do you play an instrument ?
October 23, 2010 1:57pm CST
do you play an instrument if so what ?
• South Africa
6 Apr 11
I started out playing the guitar/songwriting, but progressed to the drumkit and percussion (djembe, bongo, and everything else I can get my hands on. I`m currently the drummer for the all girl rock trio from South-Africa, Cortina Whiplash..and I have to say I enjoy the drums a bit more than the guitar ;). I also make electronic/digital music on my PC and this keeps me going..I can basically play every instrument I want without actually physically playing. I still compose and create all sides of a full track, whether it`s melodic or beats or bass or soundfx or synths etc.. - AWESOME! Phew.. ;)
24 Oct 10
I've always loved music, and yes, I do play some instruments too. It all started when I was about 4 years old. I ran around the house, drumming on pots and pans - really drove my parents crazy, I believe. Later they gave me a small plastic drum set (just a toy one), but I had great fun playing with it. It faded out when I started in school though. Both of my big sisters played the piano and they thought that I should learn it too, so when I was 8 years old I started to get some piano lessons at the music school. I played piano for 3 years but never really liked it that much to be honest. Sure, it was great, but maybe a bit too "boring" for me. That was when I started playing drums. I've been playing drums since then, and I'm still playing. A year ago I started to learn the guitar too. Mainly electric guitar. So far it's going really great, I'm getting better every week. A few weeks ago I finally got into a band, which is really great. It means that I can finally get some use of all my drum lessons! We're gonna play for the first time in public already in next month, so I'm very excited :)
23 Oct 10
I play a few instruments like Key Board, Flute, Harmonica, Banjo and Hawaiian Guitar. Though I love to play all instruments I have special affinity for my electric hawaiian Guitar.I gained lot of Local Popularity with Harmonica as this is a small instrument and was easy to carry any where.This portable quality of this instrument made this instrument easier for me to carry this to any and every places where ever I used to go when I was young. I used to carry this instrument to my college,play ground, camps, bus stops and I used to play there along with my friends where i used to attract many people and few of them have become my fans too then! I learnt the knack of vamping in the Harmonica from one of my friend's father you taught me how to vamp to make a tune impactful. vamping is a technique of giving chording effect while playing the tune. Even today when I play this instrument at he age of 50 many people ask me how I get that chording effect to which just I smile and tell that it is a special effect, Now coming to hawaiian guitar, I learnt hawaiian guitar when I was a teen aged on a Banjo. Surprised? I opened up the Banjo to remove its key board and with the strings on the resonance Board I used to play like Hawaiian guitar. Instead of the steel rod I used to use empty injection bottle. Looking at my determination and will my father, whom I lost 4 years back, was kind and generous enough tome to get an electric guitar from Calcutta, a city situated some 1500 Kms away from my City. I am saying so because now I can realise that it would have been a tough thing for him to spare that much of money, for he had 4 children to look after along with his parents. This generosity of his and my enthusiasm in the instrument made me to learn the tricks of playing this instrument very quickly. I have taken formal lessons for some time. there after I developed the playing all by myself and I have given many a stage programmes there after. I was captain of my college Cultural team and I won best instrumental players award for three consecutive years and I made my college to win the inter collegiate competitions for three consecutive times. Basically I like the melody of Hawaiian guitar, I get crazy and get my self lost in the music of a Hawaiian Guitar. Properly tuned Hawaiian Guitar played properly makes me so happy that I can't express in words. I really love this instruments. Now since the Guitar got by late father has got old and with the age it developed some wear and tear problems I retired this 30 years old instrument retired and kept it aside with utmost care. Now I acquired a new set of instrument and I play the same when ever I get time! Thank you very much dear Laken, you have made my day by taking me back to my sweet memories, which I relish today at the age of 50! Thanks a lot!