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Title: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on July 30, 2008, 12:59:25 PM
Owwww. I just started about 2 months ago. Then I had to go on vacation for about 2 weeks and when I got back my fingers got sore really easily so I feel like I'm back at the beginning...:( But I'm learning my first song so I'm good. :)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Simonne Miller on July 30, 2008, 03:40:41 PM
And which instrument are you talking about? ;)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Seh'nara Celebrindal on July 30, 2008, 07:14:51 PM
The guitar? Or the violin? I'm guessing it's a string instrument.


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on July 30, 2008, 08:37:14 PM
Woops, hahaha. I thought I put it in. Yeah The guitar


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Mannix on July 30, 2008, 08:42:23 PM
This is sort of random, but once this guy came to our school to play his sitar.  He told he practiced like 14hrs a day and when we felt his fingers they were actually rock hard.  It was crazy. :P


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: patt0192 on August 01, 2008, 12:54:36 PM
Sitars are so cool!

But yeah... I hate how your fingers feel when you're struggling through the beginning...

And I bet that is not fun, especially if your skin had callused before.


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on August 02, 2008, 03:35:36 AM
Keep on practicing, Simarwen, the guitar is a beautiful, versatile instrument.  Sitars are great, too.  My ex-tabla teacher used to practice at least eight hours a day, it just goes with the territory.

Right now I practice on the a*se trombone...I love it but for some reason my gf objects!  :buck:  My aim is to get "Flight of the Bumblebee" down to perfection...


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Khiran Styrya on August 02, 2008, 10:59:43 AM
Hey Sil, I play the guitar too. I play acoustic. How about you? I also play the drums


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on August 02, 2008, 11:53:36 AM
I play an acoustic too! I have a Yamaha but I plan on getting a Martin soon. :) And everyone else playing all those awesome instruments...WOW! :D


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Rhia on August 02, 2008, 11:58:04 AM
I've always wanted to play guitar and play folk music... (Like Mary Hopkin, Sil. ;))


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on August 02, 2008, 12:15:36 PM
Yeah :D


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Aueniteri on August 02, 2008, 07:29:38 PM
May Heaven forgive those who insist on perpetuating the insanity that is Flight of the Bumblebee. Moving forward, I do play the Irish whistle, a little. Practice roughly once every time I feel like it, for as long as it takes me to get bored.


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Khiran Styrya on August 02, 2008, 10:29:28 PM
The Irish whistle you say? Well....I can play the Harmonica if that counts


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on August 02, 2008, 10:41:13 PM
Sweet, Irish whistle. Harmonica! Love those!


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on August 21, 2008, 05:43:17 PM
Hey, of course the harmonica counts!   :grin:

Try doing a search on YouTube for "Sonny Boy Williamson", (I love 'Nine Below Zero'), or "Hootin the Blues" by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee...


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Simonne Miller on August 21, 2008, 06:31:40 PM
Or Toots Stielemans, he's a pretty talented Harmonica player from Belgium :)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on August 21, 2008, 11:44:25 PM
*claps* Bravo, Bravo.  :grin:


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Yurie Yileen on August 22, 2008, 04:44:36 PM
And something not related to harmonicas at all!  But it does have some nice guitar playing and angelic vocals...just too beautiful!

http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=YjYQvXAv_9Y (http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=YjYQvXAv_9Y)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on August 23, 2008, 11:57:44 PM
K thanks! *runs to check it out..* *goes into a dreamy coma listening to it..*


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on August 24, 2008, 02:43:31 AM
Yeah, it'll do that to you!   :)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on August 31, 2008, 03:46:17 AM
I love this...Somehwere in Time - Acoustic Guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hvplzupkyU)   It may sound better on piano  Original Version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeggFbpW3oI) but I love the fact that it can be played on guitar too. Wow, that original version makes me cry....


