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Chloe
02-11-2013, 08:35 PM
I'm just curious how many of you play an instrument, sing, write music, or anything like that?

Peter1469
02-11-2013, 08:43 PM
Does high school count? (Considering how long ago that was).

Chloe
02-11-2013, 08:49 PM
Does high school count? (Considering how long ago that was).

Sure

zelmo1234
02-11-2013, 08:51 PM
It is on my Bucket list! I absolutly love music. love to ravel and go to those little dive bars with local bands. Love the Keys and the Folk music that you can still find down there. but never really learned how to play anything. Wish I would have!

Chloe
02-11-2013, 08:55 PM
It is on my Bucket list! I absolutly love music. love to ravel and go to those little dive bars with local bands. Love the Keys and the Folk music that you can still find down there. but never really learned how to play anything. Wish I would have!

It's never too late to learn! I'm still trying to learn guitar. I'm pretty good at the violin and the banjo though.

Peter1469
02-11-2013, 09:02 PM
Sure

I played the clarinet - all of them (normal, alto, bass). I was the only person to that I knew to take the bass clarinet in parades during Mardi Gras. I stopped playing in my junior year.

Chloe
02-11-2013, 09:03 PM
I played the clarinet - all of them (normal, alto, bass). I was the only person to that I knew to take the bass clarinet in parades during Mardi Gras. I stopped playing in my junior year.

I don't know if I can picture you playing a clarinet :)

Peter1469
02-11-2013, 09:09 PM
I don't know if I can picture you playing a clarinet :)

I can't anymore.

Chloe
02-11-2013, 09:10 PM
I can't anymore.

I'm sure all pictures have been "lost" right?

Peter1469
02-11-2013, 09:12 PM
I'm sure all pictures have been "lost" right?

I imagine my mom might have some. I don't.

KC
02-11-2013, 09:14 PM
I'm an awful singer. I'm decent at guitar and bass. Nothing spectacular but I can play the music I like and I'm happy with that.

Me and my friends created a band for fun. We've only officially submitted one song for a compilation put together for the Mountain Goats forums, but we have a Space Rock Opera in the works. Everything but vocals recorded, and most of it is mastered so far.

Shameless self promotion:
http://syntheticcaffeine.bandcamp.com/track/mars

Chloe
02-11-2013, 09:22 PM
I imagine my mom might have some. I don't.

I'm just giving you a hard time :wink:. I can see if i have a picture of me playing something.

Chris
02-11-2013, 09:22 PM
Guitar, but I'm pretty much tone deaf. In 4th grade Sister Mary Elephant sat me in the side pews, under the 4th station, away from the other kids, and told me never sing again.

Chloe
02-11-2013, 09:38 PM
I'm just giving you a hard time :wink:. I can see if i have a picture of me playing something.

1484

There you go Peter. Now where is a picture of you playing the clarinet? It's only fair. :grin:

oceanloverOH
02-11-2013, 09:47 PM
Guitar, but I'm pretty much tone deaf. In 4th grade Sister Mary Elephant sat me in the side pews, under the 4th station, away from the other kids, and told me never sing again.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I spit tea all over my monitor at that one, Chris! I'm so tone deaf, it's dangerous to small animals when I try to sing! ALSO in 4th grade, I ALSO had a Sister Mary Elephant (she was actually Sister Mary Rosario) sit me waaaaaaaaaaaaay in the back of the church, hand me a prayer book, and told me that when the others sang, I was to read prayers silently to myself because "I needed the extra grace". Our school Christmas Eve program at Midnight Mass was a large choir of children from all grades, singing a medley of Christmas carols, with a narrator telling the story of Jesus' birth in between songs. All the nuns voted unanimously to put ME in the role of narrator because even then I had good, resonant speaking voice......and they did NOT want me to sing.

Instruments? I tried both the guitar and the piano......just couldn't get it. Damn.

oceanloverOH
02-11-2013, 09:48 PM
What a lovely picture of you playing the violin, Chloe!

Carygrant
02-12-2013, 01:30 AM
Guitar, but I'm pretty much tone deaf. In 4th grade Sister Mary Elephant sat me in the side pews, under the 4th station, away from the other kids, and told me never sing again.


Would you care to share with us any other matters she touched on at the same time . ROFL ?

GrassrootsConservative
02-12-2013, 03:25 AM
I never learned to play an instrument, but always thought that my creativity when writing poetry or stories or constructing art in school was a sign that I could be good.

Just lack the motivation.

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 04:44 AM
1484

There you go Peter. Now where is a picture of you playing the clarinet? It's only fair. :grin:


I don't have any.

Chris
02-12-2013, 05:22 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I spit tea all over my monitor at that one, Chris! I'm so tone deaf, it's dangerous to small animals when I try to sing! ALSO in 4th grade, I ALSO had a Sister Mary Elephant (she was actually Sister Mary Rosario) sit me waaaaaaaaaaaaay in the back of the church, hand me a prayer book, and told me that when the others sang, I was to read prayers silently to myself because "I needed the extra grace". Our school Christmas Eve program at Midnight Mass was a large choir of children from all grades, singing a medley of Christmas carols, with a narrator telling the story of Jesus' birth in between songs. All the nuns voted unanimously to put ME in the role of narrator because even then I had good, resonant speaking voice......and they did NOT want me to sing.

