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Title: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 06, 2014, 11:15:02 pm
This is something I've actually been curious about: How many people here play instruments, and if they do, which?

I myself have been playing guitar for a year or three, after playing the piano for like 7 years off and on from when I was a kid.

I'd love to pick up piano playing again, but I don't like having to play downstairs, maybe annoying the neighbours and having to annoy the rest of the family with my playing, and good keyboards are so incredibly expensive (so are guitars, btw, but I lucked out and managed to get a Jackson Kelly KE-3 (about €700 new) for €180 second-hand :D).

And how about you?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on December 06, 2014, 11:19:10 pm
Same here, I took piano courses for quite a few years (I started at 10), played recorder, drums and saxophone at school and then started playing some guitar when I found one in the attic. I then bought an electric guitar.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2014, 04:17:32 am
I know that juju sometimes play guitar and Matref a lot, but I was curious about others. I myself don't play any instrument except some keyboard, but one day I would like to attempt guitar.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Keoni29 on December 07, 2014, 11:31:44 am
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/30/30c8f5006093f92459f06ea8d5cfb7b4906cd93e954e1d6011921b3dcc1682fd.jpg)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 07, 2014, 03:08:22 pm
Lol Keoni.

/me plays the keyboard and mouse :trollface:

More seriously though, I'd love to learn guitar, been looking at a Fender Standard Telecaster in left-handed configuration for a while. Hopefully I can get it for christmas + my birthday. :)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2014, 03:17:09 pm
Is it some sort of pedal but in software form? IIRC juju told me that such software exists but I don't know if it produces realistic distorted guitar sounds
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 07, 2014, 04:00:56 pm
List incoming!

Piano, Percussion (Snare Drum, Timpani, Marimba, Xylo, Vibes, Bells, Aux. Percussion), and Euphonium (started this school year).
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on December 07, 2014, 04:37:01 pm
Is it some sort of pedal but in software form? IIRC juju told me that such software exists but I don't know if it produces realistic distorted guitar sounds
I think it's an actual guitar. But yeah from the few software I tried, GarageBand is kind of good at this, followed by Guitarix.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 07, 2014, 04:56:26 pm
Yeah lol the Telecaster is the best guitar. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2014, 06:39:55 pm
Ah ok, is it very expensive?

Also juju the issue about Garageband is that it's Mac-only x.x
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on December 07, 2014, 09:26:35 pm
Ah ok, is it very expensive?

Also juju the issue about Garageband is that it's Mac-only x.x
Exactly. Although people into music production often have a Mac. But what's nice with open source software is that you can build your own pedal yourself.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 08, 2014, 06:09:21 am
Fender guitars are actually pretty inexpensive if you take the made in mexico models, and their quality improved a lot lately as far as I understand. Of course the ones that are made in japan or even the US are still better but to begin with the mexican ones are really good guitars. And hey, it's a retro guitar ! :D (actually it's the ancestor of the Stratocaster)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 08, 2014, 06:14:22 am
Aaah ok, are they electric though? I wouldn't mind starting on a classic or accoustic guitar, but I am not rich so if I plan to do rock it would be best to get something that will serve me for much longer.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 08, 2014, 07:24:38 am
List incoming!

Piano, Percussion (Snare Drum, Timpani, Marimba, Xylo, Vibes, Bells, Aux. Percussion), and Euphonium (started this school year).

Everytime I hear the word marimba I think about the iPhone ringtone. I think I've been brainwashed...

Aaah ok, are they electric though? I wouldn't mind starting on a classic or accoustic guitar, but I am not rich so if I plan to do rock it would be best to get something that will serve me for much longer.

Telecasters are electric.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 08, 2014, 07:41:54 am
List incoming!

Piano, Percussion (Snare Drum, Timpani, Marimba, Xylo, Vibes, Bells, Aux. Percussion), and Euphonium (started this school year).

Everytime I hear the word marimba I think about the iPhone ringtone. I think I've been brainwashed...

And are extremely rich :P


And thanks for the info. :)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on December 08, 2014, 05:31:16 pm
Guitar is happiness. 7-strings is love. 8-strings is life.

/me runs

Okay really, I took piano courses for 4/5 years (I keep forgetting), guitar courses for 5 years (this year's the 6th but I'm not taking courses) and I played drums alone so much that I became kind of good at it (I like to think so).
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 08, 2014, 11:57:18 pm
Lol Vijfhoek at the iphone thing. XD I actually think the same.

Nice set of instruments too matref, you could actually make songs by yourself. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 09, 2014, 02:30:22 am
That would be cool actually. Although I think matref is more into harder stuff, maybe he could try to do a guitar cover of one of my songs using multiple tracks.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Duke "Tape" Eiyeron on December 09, 2014, 05:14:57 am
Matreeef, you forgot 12 string guitaaaars! :p
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 09, 2014, 01:36:23 pm
Yeah matref is more into metal than the rest. He could definitely cover some of your songs tho.

Also what Eiyeron said.
/me runs
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 09, 2014, 05:41:57 pm
Yeah matref is more into metal than the rest. He could definitely cover some of your songs tho.

Also what Eiyeron said.
/me runs
Oh I meant in terms of metal only. He tends to be more into the growling stuff in general and less the power metal genre. Since he's not much into my music he might not be interested as much to cover it (although Quest for the Legendary Axe might be a good candidate)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on December 13, 2014, 01:19:32 pm
What are you guys saying, I love power metal. Some time ago, I'd have said that I didn't like songs with growl in them, but that's not really true anymore.

Eiyeron silly, 12-strings guitar are 6-strings guitar where each string is doubled by another string of the same note at an higher octave :P only guitars from 7 to 9 strings have extra strings that go towards low notes (9-strings guitars are actually one step and a half lower than standard 4-strings basses !)

Also yeah, I keep saying to myself that I must cover Quest for the Legendary Axe :P

Street: I do record myself, as you already know. There are two problems though, one being that I have nothing to record drums (they are at my parents' home anyway, I live away from there b/c studies), and the other problem is that I'm just too bad at composing music. It's too bad, because I really want to create stuff, seeing that I can pretty much play it.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 13, 2014, 03:16:56 pm
Ah ok because it seemed like you didn't like stuff like Sabaton, Stratovarius, sonata arctica and Twilight Force. ???
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on December 13, 2014, 09:28:26 pm
I should probably cover some songs from AKB0048.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on December 13, 2014, 11:03:26 pm
I do like Sabaton, I LOVE Stratovarius, I remember hearing something from Sonata Arctica but I don't know Twilight Force.

