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Old 12-29-05, 08:31 AM   #1
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So who out there plays an instrument?

I make attempts at classical guitar.

Also recently purchased a mandolin, that currently I do not have access to. I hope to play some good bluegrass tunes on it, with my friend on banjo.

Have considered picking up a celtic folk harp I saw not too long ago. Always thought they had one of the most enchanting sounds of any instrument.
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I have a few guitars. I'm trying, quite unsuccesfully, to evoke a sembelance of a 'blues sound' out of them. But I really enjoy finding the derelict forgotten pieces and bringing them back to life. Just finished up with a 40's era Harmony Lap Steel that has so much character it's a mojo of it's own.
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I have a few guitars. I'm trying, quite unsuccesfully, to evoke a sembelance of a 'blues sound' out of them. But I really enjoy finding the derelict forgotten pieces and bringing them back to life. Just finished up with a 40's era Harmony Lap Steel that has so much character it's a mojo of it's own.
Ever heard any John Fahey? Not blues particularly, or really anything. Quite a distinct sound. Friend of mine always says it sounds like he came from the moon.
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I play guitar, bass, drums, keys, laptop, and I sing. I also write my own material and have engineered recordings. I don't play in a group anymore, but I am known to make guest appearances with some of my friends' groups from time to time. We have a great music scene down here.
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Dobro (well, a knock-off). I try to play bluegrass, but usually end up sliding into the blues. Terrible musician, but it's fun.

What kind of mandolin, Satyr?
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Ever heard any John Fahey? Not blues particularly, or really anything. Quite a distinct sound. Friend of mine always says it sounds like he came from the moon.
No, that's a new name to me. I'll have to check in to him. Thanks for the turn-on!
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So who out there plays an instrument?

I make attempts at classical guitar.

Also recently purchased a mandolin, that currently I do not have access to. I hope to play some good bluegrass tunes on it, with my friend on banjo.

Have considered picking up a celtic folk harp I saw not too long ago. Always thought they had one of the most enchanting sounds of any instrument.
I have been playing guitar for 40 years this year.

I always liked the sound of a hammered dulcimer but don't play it myself.
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Ever heard any John Fahey? Not blues particularly, or really anything. Quite a distinct sound. Friend of mine always says it sounds like he came from the moon.
I always like Leo Kottke, too.
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I always like Leo Kottke, too.
well then, I have to plug this album:
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well then, I have to plug this album:
How in hell did I miss that one? Is it out on CD?
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Guitar. Also a little piano and saxophone.
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Old 12-29-05, 10:26 AM   #13
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I play violin, of course. I also play piano. I have a guitar and a banjo, which I can play a little. I know how to play viola and cello. Does pennywhistle count as an instrument? I can play that, too.
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How in hell did I miss that one? Is it out on CD?
It's still in print, and available, among other places, here. Great stuff!!
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I guitar !

A Strat through a 50 watt Marshall is my main rig but Im getting
an acoustic as soon as I get some other stuff $$$$$ out of the way !

Music is GREAT !!!!!
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Guitar here, too, and a little bass.

Strat through Carvin Vintage 33, Jazz Bass through Ampeg B100R.

And my Larrivee, through nothing at all...
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Used to play a Strat Ultra through a Fender Twin. Looking to pick up a Dr. Z to replace the Twin (too sterile for my taste).
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I don't play an instrument. Can't carry a tune in a bucket. But I bet I could impress you with my listening abilities.
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French horn, mellophone, bugle, trumpet, Eb alto horn, Wagnerian tuba...you get the picture. Also recorder.

That's not a tape recorder, it's what they played before the transverse flute became popular. Kind of like msviolin57's pennywhistle...I used to go to a lot of Ren Faires.

Several of the Scouts in my troop play trumpet, so we have a decent bugling corp.
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Dobro (well, a knock-off). I try to play bluegrass, but usually end up sliding into the blues. Terrible musician, but it's fun.

What kind of mandolin, Satyr?
I have been trying to figure this out for quite awhile. It is a very cheap Gibson F-5 knock-off that I purchased from my guitar instructor in what he called a "bro deal."

I cannot find any information about the manufacturer. I think it is a Chinese company, called Crystal.

I rather like it, but since I mainly play classical guitar I have little skill with a plecrum.
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I have been trying to figure this out for quite awhile. It is a very cheap Gibson F-5 knock-off that I purchased from my guitar instructor in what he called a "bro deal."

I cannot find any information about the manufacturer. I think it is a Chinese company, called Crystal.

I rather like it, but since I mainly play classical guitar I have little skill with a plecrum.
Still a lot of fun though, huh? A friend's got a Gibson Sam Bush mando. Terrifying.
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Flute is my musical weapon of choice.

Althrough my friends make fun of me due to me being a big guy holding this tiny instrument.
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Reasonably comfortable with acoustic guitar and harmonica combo, along the lines of Dylan and Neil Young. Less skilled with electric guitar. And for you blues harmonica players, a bad joke: I suck at cross harp...(maybe I'll make that my new sig).

(EDIT) and a smidgen of recorder and pennywhistle...thanks for the reminder msviolin57

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