what other instruments do you play?

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by George Lawrence, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. besides percussion, drumset, etc.

    poor pianist here.

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  2. guitar/bass, some piano.
    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
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    > poor pianist here.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
    >
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  3. Mark Polis

    Mark Polis Guest

    Classical piano - rusty now, though.
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    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    news:wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com...
    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
    >
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    >
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    >
  4. "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.


    Bass and guitar. I just bought a beat up old Fender Rhodes (my favorite
    instrument in the world!), so we'll see what happens with that. :)

    CM
  5. Chris Ely

    Chris Ely Guest

    George Lawrence wrote:

    >besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >


    Guitar
    Bass guitar
    Voice
    Keys

    In that order, followed by drums. I'm only at the performing level on
    the top three, and I love fiddling around with other instruments I come
    across, i.e. mandolin, mountain dulcimer, trumpet, but haven't seriously
    pursued those as I just don't have the time. Let me sit down with an
    instrument and I'll be playing something on it by the end of the day.

    C.J.
  6. Doug Fuller

    Doug Fuller Guest

    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote:
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    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.


    Once upon a time I was pretty good on the saxophone and clarinet. It's been
    a while though...

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  7. D. Crooks

    D. Crooks Guest

    Well, in college I took most of the instrument methods classes (trumpet,
    low brass, sax, clarinet, flute, piano, violin/viola, bass/cello,
    classical guitar), so if I had to I guess I could play any of those.
    And by play, what I really mean is basic. In those classes you learn
    just enough to teach. If I am teaching I know a heck of a lot more than
    I can 'play.' But if you _really_ wanted me to, with a little bit of
    practice I could play something on all the above mentioned instruments.
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    doug



    George Lawrence wrote:

    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
    >
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  8. joem

    joem Guest

    electronics (synths, drum machines, samplers, etc.). though I guess the
    verb "play" is arguable, since much of it is really sequencing and sound
    tweaking.

    --
    Joe.

    "you're an electronic girl...i'm a rock guy...i don't think we have a
    chance." - storm&stress

    George Lawrence wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.
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    > --
    > George Lawrence
  9. George Lawrence <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote:
    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.


    > poor pianist here.


    Me too. (tm AOL)

    I started out studying piano. I'm self-taught drumset,
    and upright bass. I then switched to bass guitar and
    sold the upright (haven't played one since).

    I truly stink on keys (in spite of the years of classical
    study) even though I still have my grand piano stored at
    my mom's. I used to own a Wurlitzer electric just to have
    around for fun and practice. I traded it for vibes one day
    and was probably the best thing I ever did since I haven't
    touched keys since.

    I also have a banjo. I was into it for a while but
    haven't dug it out in years. Banjos have these thin
    strings that really tear up your fingers if you don't
    play constantly.

    A had a guitar for a while, but I sucked so bad I sold
    it and never looked back.

    Curently hand-drumming is my latest fad. I have congas
    and djembes all over the house. I've actually been playing
    more percussion than drumset lately. Love it. (for now)

    Oh yeah, A while back I bought some cheapo chinese harmonicas
    to use to tune my conga drums. And then I got this tape
    on how to play harmonica "in an hour" out of the public
    library. Well, next thing you know I'm playing conga with
    this blues band and now I'm really starting to get into
    blues harp. Oh Man, does it EVER end?

    Aside: Wondermics make a GREAT harp mic!

    And although you didn't ask, I'm really into dancing too
    and have spent a lot of time studying and practicing that.

    Benj
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  10. nick amoroso

    nick amoroso Guest

    some guitar, and i'm getting a used keyboard in the near future to learn more
    piano (i know little).

    peace,
    :nick amoroso:
    professional drums and instruction
    proud endorser of silver fox drumsticks
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  11. I am new to snare drumming but have played old time fiddle and banjo for a
    long time and African Dun Dun drums for the local monday nite African dance
    class the past year. I have dabbled in hand drumming from the middle east
    and a bit of frame drumming as inspired by Glen Velez. I tried piano for a
    couple of years and was not very successful tho I learned a lot about music.
    Thats about it. tonyg, port townsend,wa.

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    In article <wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com>, "George
    Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote:


    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
    >
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    >
    >
  12. creux

    creux Guest

    nylon guitar
    tenor & sopranino recorders
  13. TJ Hertz

    TJ Hertz Guest

    George Lawrence wrote:
    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.


    Fairly good bass guitar, pretty mediocre electric guitar.

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    http://www.whatyourenot.com
  14. Dennis B.

    Dennis B. Guest

    Nylonstring acoustic guitar, elecric guitar, bass guitar, some piano and a
    bunch of electronic gadgets i like to fool around with.

    grtz!

    Dennis B.


    in article wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com, George
    Lawrence at drumguru@ameritech.net wrote on 26-08-2003 05:40:

    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
  15. "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    news:wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com...
    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.


    Steel drum (C tenor lead), piano & keys, cello, bass viol, soprano
    saxophone, guitar (acoustic & electric), trumpet, bass guitar (fretless, 4
    string, & 6 string), French horn, recorder, bouzouki, ukulele, mandolin,
    shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), tuba, trombone, vibes, marimba,
    flugelhorn, and baritone horn. I don't sing but would like to learn.

  16. > "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message
    > news:wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com...
    >> besides percussion, drumset, etc.


    Bad arranger's piano (these days, this includes synths, etc)
    I still try to do as much as writing (arranging/orchestration) as I can.
  17. Adam

    Adam Guest

    George Lawrence (drumguru@ameritech.net) wrote:

    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.


    My first instrument is actually the tuba. I play piano badly, which
    was a great help when I started playing percussion cos it meant I
    could basically play mallets straight off. I used to play trumpet,
    still can a bit but I dont because its bad for tuba embrochoure. I
    played violin for a bit when I was little, but i dont think i could
    even remember how to hold it properly now.
    I'm a mostly self-taught percussionist, so my technique is probably
    awful, but I'm trying to improve it. A couple of months ago I
    bought my first kit, with the intention of sorting my drum playing
    out a bit.
    Oh, and sometimes I pretend I can conduct :)

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  18. On 8/25/03 23:40, in article
    wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com, "George Lawrence"
    <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote:

    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Played a lot of classical piano, marimba, glockenspiel, and recently went to
    a Taiko workshop. (Great fun! if you get the chance I highly recommend it, a
    whole different philosophy there)
  19. Lonny

    Lonny Guest

    I took one year of Saxaphone, a couple of years of Piano, and a couple
    of years of Guitar. Oh, and I have been playing the Radio for many
    years.

    Lonny

    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message news:<wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com>...
    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.
    >
    > --
    > George Lawrence
    > George's Drum Shop
    > 1351 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road #21
    > Copley, Ohio 44321
    > http://www.GeorgesDrumShop.com
    > http://www.Drumguru.com
    > 330 670 0800
    > toll free 866 970 0800
    >
    > "If thine enemy wrong thee,
    > buy each of his children a drum."
    > -Chinese proverb
  20. > "George Lawrence/Drumguru" enquired:
    >
    > What other instruments do you play besides percussion,
    > drumset, etc?


    Currently:
    Synthesizer
    Sampler
    Theremin
    Electric Guitar
    Native American Flute
    Clay Ocarina

    Previously:
    Acoustic Piano
    Combo Organ
    Electric Bass Guitar
    Electric Viola
    Electric Violin
    Vocoder

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