Do you play another instrument, or want to ?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by DrJamie, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. DrJamie

    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,160
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2004
    Location:
    Huntington Woods, MI.
    Love to learn pedal steel, and piano some day.
     
  2. Zounds Perspex

    Zounds Perspex Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,547
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Location:
    Beaumont, TX
    In addition to the fretted instruments most of us can at least fake, I'm also moderately proficient on drums, and can fake rock organ parts pretty well.
     
  3. SteveO

    SteveO Member

    Messages:
    14,942
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle
    I'm primarily into guitar and keyboards these days, but I played both woodwinds and brasswinds all the way through high school. Started on the organ at age six, picked up the guitar in my early teens.
     
  4. Cream

    Cream Member

    Messages:
    3,097
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    I can play piano, drum kit, marching snare, sax, and pitched mallet percussion (marimba & vibes). Guitar was my last instrument to tackle.
     
  5. halcyon85

    halcyon85 Member

    Messages:
    576
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I play drums and lap steel and can fake my way around on a piano or a keyboard. I played the euphonium/baritone in high school.

    I really want to attempt to learn pedal steel.
     
  6. CowTipton

    CowTipton Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,534
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Location:
    Haunting Mid-west
    A smidgen of piano/keys and even less on the drums.
     
  7. monty

    monty Member

    Messages:
    15,206
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    parts unknown
    Soon as I get a house, I'm getting drums!
     
  8. Kitten Cannon

    Kitten Cannon Member

    Messages:
    4,703
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Location:
    I'M ON AN INTERNET!
    I was in the "want to learn pedal steel" club for a while. Then I got one, and I learned it.

    Damn thing kicks my ass every day.
     
  9. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    88,155
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    ATL
    I started my stringed instrument affection with bass, and I can fake that reasonably well.
     
  10. Phoenix59

    Phoenix59 Member

    Messages:
    1,019
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    South Dakota
    Keyboards. I used to be a decent drummer, but after my injuries, I don't have the physical stamina for them. I used to play trumpet in junior high, but I always sucked. It did teach me to read music, though.
     
  11. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,385
    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Location:
    NW NJ
    I'm a drummer first, guitarist second, and would like to learn enough keys to get by doing chord work. Have a Casio waiting for me. Just need to get a chord book.

    I always wanted to honk on a sax, but being asthmatic, I probably don't have the wind. I play some blues harp, but limited due to my illness.
     
  12. chervokas

    chervokas Member

    Messages:
    6,864
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    For me it's keys first, guitar second drums third. I've gigged on all three. I can add a little color on mando and play a bit of blues harp. I'd love to really learn the mando, and like everyone else apparently pedal steel.
     
  13. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

    Messages:
    21,780
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    I am going to take on mandolin, lap steel/dobro next... and then, pedalsteel!
     
  14. AaeCee

    AaeCee Member

    Messages:
    15,659
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Location:
    MD.
    Yeah, I spent nearly 20 years playing trumpet, flugel, etc., and as a result am still playing catch up on guitar. Can still get a decent sound out of the old horn, but not for nearly as long as my younger chops were able.
     
  15. GovernorSilver

    GovernorSilver Member

    Messages:
    12,198
    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Viola or electric violin is what people want to hear me play. They could care less about my guitar playing. I still try to keep up with the keyboards too - piano was my first instrument.
     
  16. Rockledge

    Rockledge Member

    Messages:
    2,885
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Location:
    mars
    Guitar is my primary instrument, but I also play bass, drums, mandolin, banjo, and recorded with a pedal steel years ago.
    I have kind of gotten away from banjo and mandolin, mostly because I play so much I don't have time for them now. But they sit in my studio in case I need them.
     
  17. Crowbar

    Crowbar Member

    Messages:
    523
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Location:
    Bucks Co. PA
    Nice thread

    I'm guitar first, electic blues rock and finger pickin folk.
    Not bad blues dobro, fake bluegrass
    Functional drummer
    Getting better at lap steel, people can listen
    Got rid of banjo
    Loaned out madolin
    Prolly selling pedal steel
    Practicing keyboards these days, lot easier than pedal steel
     
  18. oldschoolguy

    oldschoolguy Member

    Messages:
    2,255
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    There was a time in school when I thought pills would be eventually developed that one could just take to learn something--e.g if you wanted to learn to draw you would take the drawing pill. So, on that note I would like to have been able to take the piano pill.
    In reality, unlike guitar I am unwilling I guess to take the all the time necessary to learn the instrument. I truly admire truly good piano players (I only know one and she's the classical variety and doesn't do honky tonk or R&R).
     
  19. Hulakatt

    Hulakatt Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,220
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    My first instrument was a flute. I'm very glad it didn't take.

    My primary instrument is drums. I can sight read sheet music fairly well and have played for a few high school musicals as well as many other fun gigs. It's the instrument I can play the best and think the least, my second nature.

    My secondary instrument is bass. In high school I worked at a summer camp that already had a drummer for the band and (as summer camps tend to) they had over a dozen people who could play a guitar but nobody knew what to do with a bass so I learned how just so I could play in the band. Nothing like learning how to play an instrument live on stage with someone shouting the next note to you :) !

    I play guitar proficiently enough to play well with others and I play because it's fun. Unfortunately it's the instrument I get to play out the least :(

    I run sound professionally and treat it and teach it as another instrument.

    Also enjoy playing Lap Steel and would like to pick up a Uke and a Banjo
     
  20. Elmer

    Elmer hell is chrome

    Messages:
    2,919
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Location:
    DFW
    I have hacked away at the guitar since I was 15-16 and should be a damn sight better at it than I am. Additionally, over the years I have played (and forgotten how to play):

    Violin
    Trumpet
    French Horn
    Sax

    All of the above was grade school through high school stuff. I was pretty solid with the sax, the rest I never had enough interest in to become proficient with.

    The only two things that I'd love to learn to play are drums and keys.
     

Share This Page