If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by LarryShone » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:51 pm

Mateus Rodrigues wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:39 pm
One of my biggest problems is that I can't dedicate myself to a single instrument and I end up being mediocre in several :P .
That's me all over
I'd like to try the violin next. Oh and cornet/trumpet.
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Post by Mike Steede » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:43 pm

I'm really drawn to lute. I listen to lots of lute music and find it enchanting. I got it in my head that I'd have one made for me and even got into preliminary talks with a luthier. But then I tried one (my guitar teacher played), and I found my tummy and the backside of the lute didn't quite match. I suspect the folks in the middle ages and Renaissance were a little more fit, or at least thinner due to consumption, than I. So, I've been playing in the F# lute tuning on my guitar and building up my repertoire with that. The tonality of the alternate tuning sounds great... but I still have this compunction to give the real thing a go... and they look really cool.
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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by mverive » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:19 am

Working on cello now, and dabbling with a little violin. Used to play trombone/tuba/baritone, so bass clef is no problem. Violin is a little more challenging due to finger spacing - not much room for error. At first my fingers would want to play CG instead of violin, but after a while you get used to reading the music differently.

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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by J.W.C. » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:38 am

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I love the sound of the old Revolutionary and Civil War three-man marching band, drums and fife or tin whistle! I would love to try the tin whistle! I have always wanted to play an instrument you can put in your back pocket!!
You should give it a try. Super inexpensive to get into, and pretty easy to pick up. If you decide to get one, I'd recommend a high D whistle to start with. I like the Clarke whistles (both the original and the Sweetone).

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Post by LarryShone » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:15 am

J.W.C. wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:38 am
Shakelford wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:58 pm
I love the sound of the old Revolutionary and Civil War three-man marching band, drums and fife or tin whistle! I would love to try the tin whistle! I have always wanted to play an instrument you can put in your back pocket!!
You should give it a try. Super inexpensive to get into, and pretty easy to pick up. If you decide to get one, I'd recommend a high D whistle to start with. I like the Clarke whistles (both the original and the Sweetone).
Indeed Tinwhistle is a fun little instrument, and they come in numerous keys.
I have a D Feadóg (far dawg) , a C Generation and my latest, a Kerry Low D. Very hard to play that one
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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by J.W.C. » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:20 am

LarryShone wrote:
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Indeed Tinwhistle is a fun little instrument, and they come in numerous keys.
I have a D Feadóg (far dawg) , a C Generation and my latest, a Kerry Low D. Very hard to play that one
Yeah, the low D whistles take some practice and are tougher to play, compared to the high whistles. I use a piper's grip for my right hand when playing my low D (mine is a Susato). That helped a lot, once I got used to it.

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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by LarryShone » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:56 pm

I'm also learning clarinet. It takes a lot of puff!
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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by Sandaun » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:01 am

LarryShone wrote:
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I'm also learning clarinet. It takes a lot of puff!
Wait till you try the flute! The clarinet's relatively light on air usage by comparison.
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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by LarryShone » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:26 am

Sandaun wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:01 am
LarryShone wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:56 pm
I'm also learning clarinet. It takes a lot of puff!
Wait till you try the flute! The clarinet's relatively light on air usage by comparison.
I have one of those too. Can get 3 notes out of it so far
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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by fast eddie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 am

At my age (78) I'm not about to open a new front. BUT, it I were younger, I would like to try the violin.
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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by LarryShone » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:10 am

^never too old
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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by REHII » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:20 am

Without question it would be an armonica.

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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by mverive » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:28 am

fast eddie wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 am
At my age (78) I'm not about to open a new front. BUT, it I were younger, I would like to try the violin.
As previously mentioned, you're not too old, if it's what you want to do. You might just surprise yourself!

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Re: If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

Post by Malcolm » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:51 am

I would choose the mandolin. Oh hang on a minute - I did. Just waiting to get it back from being set-up before embarking on a new journey. After 35 years of bass guitar and 5 years of classical, playing an instrument tuned in 5ths will take some getting used to but I'm up for the challenge. I don't think I'll be challenging Chris Thile or Avi Avital to a mandolin duel any time soon though!

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