Instruments? I tried both the guitar and the piano......just couldn't get it. Damn.

At least those nuns tried to assuage your feelings by giving you other things to do. Mine were mean and cruel, and there are many more stories I could tell. In a way though, it inspired my rebellious attitude.

Chris
02-12-2013, 05:31 AM
Would you care to share with us any other matters she touched on at the same time . ROFL ?

Related to music? Hmmm, I made my eighth grade nun sing one time. She was just a frail little witch but equally mean. For corporal punishment she would take you into the supply closet, hold your hand, and, taking swing from high as she could reach, rap your knuckles with a ping pong paddle. First time she took me in there, she got ready to swing and I told her don't do it, you'll be sorry. We'll see about that she said in her witchy voice and proceeded to bring the paddle down the full speed and force her frailty could manage. Right before the paddle struck, I flipped the hand she held mine with over and the paddle came down upon her knuckles and she screeched a high pitch song. She looked at me with teary eyes and I said now you know what it's like. She never used the paddle again.

Adelaide
02-12-2013, 06:42 AM
I played the clarinet - all of them (normal, alto, bass). I was the only person to that I knew to take the bass clarinet in parades during Mardi Gras. I stopped playing in my junior year.

Me too! B flat, alto and bass - I hated alto clarinet and they never had the proper sheet music so I ended up having to use alto sax music. I actually got accepted into a prestigious arts program/school, but turned it down when I was 14 because I wanted to stay with my friends. Have also played alto and tenor sax... which I found easy since I'd played various clarinet types.

I also play guitar and bass guitar - both in bands, and usually had to do either main or backup vocals depending on the band. We mainly did covers but did write some of our own music. When it came to that, I wrote the music for guitar, bass and vocals and then worked with our drummer. I had a "boyfriend" who tried to teach me drums - I was horrible. No coordination.

oceanloverOH
02-12-2013, 06:59 AM
At least those nuns tried to assuage your feelings by giving you other things to do. Mine were mean and cruel, and there are many more stories I could tell. In a way though, it inspired my rebellious attitude.

Anyone who's been in a Catholic school has LOTS of stories to tell, LOL! But we definitely got a solid education, those nuns NEVER let a kid slip by; they TAUGHT. I hear so many stories about mean and cruel nun teachers, but I guess I was lucky; that wasn't my experience at all. Sister Mary Jacinta (3rd grade) made it a point to hug EVERY child in her class, EVERY day. We all adored her, and would do anything for her....and as a result, most of the class had straight-A's all year long. She was a stickler for proper grammar and punctuation; 50 years later when I get lazy in my writing, I think how disappointed SMJ would be! I guess the worst was Sister Mary George (6th grade). She was about 4 feet tall; all the boys were taller than she was. The woman should have gone into major league baseball. If she caught you talking in class, she could nail you upside the head with a blackboard eraser thrown clear across the classroom (and classrooms were huge in the 60s). It's impossible to get chalk dust out of long braids....and when I went home and my mother saw chalk dust in my hair, I'd catch it again. It never stopped me from running my mouth though....a failing to this day.

Chris
02-12-2013, 07:06 AM
Anyone who's been in a Catholic school has LOTS of stories to tell, LOL! But we definitely got a solid education, those nuns NEVER let a kid slip by; they TAUGHT. I hear so many stories about mean and cruel nun teachers, but I guess I was lucky; that wasn't my experience at all. Sister Mary Jacinta (3rd grade) made it a point to hug EVERY child in her class, EVERY day. We all adored her, and would do anything for her....and as a result, most of the class had straight-A's all year long. She was a stickler for proper grammar and punctuation; 50 years later when I get lazy in my writing, I think how disappointed SMJ would be! I guess the worst was Sister Mary George (6th grade). She was about 4 feet tall; all the boys were taller than she was. The woman should have gone into major league baseball. If she caught you talking in class, she could nail you upside the head with a blackboard eraser thrown clear across the classroom (and classrooms were huge in the 60s). It's impossible to get chalk dust out of long braids....and when I went home and my mother saw chalk dust in my hair, I'd catch it again. It never stopped me from running my mouth though....a failing to this day.

Yes, they were big on disciplined education and taught basic 3 Rs well. No science though.

Chloe
02-12-2013, 08:35 AM
I don't have any.

that's ok I was just messing around with you

Private Pickle
02-12-2013, 03:02 PM
I'm just curious how many of you play an instrument, sing, write music, or anything like that?

Guitar and Bass. Was in a few cover bands years ago. Don't have the time anymore but it was a blast.

Oh yeah, I picked up the Banjo recently although just plinking around with it..

Private Pickle
02-12-2013, 03:04 PM
I think Cigar plays the Skin Flute...

Sorry, had to...:f_whistle:

Chris
02-12-2013, 03:06 PM
that's ok I was just messing around with you

Damn, we were all hoping to see that picture!

Chloe
02-12-2013, 03:10 PM
Damn, we were all hoping to see that picture!

