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what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
« on: December 04, 2015, 01:19:01 AM »
I thought it might be interesting to hear what other instruments you guys play..  Especially if you have performance vids or recordings of you and your secondary instruments.  Those of you who aspire to music school will have to choose a secondary when you get there so maybe it's time for some of you to start thinking about that.


So in edition to the piano... I have also played the guitar for a few decades and I sing... although I only sing when I am forced to.

so here's me on guitar-- and if you want to hear me sing... well then feel free to click the link below and wade through my 42 vids on Youtube to find the one that I am singing on...  that one I will not be posting here...lol

 

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 03:08:24 AM »
I thought it might be interesting to hear what other instruments you guys play..  Especially if you have performance vids or recordings of you and your secondary instruments.  Those of you who aspire to music school will have to choose a secondary when you get there so maybe it's time for some of you to start thinking about that.


So in edition to the piano... I have also played the guitar for a few decades and I sing... although I only sing when I am forced to.

so here's me on guitar-- and if you want to hear me sing... well then feel free to click the link below and wade through my 42 vids on Youtube to find the one that I am singing on...  that one I will not be posting here...lol

 

I play clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, piano (obviously), a little organ and accordion, and I'm working on my flauting, tromboning, and violining(?) I don't have any recordings that isn't like scales and exercises for band but as I progress on my solo material this year I'll certainly record that.

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 06:53:46 AM »
I play clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, piano (obviously), a little organ and accordion, and I'm working on my flauting, tromboning, and violining(?) I don't have any recordings that isn't like scales and exercises for band but as I progress on my solo material this year I'll certainly record that.

well dang--aren't you the well rounded musician...  I guess I can claim the organ and accordion as well and I played a banjo for a few years in a band...but those things you gotta blow through... I just don't have the pipes...  I took woodwinds class in college and passed out while trying to play the flute...lol.   The sax I could manage but we won't talk about how it sounded...lol.   My sister is the brass player--she has her doctorate and is a trombonist... so after having my eardrums blasted out the entire time she was in high school I had no desire to play a brass instrument myself.  As for the violin... never had the motivation..

I can play the bass and if the drummer doesn't show I can play the kit, too... but my only other instrument that I actually work on and practice, sometimes, is the guitar.

So which of that vast array of instruments you play will you choose as your secondary?

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 03:30:19 PM »
well dang--aren't you the well rounded musician...  I guess I can claim the organ and accordion as well and I played a banjo for a few years in a band...but those things you gotta blow through... I just don't have the pipes...  I took woodwinds class in college and passed out while trying to play the flute...lol.   The sax I could manage but we won't talk about how it sounded...lol.   My sister is the brass player--she has her doctorate and is a trombonist... so after having my eardrums blasted out the entire time she was in high school I had no desire to play a brass instrument myself.  As for the violin... never had the motivation..

I can play the bass and if the drummer doesn't show I can play the kit, too... but my only other instrument that I actually work on and practice, sometimes, is the guitar.

So which of that vast array of instruments you play will you choose as your secondary?
Either the bassoon or the saxophone; I want to claim bassoon cause it's in higher demand for colleges and what have you but it's kind of a hellish instrument to play. Saxophone, on the other hand, is more fun, but there's so much competition out there. And don't worry, I've passed out playing flute before too xD

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 04:34:46 PM »
Either the bassoon or the saxophone; I want to claim bassoon cause it's in higher demand for colleges and what have you but it's kind of a hellish instrument to play. Saxophone, on the other hand, is more fun, but there's so much competition out there. And don't worry, I've passed out playing flute before too xD

Bassoon... that is a smart move :)   Those poor folks always looked so funny walking around school with those things.  Still there are too many sax players out there... and as you well know it is not the most respected of the woodwind instruments...lol..  besides, as someone who has played in her share of big bands... sax players tend to be a weird group.

and I was a smoker...  I had no shot at the flute.. :)

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«Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 04:37:45 PM »
Bassoon... that is a smart move :)   Those poor folks always looked so funny walking around school with those things.  Still there are too many sax players out there... and as you well know it is not the most respected of the woodwind instruments...lol..  besides, as someone who has played in her share of big bands... sax players tend to be a weird group.

and I was a smoker...  I had no shot at the flute.. :)
Yeah, sax is not really respected, as far as classical. There's not much repertoire out there. And saxes can almost never play in orchestras. That's why I'm leaning towards bassoon, even though it's miserable to play.

