what other instruments do you play?

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

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Lonny (lonny@direcway.com) wrote:

    > 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.


    Do you present, or just listen?
    I've been doing some presenting with our campus radio station, and
    its great fun. We webstream from ury.york.ac.uk, although we are
    currently stopped transmitting for the summer. I usually present a
    jazz show on sunday afternoons, plus bits and pieces of cover,
    producing, news writing/reading, and generally wasting too much
    time there when I should be in the library.
    If any of you get the chance to try community radio, hospital radio
    or anything similar I would definately recommend it. Being able to
    play whatever you want is kinda cool, at least if youre a control
    freak like me :)

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  2. drumdude

    drumdude Guest

    Guitar , bass guitar
    and even know its not an instrument , sound tech for over 15 years
    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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    > 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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  3. jmt

    jmt Guest

    Dear Geo;
    Strings and keys.
    jmt


    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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  4. Jay Vyas

    Jay Vyas Guest

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


    I play out on guitar and bass, and I play at home and jam with friends
    on piano and Hammond (XK-2). I play both electric and acoustic
    (steel string and classical) guitar. I have an upright bass, but I'm
    still coming to terms with it.

    I'm just reaching public performance level on the drumset now.

    -- Jay
  5. Sam Savoca

    Sam Savoca Guest

    "George Lawrence" <drumguru@ameritech.net> wrote in message
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    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.


    Some guitar, bass, and harmonica.

    Sam S.
  6. In article <wEA2b.15522$Ih1.5077492@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com>, George Lawrence wrote:
    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.


    Yep, got the poor pianist thing down. Only been playing for about two
    years, but it's pretty half-hearted.

    I was originally a classical trumpet player, but I slacked off for about
    two and a half years to learn some drums and lost my chops. I'm in the
    process of working them back up - we'll see how that goes.

    Recently got a free guitar as part of a Sam Ash promotion when I ordered
    some mics, so I guess I'm a guitarist now too. This is a pretty fun
    instrument to jam on.

    Messed around on flute and sax for some time, but couldn't really do the
    woodwind thing too well - brass ego gets in the way ::)

    But composition is where I spend most of my musical thought time.

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  7. Dik LeDoux

    Dik LeDoux Guest

    Bass and Guitar.

    Dik

    "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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    >
  8. Joey Furr

    Joey Furr Guest

    Keys, bass.

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    "nick amoroso" <soulbelly@aol.comICAL> wrote in message
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    > 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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  9. "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
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    I play *with* guitar--usually finger picked
  10. hmm, i used to play classical guitar seriously for seven years until i was
    16. i waqs quite good at it too, played som seriously difficult stuff (like
    bach lute suites and barrios` la catedral) on it and that was the reason i
    ditched it; i never could seem to relax and dig into the meditative vein of
    the music, there was always too much stuff going on in my head, i focused
    too hard and never got into the sub-concious flow i seem to find on the
    drums.

    also piano, both classical (i have one bartok peasant song that i always
    play, forgotten just about everything else, but i guess i could relearn) and
    improvised
    basses of both sorts
    sound manipulation (samplers and fx stuff)
    vocals

    i can also play cello and violin to some extent, but since they`re tuned in
    fifths not fourths, it`s not quite as easy as i`d like it to be.

    regards,
    -k
  11. You play too many instruments to qualify as a drummer anymore. Please turn
    in your keys at the office.

    --
    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




    "Da Parrot-chick" <just@sk.me> wrote in message
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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.

    >
    > 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.
    >
    >
  12. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Adam <adamNOleith@talkSPAM21.com> wrote in message news:<3f4b2fc0$0$218$fa0fcedb@lovejoy.zen.co.uk>...
    > 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 :)




    Hey Guys,
    The last few months I've been learning tenor and baritone ukelele and
    love it. I have a tenor guitar and a mandobird(4 string elec.
    mandolin) on order too.
    I've been playing djembe a lot too.
    Scott
  13. Richard H. Blount <rh.blount@adelphia.net> wrote:

    > 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)


    Hey Richard,
    You live in Cowtown, right? Was that Eric (the fish) workshop
    in Delaware? If so tell us more.

    Benj
    (Who notes that Eric (the fish) is a VERY cool dude who was
    raised in Japan. He teaches world percussion at Capital U.)

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  14. Glenn Dowdy

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

    Bass, some piano, vocals.

    Glenn D.
  15. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "Jay Vyas" <super400@pacbell.net> wrote in message
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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.
    > >

    >
    > I play out on guitar and bass, and I play at home and jam with friends
    > on piano and Hammond (XK-2). I play both electric and acoustic
    > (steel string and classical) guitar. I have an upright bass, but I'm
    > still coming to terms with it.
    >

    I'm so looking to get into URB. I need to find a good teacher before I make
    the purchase, though.

    Glenn D.
  16. AdamC

    AdamC Guest

    "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


    I play guitar, bass, piano, mallet instruments, timps, sing a bit, and a
    tiny bit of trumpet. Not to say I play all of these like I do drums but
    definitely not crap either.

    AdamC
  17. Russ Benoit

    Russ Benoit Guest

    I've been a pretty mean air- and tennis racket-guitarist since I was a
    little kid.

    :)

    Seriously, guitar (acoustic mostly) and piano. Took lessons in both for a
    few years (along with Music Theory in HS and college) so I'd have a clue
    what the other guys were talking about when writing songs. My wife plays
    flute, piccolo, clarinet, and piano and we're already seeing our 2 yr old
    gravitate towards the keys. Definitely cool to see her getting an early
    interest :)

    -Russ

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  18. ramalane

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    George Lawrence wrote:

    > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    >
    > poor pianist here.


    Accordian. I can't really play it yet; I bought it to annoy people.

    /ramalane

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  19. All Percussion Family.
    Guitar
    Piano
    All Winds.
    Strings....only the basics.
  20. Glenn Dowdy

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    "ramalane" <TINramalane-no-spam@ramalaneTINR.com> wrote in message
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    > George Lawrence wrote:
    >
    > > besides percussion, drumset, etc.
    > >
    > > poor pianist here.

    >
    > Accordian. I can't really play it yet; I bought it to annoy people.
    >

    There was a great story on NPR last week about the integration of the
    accordian into Tex-Mex music. German polka musicians in New Braunfels, Texas
    provided the introduction.

    Glenn D.

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