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#1 Motion

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Posted December 08 2016 - 07:42 PM

To those who can play several instruments well what was your approach to practicing each instrument?

Do some instruments easily overlap into other instrument? Like does knowing how to play the guitar make it easier to learn the bass guitar?



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Posted December 08 2016 - 07:55 PM

i am not much of a musician, but i can play a little bit on the drums and other percussion. i guess all of those overlap somewhat, because they mostly involve rhythm, not pitch so much - until you get into the tom toms, or playing the xylophone. 

 

i would imagine that playing the guitar would be more applicable to playing bass than it would be to playing the sax or trombone.  but i've actually heard that bass guitar and drums might be more readily compared?  can't comment on that personally.

 

...i also play the skin-flute.  does that count?


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Posted December 08 2016 - 08:07 PM

yeah i can play guitar and bass and drums on guitar hero. i can even play keyboard on rockband 3.


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Posted May 01 2017 - 02:11 AM

never tried the skin flute, but I'm pretty into playing the hummonica.  :gorgeous:

 

I plan on trying bass soon, seems if one can play rhythm guitar that bass would be a breeze.

 

Can play drums but never messed with the hi-hat cymbal on them.



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Posted May 01 2017 - 02:22 AM

Started Off Playing The Piano......Then Graduated To The Pipe Organ.............

 

And Before I Get Any Smart Assed Responses, It Was Indeed A Very Big Church Pipe Organ...... :) .

 

Stop Sniggering......smash.gif

 

 

 

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Posted May 01 2017 - 01:32 PM

I sing (the voice is an instrument), play piano, a bit of acoustic guitar, the recorder and other whistle like instruments, I'm a bit sluggish on a drum kit but have the rhythm for hand percussion like bongos or a Hapi drum. Any instrument can give a helping hand to vocal practice, thus coordinating the ability to sing and play your own instrument without anyone else backing you up. Think Phil Collins, he's a drummer with a great voice! My hands are a bit stubby for guitar so I much prefer the piano or experimenting with things like the autoharp and the zither. I taught myself how to play the recorder, which benefited when I tried a tin whistle in terms of enjoying the different sound while applying the same fingering and positioning techniques. Can't go wrong with a good, salty skin flute either!


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Posted May 01 2017 - 05:07 PM

I can play any air related instruments. :)

Air guitar
Air drums
Air vocals
Air mixing boards
Air double bass
Air fiddle
Air banjo
Air triangle.

I am limitless in this regard and I rock out everyday. :punk:

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Posted May 01 2017 - 05:15 PM

never tried the skin flute, but I'm pretty into playing the hummonica.  :gorgeous:

 

I plan on trying bass soon, seems if one can play rhythm guitar that bass would be a breeze.

 

Can play drums but never messed with the hi-hat cymbal on them.

 

This is the single best video I've seen regarding bass:

 

 

I'll admit that the guy comes across as a totally aggro Penn Gillette but I suspect that comes from working with so many bad bassists. Personally I'm a died in the wool electric bassist because I'd rather play one instrument well than multiple half assed.

 

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Posted May 01 2017 - 05:54 PM

^^^Excellent vid and food for thought. 

 

Thanks Rev J 



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Posted May 01 2017 - 05:56 PM

You're welcome.

 

C/S,

Rev J


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