Also that's official ; next music from me will be Quest for the Legendary Axe, instruments version :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 13, 2014, 11:29:25 pm
Aaah ok thanks for clarifying. It just seemed to me that you were more into the harder stuff in general, especially a few months ago in a discussion about my music.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on December 19, 2014, 07:54:03 am
I played organ for a few years, but I kinda suck at it :P I kinda want a guitar, tho.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 19, 2014, 11:21:30 pm
Yeah matref is more into metal than the rest. He could definitely cover some of your songs tho.

I'm into metal as well, I just can't play well enough to play metal yet though. :P

Guitar is happiness. 7-strings is love. 8-strings is life.

/me runs
Only 8 strings? Do you even dj0nt?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on December 20, 2014, 03:20:11 pm
You only need 8 strings to djent properly :P 9 strings is too much according to nearly everybody. Proof, this is on a 6-strings : http://www.mirari.fr/6pAz
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 20, 2014, 05:41:06 pm
I wonder if playing any decent music would be doable with just 1 string? :P (eg let's say you're out of money, absolutely wants to play guitar but you broke all but one of your strings.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Keoni29 on December 20, 2014, 06:38:22 pm
Yes, people actually do this :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on December 20, 2014, 06:51:10 pm
It's doable, apparently. But no chords or anything.

Well I know 2-string guitar exists, and people attempted playing with 1-string ones.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 20, 2014, 08:06:40 pm
I wonder if playing any decent music would be doable with just 1 string? :P (eg let's say you're out of money, absolutely wants to play guitar but you broke all but one of your strings.

http://youtu.be/LhOYflyfOPM

DJ0NTSTICK
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 20, 2014, 09:18:11 pm
Oh wow, nice. Gonna have to listen to this later at home.

Also I need to experiment with mixing keyboard with Music Generator material. My keyboard has some interesting samples. I suck at piano, though :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 20, 2014, 10:11:12 pm
It isn't that great in my opinion, but it isn't my taste of metal anyway.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 21, 2014, 12:17:58 am
What metal do you listen to?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 21, 2014, 01:02:42 am
It's kind of hard to say what subgenres I really like. I have been a lot into Dream Theater lately, like a serious lot, but I also like artists like Metallica, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden (and Bruce's solo career), Firewind, Sabaton, etc... I just don't like metal/mathcore, djent and most nu-metal (Linkin' Park and Slipknot, but I do like SOAD).
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 21, 2014, 03:49:49 am
Aah ok I was unsure if you were more into the power/heavy side of metal, death/black or more progressive/slower stuff. I'm not as much into progressive because it's hard to headbang to and I like some faster songs sometimes. Maiden is one of my favorite bands, as well as Sabaton, Twilight Force, Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica. But I am not very familiar with melodic death metal artists yet although I like that genre.


EDIT: I finally watched the video above and I am impressed by how it turned out. I'm not a big fan of this type of metal, but I am surprised it came out well despite not using much strings. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 22, 2014, 07:26:33 am
I wonder if playing any decent music would be doable with just 1 string? :P (eg let's say you're out of money, absolutely wants to play guitar but you broke all but one of your strings.

http://youtu.be/LhOYflyfOPM

DJ0NTSTICK
Lol this guy looks more like a rapper than a metalhead. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 22, 2014, 07:46:57 am
Welcome to that subgenre
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on December 22, 2014, 07:48:36 am
Metalcore / djent for you.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 22, 2014, 12:22:07 pm
I wonder if playing any decent music would be doable with just 1 string? :P (eg let's say you're out of money, absolutely wants to play guitar but you broke all but one of your strings.

http://youtu.be/LhOYflyfOPM

DJ0NTSTICK
Lol this guy looks more like a rapper than a metalhead. :P
Now that you mention it I kinda agree lol. I also noticed that some power metal or death metal signers look more like popular MC/DJs that mix dance music in big clubs. <.< In power metal case, it's mostly the very new and obscure bands, though.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on December 22, 2014, 12:23:20 pm
I don't know what's up with that. It's a new trend apparently. Kinda hate it.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on December 22, 2014, 12:40:00 pm
It's all about da bank, yo
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 22, 2014, 02:40:58 pm
Maybe they get more popular by looking like Village People and One Direction. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on December 23, 2014, 08:07:35 pm
I hope not. O.O Cause I have to agree with matref, that look is crap.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 23, 2014, 10:09:29 pm
But again, some might do it as a joke. I know Sabaton's lead signer makes jokes about how he or his band looks like the Village People in almost every concert.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: princetonlion.tibd on December 31, 2014, 10:16:40 pm
I play trumpet and I used to play piano. Piano's just for me to play tunes that are meant for trumpet now :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 03, 2015, 11:12:10 pm
Welp. Birthday time. Hope I can find a nice guitar. :D
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on January 03, 2015, 11:14:33 pm
Yeeee :P let's do a featuring one day :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Agothro on January 04, 2015, 04:20:40 am
I can play the piano (kinda badly, although I've played for 7 years) and used to play the alto sax. I still have mine, maybe I'll pull it out during the summer if I have time.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 04, 2015, 05:57:54 am
Welp. Birthday time. Hope I can find a nice guitar. :D
Not an HP Prime? O.O

THat said, a guitar would be nice. If you can eventually play it well and get a pedal, you could maybe do covers of my songs :P. Perhaps even with Matref and what would be interesting is if you both tried to play live over HCWP (GMT) :P

