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Any musicians here? What instrument(s) do you play? What music apps do you like best?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Notes_Norton, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Cryssie

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    I'm a singer and whistle player in a folkband.
    I like the Gstrings app! It is good to tune re-assembled whistles or my boyfriend's guitars. :)
     

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  2. Laraja

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    I'm a drummer, not professionally, just like to play with my family.

    I dig Slow Down Music trainer-- unfortunately right now it's only an iphone app. I emailed the guy at his website and asked him if he plans on an android version. He says he's working on it, and wants to make sure the quality is perfect before he released it. I hope it's soon, it's hard to learn Metallica drum solos at full speed. :p
     
  3. JunBringer

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    My band has two songs up now if you guys wanna check them out.

    Lucy Paranormal | Facebook

    We're putting out an album in a few months. If anyone from here wants it I'll be happy to give it to you for free for liking our page.
     
  4. Bob Maxey

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    Started with the flute then moved to the B-flat coronet until a baseball busted my lip and poof . . . no more embouchure. Now it is banjos, banjos, banjos of the electric kind. And I really want a new amp..
     
  5. Bob Maxey

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    Or perhaps Buddy Rich when he rips. RIP, Buddy.
     
  6. radsboy

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    I play upright bass, acoustic guitar, ukulele. I play bluegrass, jazz standards, old timey, pop (think Beatles), and anything else that comes up on the occasional gigs I get called to play.

    Have a modest but effective home studio, using WindowsXP/Adobe Audition. We have produced several locally released album projects here, some EP's, plus many demos of our own and others' music.

    I started on French Horn in school, and took up guitar informally around the same time - during the folk scare of the 60's. Music is my greatest passion now other than family. My son plays in a really good band, they are motivated to make something of it and will be down at SXSW in Austin this year.

    I just this week got my first droid device and I am enjoying figuring it out - with some help from this forum! Thanks.
     
  7. Notes_Norton

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    I love French Horn, but you will get more work with a guitar (which I also love).

    I wanted to play Baritone Horn first, but there weren't any rentals available (it was a small town) so like all new students I was given a pair of drumsticks and a practice pad. When the saxophone player's family moved, I volunteered to play sax, and that was the defining moment of my life.
     
  8. radsboy

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    >>I love French Horn, but you will get more work with a guitar (which I also love).<<

    Exactly why I gave horn up shortly after moving to Maine at age 22 - bass came about 15 years later and I got even more gigs!
     
  9. Adauth

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    No instruments.
    As for music app,PowerAmp pro by a mile.
     
  10. pbf98

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    I play guitar and have been playing 14 years.. over half my life. The band that inspires the way I play I AC/DC, in the recent months I have been trying to change my style just a little bit to get more of an influence that you can hear than just Angus Young. It has been working too, and it is helping me develop my skills even more.
    I have written a few songs as well. I have not shared them with anyone yet they are pretty personal, and not in the Rock genre, which surprised the one person that has seen me develop through the years, I played a little bit for him.

    My favorite guitar I own is my Gibson SG its their "special worn brown" model I bought it my self when I was 17. Now I am awaiting the arrival of my new amp I just ordered.. A Marshall 1987x with a 1960bx cab.. they have to build the head though so it will be a 2 month wait.
    Playing guitar is my passion.. I have played live in front of people many times and I love it.
    I may post some pics of my gear..
     
  11. chaos3232

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    I've played clarinet for about 9/10 years now, but I also play drums, marimba/xylophone/vibe, keyboard, guitar and working on singing.

    I just started writing songs and have them kept in a couple notepad files on my phone, but nothing serious at the moment. Been looking into some apps, but haven't really found anything worth getting sadly
     
  12. Loxaerion

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    My best instrument would be the piano. I've started on plenty of other instruments as well, but never quite pursued it long enough to develop sufficient skill in those areas. But if you're counting in a severely mediocre level of skill, you can count in the violin as well. The rest... I'd rather pass up on those for now.

    Music applications however, are a different matter. I came from iOS which had a nice piano app. Haven't tried looking for one here with my SGS2 yet, however.
     
  13. Drums are my passion. I can also sing with the best of them but I belong behind a kit.

    But I can pick at a bass but nothing fancy.
     
  14. Guitar is my instrument as i have played for over 20 years.
    I used to hear Metallica, Sepultura and other Thrash Metal songs.
    But now, as i'm getting older, i prefer a slower beat like eric clapton, toto or any easy-listening pop and jazz music.
     
  15. faceless

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    Guzheng (traditional chinese instrument). You can think of it as a 21 string lyre.

    Guitar. I can hold down most chords and change chords quick enough (does that counts?)
     
  16. JunBringer

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    We have merch now! $15 and I'll cover shipping for my androidforums bros!

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  17. Granite1

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    I'm a percussionist, partly self trained.

    I was in the band all through school, played the drums in marching and concert band. Then I moved on from there and branched out.

    List of drums I play:

    marching snare
    marching base
    quads
    typanies

    Drum set

    tribal drums
    djembe
    doumbeck
    ashiko
    bongos
    talking drums
    congas

    I was just turned onto a new percussion instrument called a cajon I'll be getting one as soon as I can find the money!! :D

    Jen's Meinl Pick Up Cajon - YouTube
     
  18. Notes_Norton

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    I saw an Argentine band with one of those, you can get a lot of great noise out of those boxes!!!
     
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  19. DrStankface

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    I've been playing bass professionally (free lance) for the last 10 years or so. I'm really not against playing any style (minus the new wave of hardcore garbage) but if I had to pick something specific it would be along the lines of Motown, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, The Brothers Johnson, etc...
     
  20. Notes_Norton

    Notes_Norton Well-Known Member
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  21. Petrah

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    I can play the hell outta the radio! Does that count?

    /waves hi to all
     
  22. Notes_Norton

    Notes_Norton Well-Known Member
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    Sorry, that doesn't make you a musician - but we musicians appreciate you.

    On the other hand, if you sing along with the radio (the voice is a musical instrument) - welcome to the club ;)
     
  23. Looking4beach

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    I play kit drums, djembe, congas, frame drum. Acoustic and electronic drums. Am in a blues band.
     
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  24. SmallTock

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    -Piano
    -Soprano/Tenor Recorder (lol)
    -Bass guitar
    -Alto/Bari Saxaphone
    -Voice
    -Drums
    -Synthesizer (if this counts as a separate point from piano)
     
  25. vandadroid

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    Electric guitar! :) Just got myself an 8-string from Schecter!!
     

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