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  • TubeMan
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    I've played guitar for most of my life, starting with electric guitar after hearing Hendrix's "Purple Haze" on the radio when I was 11, then switching to classical around age 22 when I gave up listening to rock/metal. I played it for about 37 years until I decided to learn the piano, my true love. I had been trying to play several Bach keyboard works in guitar transcriptions, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and the Partita in C minor. I finally decided it would probably be easier to actually learn them on the piano, as well as most likely sounding better! So, I bought a piano (Yamaha B3 upright) and began lessons in September. I can already play Bach's Invention No.1 and I just started on the first movement from Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata. My teacher attributes my fast progress to many years of music making as well as keeping my fingers nimble through classical guitar playing. I can easily reach a 10th, so I think I'm in pretty good shape overall!

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  • astrotoy
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    I have gone back to playing the piano daily at age 70. Pretty much stopped 52 years ago after high school. Big accomplishment so far is to be able to play again the Chopin Ab Major Polonaise, a real knuckle buster, that I had played in my senior recital in HS. Didn't think I would ever play it again. I'm relearning a bunch of pieces that I have played before - and even learning a few new ones - good for reestablishing old neuron paths and creating new ones.

    Larry

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  • 1morerecord2clean
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    Originally posted by mep View Post

    ‚ÄčAnd so I quit the police department.
    And got myself a steady job.
    Thanks for the advice Dad.

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  • Bruce B
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    B.A. Music Ed. Play Piano, Clarinet, Flute and Sax (Alto/Tenor)

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  • MylesBAstor
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    Just ran across this piece and thought it pertinent! An indelible footprint?

    http://m.mic.com/articles/91329/scie...ses#.DIJvUyZze

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  • mep
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    Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post
    Orchestral trumpet. Spent a number, too many, of years trying to get a regular job but just could not. So I got a regular job ha ha ha. It all worked out. I'm buying high end audio equipment right? Play occasionally. Rather listen to the system these days.
    ‚ÄčAnd so I quit the police department.
    And got myself a steady job.

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  • 1morerecord2clean
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    Orchestral trumpet. Spent a number, too many, of years trying to get a regular job but just could not. So I got a regular job ha ha ha. It all worked out. I'm buying high end audio equipment right? Play occasionally. Rather listen to the system these days.

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  • nc42acc
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    Thanks for the morning laugh Mark, only from you would something like this get posted. I have a crap load of guitars and gear and kinda play at all of them. I am the next Jimmy Hendrix (in my mind only)

    Originally posted by mep View Post
    I just read an article on Drudge this morning about some guy who crashed his car into the back of another vehicle because he was playing his instrument and was distracted.

    I wish I could say I was a musician, but I'm certainly not. I have a Strat, a Tele, and a Seagull acoustic and damned if I can play any of them. Maybe when I retire I will get serious about learning.

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  • MylesBAstor
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    Ha! I don't consider myself a musician but I am learning to play guitar.

    Best part is just learning more and more about the music, musical intent, composition, theory, structure, etc. One interestingly thing that I've observed--perhaps not surprisingly-- is that musicians tend to concentrate more when listening to recorded music on the performance's melody and rhythm. Yes they hear the same and respect the sense of the recording space, believablity, presence, etc but rhythm is king for them.

    Interestingly, my substitute guitar teacher (while my main guitar teacher was on tour for five weeks) father builds tube guitar amps and my instructor was fascinated by my audio system. He knows his stuff about electronic judged by his asking about the circuit design and whether this tube was the phase splitter, etc. He was also pretty blown away by the sound and was asking about making an analog recording, etc. Good kid!

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  • mep
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    I just read an article on Drudge this morning about some guy who crashed his car into the back of another vehicle because he was playing his instrument and was distracted.

    I wish I could say I was a musician, but I'm certainly not. I have a Strat, a Tele, and a Seagull acoustic and damned if I can play any of them. Maybe when I retire I will get serious about learning.

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  • nc42acc
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    Musician Members

    Do we have any members who are musicians? If so what instrument do you play, are you in an active band or just play for a hobby?
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