I can play the piano (kinda badly, although I've played for 7 years) and used to play the alto sax. I still have mine, maybe I'll pull it out during the summer if I have time.
Piano is harder than it sounds actually. It requires lots of practice in order to continue playing well. Otherwise after a few years you tend to lose it.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Unicorn on January 04, 2015, 06:14:56 am
I play the Ukulele, If you don't know what it is (tho, you should ;) ) it is a miniature four stringed guitar. Look it up on google.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 04, 2015, 06:19:17 am
As fan of celtic punk rock and Dropkick Murphys and Irish Moutarde, don't worry, I know what it is :)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on January 04, 2015, 07:29:51 am
I have one :P (and can barely play it >_>)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 04, 2015, 02:53:52 pm
Oh I didn't know that juju. I thought you had a guitar and keyboard only.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Dark Storm on January 05, 2015, 10:30:17 pm
Personally, I play trumpet for 3 years ;)
@DJ Omnimaga : but it should be hard to make cover of your tunes :p
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 05, 2015, 11:22:07 pm
Yeah I think it would, especially that my songs are electronic for the most part. It isn't even guaranteed that TotKotM material, for example, is even playable on a real guitar. Some adjusting might be required. Not to mention if those songs ever had lyrics, they would need to be pitched down in some cases
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 06, 2015, 08:43:58 am
Live over hcwp ? That would be hard to sync up lol.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: CKH4 on January 06, 2015, 01:08:06 pm
I plays tha tormpet (as my trumpet friends would say)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 07, 2015, 04:33:38 am
Live over hcwp ? That would be hard to sync up lol.
Indeed, due to the lag lol. Maybe it could work with slower songs, though, or if we know the users have a good internet connection. :P


The best way really, though, would be like what some MaxCoderz members wanted to do in 2005: One band member records his part, then send the sound files to the others. Then another band member records his instruments on top of the other track and so on, until every track is recorded. However this process can take quite a while.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on January 07, 2015, 05:09:55 am
Performing live over hcwp would be something to do.

Also I play a lot of DJ's songs on my guitar sometimes, it's doable.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 21, 2015, 10:51:41 am
Hmm. So I got a Gibson Les Paul. It's a pretty awesome guitar, I started learning to play. Hopefully in a few weeks I can play some simple songs. :D

Also aeTIos restrung an old acoustic and is learning to play too. And he finally convinced himself he needs a stratocaster. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on January 21, 2015, 01:11:11 pm
strat.. strat... need strat *.*
Kidding aside i started playing guitar too indeed, it's pretty cool. And I need a strat, did I say that yet?

Besides street you should get quicker with learning x) you're still just practicing your strumming while I'm already practicing chord progression :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 21, 2015, 04:14:24 pm
Hmm. So I got a Gibson Les Paul. It's a pretty awesome guitar, I started learning to play. Hopefully in a few weeks I can play some simple songs. :D

Also aeTIos restrung an old acoustic and is learning to play too. And he finally convinced himself he needs a stratocaster. :P
Awesome. :D If you can access a computer with a line-in you should post some recordings of how it sounds like :)

I'M also checking guitar prices at various stores. They say somewhere to avoid spending under $100 on a guitar if you are starting up but want to get serious about it and higher is much better for sound, but not necessary if you are on a tight budget. However, I am in Canada and brick and mortar stores here usually charges much more for their stuff, so I would say $200. There are also stores selling used musical instruments nearby.

As for department stores and big boxes this is an example of how they would charge: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/guitars/29338.aspx?path=2e026388340bcbe9f4c3a35ef12eabb5en01

I saw this: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/squier-fender-squier-bullet-stratocaster-electric-guitar-black-310005506/10140097.aspx?path=bbf055c3f10d3ae7e23cf5fbb44f852den02

Not sure if it's cheaper than specialized stores, becuase I know for specialized stores (eg Sony store) they usually charges three times more money for the exact same electronic, so maybe it's the same with guitars? I'll need to shop if I ever get serious about learning guitar (most likely not this year) x.x
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 21, 2015, 04:29:04 pm
Actually my amp has a USB port to configure effects (built in DSP nom) and to record audio.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 21, 2015, 04:30:52 pm
That is cool. I wonder if the sound is realistic like with the real stuff?


Also fun fact: You can generate sound from your electric guitar (or maybe it's the amp?) using a TI-83+ calculator. O.O
http://www.omnimaga.org/other-calculator-discussion-and-news/alternative-to-the-am-radio-trick/

It can be an alternative to the AM radio trick or having to buy an adapter to fit speakers/headphones inside the I/O port.
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Post by: Streetwalrus on January 21, 2015, 04:32:26 pm
It's really good quality.

Also I think it's the guitar itself. The pickups might be sensitive to low level logic. I guess it depends on the pickup type too.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on January 22, 2015, 04:17:57 pm
That is cool. I wonder if the sound is realistic like with the real stuff?


Also fun fact: You can generate sound from your electric guitar (or maybe it's the amp?) using a TI-83+ calculator. O.O
http://www.omnimaga.org/other-calculator-discussion-and-news/alternative-to-the-am-radio-trick/

It can be an alternative to the AM radio trick or having to buy an adapter to fit speakers/headphones inside the I/O port.
Well, actually the pickups translate the vibrations of the strings into signals which are then processed by the amp to create sound.
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Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 22, 2015, 05:49:34 pm
Aah ok. I thought it just simulated the sound of the guitar.
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Post by: aeTIos on January 22, 2015, 07:40:51 pm
No, it doesn't. If you don't set anything on the amp it just outputs the vibrations on the input.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: James Oldiges on January 23, 2015, 04:50:46 am
I play the bassoon :)

Reminds me of this too (http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Skrillex+fed+graves+is+fed_fbd33f_3804377.jpg)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 23, 2015, 05:08:21 am
Hmmm if that's the case then I'm quite good at playing the keyboard. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 23, 2015, 03:13:16 pm
And in my case Music 2000/Generator :P

I should load some Music 2000 samples in my keyboard (if I figure out how to)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on January 23, 2015, 06:26:58 pm
No Skrillex, a macbook is not an instrument.

Also yeah that would be possible, isn't there some guy who loaded all the samples in FL Studio?

Also I restarting playing some piano. Or tried to. I want to play some music from Touhou. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Snektron on January 23, 2015, 06:30:23 pm
My little brother and sister play piano... Sometimes it's just so irritating >.>
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Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 23, 2015, 10:22:03 pm
No Skrillex, a macbook is not an instrument.

Also yeah that would be possible, isn't there some guy who loaded all the samples in FL Studio?

