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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:49

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

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:51

Does a recorder count?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:56

Does a recorder count?


Certainly does !

But only if you can play 'By the rivers of Babylon' :D

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:15

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.

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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.


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

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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


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.

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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.


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



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:53

No, But I can play with the surgical needle holder

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:09

Used to play the recorder when I was in elementary school - I remember playing "Jingle Bells" on it.
I wished the recorder have extra holes for lower and higher notes, but it can go up to high D and go down to low C.
My sister used to play the French horn though.


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 ?


I know it's hard to learn the scales and arpeggios, lol.


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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

http://www.youtube.c...?&v=9p0BqUcQ7i0


I love the piano guys, I bought their Canon in D version on itunes :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:16

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....


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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....
http://youtu.be/n5DGjqMi6Ok



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 ?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:43

Rocksmith.

While it doesn't teach you how to 'hear' and play by 'ear', it is a great tool to aid in learning at least the basics of playing the guitar.
If you're looking to pickup and learn an instrument, give rocksmith a go and if you're pretty good at some of the songs maybe get a few lessons from a teacher to improve.

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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 ?


Thank you very much, thats most appreciated :), yup the mutt is still around, he's 14 months old, so still got loads of puppy madness :D

I got guitar lessons as a kid, but didnt really understand it, The teacher was classical/spanish guitar and I just wanted the Led Zep sound ha ha... so I never got past scales,

I took up playing synth in later life, and played in several bands, recording/radio/tv, but nver in a way that I felt musically "comfortable" with,
I've got a stack of punkish-electro-gash online on the torrents and youtube,
More recently I've done twenty tracks "punk-folk-rock-pop" with a view to putting an album on itunes, but cant get motivated to tag and label my music to "the machine".....
Its anti-machine heh...


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:15

I first picked up a guitar about 15 years ago, but I've only picked it up once a month since then... so I have exactly 15 hours experience. So no... I don't play any instruments :p