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Yurie Yileen on September 04, 2008, 04:42:30 PM
Thanks for posting those, Silmarwen.  I have to say the guitar version is much nicer.  A warmer, fuller sound.  Hope you're still practicing!
Here's a piece you might want to try and get down...

http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ9PRzIyzFA (http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ9PRzIyzFA)

Let me know when you've mastered it!   :buck:


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on September 08, 2008, 12:02:12 PM
*gapes* Yeah......*gapes some more*.....right.....If you can wait for about 30 years.....wow......or never.... :jawdrop:


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Azhira Styralias on September 08, 2008, 10:08:47 PM
Ohh! I love Spanish guitar! Thanks for that vid... :grin:


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on September 30, 2008, 08:39:47 AM
I've mastered a few more songs. I wish I could get a gig somewhere, or even randomly go out in the streets and start playing/singing. It'd be awesome. I just learned a really pretty Taylor Swift song, "Love Story." I know a variety of other types of songs too. Ever Heard of "Yellow Submarine", "The Promise", and "Daydream Believe"? Those are a couple. There all really fun to play. Oh but one really hard one "Ring of Fire". STINKING HARD!


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Rhia on September 30, 2008, 09:24:39 AM
"Yellow Submarine"?! "Daydream Believer"?! Those are only some of the most awesome oldies songs out there, yes? :heart: Ever heard of Simon & Garfunkel, Sil? They have a bunch of awesome songs with guitar... (hinthinthint)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on September 30, 2008, 09:26:24 AM
I LOVE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL! I should have looked up some of their songs' guitar chords a long time ago! I wonder if they have anything easy enough...Yes and those are seriously awesome oldies. :D


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Yurie Yileen on October 04, 2008, 01:36:46 AM
Good for you, Silmarwen!  You know, there's nothing stopping you from just taking your guitar out onto the street and playing to passersby!  I say go for it!   :)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Capher on October 08, 2008, 02:56:04 AM
In New York they do it all the time, especially in the village, so go for it Sil.

Let's see I play the Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Accordian, a little Tenor saxaphone and some piano.  I am teaching myself to play the last two, the others I learned in school, except the Accordian, that I also learned by myself.  Oh, and I also play my voice...in other words I sing.

Oh and I also play the spoons!

I would love to learn how to play the flute, and the guitar, violin and other instruments...including the bagpipes!! :grin:


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on October 08, 2008, 07:10:44 AM
No Way! Bagpipes have always been a major dream for me! I'm Scottish, so I love em.


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Yurie Yileen on October 08, 2008, 05:40:03 PM
Drums, it's all about the drums!  Here, have a look at this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_hlVrFHE_A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_hlVrFHE_A)

No excuses, Silmarwen!  Though I guess it depends where you live as to the reaction you'd get...

Bagpipes!  Didn't you know that the Irish invented them as a joke and then gave them to the Scottish?  Still, most Scots haven't seen the joke yet!   ;)  (Only messing...honest!)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on October 08, 2008, 08:27:25 PM
Oh, no. I know all about the Scottish and Irish. Basically the Scots are a rough version of the Irish, since they came mostly from Ireland, and a little from great Britain. They inherited most of their traits from the Irish, but added their own flare to that culture. :p Sorry, guess I should have given Ireland the right to the bagpipes. I could recite the history of Scotland though, so you'd better watch what you say! You might trigger some reaction!  :grin: Awesome clip by the way!


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Rhia on January 11, 2009, 02:23:53 PM
Just wanted to mention a *fabulous* site that has free, online popular sheet music for piano. (There's a lot of great songs on there, and very playable! :thumbup:)

http://pianotte.szm.com/A.htm (http://pianotte.szm.com/A.htm)   <--- first page of alphabetized collection

(Hoping this works because I'm very unsure and low-tech with links...)


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Kalķna Dalį'isyrįs on January 11, 2009, 02:25:38 PM
Oh! I shall have to dig into this. Shame I don't have a piano here, but my parents do...so :D


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Silmarwen Elanessė on January 18, 2009, 07:38:25 AM
Gaah, I've pretty much taught myself everything I can, but I want actual lessons now. I'm good, but I could learn more!


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Kalķna Dalį'isyrįs on January 18, 2009, 09:40:42 AM
I love music, and will play it the rest of my life, but I am done with lessons. My teachers always frustrated me.


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Rhia on January 26, 2009, 09:04:33 AM
Heh... Playing the Indiana Jones theme song is fun on the trombone. ^^


Title: Re: Musical Instrument Talk
Post by: Capher on January 28, 2009, 01:18:40 AM
Trying to get my left hand to not do the same thing as my right when trying to learn how to play the piano...talk about frustration :angry: