Do you play any musical instrument??

United States
January 28, 2007 11:57pm CST
I used to play piano, I had lessons in school when I was in the first grade and I had a private piano teacher during the summer of my first grade. But unfortunately, I kinda forgot how to play the piano now. I really regret that I didn't pursue my piano lessons and continue practicing. I tried to play once again a couple of years back but it was hard. What instrument do you play?
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@victorwzj (539)
29 Jan 07
I have took some piano lesson 5 year ago and I but I kinda stop the piano lesson because of my university entrance exam. I also kinda regret it and if I given a chance I will not stop at that time. Too bad I don't have much time to learn it now and hopefully I be able to find it in the future. My skill were rusty and I kinda forget all song that I know. If you want to re-learn piano it is not hard since you already learn it before and it is similar to swimming. once you know it you alway know it, you might not notice but sub-consciously your body still remember how to play the piano and it call muscle memory.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
I hope so.. cause last time I tried to play was like 3 years ago, and even at that time it was already hard for me, I kinda had to refresh my memory and try to remember how I learned it before. Especially notes, I really am not good at notes even when I was still having lessons, so it was kinda confusing since I already forgot what I have learned. I try playing and it seemed okay after a couple more practice but when I'm to play using both hands, I just go crazy.. ahah!
29 Jan 07
To be honest I hate those tadpole (music note) too. I can't read the music note very well and I always count from middle "C" onward to get the note right. luckily I had come across a piano software that can read from midi file (midi files is computer notation for music) and convert it to music sheet and not only that it also show which key to press. Too bad I forget what the software call. I din't take it with me when I move to australia and now it probably still sitting in my parent house.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 07
I play the piano too so is my four other siblings do. But when I went to college, I wasn't able to play a piece since I can't find any pianos here. Although there's one at the museum, I need to furnish some papers and pay in order to use it. I wish I could play it again, I have gone far with my lessons and it seems that I have retrograded. In the future, I guess. I'll buy myself my own piano.
• United States
29 Jan 07
It's good that you still know your piano skills, I've kinda forgot mine. Oh well. Goodluck! On your piano, I bet you'll get one in the near future.
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
i play man instruments...but my major instrument is the guitar(the classical guitar...)...i kind of self studied my knowledge of instruments...i play : -guitar(since i was at 5th grade...i learned through watching at other people and reading guitar books...) -violin(only a bit...because my friend is a violin boy...well he taught my the basic things you need to know in playing violin...and finally...i somewhat learned it) -drums(i only know the basic ones...and as usual...it's only a self study thing that i do to learn) -bass guitar(almost all guitarists play this instrument...yet it's different in some aspects..) -piano(studying in a conservatory of music that requires knowledge in playing piano...forced me to study this...but...i didn't go to my piano lessons...i just don't know why...i learned this instrument...through watching my classmates play...most of my friends are piano majors....but really...nobody taught me...now i'm forced to go to my lesson because i need to take my piano exams...).. :)
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@dbeast (1498)
• India
29 Jan 07
I love playing the guitar.I love and live in music.Playing the guitar is my passion and mastering it is my dream.I used to listen to great rock and classic rock bands and was really awed by their display.i have started learning the guitar and i can play a few songs now.i try to play it anytime i get time.it is a really pleasant and a wonderful instrument which is really soothing to the ear.
• India
29 Jan 07
i don't play any instrument but i would like to play guitar. i think guitar is melodious and can play various tunes which can turn your mood on. music is something which enrich the life. one has to learn something related to music.
@banta78 (4334)
• India
29 Jan 07
Yeah when i was in school i use to play tabla . Playing tabla was fun & cool as i liked the differnt sound that were produced when my fingers struck tabla, and learning new musical notes from music teacher was fun. But i relly enjoyed palying mouth organ and flute i got as gifts when i was kid. sadly didn't master both as there was no one tot each. Hopefully it would be nice if i learn to play it properly in future.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I Play the organ and piano..and have played the clarinet in band when in school:)+
@mx_aman (2101)
• India
29 Jan 07
Me too used to play piano in my childhood, let me tell you one thing that I didn't take any class of piano at that time. During that time, my cousin bought new piano of Casio and he used to tell me how to play piano. From him, I got a lesson how to play piano...Right now , I used to play Guitar in my leisure time..
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
29 Jan 07
When my daughters were in grade school I had them both start lessons on the piano. At that time I also took lessons. I enjoyed it so very much. I want to do it again and one day I will get another piano. My daughters now are learning violin and banjo. They both played the viola after learning the piano. I hope you will go back and take lessons again. I plan to do the same. Good luck!
