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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:23 pm 
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I wasted many years trying to learn guitar, until I found out that I am mostly string impaired.

I took one year of piano, the most difficult instrument I have tried.

Mainly, I play:

Started in 1985 - tinwhistle
Started in 1994 - uilleann pipes

Along the way, I picked up a couple of rhythm instruments, the bodhran and bones.

Last year a good friend of mine gave me a mountain dulcimer and I have gotten a couple of tunes down on it.

I do sing some, (bass in groups) when my voice isn't claimed by the drugs I have to take.

I can play one tune on the diatonic harmonica, "Oh, Susanna" (I played that on whistle with Paddy Keenan in Critz, VA) and one tune on the chromatic harmonica (I forgot the name but Brenda Lee made it popular).

When I was around 9, one of my uncles tried to teach me violin, but he couldn't play very well, or he didn't have the teaching ability to fire me up.

Daddy wouldn't buy me musical instruments, so I didn't own one until after I was in college and I bought a small Martin guitar for $75. All the others I got after I got married (spinet piano and a couple of tinwhistles) or shortly after I got my disability (uilleann bagpipes and low whistle).


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maryc wrote:
(I'm not kidding .. in a team-envt, the person who knows where the music is filed is playing an instrument!)


Hello MaryC, I don't know how I missed your entrance. You slipped by me, but I guess PWA is getting big enough for that to happen now (and I am getting swamped enough).

Welcome to the loony bin, and you look like you'll fit right in. (not naming names) :)

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KittyR wrote:
(not naming names) :)

Kitty


May I?

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(I'm not kidding .. in a team-envt, the person who knows where the music is filed is playing an instrument!)


I know just what you man! Somedays at chuch I play flute and mandolin... and carry the music binder here and there... and set up the worship list on the computer (type up the songs if I have to)... and sometimes even run the projector for the sermon.

And Welcom! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:19 am 
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Location: Upper Michigan, USA
Instruments I play in order of proficiency and enthusiasm:
Soprano Recorder
Alto Recorder
Balalaika
Tenor Recorder
Piano/Keyboard (haven't played in years though)
Tin Whistle (just got one a few weeks ago)

Mind you, unlike the REAL musical people on this board, I don't play in front of witnesses. Unless the cats, dog, goats and chickens count.


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BTW FP I have found that I am string challenged as well. I spent a lot of years trying to play bluegrass guitar and banjo. When I took up the pennywhistle I felt like at last I could really play music. Flute is harder but it is coming along well and so is the keyboard.

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Nissa, I don't usually play in front of people either. I've finally, just in the past year, got to the point where I will play a quick tune when someone asks about the whistles & flute I have around my desk. Strangely enough, dulcimer is my newest instrument and the one I'm least bashful about playing for others.

Instruments I played in school in order of proficiency:

Clarinet
Baritone
Baritone Ukulele
Piano
Trombone

Instruments I play now, no order because there isn't any particular levels of proficiency: :P

Whistle
Flute - keyless
Keyboard
Dulcimer
*HARP* (There, Adrian -- fixed it! ;))

Hmmm ... guess the instrument I'm really best on would be a calculator -- can work that keyboard blindfolded! :mrgreen:


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Judy,

Of course, for some of our members, there could be a category titled "Instruments I Make." But perhaps that would be a different thread.


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Judy K wrote:
Nissa, I don't usually play in front of people either. I've finally, just in the past year, got to the point where I will play a quick tune when someone asks about the whistles & flute I have around my desk. Strangely enough, dulcimer is my newest instrument and the one I'm least bashful about playing for others.

Instruments I played in school in order of proficiency:

Clarinet
Baritone
Baritone Ukulele
Piano
Trombone

Instruments I play now, no order because there isn't any particular levels of proficiency: :P

Whistle
Flute - keyless
Keyboard
Dulcimer

Hmmm ... guess the instrument I'm really best on would be a calculator -- can work that keyboard blindfolded! :mrgreen:


You forgot the harp!


