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Post by GrinningManiac on Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:36 pm

Phew, the Accordion really takes it out of your arms! Like repeatedly weightlifting...sideways

And I've suddenly realised that, somehow, I've agreed to learn Clair De Lune on the Piano, which, if you don't know the piece, is both insanely difficult and insanely beautiful

What's up wit'choo? What instruments do the Leprechauns play?

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Post by ItsAChiaotzu on Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:52 pm

I've played guitar for quite a while now. And I've noticed that when you do the whole, holding the top of the fretboard with your right hand and legato shred with your left, your left wrist starts to ache like a bitch.

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Post by Deadlock Radium on Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:09 am

I play the guitar, but I have recently stopped playing as much as before because I've got this kinda cut above my right index fingernail which hurts like a bitch every time I try to play something, even though it's healed now. Every time my finger hits the string as well as the pick (I use microscopic guitar picks, I just like them.), it hurts like a bitch.

Also, I don't own a sense of rythm and therefore I don't know that many songs..
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Post by Timotei on Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:03 am

From about the time I could hold one, I've played the violin. From the start my teacher said I was a natural and commented on my ability to listen to a song and then emulate bits and pieces from it by just from having it played a few times. In school I was probably the best violinist, far surpassing the others in my classes.

And then I one day I had my hand crushed under a car wheel. Thankfully I recovered, but my hand right hand was shaky and uncoordinated afterward. I can't hold pens or pencils for too long because it will cause excruciating cramps. This also ruled out the possibility of me playing the violin again for any good measure of time.

I still pick it up and give it a few quick plays so I don't get rusty, but until I can find a way to stop the pain I can't play the violin like I used to.

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Post by GrinningManiac on Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:56 am

Timotei wrote:From about the time I could hold one, I've played the violin. From the start my teacher said I was a natural and commented on my ability to listen to a song and then emulate bits and pieces from it by just from having it played a few times. In school I was probably the best violinist, far surpassing the others in my classes.

And then I one day I had my hand crushed under a car wheel. Thankfully I recovered, but my hand right hand was shaky and uncoordinated afterward. I can't hold pens or pencils for too long because it will cause excruciating cramps. This also ruled out the possibility of me playing the violin again for any good measure of time.

I still pick it up and give it a few quick plays so I don't get rusty, but until I can find a way to stop the pain I can't play the violin like I used to.

Wow...that's a tragedy! Like a film!

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Don't you get cramp from typing on the computer?

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Post by Unabletothinkofname on Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:20 pm

I play the drums, and am gradually getting better/faster/heavier/whatever.

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Post by Furburt on Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:29 pm

I play guitar and bass. Still trying to decide which I'm better at.

Probably neither. I also dabble in keyboards.

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Post by reg42 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:10 pm

I plays the guitars. I'm not very good, but I just play for fun.

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Post by Alkaline on Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:25 am

I'm a vocalist, primarily in the death/black metal subgenres.

I've tried bass as well. It's not so much learning how to play it, but getting your hand around the fretboard is a right pain in the neck. (Very Happy)

I also dabble in keyboards. Sadly, I'm only a one-handed player.

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Post by Ham_Authority95 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:09 pm

I used to play guitar, but I switched to bass because it had a sound that appealed to me more.

I would say that I'm good, but not a master.

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Post by Sir laughter on Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:18 pm

I play the cello....... FEAR MY AWESOME MANLINESS

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Post by Furburt on Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:26 pm

Sir laughter wrote:I play the cello....... FEAR MY AWESOME MANLINESS

Cello shred, yeeeaaaaah!

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Post by Sir laughter on Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:30 pm

Furburt wrote:
Sir laughter wrote:I play the cello....... FEAR MY AWESOME MANLINESS

Cello shred, yeeeaaaaah!
yep... cellos are badass. I know that you play the guitar good sir.......
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Post by JimmyAP on Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:13 pm

I play guitar, both electric and acoustic and in a variety of styles, although I specialise in heavy metal.

I also play bass, of the electric version, and once again, I play it in a fair few different genres, but mostly heavy metal. I'm not great at fingerplaying the bass, but I'm getting there.

As for some slightly more interesting/different instruments, I play banjo and ukelele, both of which I enjoy immensely and I'm slowing getting better at.

In the future, I plan on learning sitar and mandolin, and then gaelic pipes.

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Post by ggggggggggg on Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:14 am

I play bass, although no way near as much as I used to. Got really into it for the first 2 years and studied Jaco Pastorius like crazy, but I gradually started playing less and less as time went on.


Plus I recently snapped my E string, and it just doesn't feel right playing without it, so I could do with getting a new pack.

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Post by Furburt on Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:51 am

Gah, fuck instruments, I'm no good at them.

Due to my utterly terrible hand eye coordination, despite how long I've been playing guitar (Closing on 7 years now), I'm still at a very basic level.

I've decided to stop learning them, because it's really going nowhere and I'll never get to the level where it'll be actually considered "Good".

I'll stick with vocals. I'm good at them, and I'll just retain the guitar for writing songs.

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Post by ggggggggggg on Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:34 am

Furburt wrote:Gah, fuck instruments, I'm no good at them.

Due to my utterly terrible hand eye coordination, despite how long I've been playing guitar (Closing on 7 years now), I'm still at a very basic level.

I've decided to stop learning them, because it's really going nowhere and I'll never get to the level where it'll be actually considered "Good".

I'll stick with vocals. I'm good at them, and I'll just retain the guitar for writing songs.


Well you must enjoy it if you've managed to keep it up that long. As long as you're having fun while playing then you shouldn't shtop.

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