Also I restarting playing some piano. Or tried to. I want to play some music from Touhou. :P
Yeah I remember the topic on TIMGUL a few years ago. I don't think he ever published them, though (not that he would be able to, anyway, since Music 2000 license prevents you from redistributing them for use in other music softwares (it's up to the music maker to rip them himself). But again maybe it was just if you were planning to make your own software that it wasn't allowed.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 24, 2015, 01:58:15 am
Besides street you should get quicker with learning x) you're still just practicing your strumming while I'm already practicing chord progression :P

Chord progression? Chord progression? Pfft, skipped that cr*p, not metal enough!
Joking aside, I never bothered to really learn about that kind of thing. I just want to play awesome songs :D
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 24, 2015, 02:10:19 am
I personally can't stand any music that has no chord progression nor any pitch variation >.< (eg most brutal death metal). There are also some melodies that don't appeal to me as much. For me the melody is a big priority when I listen to a song and if it's good enough then sometimes the song genre doesn't even matter (this is why, for example, I like one Madonna song)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: 123outerme on January 25, 2015, 03:30:39 pm
I used to play the cello. Now, I play the bassoon, alto sax, and piano. I can play Linus & Lucy on the piano >:D
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 25, 2015, 05:48:54 pm
So I've been working on learning this part on guitar:
(https://img.ourl.ca/count2.png)

It's the intro solo of Dream Theater - The Count of Tuscany ((https://img.ourl.ca/spotify-1.png) (http://open.spotify.com/track/2GV41X8idjOWKpKwUKIDJ6) (https://img.ourl.ca/youtube-1.png) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT8dNkD-Byc)), about 30 seconds in.

It's actually going pretty well, and I'm actively noticing improvement :D
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Post by: matrefeytontias on January 25, 2015, 08:32:20 pm
Broken links very. Also wow, that's good O.O

EDIT: nvm, my browser derped.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 25, 2015, 08:55:30 pm
Measures 28 and 30 are kind of really tough though...
I'm currently just playing the scale over and over again until I can play it without even thinking about it :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 25, 2015, 10:41:06 pm
Besides street you should get quicker with learning x) you're still just practicing your strumming while I'm already practicing chord progression :P

Chord progression? Chord progression? Pfft, skipped that cr*p, not metal enough!
Joking aside, I never bothered to really learn about that kind of thing. I just want to play awesome songs :D
Ikr. After a few days I basically grabbed a video tutorial on how to play Highway to Hell and tackled it. I can play the first riff kinda good now but I still need a bunch of practice to make it perfect.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on January 25, 2015, 10:56:43 pm
Heh, chord progression IS metal. Don't mistake metal for djent. How do you do all teh soloz without chord progression ?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 26, 2015, 12:26:18 am
Vijfhoek nice :D. I assume that learning DT must be hard because of the time signature changes.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on January 26, 2015, 06:30:52 am
Heh, chord progression IS metal. Don't mistake metal for djent. How do you do all teh soloz without chord progression ?
I kinda just meant transitions between chords but used the wrong term :P I've been practicing a bunch yesterday and I feel like I'm getting better. Also tried some fingerstyle on the intro of Clocks. It's recognizable so I guess that counts?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 26, 2015, 06:56:55 am
Heh, chord progression IS metal. Don't mistake metal for djent. How do you do all teh soloz without chord progression ?
Heh, I was more kidding than anything :)

Vijfhoek nice :D. I assume that learning DT must be hard because of the time signature changes.

It is kind of tough indeed - most of the verse before the calm synthy part is written in 9/8, it really feels weird to play.

--EDIT- Quoting more than 1 person in tapatalk sucks...
--EDIT2- Dun ****ed up there
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 26, 2015, 07:01:33 am
Heh, chord progression IS metal. Don't mistake metal for djent. How do you do all teh soloz without chord progression ?
Heh, I was more kidding than anything :)

It is kind of tough indeed - most of the verse before the calm synthy part is written in 9/8, it really feels weird to play.

--EDIT- Quoting more than 1 person in tapatalk sucks...
Indeed. I always end up double-posting by mistake ;D (although it seems you forgot to put an actual reply to my quote lol)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 26, 2015, 07:04:50 am
[ot]Haha woops, accidentally put my reply in between the quote tags[/ot]
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 26, 2015, 07:06:09 am
Oh ok lol, anyway I saw your reply now. :P I definitively won't try that particular song as first guitar song. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 26, 2015, 07:06:44 am
Luckily it isn't my first :D
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on January 27, 2015, 10:47:11 am
Wait do I see frets up to 19? I'm not sure if my guitar even has that many o.o
Also, yeah measures 28 and 29 look tough :o
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on January 27, 2015, 10:50:02 am
Most electric guitars go up to 22 (that's the minimum), while some can go up to 33. I have a 22-frets 6-strings and a 27-frets 7-strings.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on January 27, 2015, 10:55:17 am
(@matref: I deleted your double post ^^)
Ah okay, I have an acoustic and it only goes up to 19 and even then the 19th fret is cut out for the hole so I can only use it for both E strings :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 27, 2015, 02:00:29 pm
Mine has 24 frets, fairly standard for a guitar aimed at metal
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on January 27, 2015, 02:01:28 pm
Mine has something like that as well.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 28, 2015, 02:50:29 am
That's definitively something I need to check if I ever buy a guitar lol. I would hate to be limited in any way if I spend hundreds of dollars on a music instrument XD
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on January 28, 2015, 03:06:27 am
Most standard guitars have 21 frets, more specialized and fancy guitars have more. Mine has 21, which is pretty much the minimum standard. AFAIK, it's not something you should look for unless you really need it. Read, you're the guitarist of a band like Metallica, you're a minimum experienced, enough to own several guitars and you want to do some pretty wicked riffs in the high octaves. (For the record, the ukulele I have here have 12 frets and 4 strings, but they're made to be fairly small.)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 28, 2015, 03:34:05 am
If you don't have enough octaves available, can you use your ampli or a pedal to adjust the sound to move one octave range up/down?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 28, 2015, 06:52:13 am
It is possible with a pedal, but it doesn't sound that great. That Dream Theater song goes up into the 23s by the way.

I'd suggest going with 24 frets.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 28, 2015, 05:34:18 pm
Ok I see. Thanks for the tips. I hope my price range won't prevent me from going above 23 frets, although I guess I can always go to the pawn shop nearby.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 28, 2015, 06:56:09 pm
My advice: Get a used one.

I got a Jackson Kelly KE3 (24 frets) for €180 used (it retailed for about €700) in great state. I just had to clean it and replace the strings. Only thing that's wrong with it is that the tremolo is unstable, but I never use it anyway.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: matrefeytontias on January 28, 2015, 07:12:20 pm
You mean vibrato right ? The vibrato is the bar on the right and tremolo is an effect that makes your sound sound choppy.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 28, 2015, 07:21:01 pm
For some reason, things like Floyd Roses are often called tremolos, or trems. I'm not sure why, because indeed "tremolo" is a whole other effect....
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 29, 2015, 06:15:11 am
My advice: Get a used one.