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jimwasson wrote:
Judy,

Of course, for some of our members, there could be a category titled "Instruments I Make." But perhaps that would be a different thread.

:D

Yeah ... but we need Mack's list of playing & making. It would choke a horse. :mrgreen:

... although I am starting to wonder just how hard it would be to make a dulcimer ..... :D

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You forgot the harp!


:shock: #-o Ack! So I did! Guess that tells you how much I've been praticing on it lately .... :roll:


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Location: East Longmeadow, MA
My list is here:

INSTRUMENTS I HAVE/PLAY:
- Takamine 12-string guitar, accoustic electric
- Takamine 12-string guitar, accoustic with 2 transducers
- one 6-string Escudero guitar - my first guitar....... the one I taught myself on.
- piano (haven't played it in years)
- Roland keyboard ( " )
- a few harmonicas
- violin (started teaching myself and can play a little in the first position)
- bodhran (Joseph, who works for the Sweets, taught me the single and
triple roll and I've been working a little with that. I can do a 4-strike
roll now. I live 15 minutes from the Sweets. Very Happy )

- WHISTLES:
- Burke DBSBT - my praise whistle
- Silkstone Alloy D+.........my Christmas present
- Sweetheart Killourhy D in Blackwood (older model)
- Dixon solid brass D
- Feadog brass D
- Oak D
- Susato, non-tunable high D
- Susato, tunable Kildare C
- Clare, two-piece D
- Susato low D
- Sweetheart Resonance low D (it's the one Ned returned on eBay)

- IRISH FLUTES:
- Bleazey in Cooktown Ironwood
- M &E, R&R polymer
- Tipple, 3-piece, with lipplate


- NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES:
- bamboo in F#m
-Koa in F#m
-red cedar in Gm
- aromatic cedar in A#m
- pine in Am
- pvc in Am
- 2-key set, one head, two bodies

- OTHER:
- Silver flute (it was my oldest daughter's and I just started to teach
myself the other day)
- Clarinet ( my middle daughter's - can't get a squawk out of it)

:-k I think that's it. :lol:

Lyn


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:26 am 
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Copy and paste - highlight what you want to bring over, either right click and choose copy or push the Ctrl key and hit 'C'. Then open a reply box and Ctrl-V to paste it in. You can use the "quote" button to precede and close the pasted text to create the little box around it. I like to avoid th mouse, but it's just a personal preference.

Jump in and play some of that stuff- you can preview it to see it before you post. Also, if you want to know how something is done, try the 'quote' button and look at the source code for clues about what it is supposed to look like.

Bet you didn't realize a whistle board would boost your computer skill set too, huh? :lol:

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Jim! You brought my thread over here! I thought I was hallucinating when I saw it here. You know, I know how to copy and paste. I don't know why I didn't think of doing it for this. You're a gem.........thank you.

Lyn


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It wasn't this Jim - another perhaps, or one of our wonderful moderators possibly. Someone's got your back Lyn - wish I had thought of it :oops: .

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:22 am 
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:o Well, whomever this gem is.......thank you! :D

Lyn

You are welcome.

O.K., who wrote on my post?..........Kitty???????

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:53 pm 
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Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Instruments in order of proficiency:

Flute (Used to have a Boehm one but am now waiting for a wooden simple system one to be made)
Whistles
Voice

Used to play:

Trombone

I claim no great skill in any of those although I have played the flute in worship (and sung in a backing choir in a Christian musical). I've just come out of a very dry period where I didn't play anything for some time so I'm having to almost start again in most cases. :-s

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I know I posted what I play elsewhere but I can't remember where ( "old-timers" disease setting in already!) so here we go again in order of proficiency :

Keyboard ( Yamaha PSR E313 now, just for personal enjoyment at home)
Acoustic guitar ( Martin DM, Guild GAD 25, Tacoma Chief C1C)
Penny whistle


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