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Post By SoulessPuppet. 13/10/09, 11:12 am

WARNING!

Instruments of TORCHURE do DONT count!

Well then, lets get started shall we?

1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?

I'll answer my own questions O_o


1) I play the Violin and I used to play the piano
2) Soon to be grade 7 for Violin (highly doubt) and stopped piano when attempting grade 4
3)Hmm.... yeah, just hate the PRACTICING (doesn't everyone?)
4)My violin was made in France (I wanted an Italian one for the KHRness :3 ) and its a stubborn Violin.... Very unpredictable :3 dark chocolatey colour~
5)hmm.... 3 1/2 years?
6)Mum: "Hello Kelly, what instrument do you wish to play?"
Me: "I don't know, how about the violin?" (I WAS SERIOUSLY KIDDING)
Mum: "Okay. You start lessons this Wednesday"
Me: "Wut."
7) I wanna play the flute or Cello next year XD

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Post By Mandie_Chan. 13/10/09, 11:30 am

hehehe I love music~
I love this thread because I love music~
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1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
Violin, Cello, Keys, piano, recorder, tin whistle, Guitar, bass, double bass, Voice, marimba, timpany
2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
um... >_<; I'll stick to the main ones...
Violin: grade 4 (it's slipped down from 6 because I've stopped playing)
Cello: grade 6
Guitar: Grade 5-7? (havn't be graded officially yet)
Keys/ piano: grade 4 (last time I got graded)
recorder/ tin whistle: grade 4
3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
I LOVE MUSIC~
Love playing guitar... there's just something about it... (me thinks everyone should play! I even give free lessons~)
4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
um... my violin was remade (after it was found in pieces in someones closet) and is a model of a Stravarious (sp?) my guitar is shoddy and I'm looking for a new one. My cello I am on the verge of killing myself because I hate it oh so much >_>
Tin whistle is connected to a beer brand... I don't even drink lol
5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
um... Violin the longest at 12 years. Keys/piano 11 Cello 6. guitar 6, Bass/double bass 5. others I honesty don't know >_<;
6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
um... decided I wanted to play it and did. (as you can see I want to play many things~)
7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
SAXOPHONE!!!
Seriously the only instrument I've EVER wanted to play! Sadly parents refused to fork out the money for hire of the instrument... thus I decided to play every other instrument under the sun lol

hehhehehheheheheheheh
p.s I don't like playing violin and cello due to the fact my wrist & thumb hurt far to much when i do... (i have munted arms) -thus the reason for being so negative against them above. when I don't have to play them... I do love them dearly
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Post By Rocky. 13/10/09, 11:39 am

1) Piano. Descant and Treble recorders.
2) Grade 7 Piano, working up to my grade 8 now. The recorders were really just messing around.
3) I LOVE MY PIANO. I dont practice.... almost ever though. Because I hate playing when people can listen, and there is always someone home. Plus, it makes my back hurt.
4) My first piano had 7 keys in random places that didnt work. My current piano had one of my cakes modelled after it. And high A (in the second octave above middle C) sticks at random times, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
5) Since I was 7, so.... 9 years?
6) My best friend played piano, and she showed me a tiny bit, then I was all I WANT TO LEARN so I did. Me and her went through all our exams together, alsmot always picking the same pieces without even realising, (she was a natural, and wayyyy better than me) up until grade 3, I think. Then she dropped it because she actually had to put in some effort, and I kept going.
7) I'm slowly teaching myself guitar, but I dont know enough yet to count it as being able to play. I've always wanted to learn violin, harp, drums (both band style and timpani) and oboe.
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Post By Guest. 13/10/09, 11:41 am

