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alfred

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playing instruments,
« on: January 13, 2022, 08:40:01 am »
Over many years iv been lucky to have come across family talented musicians   and as children then many of us started with the mouth organ.
others went on to play the piano , some became drummers or violinists ,
and so others learned to play the trombone, or the trumpet,

the ones i knew were mainly pianists, some self taught others were taught by professional piano tutors ,and end up reading sheet music.

the one i think takes some beating is the  accordion , as the hand not only pump the air into the instrument but press the base keys on one hand whilst playing the tune on the other,    much like rubbing your head with one hand and rubbing your belly with the other. trying to do two things at once,

and yet i love the sound of this instrument as i think its one of its own much like the bag pipes, another lovely sound,

Q; were you ever a musician, if so what did you play  and will you share your thoughts with us,.

Michael Rolls

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Re: playing instruments,
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 08:54:47 am »
Apart for the triangle at primary school, never successfully played an instrument in my life, although I did try, without success, to learn the violin as a child and, many years later, the guitar. Hopeless at both
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Re: playing instruments,
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 09:48:53 am »
I can play a gramophone and | can play the fool.
Unlike Mike, I can't play the triangle as I'm a square.

Michael Rolls

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Re: playing instruments,
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 10:12:25 am »
I can play a gramophone and | can play the fool.
Unlike Mike, I can't play the triangle as I'm a square.
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Re: playing instruments,
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2022, 10:17:37 am »
I used to play guitar in a rock band in the late 70s early 80s. Haven't picked one up in years.

Daughter No1 played Piano but gave it up to study more (She got a PHD from Oxford)

Daughter No2 started playing Sax in Primary School and now plays in and runs a professional Big Band (and works as a Primary School Teacher)

Son is a very talented guitarist and teaches guitar and piano in schools for our local education authority as well a gigging regularly all over the North. (Got an MA in music arrangement and composition)

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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2022, 10:59:14 am »
You're just trying to make me jealous! Actually, well done them. My father taught piano and singing, his mother was a professional singer, including providing voice accompaniment to silent films (including 1,000 times to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!) my late brother played double bass in the school orchestra, but never took music further, three of his four sons played in bands in their youth - somehow, the music talent  gene took one look at me, shuddered, and scarpered
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Re: playing instruments,
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 04:04:11 pm »
Played recorder at school, that was all but I had a school friend who had a piano which I used to like to plink on. Older bro had an old guitar but he was left handed so It was no good to me. Had to wait until I'd joined the army before I ever had enough money to buy my first guitar. A big, lump o' wood Japanese 12-string..Had to learn it really as I'd spent mum's board and lodging money on it, so I bought a tune-a-day Bert Weedon book and taught myself. After a few thousand hours playing and practicing I was competent and popular at parties, which is why I'd learned in the first place..and I never looked back! :grin:

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 06:48:30 pm »

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Re: playing instruments,
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 09:22:45 pm »
Good one there zoony. Wish I had a musical bone but I 100% don't. The children all do courtesy of their mum.

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 09:38:04 pm »
It runs through one side of my family K.. The O'Briens.. :grin: As does the lazy bone which prevented me studying it properly! :grin:

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2022, 10:07:17 pm »
I have an odd musical wiring error in my head. I can tell if almost anybody is out of tune by even a small margin. In fact there is only one person I know of who I can't tell immediately they are off - even when so badly out of tune they could do a sing-along with Les Dawson. As you have doubtless guessed that person is me.

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2022, 10:21:15 pm »
 :grin: Why worry? Music needs an audience as well as players. It's how much enjoyment you get from it that matters in whichever way you do.
I'd love to be good with my hands but have never been but it matters only rarely..

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Re: playing instruments,
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2022, 10:25:31 pm »
Well done to you Zoony for teaching yourself !  :upvote:

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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2022, 11:41:28 pm »
Aye.. Little ol' autodidact me.. :grin: Thank you Alex.

Michael Rolls

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2022, 05:50:25 am »
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