What is your favorite musical instrument?

@viney17 (688)
Philippines
October 6, 2011 8:32am CST
For me my favorite musical insrument is Drums, though i can minorly play others but still drums is my forte. I love drums, and i know it's important because without the drums there would be more members of the band that are out of tune, drummers are the setters of the tempo for me and drummers really adds energy and emotion to the song. Drummers are also the one that controls the rhythm and the backbone of the band which connects all of the players. Drummers are also the ones that maintains the beat. Sorry kind of biased because im a drummer.. I know every instrument in a band is important. Personally drums are important to me just like you guys have your own special material thing, without my drums i dont think i can be maintain my sanity i need something to take my anger away, and i do that by playing rock songs with my drums. Drums rock how about you what is your favorite musical instrument? how does it help you?
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23 responses
• United States
6 Oct 11
My favorite is the electric guitar. I love playing it though I'm not the greatest. Just like you, I love rock (Mostly heavy metal). The sound of a guitar squealing is just awesome to me. It calms me down and keeps me sane.
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@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
haha i can play a normal guitar but i never touched an electric guitar all my life
• United States
6 Oct 11
I've got the love for music in my blood. My grandpa played an acoustic guitar and he passed the love for guitars down to me. I haven't really tried to play an acoustic. I've played electric off and on since I was around 12 yrs. old. I've also played my dad's BC Rich Warlock bass. Music is my passion.
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@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
me i only saw some rock bands with amazing drummers, i mean their energy is really off the record, and im amazed so i started playing drums, and play like i myself am professional with the poses and stances :))
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
7 Oct 11
I love drums too and always wished i learned it back in school but sadly I didn't. Was the same with guitar and keyboards. It's sad I wasted my younger days just playing and never learning any of those instruments :(
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@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
you can play but never learn? i dont quite get that... But if you really cant play the instruments you want, i suggest you buy some chear priced instrument first then if you really like playing one with awesomeness you can buy some standard instruments and you rock on
• South Korea
8 Oct 11
Oops sorry for the confusion. I meant, I spent most of my childhood days just playing around with friends and never really learning any instruments. I do have a guitar. Actually had one since I was really young but never really learned it. I have been practising myself but it really is one heck of a tough job
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
ahh now i get it. Actually me too when i was young i just play outside though i have a guitar i only put it in a storage and never really cares about it. But when i get old i have the feelings of wanting to let my emotions out, and i started playing with drums, then i saw people playing with guitar so i suddenly remembered my guitar inn the storage room and learn to play guitar
@keihimekawa (2010)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
Unfortunately I don't play any musical instrument T_T but given a chance, I would love to learn a thing or two abouy flutes and violins :D Whenever I go watch orchestra or musical-related shows, my ears always listens to flutes and violins solos :)
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
then why dont you try to learn? start with cheap instruments you can buy from nearby stores or malls or you can even buy from ebay or amazon, Then try to study online lessons. Learn to read music tab and notes first then you can go as you like further.
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• Philippines
7 Oct 11
I used to play the piano. I've been playing it since i was a kid. When I was in college, I got jealous with a friend who plays the violin so well. So, i forced my parents to buy me one and i enrolled myself in violin lessons. but a few years later, i lost interest on playing those instruments. and without knowing I also started to lost my sanity. :D i turned out to be someone else i really don't like. :( And now, I want my sanity and my old self back!!! :D I need to play again! :P
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@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
yeah haha once you get used to playing instruments it's like your addicted to it and you can't go without it anymore rock on
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
7 Oct 11
My favorites are Piano and Guitar. I can play the piano. I don't play guitar but i love the music from the instrument. When I play the piano or keyboard I escape reality Drums are cool. I like em in music but not my thing. I understand what you mean when you say you play them to get rid of stress. I can just picture something playing drums to rid of their anger. Rock on!
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
yeah haha, you can smash drums when you're angry, well some smashing with style
@mammots (3282)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
my favorite musical instrument is the violin...not only is its shape mesmerizing but also its sound. about two or three years ago our choir had the privilege of being accompanied by a violin ...we were so awed that we forgot to sing!!!
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
yeah i heard many people playing violin but it's just not my nature to play smooth rhythms :))
@vasumathi (438)
• India
6 Oct 11
My favourite instrument is Guitar. It can create cool and breezy environment. Of course it is too romantic also
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@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
haha there are so many people that like guitar i liked them too and i can play some tune :D thanks for answering
• India
6 Oct 11
My favorite instrument is flute. I am still learning it but not getting enough time to practice. While I play, I really enjoy the sound and it gives me a very pleasant feeling that is difficult to express in words.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
haha yeah i agree the sound really is pleasant my brother know how to play the flute but then i annoy him whenever he played his flute in my room, and i do that by getting my drum stick and playing a hard core beat
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
6 Oct 11
to play, it would be the piano, but i really dont play it well. to listen to however, besides the piano, i am a big jazz fan so i really like to listen to the tenor sax.
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@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
i would like to learn how to play the piano, but i dont have the money to afford one, haha
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
I like this discussion! My favorite musical instrument is piano/keyboard. I learned playing because I took music as a course back in college. Playing piano makes me feel proud of myself because making music is my passion. I like how I'm being appreciated with my playing and I use it in church to accompany congregational and choral singing.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
im really amazed with people playing the keyboard in church masses :)) im really amaze just dont know why, maybe it's just the fact that i cant play one :P
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
Oh, I see. I'd like to think that you're amazed of me too. Well, I guess we are always amazed to seeing somebody else doing something that we cannot do. Happy mylotting!