@grayxenon (1317)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
i started playing guitars at 2nd year in high school, i used to borrow from friends just to be able to play..When i joined the choir i got the chance to play the keyboards. Last 2 years, we started to formed a band, i originally i play the keys but ended playing the bass when our drummer left the band and started a family. I can also play drums from certain songs. Now, i don't play anything and made a break from music, it is sometimes can be tideous. :)
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@rachael5760 (2740)
• Israel
30 Jan 07
I started guitar when I was 7, picked up the clarinet when I was 12, and then when I was 30 started the flute and saxophone. Recorder and Irish Tin whistle came along the way because they are similar to the flute. I now teach all these instruments. I live in Jerusalem, Israel. My husband plays the guitar and the keyboards. My advise is to pick a different instrument and enjoy music!
• China
30 Jan 07
i like music.
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
i tried playing guitar and i find it hard with my short fingers.
• United States
30 Jan 07
Hmm... When I was trying out guitar back then I was also getting the feeling that I have short fingers since I really have a hard time with it..
• Pakistan
29 Jan 07
no i do not play any musical instrumaent but i am eager to learn guiar and am planing to buy one. and for this reason i am here on mylot to earn some money .
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
29 Jan 07
oh wow. i love seeing people who plays the guitar well since i can't. i envy them. and goodluck. hope you get enough payment to buy yourself a guitar. it's not that easy and yet, it's not that difficult, too. you'll earn the money that you need here and you'll see, it's worth it when you already have your guitar on your hand. goodluck!
• United States
29 Jan 07
I used to play piano. I used to get scared of recitals, and my teacher kind of intimidated me, so I stopped. I still play every once in a while, usually just at Christmas time.
• United States
30 Jan 07
haha! The thing is, when I was taking piano lessons back when I was a first grader, I was also supposed to have a recital after the 24 sessions ends, but then I was too scared to do it and I quit.. haha.. she was telling me to play 12 days of Christmas for the recital and that time I just felt like it was a very long song that I got really afraid and intimidated.. So funny when I think back on it..
• India
29 Jan 07
Ya i am playing guitar and every body appreciates me whenever i play guitar. I give classes for those students who wants to know play this. Its my passion to play guitar wherever i go i mostly carry it with myself.
• United States
30 Jan 07
That's nice that you impart your knowledge of that instrument to those who are wanting to learn.. keep it up!
@GEORGiQ (115)
• Romania
29 Jan 07
I wish to play guitar in the future. But i don't know where to start from. Any advices?
• United States
30 Jan 07
Well I had a guitar back then yet I haven't really learned to play it, maybe you can start by practicing on the major chords, then you'll progress from then on..
• United States
29 Jan 07
I knever took lessons to play the keyboard.I remember back when I went to school I really love music classes but we were poor and my mom could not afford an instrument so I learned to read notes and I knew what the lines and spaces were lettered I ask Mrs.Riggs my music teacher if I could take home the music book from school and yes she gave her permission .At home we had 2 old pianos and Lordy they were really out of tune,but I practiced on them every day and my first song that I learned how to play was Home on the Range I still play today but not that often I don't claim to be professional at it but hay it sounds good to me I just recently got a Lowery Organ gave to me and I started playing again.I remeber a very dear dear friend of mine who taught me to play OH Happy Day this lady was very handicapped in her hands from poilo I love this lady and she is resting in peace now
• United States
29 Jan 07
Aww that was so sweet of her, at least she's imparted something to you that you will carry on for the rest of your life, you will always be reminded of her whenever you hear or play oh happy day!
• India
29 Jan 07
no but i think it is not enough for u giving this 1 word,i think u will get angry.ha ha ha so i want to add 1 thing .iluv music but it was not worked out for me,so i decided to make him to learn key board. is it enough?ha ha ha
• United States
29 Jan 07
hahaha... so you read the other post. ahaha... well it was nice for you to share something more when all you had in mind was no.. haha
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
i play the piano when i was on 6th grade and i was good at it until now.
• United States
29 Jan 07
Good for you, I think it's basically cause a lot of people learned or took lessons when we were really young, like we never really knew the significance of learning an instrument so we just let it pass and forgot all about it. Good for you you played when you were already in 6th grade.
@xphile777 (428)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I play several instruments. I taught myself to play the drums and was a drummer for a few years at a local theater. I play guitar (classical, folk and electric). I had some guitar lessons when I was 10, then taught myself the rest. Then in college I took classical guitar and continued to study it after school. When I was in first grade, I took piano lessons. I never was great at the piano, however, and never played it too well. In grade school and high school I played the trumpet in marching band and orchestra. A neighbor taught me how to play the ukelele. I taught myself how to play the violin and cello, but only played them for a short time.
• United States
29 Jan 07
Wow,you can basically play 5 to 6 instrument. That's great, even if it's just the basics, well that's where you start anyway so you can improve any of them anytime you want.