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 06:08:28 PM »
My main instrument is actually cello. If I ever get a camera I will post some movements from Bach's Cello Suites.

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 06:19:56 PM »
I play the plectrum banjo, tenor banjo, banjolele & 5 string banjo.

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #8 on: December 04, 2015, 06:23:58 PM »
I play the plectrum banjo, tenor banjo, banjolele & 5 string banjo.

Thal

that's AWESOME....  ok so I want to hear some Ralph Stanley and Earl Scruggs...pleeeeaaaase!!!!!!   YOU must post a vid.   I played a 5 string in a pseudo bluegrass band years and years ago...   Dueling Banjos...   Beverly Hillbillies... oh man...  please




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«Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 07:20:44 PM »
I am going through a 4 string phase and now mainly play chord melody. Have not played any bluegrass for a while.

Just bought a vintage Bacon & Day. Will see if i can post a photo.

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 07:24:50 PM »


clawhammer style, right?   I love the banjo..   8)   so ok I am holding you to that!  post a vid

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«Reply #12 on: December 04, 2015, 07:28:31 PM »

clawhammer style, right?   I love the banjo..   8)   so ok I am holding you to that!  post a vid

Never played clawhammer, that is for 5 stringers.

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #13 on: December 04, 2015, 07:53:59 PM »
Never played clawhammer, that is for 5 stringers.

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how about something like this guy?
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-14335079

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«Reply #14 on: December 04, 2015, 08:18:18 PM »
A very rare base banjo. Bet that cost him.

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«Reply #16 on: December 04, 2015, 08:42:34 PM »

Never was much of a picker I just played the banjo the same way I played guitar--fingerstyle--and hoped for the best..lol.. those finger picks took some getting used to.  I just didn't have the time to invest in it and the bad only played a few times a year...  but man it was fun.

that banjo is great ... so is the Brit that's playing it.. funny I just don't associate that instrument with Brits but I guess the Limey's like it too.

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Re: what else do you play? do you have recordings or vids ?
«Reply #17 on: December 06, 2015, 03:28:24 AM »
Banjo & wire guitar tear my fingers up. Pity, I wasn't too bad at nylon guitar after a couple of years backing up the junior choir.  
I'm doing a lot with organ now. I played a pipe organ Wednesday afternoon at Highlands Methodist as we were were waiting for the electronics board manufacturer to call back.  It was a capture action board fault, not a necessary board for a newbie to play.  I have 4 Hammond tonewheels & a Wurlitzer electronic consoles, and now a Shober recital organ with AGO pedals and  power supply issues.  
I played bassoon 6 years in junior-senior high school.  I really miss it, they are about $25000 now or $4000 for ex school beaters.  I never found it hard, only stretching the left fingers apart the first few weeks, when I was about 46" tall and 80 pounds. Bassoon takes a lot of pitch correction with the mouth, but I was good at that. Comes in handy tuning pianos. I had a lot of wind, I rode a bicycle everywhere after school.  No Mom's taxi for me.   I looked at buying a bassoon 1984, but two guys had all the bassoon gigs around here in the amateur orchestras.  The college orchestra director wanted me to take up string bass, but one of those wouldn't fit in my car (Chevette). Other bassoon players have been usually very nice, and interesting otherwise.
My high school band and the 1968 TexMusEdAssn All State band with me on bassoon are on LP's, but I can't figure any way to get that onto digital.  I've got the Hammond H100 organ recorded on inbojat.tumblr.com the Yellow Bird track -very simple.  right mike is a $2 dynamic and hisses, the left is a shure SM27 condensor mike and sounds good even with the 10khz response hump.  
I tried to buy a flat response condensor mike last week, and couldn't come to terms.  Guitar Center wanted my cell phone number (none) for $90 off, and musician's friend normal price was $50 off GC but no further discounts on shure condensor mikes, especially not the flat response one.  I've wanted 2 good mikes for 45 years, still holding at one.  there's a used one in Colombus OH for $350, cash only, 100 miles too far for bicycle and Greyhound won't carry bikes free. It would take me >$150 to get there, with a motel one night.  
I've got the Springdale UMC junior choir with me on guitar on VHS video, again, an orphan format.  three of those 10 kids could sing on pitch, but they all knew the words.  I've got both Springdale choirs (junior + adult) recorded  on an hour Christmas cantata on VHS with me playing my Ensoniq EPS synth, some sequenced tracks I recorded and some live with soloists.  Pity the floppy disk drive cratered on that.