TechSpot

What music instruments do you play?

?

What instrument families do you play?

Poll closed Oct 11, 2011.
  1. Brass

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Percussion

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. Strings

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  4. Woodwinds

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
By Atham
Sep 16, 2011
Post New Reply
  1. Hello there,

    I would like to ask you guys and gals if you happen to play any instruments. If you do then tell us what piece you played that you really liked.
    Also, if you don't happen to play an instrument, what would you like to learn to play on?

    I play two instruments:
    The classic guitar

    Can't wait to see your answers. By the way, the poll is multiple choice.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    I would love to play an instrument but I haven't any talent or ability in me whatsoever to play anything that requires reading music. :(
  3. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    That is a pity. I think that you either may have not have enough time for this sort of hobby or you didn't have a good teacher, if you had one.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,670   +879

    First, the number "2" is spelled T-W-O.

    Second; only to the very pompous, ignorant, and self deluded can the "air guitar", be classified a, "musical instrument. Music, at its most basic, involves sound production. Air guitar produces no tonal information, either consonant or dissonant, therefore it can't be a "musical instrument".

    You'd have better luck floating that BS fantasy past a group of arch nerds at a Star Trek Convention, as opposed to here, where you don't even get ignition, much less liftoff with that drivel.

    And don't get me started about "Rock Band". That nonsense seems to be the same player-missile graphics as, "Whack a Mole"!

    Actually, "reading music" can be faked to one degree or another.

    A minimal approach is to learn the notes on the "G" Clef, (treble cleff), and chord formations on the guitar or piano. Most sheet music is notated with the prevailing chord written above the staff. (At the point where the chord would change).

    Then, working with material you're familiar with, you would read the top line of notes, (the melody), play it with your right hand, and finger the chords with your left hand!. (This is with piano, obviously). With familiar songs, the intricacies of note time value don't really affect the performance. That part is supplied from memory. With the guitar, it's a bit more difficult. In one scenario, you play the chords and sing the melody. The second is a bit more intensive, and involves a whole lot of practice, mostly finger picking and chord inversions.

    But yes, playing the piano while sight reading two different cleffs and note timing with unfamiliar material is indeed an onerous chore. It requires years and years of practice. (Oh, and they expect to use your feet now and again, while you're doing all that too). :confused:


    PS: I would have voted, but I don't know if they've figured out whether the piano is a string or percussion instrument. Meh, who cares? I can only play dribs and drabs on it anyway.
  5. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    I started to play the guitar when I was 9.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    I wonder too...
  7. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    I would put it in both. A piano has strings after all that react with hammers.
  8. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

    I play the Piano and the Recorder. :D
  9. ninso

    ninso TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I play the drums drums :grinthumb
  10. glmattox

    glmattox TS Rookie

    i have always fantasied playing saxophone...!
    it sounds so enriching...,just luv the sound it makes...


    may be someday....!:)
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I lol'd. My younger brother had to learn to play a recorder. So annoying.
     
  12. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

    He 'had' to? Was it required in school or work? well my story is: It was a requirement in school but they let me choose what instrument to play: The Flute or recorder, I chose recorder because it was cheaper to buy. XD
  13. monrayl

    monrayl TS Member Posts: 74

    I'm a guitarist. I think drums are fun too.
  14. faulty56

    faulty56 TS Rookie

    instruments

    i play a gibson sg and a gibson hummingbird acoustic.
  15. monrayl

    monrayl TS Member Posts: 74

    whoa that's awesome! It's such a pity that guitars are so expensive in South Africa :(. I would love to own a Gibson SG or a Fender Strat.
  16. faulty56

    faulty56 TS Rookie

    expensive guitars

    i love my gibson guitars,but they are costly even in the states.hummingbirds start at around 3,000 dollars. sg's at around 1.200 dollars. how much do they run in south africa?
  17. monrayl

    monrayl TS Member Posts: 74

    The retail price of a Gibson Sg in South Africa is R16000. I saw one on sale for R11000 though. Still too expensive.
  18. Laca

    Laca TS Rookie

    I got a Bösendorfer grand piano 225 at home but unfortunately I'm not home this often these days :-(
  19. megamozg

    megamozg TS Rookie

    I play Guitar and have Fender Buddy Guy stratocaster! Love blues and rock songs!
  20. Velokki

    Velokki TS Rookie

    I play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard. Yeah, multi-instrumentalist :D
  21. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    I envy the stratocaster. Do you also play blues-Rock?


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.