1. Piano, recorder, flute, vocals. And my dad tried to impart his guitar skills upon me, which didn't work as well as he'd hoped....
2. No grade? 8D? I used to take proper lessons for piano when i was a small kid but then i dropped out and started learning it informally. Recorder was mandatory for me at primary school level, then I moved on to learning the flute informally after that...
3. I like the first four. I suck like hell on the guitar so I don't enjoy it as much... maybe if I improve. Practicing in general usually sucks unless I like the song.
4. ..... my recorder is still clean and white after all these years? 8DDD? /gets shot.
5. Piano since I was about four. Recorder when I was 7 to when I was about 13 or 14. Flute from 14 onwards. Vocals last year <strike>'cause i don't think singing in the shower counts</strike>. I don't remember when dad tried to start teaching me to play the guitar but it must've been around the same time I started playing the flute...
6. I haz no speshul instrument? >: A-anyway. Piano 'cause it was the in thing for asian kids to learn at the time, apparently. Recorder because it was mandatory. Flute because I had so much fun playing the recorder that my parents told me I should start playing the flute after they heard me play the Titanic theme song (i forgot the name lulz, it's the one by celine dion) by ear on the recorder orz I started vocal lessons in school after someone in the school hostel last year heard me singing and told me to give music lessons a try orz
7. I WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY THE DRUMS. and the violin, but lol ow, i have a friend back home who plays it and... yeah. ow. ;;


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Post By Squishy blob. 13/10/09, 11:44 am

1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
Piano, Clarinet, Bass guitar very badly.
2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
Piano- 6.
3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
I enjoy clarinet the most because I play in the school band. It's very social.
4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Mine's a yamaha custom clarinet. It's wooden. But it wasn't customised for me.
5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Piano- 7 yrs. Clarinet- 6 years. bass guitar- 6 years,
6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
Piano- MUM. CLarinet- BRO. Bass Guitar- FRIEND.
7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
Accordion. Drums.

And the Harp. It looks and sounds awesome!
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Re: Instrument?
Post By SoulessPuppet. 13/10/09, 11:59 am

Haha I had fun readings those replys :3

@Mandie: Wow. Stradivaius?! I would die for one of those (or even a model) I never had any instrument problems XD Oh my god don't get me started on the hurting wrists!! especially when I have to go up to 7th position and reach for a high octave D

@Rocky: Wao. Good luck with grade 8 ^^

@Shotgun: NEVAR underestimeciate (from Bedtime story) Da violin!!! It is hard when you first start off but the hardwork definitely pays off~ once you get your fingering and bowing right, you'll be playing awesome songs in no time!!

@Blob: Wao. Custom made clarinet? I would like my own custom made violin Xd
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Re: Instrument?
Post By Sockcat. 04/01/10, 12:27 pm

WOW. I nearly had a heart attack to see this thread--music is my raison d'etre!!!

1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
Flute, Trombone, Piano, Voice, Harp, Bassoon, Euphonium... Um, shove an intrument in my hands and I've played it. Seriously. The main ones are the first four.

2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
ROYAL. Trinity is fail, I'm sorry.
I only do exams in flute...
Flute - Grade 6 (but I'm closer to grade 8. I'm pedantic and have to get Distinction every time XD)
Trombone - bout 6-7. When you can play Shostakovich 5 you know you're ok Very Happy
Piano - ummm, it's atrocious. I can play, doesn't mean I should. (probably grade 4 hehe)
Voice - well, I've been singing in choirs school and professional since I was like six. So Ummm... I'm an alright singer?
Harp - like grade 3. I only learnt for a year and then learning 4 instruments killed me and something had to go.

3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
UMMM... Flute I do. I was coerced into playing the bone, so I have an intense love/hate relationship with it. Everything else I LOVE C:

4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Flute - it's a Yamaha. It's made of nickel so it's devillishly tricky to play. Whenever a borrow a silver flute from a friend it's an absolute DREAM to play.
Trombone - standard, run-of-the-mill brass, non-trigger King with a jazz mouthpiece. I do have an awesomely nerdy stone cone-mute in red and white: I look like a clown playing it.
I used to have a key harp, no pedals.
My piano? Well, it's the most out-of-tune darn thing in the world.

5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Flute - Almost five years C:
Trombone - three and a half yrs
Piano- haha I had lessons for two years
Voice - dude. I've been singing since I could talk, soooo... Sixteen years. ;)

6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
Flute - my mum forbade the violin.
Trombone - girls school=no brass. I wanted to be a little music nerd so I signed up for the 'bone. My friend called dibs on the Tuba X(
Piano - my mum fourced me, age eight. I had a teacher who was, I kid you not, A MILLION YEARS OLD.