I got a Jackson Kelly KE3 (24 frets) for €180 used (it retailed for about €700) in great state. I just had to clean it and replace the strings. Only thing that's wrong with it is that the tremolo is unstable, but I never use it anyway.
My only worry is that since the local pawn shop is mostly specialized into music instruments, I fear that they might charge much more than an actual new guitar or at least very close. Maybe I am wrong, though, but over here, most specialized stores are overpriced and in that pawn shop case, even if they were not specialized in music instruments, I noticed that most of their used games are expensive. For example, E.T for the Atari 2600 is $7.95 and they charge $10 for crappy N64 sports games.

That said,  another music store opened on the other side of the street so maybe they are being more careful with their prices now. I also got two other options in the old part of my city, but I think one only sells pianos, sax and such instruments.


Ideally I would like a guitar in good condition too, as in everything is working right and it doesn't look like it came out of a flooded basement.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on January 29, 2015, 06:53:57 am
I got mine from Marktplaats, a Dutch eBay-alike, except that products usually don't get shipped - the buyer usually drives to the seller, to try out the product.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 29, 2015, 06:56:15 am
Aah that's nice. I personally wouldn't use such service though because of my unpredictable work schedule. But it can be handy sometimes. I'll most likely buy my guitar at a brick and mortar store when time comes by.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on February 02, 2015, 03:05:44 pm
For some reason, things like Floyd Roses are often called tremolos, or trems. I'm not sure why, because indeed "tremolo" is a whole other effect....
It's still called a tremolo bar, though.
Also DJ the thing that really makes a thing like Marktplaats work is that NL is quite small, so you can drive almost everywhere and back within one day :P

Also, I found the biggest issue so far with my acoustic: The string tension is way too low x.x If I play loud, I get tons of buzzing, which sucks :( Luckily I'm not keeping this one. Found a good deal on a Squier Affinity starter set, consisting of guitar, bag, strap, and frontman10G amp for 200 bucks. I think I can afford this much :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 02, 2015, 04:59:01 pm
For some reason, things like Floyd Roses are often called tremolos, or trems. I'm not sure why, because indeed "tremolo" is a whole other effect....
It's still called a tremolo bar, though.
Also DJ the thing that really makes a thing like Marktplaats work is that NL is quite small, so you can drive almost everywhere and back within one day :P

Also, I found the biggest issue so far with my acoustic: The string tension is way too low x.x If I play loud, I get tons of buzzing, which sucks :( Luckily I'm not keeping this one. Found a good deal on a Squier Affinity starter set, consisting of guitar, bag, strap, and frontman10G amp for 200 bucks. I think I can afford this much :P
Over here we have Kijiji which is extremely popular. It's a classified site and some sellers might deliver the item to you. The problem, though, is that Kijiji is now overrun by scams.

Regarding your guitar problems, is it a defect or is it how that particular model is made?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on February 03, 2015, 06:59:45 am
I think the strings I bought are too low tension and thus vibrate too much, they hit the fretboard which causes buzzing. It's not a defect, you could maybe call it a bug.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 03, 2015, 07:03:30 am
It could be that your bridge is worn out, causing the action to be too low.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on February 03, 2015, 07:16:23 am
The bridge sure is broken, but not on the side of the low E string. I don't really care either way as I'm buying that strat as soon as I have the money :p
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 04, 2015, 04:51:26 am
If the strings are too low tension, doesn't it mean they are loose? Maybe I am missing something because I speak French (in French, tension, when it comes to strings/cords/ropes can refer to how loose it is). If that's the case, then wouldn't tightening them up fix the issue?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 04, 2015, 06:35:51 am
That'd make them too high pitched, wouldn't it? :)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 04, 2015, 06:57:38 am
Oh right I kinda forgot about that. >.<

I'll have much to learn about guitar when I get one lol. Although there are probably things I can figure out from experimenting like getting the best sound. Ideally I would prefer avoiding having to take lessons to keep costs to a minimum. With internet I am betting I can get help there.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 04, 2015, 06:59:34 am
I don't have any lessons either, and my playing is coming along fairly nicely. Don't think it won't take time though!

Most important thing to keep in mind: try keeping your wrist straight at all times. Most important thing to avoid injuries.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 04, 2015, 05:16:12 pm
Yeah getting help in real time would definitively speed things up for some things. Although I guess Google hangouts could sometimes do the job :P. But yeah I heard that to get a song played right you need to practice for a long time and every day. As for the wrist thing is it because of risks of getting cut by the strings or something or more long term injuries caused by bad posture?


Also stupidly crazy idea I had: Would using hair as strings work? O.O
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 04, 2015, 07:49:19 pm
As for the wrist thing is it because of risks of getting cut by the strings or something or more long term injuries caused by bad posture?
Injuries caused by bad posture.

Also stupidly crazy idea I had: Would using hair as strings work? O.O
It might, if you interweave enough of them so they survive the fairly high tension. It won't work on electric guitars though, as the pick-ups use magnetic fields to pick up the vibrations, so the strings have to be made of some metal.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 04, 2015, 08:30:03 pm
Ah ok thanks for clarifying. And lol I see about electric guitars. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 08, 2015, 01:39:09 am
I have actually been thinking of getting a cheap bass guitar for some time now. But even the cheap ones cost, and I could also spend it on cool things like a GTX 970, a 7-string or a prime...
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 08, 2015, 04:01:21 am
Is it possible to play every part of a song with a non-bass guitar as a solo band or does it absolutely requires the bass too?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 08, 2015, 01:03:02 pm
A bass kind of is the glue between the drums and the guitar, and it's an octave lower than a normal guitar, so yes, it is needed. Yes, you can pitch-shift a guitar down an octave, but that honestly sounds like crap.

I guess this is due to additional noises (pick sounds, the sound of your hand moving over the strings) being lowered an octave too, but also some dynamics of a bass being different (think of palm mutes, the act of putting the side of your picking hands to mute the strings a bit. Think of the chugging sound that you can hear in the rhythm guitar tracks of metal songs).

