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Old 07-19-2012, 07:20 PM
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Do any of you play any insturments...even if not perfectly...or can you sing?

I got up to Grade 3 Clarinet believe it or not...yeah....and I cant read music soooo it was harder then it sounds...I had to learn everything by ear...and pray the sight reading test wouldnt be too difficult

Oh...and I can sing...I was basically a trebble when tiny...now I can do either tenor or bass...im probably whatever division is inbetween them...I dont have perfect pitch, BUT I have can hold near perfect time.
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Growing up, my mom was adamant that we should have a solid base in music, so I had weelky piano lessons for about 7yrs straight. This allowed me to be able to read both staves & have a pretty solid understanding of rhythms.

Then in middle school I took up the trombone. I played all the way through high school & in my senior year was the Principal Trombonist in the Wind Ensemble, 1st Trombone in the Jazz Ensemble & Low Brass Section Leader in Marching Band.

I went to college for Music Education & there learned to play the cello, basson & percussion, as well as being re-introduced to piano. I also took vocal course, as well as a slew of music theory & composition classes. It was during the summer between my Sophomore & Junior years (June of '06) that I first joined these forums. Since the two most important things in my life at that time were music & God, my original screenname was ChristianTrombonist.

Most importantly, though, I joined the VCU Pep Band. As all y'all know by now, I've been a member of the pep band for 8 seasons now. Thanks to the Pep Band, I can say, with complete honesty, that I went to VCU on an academic and atheltic scholarship (we got "paid" by the athletic department), that I've worked as a professional musician (after I graduated, they kept me on contract) & that I've played a 2-night gig at Madison Square Gardens (Thanksgiving basketball tournament VCU was in that they bussed the band up for)!!

EDIT: O, & I forgot about our two albums!
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:02 PM
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I played clarinet for 10 years--haven't picked it up in years and years. I also used to sing--still do, but not as well!

I read music and can play a bit of piano, but it's painful!
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:06 PM
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I also used to sing--still do, but not as well!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p08aplisemU

I actually had a strange dream that a group from the forum got together and did a musical...and you sang this...as its fitting to your username...sort of
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:10 AM
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Didn't I do that for that a while?

Oh yeah! Now I remember. I play guitar and "sing", if you wanna call it that. I also dabble in bass, drums, piano, banjo, and kazoo. Been playing since I was 11, played off and on in different bands until 2011. Like a fighter, I've decided to retire but will probably fight again next year if the feeling is right and the money is there.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:17 AM
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Can you play the banjo and kazoo at the same time?
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:28 AM
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I tried teaching myself to play the bass guitar back in 2000. That didn't go over too well. Eventually I just went back to drawing.
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I took piano lessons but never got good at it. I played the oboe in the band and won a few awards back in school. Then I taught myself to play the saxophone because the oboe isn't a marching band instrument. A high school boyfriend tried teaching me the trumpet for a while but I didn't like it. I've been thinking of starting guitar lessons. I'd love to start playing the oboe again but I don't want to buy one. They're expensive.


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Old 07-21-2012, 11:55 AM
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Can you play the banjo and kazoo at the same time?
I charge extra for that.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:43 PM
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I actually had a strange dream that a group from the forum got together and did a musical...and you sang this...as its fitting to your username...sort of
Ha! That's fantastic!
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