Musical-Types, This One’s For You…

My musical weapon of choice

My musical weapon of choice

So Rob ( http://weight2lose2013.wordpress.com ) and I were chatting it up this evening, and we got to talking about music and the stringed instruments that produce it.

I got to thinking that it would be interesting to see how many of you are musically inclined, and which instruments y’all play.

This isn’t my usual type of post, but what the hell…I feel like a rebel tonight. Because I am blogging from my tablet, there may not be an image, but there WILL be a poll:

I took violin lessons from age 7 on, and played all through high school. At 9, I picked up the guitar, and in high school learned how to play cello, viola, bass (the upright kind) and flute. In my adult years, I picked up an electric guitar and an amp and made a mockery of both Pearl Jam and Hole, but damned if I didn’t have fun doing it. 🙂

So, let me hear from you about your musical adventures, both past and present. 😉

Until next time…

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About Julie the Workaholic

Mom of three (grown) sons and one (grown) step-daughter, wife of one, friend of many, and owned by seven 4-legged critters, writer, photographer, friend, huge fan of life, and most of all, lover of all things beautiful .….Getting healthy, and hoping to make a dent in the world in a most positive way! (And then there's my alter-ego, the Workaholic, who is me, just unfiltered.)
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13 Responses to Musical-Types, This One’s For You…

  1. reocochran says:

    I was a clarinet player but can play the right hand, (melody) on a piano! I enjoyed this post and love the way you incorporate polls, Julie!

    • My kid sister (who is now my twin, as we are both 29, again) played clarinet, too. She tried to teach me, but I found I was really only ever good at sucking on the reed, and that was only because it had an interesting flavor.

  2. Aussa Lorens says:

    Can’t respond, because the answer is… nada! Okay, technically I played the cornet in band for a couple years but it was all “fake it till you make it” and let’s just say……. I never made it.

  3. I played the violin from 2nd thru 12th grade, did the private lessons thing, was in the Ft Worth Youth Orchestra, played the oboe from 6th thru 12th grade including marching band. Dabbled on the piano and organ and attempted to learn bass guitar in jr. high, but didn’t continue for some reason. I think I had too many other instruments going at the time. lol I have an appreciation for most types of music because of it though. 🙂

  4. motherhendiaries says:

    Piano/synth – anything with keys. Not Carnegie Hall worthy, but I can get by. Guitar, Irish drum (bodhran) and flute. But mostly I would consider myself a singer. I suppose that counts? 🙂 Mind, good female singers are dime a dozen out here. Good male singers are much more rare. How odd that nearly all top hits are sung by men. I guess nobody wants to listen to another dime a dozen bird warbling away… haha!

    • I tried to play the piano. Mom was really good at it and tried to teach me, but I wasn’t coordinated enough, which is funny, because I can type 90some words per minute and play a violin, both of which require each hand doing something different at the same time. I sing, too, but not in public unless there is wine involved. 😉 And yes, singing counts!

  5. I’m a bass player who plays guitar, ukulele, some drums, keys. And vocals. Nothing better than kicking back on a summers night with good friends and musical instruments. A bottle of red doesn’t hurt either. Awesome post, Julie!!!

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