(I also wish the editing area of Tapatalk was bigger. I wonder what that little plus does. Hey, it makes it bigger, yay :D)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on February 08, 2015, 11:28:00 pm
I bought a Squier Affinity yesterday :O It's arriving tomorrow between 1 and 3 pm. #soexcitedddddd
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 08, 2015, 11:34:14 pm
Yay! Hope you'll like it. Make sure to throw some pictures our way when it arrives!
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on February 08, 2015, 11:36:12 pm
That totally goes without saying haha. Not before I try it, though :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 08, 2015, 11:40:03 pm
I just realized that I never showed you what my guitar looked like, only on hangouts. I'm still really happy with the deal I got on it. €180 for a Jackson KE3, that thing retailed for €800 when it still was in the stores.

I guess I'll upload some pics tomorrow when it's light again.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 09, 2015, 01:39:02 am
A bass kind of is the glue between the drums and the guitar, and it's an octave lower than a normal guitar, so yes, it is needed. Yes, you can pitch-shift a guitar down an octave, but that honestly sounds like crap.

I guess this is due to additional noises (pick sounds, the sound of your hand moving over the strings) being lowered an octave too, but also some dynamics of a bass being different (think of palm mutes, the act of putting the side of your picking hands to mute the strings a bit. Think of the chugging sound that you can hear in the rhythm guitar tracks of metal songs).

(I also wish the editing area of Tapatalk was bigger. I wonder what that little plus does. Hey, it makes it bigger, yay :D)
Aah ok, so I guess I'll have to settle for two guitars in long terms. Oh well, I assume that if you become good at one then it's not too hard to switch, right?

I bought a Squier Affinity yesterday :O It's arriving tomorrow between 1 and 3 pm. #soexcitedddddd
Awesome! Please post pictures when you get it. :D

And @Vijfhoek and @Streetwalrus you should both post pics in this thread as well. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 09, 2015, 01:43:56 am
I have played the bass for a gig once, but there are some things that are tougher than you'd expect. For one thing the frets on a bass are much bigger, making playing on the lower few frets really stretchy. Also, playing without a pick sounds so much better on a bass than with a pick. Another thing that's tough is keeping other strings from vibrating when playing one. This also happens on a guitar, but much less so.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 09, 2015, 02:07:11 am
Oh I see. Seems a little problematic >.<. My fingers aren't short but I am betting my fingers would hurt at first from stretching them more than usual >.<
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 09, 2015, 07:11:00 am
Many bassists only use their index, middle and pinky fingers when playing on the lower strings. One of the song I thought I'd be playing (turned out I was practising one song too much) didn't allow that though.

It went like this
(http://i.imgur.com/rT8Y6iF.png)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 10, 2015, 05:35:18 am
Darn I really need to get more used to reading guitar tabs. I watched videos about guitar and stuff before but I forget how stuff is called easily lol, even string numbers. Also are guitar picks really necessary when playing electric guitar with an amp and distortion? I always worried it would wear down strings faster or that I would keep losing my picks for whatever reason. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on February 10, 2015, 09:34:31 am
Darn I really need to get more used to reading guitar tabs. I watched videos about guitar and stuff before but I forget how stuff is called easily lol, even string numbers. Also are guitar picks really necessary when playing electric guitar with an amp and distortion? I always worried it would wear down strings faster or that I would keep losing my picks for whatever reason. :P
Picks aren't required but it makes playing individual notes much much easier. It doesn't really wear the strings more than playing with your hands. Also, my guitar arrived :D
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64788231/photos/DSC04244.JPG)
edit: damn, it's on its side. Any way to fix?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 10, 2015, 09:51:38 am
You could rotate it in GIMP or something. Anyway, here is my guitar:

(https://img.ourl.ca/_20150210_104746.JPG)

For reference, here's the acoustic guitar I played on before I got my electric guitar (I hate it now):

(https://img.ourl.ca/_20150210_105059.JPG)

EDIT: Because why not, this is the piano I played on before I stopped doing that:

(https://img.ourl.ca/_20150210_105541.JPG)

EDIT2: Apparently I didn't say this, but nice, aeTIos :D
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: CKH4 on February 10, 2015, 12:28:13 pm
Nice guitars, I have a beginners bass and my brother has a beginners electric guitar but none of my close family can really play.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Snektron on February 10, 2015, 02:50:32 pm
We have a grand piano from like 1920, i don't have any pictures of it and it's currently being restorated.
I can't play it though since i'm not really interested in learning to play an instrument
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 10, 2015, 05:49:59 pm
Woah aeTIos and Vijfhoek those are really nice-looking guitars! O.O

Also Vijfhoek do you know how old is that piano? It seems pretty ancient from the pic.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 10, 2015, 06:39:02 pm
I have no clue to be honest
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: CKH4 on February 10, 2015, 06:39:58 pm
It looked nice but looking nice and being nice aren't always the same.

Edit.
They aren't very rare and its been painted at least once, I read that they were only painted black. Cool piano anyway.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on February 12, 2015, 08:22:32 am
Nice Stratocaster aeTIos.

Also Vijfhoek, what is this guitar ? It looks pretty original. :P

I should male a photo of my LP.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 12, 2015, 05:39:55 pm
I should male a photo of my LP.
^This. I and other staff saw some pic a long while ago but I don't think you showed anyone else here D:

Also you and aeTIos should try to plug your guitars to the computer and record directly so we can hear how they really sound :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 12, 2015, 07:27:00 pm
They aren't very rare and its been painted at least once, I read that they were only painted black. Cool piano anyway.
Yeah, the previous owner painted it white.

Also Vijfhoek, what is this guitar ? It looks pretty original. :P
It's the Jackson Kelly KE3, which is based on the Fender Explorer. Marty Friedman (who was in Megadeth for a while) is known for playing on Kellys.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Caleb Hansberry on February 13, 2015, 07:34:16 pm
Hi... I play a little guitar. I borrow a cheap Yamaha from my father to practice on, and my brother has an even cheaper BGuitars electric guitar that I can use - but it lacks any pedal, they're too expensive. I'm able to play, like, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star atm  :P

I have messed around with computer generated music using LMMS and a Theramin app which works real well, theramins are cool. My brother plays some keyboard, violin, nose flute, and built a small synth board he makes weird noises with sometimes.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 14, 2015, 04:31:11 pm
They aren't very rare and its been painted at least once, I read that they were only painted black. Cool piano anyway.
Yeah, the previous owner painted it white.

