Dancers Anonymous > Do you play a musical instrument?

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  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I played flute in high school and also oboe and bassoon in the concert band. I took a few piano lessons too. My wife plays the guitar. What do you play?
     
  2. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    I sing like a drowning cat. :wacky:
     
  3. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    I played the organ first, then the clarinet, but we moved it seemed a lot so keeping with music lessons didn't happen after an upper grade move. Loved the clarinet.
     
  4. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    I played clarinet and piano during late elementary/jr high, but left instrumental music so I could take foreign languages (we only had six class periods per day).
     
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    played cello for two years in elementary school then oboe for about 3 years, also took enough piano to be able to plink my way through simple songs, sometimes even with both hands :)....but voice was really where I had talent and I took several years of vocal coaching
     
  6. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Bass (decent) and guitar (barely adequate), but mainly electronic instruments -- Hammond organ and synthesizers.
     
  7. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Clarinet. Seems like clarinet is popular
     
  8. SwingingAlong

    SwingingAlong Well-Known Member

    viola (string version of clarinet!) cello, folk violin, bit of piano, and medieval recorders all for fun. I still play on the odd occasion but would rather dance:)
     
  9. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    I wanted to learn to sing and play an instrument my whole life but never did. Now I'm making it a priority to do some of those things i always wanted to do. I started piano a couple weeks ago!
     
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  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    good for you....I so wish my parents had made me stick with it
     
  11. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Well I haven't met too many people who did ballroom dancing and play the oboe like me.
     
  12. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    I kind of wish mine had given me lessons, but I got a horse instead. Hard to complain about that!
     
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  13. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    "Meow, glug, meow, glug?"
     
  14. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Flute, piccolo, alto sax and voice here. Thought about being a music major in uni, but decided I didn't love it enough to make it my whole life.

    (^ aka, the primary reason why I feel the music and don't count when I dance...)

    I'm trying to learn keyboard/piano at the moment, but dance gets in the way ;)
     
  15. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    More like a gargle.
     
  16. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    So here's a question: of those who play an instrument, how many have had lessons, and how many are self taught? I'm in the self-taught camp.
     
  17. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Private lessons. First chair youth orchestra
     
  18. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    Lessons. No way would my parents have bought a 9 y.o. a piano in anticipation of unguided self-teaching.

    Now the clarinet was free (it was my aunt's) but that was for band, so again, formal instruction.

    I did sing in the choir at church and actually joined the adult choir at 14 (upper age limit on kids' choir) but didn't stick with it. I also tried to learn guitar when I was 18 but fingers hurt. I didn't learn discipline/practice until college, sadly I had skated by on talent alone until that point.
     
  19. bia

    bia Well-Known Member

    Viola power! Me, too. Plus lots of years of piano, but it was the orchestral playing I always liked best. I was quite serious about it for a good while, but haven't played much lately. Decided during grad school that I could really only manage one non-school thing, and chose dance. Maybe again someday; the joint university-community orchestra here is distinctly non-cringe-worthy. Somehow I keep not joining it, though, so it kinda looks like I don't want to.
     
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  20. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Private lessons and school band.
     

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