I showed him a picture of me playing the violin as a one for one swap to be fair, but I guess he's too embarrassed :)

Chris
02-12-2013, 03:16 PM
I showed him a picture of me playing the violin as a one for one swap to be fair, but I guess he's too embarrassed :)

Come on, peter, pony up!

Chloe
02-12-2013, 03:26 PM
1496


Ok Peter1469, how about two of mine for one of yours. Here's another picture of me playing violin in my living room from just this past december. I'd be content with you just putting up a picture of a clarinet at this point, but preferably with you holding it.

:needpictures:

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 03:35 PM
Come on, peter, pony up!
If such a picture ever existed, it doesn't any more.

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 03:37 PM
Me too! B flat, alto and bass - I hated alto clarinet and they never had the proper sheet music so I ended up having to use alto sax music. I actually got accepted into a prestigious arts program/school, but turned it down when I was 14 because I wanted to stay with my friends. Have also played alto and tenor sax... which I found easy since I'd played various clarinet types.

I also play guitar and bass guitar - both in bands, and usually had to do either main or backup vocals depending on the band. We mainly did covers but did write some of our own music. When it came to that, I wrote the music for guitar, bass and vocals and then worked with our drummer. I had a "boyfriend" who tried to teach me drums - I was horrible. No coordination.

You must have some coordination to play what you do. Drums are all for limbs at once!

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 03:42 PM
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Clarinet?uselang=pl

Chloe
02-12-2013, 03:44 PM
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Clarinet?uselang=pl

lame :)

Cigar
02-12-2013, 03:46 PM
I'm just curious how many of you play an instrument, sing, write music, or anything like that?

Wife and I use to play the piano ... now is holds dust.

roadmaster
02-12-2013, 03:49 PM
No, all my uncles on one side played the guitar along with their dad. My dad no but most sons of them picked it up very easy and taught themselves. In fact all my nephews on that side, my true sons and brothers can play. It comes natural to them.

roadmaster
02-12-2013, 04:05 PM
Oh yea I can play the flute but that really isn't traditional. No not like the ones in a marching band. More like the ones Native Americans use, well I was given one as a child. Do enjoy listening to the sounds. I love the sounds they make.

Chris
02-12-2013, 04:10 PM
If such a picture ever existed, it doesn't any more.

Aw man instead of ponying up you puppy out. ;-)

Cigar
02-12-2013, 04:11 PM
Oh yea I can play the flute but that really isn't traditional. No not like the ones in a marching band. More like the ones Native Americans use, well I was given one as a child. Do enjoy listening to the sounds. I love the sounds they make.

Do you know Kung Fu also :grin:

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4954305794277818&pid=1.7

oceanloverOH
02-12-2013, 04:53 PM
@Cigar (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=294), did you and your wife play the piano together? That's so romantic!

@roadmaster (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=87), I too love the sounds a Native American flute makes....I had a friend in my teens that played very well; the melodies can be quite touching.

@Peter1469 (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=10):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmevJzXALpk

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 04:56 PM
@Cigar (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=294), did you and your wife play the piano together? That's so romantic!

@roadmaster (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=87), I too love the sounds a Native American flute makes....I had a friend in my teens that played very well; the melodies can be quite touching.

@Peter1469 (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=10):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmevJzXALpk

Chicken is OK. But I prefer beef. Grass fed. Cooked rare. Really rare. :wink:

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 04:58 PM
lame :)

I can't help you out.

Besides you wouldn't recognize me from a pic from that time anyway.

roadmaster
02-12-2013, 05:13 PM
Do you know Kung Fu also :grin:

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4954305794277818&pid=1.7

LOl well mine doesn't exactly look like that, it was actually made by an old Native American and passed to me. I keep it in good shape and still play it along with my granddads hat I had preserved. Can't put a price on these things.

oceanloverOH
02-12-2013, 06:48 PM
In case anyone has never heard a Native American flute being played, here is a video of a guy who is really talented, playing Amazing Grace on two flutes at once. Native American flutes are so....what's the word I want? Resonant? The notes linger for a second or two after they're played. Beautiful!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw_-SvflL5U

Captain Obvious
02-12-2013, 07:02 PM
Drummer

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/eastms/IM000166.jpg

oceanloverOH
02-12-2013, 07:08 PM
Izzat you? COOL!

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 07:17 PM
As far as the flute goes, I always liked Jethro Tull:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWubhw8SoBE

Chloe
02-12-2013, 09:10 PM
http://youtu.be/_c_ufaxeSTs

How about jazz flute?

Peter1469
02-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Great movie. Can't wait for the squeal to come out.

I do think that was Jethro Tull, actually playing the flute.

Private Pickle
02-12-2013, 10:07 PM
1496


Ok @Peter1469 (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=10), how about two of mine for one of yours. Here's another picture of me playing violin in my living room from just this past december. I'd be content with you just putting up a picture of a clarinet at this point, but preferably with you holding it.

:needpictures:

Damn girl. Cute as hell.

Carygrant
02-13-2013, 03:00 AM
[QUOTE=Captain Obvious;233849]Drummer
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Good Lord .
It's Adolfs son . Were you raised in Patagonia ?