I would probably be tempted to put paint stripper on the piano if I got one like this then varnish the hell out of it so that it can recover its wood finish. But again, we never know in which condition the piano was before it was painted, so it could be a risky move resulting in having to paint it again (although I guess painting it black would still give a good result).

Hi... I play a little guitar. I borrow a cheap Yamaha from my father to practice on, and my brother has an even cheaper BGuitars electric guitar that I can use - but it lacks any pedal, they're too expensive. I'm able to play, like, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star atm  :P

I have messed around with computer generated music using LMMS and a Theramin app which works real well, theramins are cool. My brother plays some keyboard, violin, nose flute, and built a small synth board he makes weird noises with sometimes.
Nice to see you again. Also nice to see another guitar player around. :D


(If this section ever hits 1000 posts I wonder if it would be best to split it so that there is a section for musical instruments?) :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on February 16, 2015, 02:27:23 pm
They aren't very rare and its been painted at least once, I read that they were only painted black. Cool piano anyway.
Yeah, the previous owner painted it white.

Also Vijfhoek, what is this guitar ? It looks pretty original. :P
It's the Jackson Kelly KE3, which is based on the Fender Explorer. Marty Friedman (who was in Megadeth for a while) is known for playing on Kellys.
Did some research and you're wrong :P It's not based on the Fender, but on the Gibson Explorer (Fender Explorer doesn't even exist :P)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Vijfhoek on February 16, 2015, 04:06:15 pm
Woops indeed, confused the two (sorry Fender fans, sorry Gibson fans D: )
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on September 20, 2015, 05:33:55 am
So I wonder if @Vijfhoek , @aeTIos or @Streetwalrus would like a guitar like one of those? *.*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKF6SdGfbZY
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: c4ooo on October 18, 2015, 07:05:34 pm
I have been playing guitar on and off for about four years. I am not exceptionally good because, as i said, i have have times where i play for like every day for a month, and times when i never pick up my guitar for months at a stretch :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 26, 2015, 04:13:07 am
Yeah I heard that guitar requires regular practice in order to be good, like everyday. Also I wonder if it's true that if you start learning guitar too late (eg at 29 years old) then you stand no chance at ever being good? I know that learning is harder when we are older but I was curious if it was true for guitar.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: SiphonicSugar on October 26, 2015, 09:50:25 pm
I play everything in percussion, and I am first chair in the best band in our school, which is better than a lot of high school bands... according to the director.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Araidia on October 27, 2015, 02:16:30 am
I play percussion and piano. I'm doing percussion for my fifth year and piano for my 9th year.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 27, 2015, 04:27:36 am
Nice, have you managed to get pretty good?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Araidia on October 27, 2015, 06:47:34 am
Nice, have you managed to get pretty good?
I guess I'm good at piano. I can play any piece with time to practice and learn it. But, I don't have much time anymore seeing how much homework I'm getting...
(Same reason why I couldn't learn TI BASIC last weekend)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: calcplays on October 27, 2015, 11:09:52 pm
I played the trumpet in my school band for 7 years. I have also played the piano and the recorder.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Max Leiter on October 27, 2015, 11:15:25 pm
Played the guitar for ~4 years before stopping due to time, hoping to take it back up sometime. Homeworks no fun :(
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Juju on October 28, 2015, 12:49:44 am
Played the guitar for ~4 years before stopping due to time, hoping to take it back up sometime. Homeworks no fun :(

I know right. I went back to playing some piano this weekend at my grandparents, I probably should learn a complete song by Christmas. I have my MIDI piano and my guitars around, but I almost never play them other than messing with music software once in a while (real instruments are pretty useful for me for coming up with a melody before transcribing it into software).
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 28, 2015, 04:36:14 pm
Are you kinda good at piano by the way? And does your grandparent piano have an audio out or is it one of those old pianos? I always prefered old pianos for playing, but electronic ones can be handy for recording stuff.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: garvalf on October 31, 2015, 07:29:26 pm
I learnt piano and keyboard when I was young but I'm pretty bad at it.
Then I decided I felt better with string instruments, so I learnt by myself guitar, bass guitar and fiddle.  It's rather raw, but here is what I did with it (some 10 years ago, I'd like to go back to those instruments and create something more substantial with them):
https://myspace.com/anamnese14/music/songs
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DarkestEx on October 31, 2015, 07:31:37 pm
I played the drums, guitar, recorder, guitar and the sax. I stopped learning them all, though I still have my sax and I would probably play again at some point.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 03, 2015, 06:53:24 am
Sorry to hear. I hope eventually you have extra free time besides Microcat, life and school to learn at least one of them again, especially if you enjoy it. :) Do you have pictures of your instruments?
I learnt piano and keyboard when I was young but I'm pretty bad at it.
Then I decided I felt better with string instruments, so I learnt by myself guitar, bass guitar and fiddle.  It's rather raw, but here is what I did with it (some 10 years ago, I'd like to go back to those instruments and create something more substantial with them):
https://myspace.com/anamnese14/music/songs

Is that your profile?  Because the guitar in those songs sounds nice and it reminds me some 80's heavy metal
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Post by: garvalf on November 03, 2015, 10:35:53 pm
thanks, yes, I composed and recorded all myself...
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DarkestEx on November 03, 2015, 11:01:07 pm
Sorry to hear. I hope eventually you have extra free time besides Microcat, life and school to learn at least one of them again, especially if you enjoy it. :) Do you have pictures of your instruments?
Yes I look forward to play some more sax when I have time :)

This is my saxophone which is the only instrument I own:
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/03/f73cb86268d031c4ebf7a0b1b01558c2.jpg)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: alexgt on November 04, 2015, 03:20:54 am
At camp one year I there was a activity where you learned to play a guitar. After that I wanted to get one but priorities (calculators)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Turiq on November 04, 2015, 02:26:43 pm
Started with Cornet, moved down to Baritone Horn, played Valve Trombone for my high school's jazz band, and then switched to Trumpet a year or so ago. Which is hell on my braces, but eh.
I also occasionally play keyboard, though I'm absolute garbage at it ^u^
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 18, 2015, 03:09:54 am
What about trumpet vs braces?

