Let's Crank up the Music

@JudyEv (123170)
Bunbury, Australia
April 10, 2017 5:07pm CST
My husband's family is all very musical and here you see the three youngest brothers giving us a rendition of something. The pianist is the youngest and can play just about anything by ear. These three are closest in age and as they get older they get more and more alike. In the past we've done a lot of 'projects' together including laying brick paving, building patios and work-sheds, and renovating houses. Note that Vince is playing left-handed although he writes right-handed. On the piano is a photo of our bass-playing son. On the bookcase behind, but too small to see very well, are photos of our pair of ponies in an event, then Vince's deceased sister, us on our wedding day, my Mum as a young person and me with my pony.
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@TRBRocks420 (77412)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Apr 17
That's pretty cool. I don't play instruments, but I like to sing sometimes.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
They have quite nice voices too. Do you sing when walking Rooger?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
@Lupita234 The guitar is a lovely instrument.
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@TRBRocks420 (77412)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv Only in my head lol.
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@Kandae11 (36901)
10 Apr 17
My brother plays the piano quite well.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
Do you get to hear him play very often?
@teamfreak16 (41159)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Apr 17
Jam sessions are always fun to watch.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
They are. They must be even more fun if you can be a part of the music-making.
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@teamfreak16 (41159)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv - Probably the most fun part of being a musician.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
@teamfreak16 We're going to a music festival the weekend after Easter. I'd love to sit around while some of them are jamming.
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@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
10 Apr 17
My younger brother loves playing g the piano. He can play pretty well. Ive always wanted a meniture pony but never had one. I will get one someday.
@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
Do you play an instrument at all?
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv I play percussion. I've been playing ever since I was younger in middle school.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
@Brittnyrose Percussion would be interesting - always something different to be doing.
@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
11 Apr 17
What a great picture. I really enjoy listening to people playing music together. Jam sessions are the best or a down home kitchen party.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
Gathering round the piano for a singsong is a great way of spending an evening.
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv It sure is..with us to it campfires and guitars. Makes for some good times.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
@Happy2BeMe Guitars and campfires are the best. Unfortunately none of us play the guitar.
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• United States
13 Oct
Ah Vince is ambidextrous, does that gift run in the family @JudyEv ?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
When our son was young, his teacher and us took particular notice of which hand seemed to be dominant and he was encouraged to be left-handed as that was the hand he seemed to favour. But now he does a lot of things right-handed too.
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• United States
13 Oct
@JudyEv to be ambidextrous is said to be a very balanced brain-hemisphere individual who will not likely suffer deterioration of either side being under-used . . . such gifts we all have right ?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Oct
@enlightenedpsych2 I doubt my husband and son will suffer from the OVER-use of their hemispheres!
@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
11 Apr 17
Argh! Harmonicas, can't stand him!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
They're slightly better than recorders!
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
12 Apr 17
@JudyEv That can't be true, I like classical recorder music!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
@Ronrybs Oh well, better than bagpipes perhaps? A recorder played well is 'listenable', I'll grant you that.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
11 Apr 17
No one in my family is a musician, but we had several Chefs, everything comes from genes. This is a great photo.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
It's interesting isn't it, how children often take on the same career as their parents.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv At least of one of the two parents, because many times the parents are very different one from the other, that was my case. My father never cooked in his life, my Mom does not like to cook, but her mother was a great cook. A generation leap.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
@LadyDuck In your case it skipped a generation - as you say. My brother-in-law is an engineer and two of his daughters are now engineers too.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
12 Apr 17
@JudyEv That is a good photo.That is really nice that all the siblings are musical.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
We have some great times when we all get together.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
17 Apr 17
@JudyEv And I am sure you all will be waiting to have another chance to be together.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
@silvermist Yes, we should do it all again soon before we all get much older.
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• India
11 Apr 17
That's nice. You play any?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
Not now. I used to teach piano and I played in a brass band.
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• India
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv that's cool . Your whole family is musical.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
@optimisticbeauty Vince's family certainly is - me, not so much.
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@MarymargII (9737)
• Toronto, Ontario
11 Apr 17
Wow they do all look alike and also look like they are enjoying themselves so well- that's priceless and I'm sure they love to get together!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
These three are more of a similar age and do look alike for sure.
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• Toronto, Ontario
15 Apr 17
@JudyEv Could be the stodge they all eat is doing it- making them musical and bringing them closer together- it has miraculous properties, I'm told!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr 17
@MarymargII Maybe it's the stodge that has helped Vince catch up to them in the talent stakes!
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
Talents runs in the family!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
The eldest brother didn't learn an instrument but he sings in tune and has a good voice. The two girls were very talented too.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv Have they ever thought of having a band?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
@allen0187 They live too far apart, they're too old and they'd need more than a piano and two harmonicas!
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@Plethos (10313)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Im always around a bunch of musicians, its always a great time!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
We're heading to a Music Festival in a fortnight. Non-stop music in at least six or eight different venues for four days. Magic stuff.
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@Plethos (10313)
• United States
11 Apr 17
@Lupita234 - yup. sometimes we just say , A chord, 1-4-5, and off we go !
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@Plethos (10313)
• United States
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv - aww, those are the best !
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@MALUSE (40095)
• Germany
11 Apr 17
How nice to have a private orchestra!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
I'm not sure piano and harmonicas qualify as an 'orchestra' but thanks for the kind words.
@MALUSE (40095)
• Germany
12 Apr 17
@JudyEv Let's call it a 'trio' then!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
@MALUSE Ah yes, that's probably a more accurate description.
@allknowing (65047)
• India
11 Apr 17
Was this part of the birthday celebration? Nice to have musicians in the family. We all sang but none knew instruments.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
When we all get together we usually end up with some music going on.
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@allknowing (65047)
• India
12 Apr 17
@JudyEv For us it is history now. We too got together singing.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
@allknowing I'm sure you have happy memories of such occasions.
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Apr 17
all those projects, if ya'll were closer I'd beg help doing the front flower beds!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr 17
We'd have it done in a jiffy for you!
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Apr 17
@JudyEv and I'd be out there helping, so I could learn to be more self sufficient
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11 Apr 17
Wow! Family of music enthusiast.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
We all like our music. :)
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12 Apr 17
@JudyEv I won't get tired hearing the tunes of the instruments you guys would play.
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
your husband's family is indeed a family of musicians. the pictures, i cannot fully see, but i understand with your description to each of them.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
The photos are really too small but most I've used here with discussions so I thought I'd mention them.
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
@JudyEv yes, and your description of the pictures is already enough for us readers to know what these images are.
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@moffittjc (42976)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Apr 17
I wish I had musical talent, but I just wasn't graced with that ability. My brother, on the other hand, is a musical genius and can play just about any instrument you hand him. He also can play just about anything after just listening to it once or twice.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 17
Don't such people make you sick? (No offence to your brother!) One guy we had here could play just about any stringed instrument - and play it so well! It hardly seems fair. And the brother on the piano can pick up tunes really quickly too. I'm sure they can't explain how they do it but to me it is a real gift.
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@moffittjc (42976)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Apr 17
@JudyEv It does make me sick! And very envious! It is definitely a gift that not a lot of people have!
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@MissNikki (2689)
• Canada
11 Apr 17
Sounds like you had a very fun time with them!
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
We did. It was most enjoyable.
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@MissNikki (2689)
• Canada
11 Apr 17
@JudyEv That is great!
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