-1 year

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #38 on: Apr 18, 2006, 10:52:18 AM »
I love 'em feo, and luckily I'm surrounded by brilliant players to help... but my hand doctor has told me to stop playing them because they're putting too much strain on my wrecked fingers.
Tize, what's up with your fingers.

And: harmonica, girl-- very easy on the fingers.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #39 on: Apr 18, 2006, 06:43:15 PM »
Fiddle : 4ish years
Piano : forever
Guitar : 9 years
Bass Guitar : 7 years
Piano Accordion: 5 years
Flute :  9 years
Saxophone : 3 years
Uilleann Pipes : since September
Bouzouki/Mandolin :  a year
Drums : 6 years

Tize - If you come back here to live, I'm sacking all the lads in the band and booking you instead  :D

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #40 on: Apr 18, 2006, 07:14:30 PM »
She didn't says she plays them all simultaneously!!

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #41 on: Jun 08, 2006, 08:42:06 PM »
guitar since 75 - D18V HD28
mando since 2000 -  jst had a Ratliff R5 built for me

mighty impressive surroundings here in this forum !

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #42 on: Jun 15, 2006, 06:21:46 PM »

Guitar since I was about 12 - now 67

Mandolin for about 4 years

Fiddle for about 2 years - this is now my main instrument.  Wish I had picked it up when I was 12.  It is the light of my life other than my wife and kids and their kids.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #43 on: Jun 25, 2006, 09:11:18 PM »
Guitar (electric & strummed acoustic) 40
Guitar (flatpicking) 12
Electric bass 35
Clawhammer banjo 12
Mandolin 10
Dobro 3
Fiddle (old-time appalacian) 5
Tenor banjo (GDAE) 2

I can manage to play drums and some keyboard but rarely do.

 

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #44 on: Jul 11, 2006, 02:16:24 AM »
Guitar ( 31 years )
Fiddle (5 years )
Octave Mandolin (3 Months )
Bodhran ( This fall )

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #45 on: Aug 06, 2006, 03:14:57 AM »
We have some more instruments in the house. So, now I play a few more.:

Mandolin
Fiddle
Concertina (English)
Tenor banjo
Irish bouzouki
Some tin whistle but not much

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #46 on: Nov 14, 2006, 06:23:16 PM »
Guitar: 40 yrs
Mandolin: 12 yrs
Bass: 15+ years (off and on)
Violin: ~6 Months (it got stolen and was never replaced)
Not a fiddler, but I hang out with them.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #47 on: Nov 15, 2006, 08:04:33 AM »
Wow, I feel so young and inexperienced now.

Electric Guitar is my main instrument, always will be. Been a dedicated axe swinger for five years now. The most beautiful, varied, wonderful instrument in the world :D
I just officially picked up violin instead of just messing with 'em. It's wierd getting used to such a small instrument.
I played Cello for five years, but haven't touched one in oddly, five years. Brings back bad memories.

I can screw around on some other things, but I wouldn't consider that playing, really.

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Re: Who plays what
« Reply #48 on: Nov 15, 2006, 08:33:11 AM »
So I thought it about time I posted here...

Been Playing Guitar since I was 6 all styles from Classical through Jazz, Blues and Rock etc. These days I play mainly folk and classical, I play a lot of fingerstyle guitar. Currently I am still trying to perfect my classical tremolo so I can do justice to Recuerdos de la Alhambra, which I still struggle with after 34 years of playing :).

Have been playing Fiddle/Violin for about 3 years now, so still very much a beginner at that but I consider it to be one of my biggest challenges and personal goals so far. (I am a great believer in setting personal goals to enrich fulfilment of life).

I also Play Mandolin and Octave Mandola (I am a sucker for that 'Low Down Octave' sound, in fact have just yesterday taken delivery of one of Titch's Sub-Sonic Octave Fiddles- Awesome fun)

Like many people, I also learned Piano when I was younger, but these days it doesn't get played that much as it detracts from time with Guitar and Fiddle.

I also dabbled with Saxaphone for some years but it never really fitted in to the bands I was with (mainly folk/trad) so it sort of drifted away....

 




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