Also one issue with music instruments is that some costs a lot of money, even used. >.<
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on November 19, 2015, 04:44:27 pm
I really need to get more serious about learning the guitar, but lately I've either been sucked up into programming or too lazy to do anything at all. >.<
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: aeTIos on November 19, 2015, 04:45:44 pm
Maybe you should learn to program it :trollface:
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Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 19, 2015, 04:49:41 pm
Wait, you want @Streetwalrus to run DOOM on his guitar? O.O
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Streetwalrus on November 19, 2015, 04:53:01 pm
The question is: can I make it run Crysis ? :trollface:
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Turiq on November 19, 2015, 10:13:47 pm
Cornet, Piano, Trumpet, Baritone, Valve Trombone, and Recorder, to various degrees of competence! Although I pretty much stick to trumpet and piano these days.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 20, 2015, 05:27:36 pm
Nice. You definitively played a lot of instruments. Have you ever tried guitar?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: 123outerme on December 06, 2015, 11:21:03 pm
I've played the cello. It was alright. Here's my current list of instruments: I play the piano, alto sax, bassoon, my friend is teaching me to play the drums (like as a kit), I can make noises on the marching baritone but I have no idea how to play the thing, the Google Play.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2015, 07:10:07 am
I never heard of the bassoon, at least not in English. I'll Google it for more info. It could be something I played as kid but forgot. I wonder if playing drums is hard? I once tried in elementary school when a musician brought in a full drum kit (it was awesome) but I mean playing complex songs gotta be something else
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Post by: CVSoft on December 07, 2015, 07:14:45 am
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances2/500x/3231935.jpg)

More seriously, I started to learn bass guitar a few years back but never had enough interest to carry through with it.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 07, 2015, 07:23:18 am
I think that a calculator could count as an instrument. It can produce sound and you can make music with sound (providing you can sequence it based on your liking or compose in real-time).

Also in QUebec City two summers ago, I went to some fair with Juju near the harbor where sellers showcased mostly products that they made by hand or created themselves. One of them had wooden instruments. You can make your own instruments too, you know?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: princetonlion.tibd on December 07, 2015, 11:31:52 pm
So...
recently I learned Tuba :D


I've played the cello. It was alright. Here's my current list of instruments: I play the piano, alto sax, bassoon, my friend is teaching me to play the drums (like as a kit), I can make noises on the marching baritone but I have no idea how to play the thing, the Google Play.

Do you know if the fingerings for marching baritone are the same for trumpet?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Caleb Hansberry on January 24, 2016, 02:39:09 am
I am learning guitar. My guitar is actually my father's, a 2007 Yamaha acoustic; he wanted to learn to play guitar but his fingers were short and hands soft  :D I also can use an electric, it's my younger brother's and he thought it looked fun so bought it, but it's a "boutique guitar", a BGuitars Viper GE93. It's cheap and doesn't sound very good but is electric so I can practice on it anyways. I should buy a guitar sometime though...
(http://i.imgur.com/1fz7KNl.jpg)

Here is an example song I recorded me playing, from my practice book.
https://soundcloud.com/caleb-hansberry/wayfaring-stranger (https://soundcloud.com/caleb-hansberry/wayfaring-stranger)
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: GuyInFreezer on January 24, 2016, 03:02:37 am
Piano and E-Guitar.
Mostly piano though since I gave up learning E-Guitar at some point.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: pimathbrainiac on February 11, 2016, 11:18:10 am
So I've gotten a bit more into Euphonium (still primarily percussion).
Here's an audio file of me playing a saxophone solo on Euphonium:
http://pimathbrainiac.me/saxsolooneuph.wav
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 01, 2016, 05:39:08 am
Wait, is Euphonium an artist, music genre or is it a kind of sax? Also do you still play the marimba?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: pimathbrainiac on March 01, 2016, 02:49:02 pm
Euphonium is a brass instrument :P Yes I Still play marimba/percussion, but I picked up Euph last year and have been practicing a ton.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 01, 2016, 06:45:27 pm
Ah, thanks for the info. I was kinda confused.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 11, 2016, 07:11:11 am
OMG, my bro had this keyboard when I was 7 O.O
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbXP0s5bgfc

Or maybe it was the SA-3 which is nearly the same. That demo song brings back old memories from when I first tried piano.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Jkolade936 on April 11, 2016, 12:57:44 pm
I got a keyboard for Thanksgiving awhile back. It's a CASIO and currently sits in our basement, because I kinda gave up trying to learn to play it.
I can't do two handed parts, and neither can I do right hand parts with one hand. :P
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 11, 2016, 04:33:38 pm
Is it a small one like above or a bigger one?
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: p4nix on April 11, 2016, 04:51:02 pm
Playing any instrument is basically forcing yourself to play and to not give up. It is hard work, but it is worth it. Trust me. Or Trump.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: Jkolade936 on April 11, 2016, 09:30:11 pm
Is it a small one like above or a bigger one?
It's a full-sized(36? 40-something?) keyboard.

Playing any instrument is basically forcing yourself to play and to not give up. It is hard work, but it is worth it. Trust me. Or Trump.
I either don't have time, or am lazy. :P
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Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on April 21, 2016, 02:09:46 pm
Playing any instrument is basically forcing yourself to play and to not give up. It is hard work, but it is worth it. Trust me. Or Trump.
Yeah it really requires practice. What sucks is when you run out of time, then you have to choose between stopping playing regularly and having other hobbies.
Is it a small one like above or a bigger one?
It's a full-sized(36? 40-something?) keyboard.
Yeah it was 32-key mini-keyboard.
Title: Re: What instruments do you play/have you played?
Post by: princetonlion.tibd on April 21, 2016, 07:09:11 pm
I've learned Tuba now, and all the slides that fill with spit fast are jammed :\
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Post by: Jkolade936 on April 21, 2016, 07:38:58 pm
My youngest sister just got a piano for her birthday, so I'mmagonna play that and "test it" for a bit. :P
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Post by: allynfolksjr on April 22, 2016, 03:56:39 am
I'm a classically-trained pianist, and also did quite a bit of clarinet and drums. Don't play much of anything since college, however.
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Post by: p2 on November 22, 2016, 07:44:12 am
I'm learning to play the piano and thought about maybe getting a Kalimba...
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Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 10, 2017, 02:29:15 am
THis is not how I make music, but I thought this was an interesting type of instrument there for making techno music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl1ZrEza7uY