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    Are you an Artist and Musician?

    I was just wondering, in addition to being serious about art, how many people here are serious musicians too? I split my time about half and half between art and music. I've been playing the bass for 5 years and play a lot of shows with my band. http://www.last.fm/music/Kindred+Fall

    If you're a serious musician, post what instrument you play and a link to your music, if you have one.

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    I think I was pretty serious about drumming before I started drawing.
    Uh,... yeah

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    I play the guitar and the ukulele, and occasionally write songs for both.

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    I drum on my keyboard with my fists whenever i accidentally open up Adobe Bridge, if that counts.

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    I'm a very average guitarist if that counts.

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    i play bass, but its more for fun than it is about skillz
    but sure i try to improve

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    I play the church organ...

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    I used to mix on the turntables. I find it hard to split myself up in to too many disciplines. The only musical thing I really have time for now a days is the huge drum we use for Lion Dance at my Kung Fu school.

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    Guitar for almoast 2.5 years now. Will be getting my 2nd electrical guitar next month (Epiphone Les Paul Studio Gothic) and get some guys together and form a band (i hope).

    But first, i gotta stop having cramps playing amon amarth leads (4 hits on a string per second, 3-4 minutes long).

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    I'm serious about playing my violin, but that doesn't mean I'm good at it. I only started at the beginning of the school year so there's definite room for improvement. I play a couple hours a day though. It's very relaxing.

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    Sadly no, but I am planning to learn how to play the violin someday.

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    I vote, sometimes, because I enjoy music and I like to sing, it just doesn't sound very well.. Maybe I'll get better though

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    bass for 8 years, guitar for 4, trumpet for 10, sax for around 5. I still play but not as much as I used to. Pretty much dedicated to art now so practicing music theory and technique all day isn't an option anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LORD M View Post
    Sadly no, but I am planning to learn how to play the violin someday.
    Just go for it. I put off learning the violin for so long because as much as I wanted to learn it just seemed like this impossible to accomplish task. People make it sound like such a terribly hard instrument. Then I decided I didn't care if it was impossible to learn, I was going to try anyway and found out it's really not that hard at all.

    My teacher put marks on the finger board to act like frets do on a guitar. That way I could get used to seeing the note to find it. Made everything so manageable. No harder than learning a guitar...just squeakier when you mess up. :p

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    I'm a pianist and accompanist. I just finished accompanying my school's musical last month. I have a choir I accompany and their choir tour is coming up next month. There are some solo accompanying gigs I'm doing this month, too.

    I used to be really serious with bassoon and played in an orchestra, but now it's just for fun. I have a ukulele which I don't particularly know how to play, ha ha. I used to play violin, but I was too lazy to learn how to shift. And one of my life goals is to learn how to play the tuba.

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    The only instrument which I consider myself at all competent in is drums, and what I lacked in ability I tried to make up for with enthusiasm. Nothing worse than seeing a band who looks bored on stage.

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    Jazz and concert Trumpet. I really want to get to learning piano too! Maybe even some guitar. I've always thought of the bango to be a fun instrument as well.

    Oh, and free style beat boxing - if any of you consider that to be an instrument.

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    aaay been playin piano for sometimes now, been on and off on it, no motivation ><

    and been trying to learn guitar...failed at that, but am not goin to give up


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    Ah I play guitar, and some keyboard. I played in a band briefly, called Mr. Browns Atomic Donkey. We had a couple of shows at this little bar in Wilmington NC called "The Sand Bar" and by the 3rd show there were actually people we didn't know showing up, and a guy rapped for us in the bathroom, hoping to join us next time we played. We aggreed, but then a couple of days later it turned out the owner of the bar 1. didn't have a liquor license 2. was living at the bar, out of the office, and 3. was selling and using heroin out of the back of the bar DOH! We kept up practicing, but never recorded anything, and all eventually went our separate ways. Anyway, I'm also into writing electronic music (not really dance music...more like dark ambient/soudscapes) and have recently put up some of my more complete (although none are "finished") music thoughts up on a myspace music page

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    When I was young, I was certain I was going to be an artist. But when I discovered rock music....... "I want to play guitar like him, dad" Listening to Randy Rhodes on Ozzy's Crazy Train. I learnt how to play guitar and played for 14 years up until not so long ago and came back to art. I pick up the guitar occasionally but it feels resticted in what I can do with it. After all There's only 12 notes all in all. Through art I feel so unrestricted in the endless possibility one can achieve. So yeah, I guess that's a sometimes now.

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    I took piano lessons for 13 years but I had to stop 2 years ago because of Uni. Luckily we have an electric piano in our dorm so I can play it sometimes. But I'm not as good as I should be after 13 years... at least it's enough for some John Williams.

    I also wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but its way too difficult. Got a Ukulele for my birthday which is way easier.


    Oh and I think I can play the recorder a bit. We played the title screen melody of Final Fantasy IX on our last concert at school. It was really horrible but the audience looked dead serious as if we were doing some expressionist live improv performance...

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    I take my music pretty seriously, and it does take a bit of time away from art, the same way art takes abit away from my music. I'm a self-taught guitarist, pianist and drummer. And also I have an old broken violin which I'm looking to get repaired. Violins are friggin awesome.

    I've also played in the same band for the past 6 or so years, but we only started taking it real serious around 1,5 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemien View Post
    I pick up the guitar occasionally but it feels resticted in what I can do with it. After all There's only 12 notes all in all.
    What...? How does that work? This is a serious question, I'm a music noob.

    Even if there are only 12 notes though, it's not like there's only 12 sounds you can make with one. The only limiting thing with a guitar is that you can only play guitar music with it. If the guitar was so limiting then there wouldn't be such varied music made with it throughout history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemien View Post
    When I was young, I was certain I was going to be an artist. But when I discovered rock music....... "I want to play guitar like him, dad" Listening to Randy Rhodes on Ozzy's Crazy Train. I learnt how to play guitar and played for 14 years up until not so long ago and came back to art. I pick up the guitar occasionally but it feels resticted in what I can do with it. After all There's only 12 notes all in all. Through art I feel so unrestricted in the endless possibility one can achieve. So yeah, I guess that's a sometimes now.
    Hearing Randy Rhodes' playing was a formative moment for me as well. That guy is my absolute hero.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crush View Post
    What...? How does that work? This is a serious question, I'm a music noob.
    There are only twelve notes in the Western scale. Once you get through all twelve notes, they just repeat at a higher or lower pitch.

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    In my youth, I played the piano in a dance band. Playing a Legion Hall piano that hadn't been tuned in twenty years is quite a challenge. The first few sets were spent trying to determine which keys played which notes!

    I was pretty serious about it at the time. I still dream of buying a keyboard and taking it up again, but I need someone to play with.

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    I've played violin and trombone for almost 10 years. I play very bad guitar and piano too. They were first priority until I realized I loved art, haha

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    I play guitar although i played alot more when i was younger. Its just a hobby anymore for me.

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