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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:49
Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:56
Does a recorder count?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:15
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:40
I started with playing the guitar when I was 12-13 years old. I played few years then switched to drums when I was 17 years old. I had lessons for a year. We had a metal band and started making our own songs. I think I played the drums for 6 years and it's still my dream to buy a Roland V-drum kit.
I started playing Violin 1.5 years ago, and having a blast with it. I'm taking lessons once a week from an incredible teacher, who also plays with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. I'm bloody old for something like this btw, I was 30 when I started. I had never read music/sheet before, now I'm learning everything and it's just amazing. I'm just feeling stupid that I didn't start this earlier, so much time lost, but it's incredible fun. I just started playing Canon in Minor D by Pachelbel from start to end, in a very slow way.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:46
Love Canon in D, one of my favourite pieces for the Piano / Strings / anything, I can play 'my version' of it on the piano, in C lol
I was young when I taught myself and everything I learned was in C
I took violin lessons at school but we had a really sh*tty teacher who shouted about everything so I quit, when I watch people like Vanessa Mae it makes me want to learn again though
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:52
Vanessa Mae is really great. There are few violinists I'm checking once in a while on youtube. Also the teacher makes such a huge difference. I have always been a bad teacher, so I'm much more impressed with good teachers, I was amazed how patient my teacher was. If not for her I would have stopped learning the violin a while ago.
When I was looking for a teacher I had sent her an email explaining that I'm 30 years old and probably not a fast learner compared to kids, and my whole goal is to play canon in minor D (an addiction I had for the last 12 years thanks to a bonus material in Evangelion dvd). She had told me that I would be surprised to hear at how many people start the same way.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:09
I used to take Piano lessons when I was young and wish I had kept it up, I still teach myself the odd tune I hear and like but its not as easy to learn pieces now as it was when I was younger, and unless I really study youtube tutorials I always end up learning it completely wrong
I don't read music, I play by ear
Anyone else ?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:21
It is an inspirational piece so it makes sense
These guys call themselves "The Piano Guys" but they play a range of instruments and play with some talented people too, you might enjoy some of their work
Here is one I found with violin
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:16
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:28
I improvised the tune for this slideshow of my dog, I started with the guitar, just playing melodic phrases, and added each other instrument, one take at a time, completely improvised throughout,
Its a bit cheesey though, played for others rather than me....
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:43
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:57
Sounds really nice, almost Celtic if that is the right spelling (Sounds like K) Really relaxing music
I could happily listen to that on the nights I can't sleep, I have really bad sleeping problems and always looking for anything relaxing, if you release any more let me know
Hope that was not just a memory of your dog, is he/she still around ?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:15