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
haha yeah i really agree with your statement, people are really amazed seeing someone do what they can't. Jealousy maybe?
• China
7 Oct 11
Like many others, I like violins very much. The first time I heard the song" Liang Zhu", I fell in love with it. The tunes are so beautiful and perculiar that until now I can still make a new start once I'm frustrated by hearing the song. Though it's a song praising love, to me, it's more like an inspiring melody which gives me courage and strength. Despite this, the shape of a violin is so elegant and graceful just like a fair lady,and no one can escape from its temptations.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
hehe good then, did you learn just by yourself? and i agree with the shape of the violin
• China
16 Oct 11
Yeah, I almost learned by myself,and because of this, I have no professional concept and understanding of violin knowledge. It is for fun and relaxzation and I prefer soft and smooth melody.
• India
8 Oct 11
i love drums and guitar but i love the violin to listen to the most its the most soothing I feel and really stirs up something inside of me
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
14 Oct 11
violin really is soothing to the feeling... but i dont know i dont want to learn violin i just want to listen, do you know how to play the violin?
@zubirik (111)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
We have the same line of taste. I like drums. It can really make my body move. It helps my body a lot. I am really sweating out if I play drums which is a great advantage in my part since I am losing weight.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
Ohh i never really thought of losing weight while playing drums, yeah i sweat a lot but losing weight never really occurred in my mind, im gonna compare my weight before and my new one
• Calgary, Alberta
7 Oct 11
Electric guitar because of adrenaline rush with all that noisen it produce, Violin- I love violin when its used for melodic purposes but I also love it when its played fast. Shamisen-Its a Japanese string instrument and its usually used for anime themesongs,I love its sound because its very epic. It has samurai ninja vibes. Flute-Flute is very calming to the soul,so i really love the songs that uses flutes.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
Yeah i also experienced adrenaline rush when playing rock songs in my drums, it's like i just want to make a hole in my snare and toms.
@yogohard (79)
• Italy
7 Oct 11
Hi, i also vote for drums. Drum is an instrument that stands out from the others, requires great physical energy to play it and and it is good to release stress of a hard day's work. I did a course and i can consider me a novice drummer. Last year i have bought a new one drum with double pedal, really cool and overall have a good build quality. Now i enjoy to play it in the weekend !
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
yeah i rally agree with the releasing of stress, smashing with style i call it :)) not just relieveing stress but your ears can be fed too with your own hands :))
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
Wow!! I really admire people who can hit or play the drums well. Actually I'm a frustrated drummer. It's my best friend who influence me to like drums. She's a drummer and I am really really proud of my best friend. However, among the musical instruments, my most favorite is guitar. If your curious what kind of guitar, maybe the plain one. Hmm.. what I mean is that I am not referring to bass guitar or electric. Just the simple one. It's because I know how to play it. However, I do not practice playing it anymore lately. But I still know how to strum and perform different chords..
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
hmm acoustic guitar? well if you just like to strum then it's just acoustic guitar for you but if you really want to rock on and strum some heavier sounds then i suggest electric guitar, but i haven't relaly touched an electric guitar my whole life :)))))))
7 Oct 11
I've always been dreaming of playing drums but in reality I'm playing piano. My dad wanted me to learn piano so even if I like drums i ended up playing piano. I am also fascinated with saxophone, it's a romantic instrument. :)
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
you were being forced to play instruments you dont want? when i was young i was also forced to play the guitar but i really dont like it so i ended up keeping my guitar in our storage room for years and asked for a drum, but well when i get old i saw bands with awesome guitarists and well learned to play guitar with just amazement from others.
@bagarad (11451)
• Paso Robles, California
7 Oct 11
I love so many instruments, it's hard to pick a favorite. I used to play a clarinet when I was young, and I loved it. But it started to push my teeth out, so the dentist said I should switch to brass. They felt a baritone horn was about right. I was nine years old and it was almost bigger than I was. I liked the clarinet better to play (It wasn't as heavy in parades, for one thing.) The baritone can be really beautiful when played by a master. But I like to listen more to the trumpet. There is so much one can do with it. I also enjoy listening to the flute. Same with the violin and the mellower cello. The truth is, though, that I like to hear them all together in a band or orchestra with the other instruments. When I was older I taught myself just enough about how to play the classical guitar and piano to meet my own needs. I love listening to the classical guitar when I'm trying to relax and sleep. So how do I pick a favorite?
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
so when you were young you really like blown and strum instruments. i were really amazed how well you took all of that instruments
7 Oct 11
Viney, have you seen the band Godsmack with thier battle of the drums? Pretty powerful beats which I know you will enjoy and since you enjoy drumming you should also check out the Scottish and Orisha drumming, both are just as enertaining.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
yeah i already heard godsmack from my friends and hell they really are awesome, energetic and quick strikes with the drums too, but i still prefer slipknot's drummer, hell he really is fast with his wrists
@callito (99)
• United States
6 Oct 11
I like to play the electric guitar. I like that it has some awesome effects and its not that hard to play.
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
yeah i heard electric guitars being used in rock bands :)) thanks for answering