7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
Hurdy-Gurdy. Tromboon. Sackbut. Mandolin. Lute. Baroque flute. Panpipes. VIOLIN. CELLO. DOUBLE BASS. VIOLA. (lol) Guitar. Drums. SAXOPHONE. Bass trombone. Synth. Everything.:O I am a music nerd after all.
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Post By Guest. 04/01/10, 01:16 pm

1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
I used to learn recorder, marimba and drums and now learn Piano and Flute
2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?\
For Piano I am Grade 6 Royal and Flute Grade 5 Trinity
3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
HELL YES 8D
4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Not really no :3
5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Flute since year 5, Piano since i was 5
6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
I was inspired by other people
7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
Yep, Cello, Basoon... - blabbers on for ages-

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Post By TinTango. 04/01/10, 01:19 pm

ZOMG! This thread is soo much fun reading. Gonna have to re-read it through again, but thought I'd post first.

1)Instruments: Voice, acoustic guitar... kinda

2)Grade: Voice- Trinity Grade 4 but many many years ago, probably doesnt count for much now. I'm only self-learning the acoustic guitar i.e. I can play a few chords, every now and then they form a song.

3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument?
I love singing! But not formally for the last 6-7yrs? I made the people at work sing Auld Lang Syne on New Years Nightshift
I love playing the few chords I can on guitar. If I get invited to someone's place for dinner, I usually bring my guitar... and end up finding the host is a better player than I am. Lucky I can sing eh?

4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Voice- um, it's mine? Mostly baritone, but on occasion can hit some tenor notes.
Guitar- I call my new one Ashton... cos that's what it says inside of it.
My other guitar is Karina, for the same reason.

5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Voice- From age 13 till 21-22. I was in a few different choirs, once our choir sang backing at a concert for Kiri te Kanawa- definitely a highlight!
Guitar- whenever I picked it up, years ago to learn how to play "More then words". Yup, still haven't learned it all.

6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
Voice- At high school, I didn't have to pay any rental costs.And if I went to lessons one week without practising properly, I just said that i was having trouble cos my voice was breaking.

7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
@Mandie- Really, me too! Saxophone... the only one I've ever really really wanted to play (voice was second). Darnit, gonna go find my new years resolution list and amend it- Learn to Play Saxophone.
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Post By Basaka. 04/01/10, 01:30 pm

1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
Er Hu (Chinese Violin) 8D
2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
Um, don't think there's official grades and stuff for it, in NZ anyway
3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
It's pretty fun, although I haven't really touched it since Uni
4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Um, not really, I guess... except that it uses snake skin
5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Can't remember. Sometime near end of Intermediate/start of college? Srsly have no idea
6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
Mum's friend's son played it and mum decided to get me to do it too
7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
Violin so I can play all those awesome Minorin songs. XD
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Post By hyolee123. 04/01/10, 02:08 pm

1)What instruments do you play?
Violin and Guitar

2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
Grade 5 on Violin Trinity. In guitar I'm not graded.

3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
I love my violin, It's the best thing ever. And my guitar has an awesome tone to it because of it's age.

4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
My violin is made in china...It's quite new but it has a rich sound to it.
As for my guitar...It was made on this earth in some unknown land. And is about 29 years old. I love the sound it makes compared to newer guitars. It's a kind of smooth nasal sound. Not tinny and rigid like other metal stringed guitars. But stronger than a nylon stringed guitar.

5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
I've been playing the violin since I was twelve...So only a little over 3 years. I was really decicated though and my grades went up quickly then. Now I'm just a normal violin student xP
I've been playing the guitar since I could pluck strings. But I've never felt the same passion as when I play the violin.

6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
Well the violin was by chance when my friend let me play her violin. I saved up all my birthday money to buy a violin and got free lessons at school. I now have private lessons too. And it's been really fun.
Guitar was because my mum plays the guitar. My dad does too. And my sister is now learning the guitar more than I have been....I'm the odd one out xP

7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
I wanted to learn the Flute but I don't have the lung capacity...Due to skipping P.E and only really playing video games and watching anime ect...
I'd like to learn the cello or viola too. But my teacher says I'll have to drop violin. So I can wait.
I do like piano too. Just I'm not that skilled moving my left hand differently to the right and vice versa. But I can mess around xD
Saxophone, Lute, Mandolin, Drums, Glockenspiel xD and the orcarna
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Post By syill. 04/01/10, 02:35 pm

1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
Piano and violin.

