Do you play an instrument?

@la_chique (1499)
March 28, 2009 2:12pm CST
Do you play an instrument? How long have you played it for? Was it your decision or did your parents push you? I play the flute and it was my mother who sent me to learn because she never did when she was younger and had self taught but only the basics. I got up to grade 5 then I left home and was too busy to continue. I ended up playing for 11 years regularly.
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• India
29 Mar 09
i used to paly an indian instrument called the tabla......played for five yrs...and ended up studying till 5 grades of the basic 7.. its called the madhyama.....the last one is called visharad..now i dont get time because of my career..am a medical student...so is quite busy..but i would like to play as soon as possible..am working hard for it...
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@mrrome (74)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
I play guitar, because it is the simplest musical instrument and easy to use, it's complicated at first but once you get use to it, you can play everything. I play my guitar at night before bed time. Good melody in strings can relax me and bring me to sleep well.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
I started playing guitar when I was 13, moved over to bass at 15 and then I picked up a bodhran (irish drum) when I went overseas for a while. I am really in to Irish music, so this instrument was perfect for me. Its a very simple drum to play, requires some coordination but if you can keep a rhythm and add backbeats, its a great instrument to pick. They aren't very expensive either, which is great since it also means that the upkeep is minimal. Just like with an acoustic guitar, you have to be aware of the humidity levels or the head will stretch, since most of them are made with sheep skin or goat skin. You can even get them to be tunable to get different tones.
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
We have a bodhran :)
• United States
28 Mar 09
awesome! not many people ever know what it is, so thats awesome. i love playing it, i can be so versatile.
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
the bf got it when he went to Ireland quite a few yrs ago now.
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
Hey there! I do play a musical intrument. I play the guitar. I started playing when I was 19 years old up until now. It was my own choice. I was inspire by others who can play the guitar. Now, I am playing well. I have done several front acts in our school whenever there is an event. I always get a roar of applause after every performance. I play the guitar the freestyle way. It's like playing the guitar the piano way. It's amazing man! I love it.
@la_chique (1499)
29 Mar 09
Well done! :) Thanks for your response.
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@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
29 Mar 09
When I was younger, I was very musical! In high school, I was able to pick up and play several different instruments, including piano, flute, oboe, basoon and guitar! I really wish I still played, but the only one I still have acess to is the piano, and I can play that a little. I played because my Mother is a very musica person. I was not pushed to do it at all. I loved being part of the band in school. It was a great activity! I only wish now my own kids were interested, but they are not at this pont. Maybe in the future...
@la_chique (1499)
29 Mar 09
Wow talented! :) Thanks for your response
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
28 Mar 09
Hi lachique. I play the piano but I don't play it for years now. I don't have piano anymore so it is difficult go to a place to play the instrument you want. So I quit. I didn't had space in my apartment to the piano so I sold it. But I love the piano and I want to learn violin too. Perhaps some day LOL. Have a nice weekend.
@la_chique (1499)
29 Mar 09
Thanks for your response teka! Have a great weekend too! :)
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I can play the piano, tenor sax, alto sax, and the clarinet, though I don't play anymore. I gave those up a long time ago. I wanted to learn to play so my mother let me try those things out and I was active in my highschool band. It was fun for a while, then when the college corses kicked in, it got to much to handle to do all of those and study for college course while in highschool, so I let the music slide to further my education in something that could and would truely benefit me.
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
Wow thats alot of instruments. I can see how they would have gotten in the way of studying eventually!
@mmmprien (11)
28 Mar 09
playing instruments is awesome it gives you a chance to be inventive and creative, i play guitar,drums and learning to play the piano and i luv it,it gives me chance to break free from my stressed life,it helps me keep focus.ive been playing for 3 years now after i learn the piano i want to combine all three and start producing which is my dream to succeed.you must have the heart for music to play any instrument and i think i do........................
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
I agree totally. Thanks for sharing! :)
@dodo19 (33320)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Mar 09
No, I don't play any instruments. However, I wish I did play the piano. I hope that to learn how to play the piano someday. It's something that i would really love to do and learn.
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
Best of luck if you ever decide to :)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I play the piano. I wanted to play it and then my mom pushed me to practice all the time. then i got sick of it and quit. I still know how to play though.
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
I've not played flute in a while, but I still remember how to play it. I think after a while its like ridin a bike and you dont forget
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
28 Mar 09
No, I can't play any musical instruments. I had a passion to learn to play saxophone. I like the sound of saxophone very much, and wanted to learn that. But, so far, have not been able to get to it. Hopefully some day !
@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
Good luck if ever you do! I always wanted a sax
@cudamani (998)
• India
5 Apr 09
I used to play the indian instrument veena several years ago and now I lost touch. But I am very hopeful of regaining my touch and play it again when I get the opportunity because it is such a fine instrument and I still cherish the days when I used to play it. I did not learn to play that instrument by compulsion.
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
i play the piano..cant remember how long i've been playing but ever since i was a little kid. it was my dad's decision, he practically forced me to take piano lessons and i have to practice for hours every single day in front of him!
• United Arab Emirates
30 Mar 09
I played Drums guitar for 5 years been in bands on tour ect but cba no too much hassle i just sing.
• China
29 Mar 09
I play a shaker.because I am a new barermam. I am working in the park hyatt beijing. from May last year. Usually I made cocktail by shaker. The shaker is boston shaker. Is made up of a glass and a steel glass. If have people interesting of cocktail. please tell me. I'm waiting for you and I think wa can became good friends.
@GioBuffon (122)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
I used to play the piano but now i stopped. I now mix songs and DJ :) I enjoy house and eletro music.
@blion23 (404)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I play the piano regularly. I am in love with it and it allows me to calm down after a hard day at work. I took lessons as a kid which may be why I still play today. I also played saxophone as a child however I quickly got bored by it and I quit a few years later. I think that piano is an excellent instrument to play because it like all instruments it allows you to express your emotions. Good luck and happy mylotting.
@mickey27 (67)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Hi,la_chique I play the piano and the keyboard, I have been playing both since I was in the fourth grade I started to teach myself how to play piano at first, my mom took notice and signed me up for piano lessons, I took them for a while I then stopped the lessons, but I continued to teach myself how to play, basically I play by ear and I love doing it that way. I still play by ear until this day, I am twenty seven years old now.,I love music so much I am a Gospel singer so I stay composing new music all the time, for the songs that I write.
@GemmaR (8526)
29 Mar 09
I play the trumpet, and have done grade 8 on it, and am working towards ABRSMdip. I have been playing for YEARSSS though, but only became properly serious about it in the last decade. I love it, it makes the most amazing noise!
@xhaylea (363)
29 Mar 09
No, not at the moment, but im interested in playing the guitar and piano, id love to create my own music and learn how to play them. I am getting a guitar for my birthday, I think, well hopefully and im looking forward to it. I remember when i was little i used to love playing my brothers guitar, we dont have it anymore, but i was really interested even then! lol