Lol, I wrote this while I was practicing my flute. Anyway, how many CYStians have an instrument they actively play/played?
I play the trombone.
Is it hard? I have some friends that complain about the notes. Is it really that hard to play a certain note? And you guys don't have keys--it must be absolute torture. Not to be overly curious...
Also trombone player here.
It can be tough to start on, but it's not too bad once you get into the swing of things.
*slow clapping* That was bad.
So... you're a boner?
I give you a thorough round of applause. A fellow flutist/flautist (they mean the same thing)
(But flautist sounds cooler~♪)
I play piano :P
That's a respected instrument (or whatever it's classified as)! Nice job, we play in the same clef (Treble)
Yep. I know a bunch of songs, but not much. My favorites are Imperial March, Star Wars main theme song, and Moonlight Sonata.
Oh, and AYT, didn't you say you were going to join Taken? Forgot to tag you sorry.
Used to play Baritone, (I.E. the Short Bus of Band) now I just dick around on the piano, the guitar, the trapezoid-shaped string board I found in my closet, and beepbox.co. I'd only call myself a real musician as much as I would a real artist, which is to say not at all, but I try it sometimes.
How do you manage to not get your feathers stuck between the keys? How do you even manage to type?
Penguin-like feathers. They're really tightly packed, it's basically a second layer of skin.
At least you have arms, really.
Since Penguinites are primates, it's kind of par for the course, y'know.
How can a primate have feathers?
Feathers are exclusive to birds (and potentially theropod dinosaurs, okay.)
Primates are by definition mammals, whose defining characteristics include hair.
Structurally, they're really tightly packed, reinforced hairs with bodily resins and oils on, but you're not going to walk up to somebody that looks like a bird and say something like "Gee, your fur sure looks shiny today!" unless you're a biology major sharing uncomfortable fun facts about other peoples' races at parties...
Besides, even if they were feathers, what of it? Reptiles had feathers, once, probably.
...Does this mean that a platypus has fur?
Yep. Platypussies have fur.
My life is changed
Like the actual pronunciation?
There are so many things that could be said about that statement.
Erm, imagine a reasonably sized picture of a naked mole rat right here.
For a while, flute, piano, and guitar. I never stuck with any of them due repeatedly losing access to teachers. I can still sing, though. (I've been in a couple singing groups / bands--nothing professional, ofc.)
What genre? You sound like someone who's make kickass beats. No pun intended
I can play piano and I've never taken lessons for it but I think I can sing pretty well. Dabbled in uke and guitar as well but it was never my thing.
Well, I play the trumpet in the school band. I also like to goof around in music creation software.
I used to play the piano, but sadly haven't played in quite a while.
Well, I never found myself too fond of it, but one of my favorite composers uses Reaper, so it can't be that bad.
Cello and Choir in elementary school.
The Cello/Violin teacher quit though after two years because he felt it would be easier to teach high school kids.
Kept getting kicked out choir because of “bad behavior” in other classes. Which was a stupid reason since I was still doing well academically in those classes. They would bring me back periodically whenever someone else was sick or quit though.
Then that particular teacher quit later and there was no more choir for anyone. As I remember the later music teachers just sort of scraped together people who seemed like they could sing the best in the regular music class and used them for the school events where singing was required. Don't remember exactly how it was set up, but I know there was no offical choir anymore.
Ah they did that to me too. Band, not choir. (Everyone *can* sing; some people shouldn't.)
I never really understood why failing one class meant I should be prevented from participating in another.
Yeah. I mean, isn't school supposed to teach you multiple skills? I mean, I partly understand and not, but yeah.
Well the way they had it set up in my school, is choir (and violin/cello) were activities that would periodically interfere with the regular classes. You would get called out of that class to participate.
So the rationale was because you were possibly missing out on learning something important that day in regular class, it was your responsibility to keep up with it anyway. If you started failing in the regular classes then you had to go take care of that since it took importance and you couldn’t participate in stuff like choir because it was a distraction.
The only person I knew that managed to get out of that, was some girl who got a “D” in handwriting. The choir teacher said, “Well that isn’t something we really use, so she can stay.”
Now for some reason they also extended the good behavior bit as a requirement regardless of whether you were doing well academically.
Which meant I already knew I was doomed eventually. Lol.
(Remember when handwriting was a thing you got graded on? XD)
I think I remember. Hey Seth, did you know they are trying to completely computerize schools? It sucks big time.
. . . you're like, twelve. You don't remember.
what's so bad about computerizing schools?
I'm older than that Seth. Come on.
(Hey, I was graded on it in college, it still happens in some places.)
Oh you miserable bastard. I hate handwriting. I legally can't even do it.
At my old elementry school, you either got an N or an S
( Satisfactory or Non-satisfactory)
I always got an N.
I still had a tendency to write out all my papers (In cursive!) before typing them up even in grad school.
My GPA went down because of bad handwriting.
It was fifth grade where I learned to write cursive lowercase fs... backwards.
I always thought that was stupid. My writing itself has always been fine, but I had to rewrite so many things just because I've been cursed with bad handwriting. Cursive was a nightmare.
That's my first piece I've made. I currently have three other songs that I'm still perfecting. And I play the trumpet, thoughI can't compose on it.
I can play the electric and acoustic guitars. I also mess around with a cruddy mandolin with a bent neck, and I also have a basic understanding for playing bass guitars and cajons. I still have no clue of how to play the piano though.
I once learnt how to play piano (No anymore), Clarinet (Not anymore), and violin (Not anymore.) Now i just sing.
I frequently play the violin.
Also the drumset. Had a band for a while called the 5 aces.
I play the piano fairly seriously. I might record a video later if I feel like it.
I can play very basic dulcimer, lap harp, piano, and guitar.
I play piano
Bongos, Ukulele, Mulab.
I blow pretty hard with the Tuba.
I try to play guitar or drums if that counts. My friend tho has a youtube account and makes music videos. If u want it i can tell you.
If i eat some good bean hole beans i can play the French horn reasonably well.
omg I play flute too, I'm in the High school band.
High five! YEAH! FLUTES ARE THE BEST (100% not biased)
I play the trumpet, and I know a few chords on the guitar. I can sing decently, nothing too special (though I do have very flexible vocal chords, meaning I can be anywhere from a tenor to a baritone).
If a thread is a day old it's not necroing. You have much to learn, my young Newfag.
*Backs into shadows for flames to come*
Ha, I've played piano for 6 years and am trying to learn guitar (even though I keep holding it upside-down and can't play chords XD). I wish I could play the flute, though. You must have a lot of patience.
Someone necro'd, I deleted the posts, don't necro again and make more work for me, for god's sake.
Me me! i'm currently a vocalist (search Blind house -No quarter on youtube) but i also play several instruments