2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
Piano - Practical: Royal grade 4. Theory: Royal grade 4.
Violin - Practical: Grade 1. I played for a while but didn't do grades until around about the time I had to quit because I moved cities.

3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
Nope. I hated every moment of piano after I did my first grade.

4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Eerr.. Piano I got from my aunt and uncle. Went through two violins though.

5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Piano from when I was 6 until 14 or 15. Violin from when I was 8 until 14 or 15.

6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
Piano because my mom's friend's son got taught by the same lady. Violin because the teacher sent out a newsletter at my school since she used one of the music rooms in the school to teach violin part time.

7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
Cello. I wanted to last year but my parents wouldn't let me > :
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Post By Li-Bai. 04/01/10, 02:41 pm

rofl

1) What instrument(s) do(did) you play?
Piano, acoustic guitar, recorder (very basic), singing

2) What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
Piano - ....this is very hard to say. My dad taught me, so I didn't do grades and exams, but I learnt graded pieces. So, like... age 5, grade 3; age 7, grade 5, age 9, grade 6; age 11, grade 7; age 13, grade 8... something like that. >___> Then he stopped teachin' so I've been teaching myself pieces since.

Guitar - self taught
Recorder - ...didn't really do grades, only did it a few years (dad taught again)
Singing - ...mostly self-taught I guess?

3) Do you enjoy playing that instrument?
100% >D (except when I have bad days and keep fumbling etc.)

4) Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Uhh.... our piano was made in Czechoslovakia? 8D

5) How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Piano - like, nearly thirteen years I guess @__@
Guitar - nearly five
Recorder - er.... played for two years-ish?
Voice - all my life, I guess? xD

6) How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
I used to tinker around on the piano when I was an ickle thing and dad knew how to play, so... he started teachin' me that. I wanted to play guitar for myself, I think, but dad also knows how to play that. idk why he started teaching us recorder though xD

7) And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
Violin. Definitely the violin. There's something magical about it 8D Though I've heard it's hard to learn, I think I'd be willing to put in the work~~
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Post By SoulessPuppet. 06/01/10, 12:33 am

@Li-Bai: Yesh. The violin is known as the hardest instrument to learn but once you past that hurdle and can play clear sounds the rest is quite fun ^^

My dad used to complain that when I first started the sound was so bad it sounded like a dying animal D:

Thinking of re-learning the piano very soon....
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Post By _Yuki. 06/01/10, 03:03 am

1)What instrument(s) do(did) you play? (voice/vocal is an instrument)
Lol furrck wish I could sing. I do all the time.
I play the piano, but I suck. No kidding.

2)What grade? If so what grade and Royal or Trinity?
Eight. Oh, and I do did Trinity

3)Do you enjoy playing that instrument? *suspicious*
I used to, but carpal tunnel is a major betch.
Also wonderful hand size = NO ATCL. OH COME ON. I CAN STILL PLAY CHOPIN. JUST. GIVE ME A CHANCE. Not that I have time anymore fehhh

4)Anything special about your instrument (sound? where its made in?)
Mine is from Michel Cihelka or some guy like that ;D He's an expert dude and sold it to me for $3500. Genius.

5)How LONG have you been playing for? :3
Lol 8 years? It's sketchy, when I was young, my parents bought me a 30 key keyboard and I was like, 'WIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNN', I think that counts.

6)How did you start playing your special instrument? :3
My best friend's mother, who was a singer, had me around every now and then for quick lessons. For about 5 minutes. I didn't learn much for the first year, because she was about grade 5. Her best piece was the Turkish March. Even I don't think that piece requires too much mastery.

7)And.... Any other instruments you want(ed) to play?
I want to play the electric bass ;x; I also really like the erhu, but like hell I'd have a chance to play that.
I've played the violin but I despise it, so it's untouched in it's case in the spare room...
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