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…
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.
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.
I am the same way with sports. Even faking it wasn’t good enough. I was “that kid” always picked last. 😀
Oh, me too– again! Gosh, what WAS I good at 😉
Well, you’ve obviously got this writing-thing down pat. 😉
Oh…and you’re a redhead, so THAT totally counts.
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. 🙂
Oboes are SOOOOO cool! One of my high school besties switched from clarinet to oboe, and she was so good at it!
When I first started, my family wanted to wear ear plugs because I sounded like a goose being tortured! rofl Learning to play was hard, but so worthwhile! I loved it! I couldn’t have imagined playing any other instrument in the band. 🙂
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!
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!!!
Thanks, Rob…If you guys haven’t already done so, you should mosey over to Rob’s place and listen to some of his music. He is REALLLLLLY good!