What kind of instrument do you play and how often do you practise?

@Ainouk (57)
Switzerland
April 5, 2007 6:13am CST
I first started to play trumpet. I grew up with jazz music and I always wanted to sound like Louis Armstrong or Harry James. I never practised a lot and it was kind of hard, to get anywhere with my trumpet playing :-) But later on I found my love for Rock Music and I changed to electric Guitar. I used to play for hours and hours a day, took lessons and played in some bands. Finally I had the opportunity to make my dream come true and getting finally my own drum kit. I always wanted to play the drums, but it was impossible, 'cause I used to live in an appartment and my parents couldn't afford it anyway. I play now since about 10 years and I still practise every day. I'm interested in any kinds of rhythmics and styles, so I'm always busy with practise :-) What about you?
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12 responses
5 Apr 07
Violin - the violin
I learnt to play the violin when I was younger, but I was too impatient to learn it well so I stupidly gave it up. I always wanted to learn the saxaphone or trumpet like Miles Davis but I never had the oppotunity or time. Luckily though I am always around music as my partner is a brilliant guitarist and my son is excellent on the drums. We bought him a full size drumkit, which he has in his bedroom, along with silencer pads, otherwise the neighbours would have us evicted;)
@Ainouk (57)
• Switzerland
5 Apr 07
Our band is still looking for a violin player, it's so hard to find them. But we won't ever give up :-)
@nancyrowina (3850)
5 Apr 07
I'm learning to play the guitar so I can accompany myself when I sing and I want to learn piano too my online earnings are all going to go into a fund I'm keeping for piano lessons. At the moment I'm trying to practice guitar every day and I am slowly making progress I may get some lessons in guitar too so I can improve my technique.
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@Ainouk (57)
• Switzerland
5 Apr 07
It needs a lot of time to learn an instrument. But keep on practising every day. I'd be interested to learn piano as well. It's one of the best instruments to compose songs.
@abhi14u (11)
6 Apr 07
i play the guitar. initially i was very bad in it. but then saw my brother playing so well.. so after that i startede practising during every free time i got.. n nw i blv i dn play the guitar that bad.. it has improved a lot.. n i still keep on practising the guitar. the other instrument i play is the mouth organ.. once you know how to play an instrument i believe you can lay your hands on other instrumnets too. its all the same.. just have to keep track of the rythms..
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• United States
6 Apr 07
I play piano for school and I am loving learning. But latelly I forgot to practice during our break and I'm getting behind. Plus short fingers hard to play. I WAS learning guitar last year and will try to take a class again in the fall. Thats a fun thing to play! So guitar & piano are probably it for me for learning. My sister loves her violin and wants to try a class again but cant find one around here. She has a PURPLE one she got on ebay its a real kick in the pants to see it! ;)
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• India
5 Apr 07
I play flute. I spend daily half an hour on it specially during evening hours. I am playing since last 10 years. I love it very much. I play old songs frequently.
• Canada
7 Apr 07
I play the guitar, I just added a gibson les paul studio to my collection of guitars. I try to play everyday and my kids started playing too so it makes it that much more enjoyable for us to play together.
@Ainouk (57)
• Switzerland
7 Apr 07
That's awsome! A music family! I grew up in one too and it was the greatest gift ever! I wish you all a lot of fun with your music and have a good time!
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
5 Apr 07
anmmmmmmmmm......I dont ply for now, I sing and I learn to play a pianoforte, but for my age is very difficult, I hope......
@Ainouk (57)
• Switzerland
6 Apr 07
Don't worry about the age, it's never too late. It might be too late to become a professional music teacher, but it's not too late for having fun, play and jam with other and just having a good time. And remember this... Kurt Cobain wasn't a great guitar player at all and he still got famous and successful :-)
@chavezrmc (5914)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
I play guitar, and keyboard. i started to play this instrument when i was a choir member and tried hard to learn. It needs a lot of determination to learn and it will be easier if you have the natural talent. I do song composition too, i love to play the guitar and sing like a folk singer do. he he he but my greatest wish is to learn how to play the drums and be a band member... well i guess its too late for my age but i am still wishing to fulfill this and i wish i will also be performing in this kind of thing. As i am always giving my performances in dancing and in choral groups. At this point i do a lot of singing and playing the guitar when at home. This is my way of relaxation from a days work.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Apr 07
I play guitar (have an electric & acoustic), and spend about 3-4 hours per day for practicing :)
@mantiz (103)
• India
7 Apr 07
well, i play the guitar.. I only own an acoustic one, cause i can't afford an electric one! But i badly wanna rock, so i frequent my friends' place, so that i can practice with their fenders and gibsons. I really dream of becoming a good metal guitarist one day , and i'm quite good at playing it now.. nowadays i'm using mylot and my blog to the max so i'll be able to buy me a good electric guitar soon!
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
6 Apr 07
i do not play anymore. learned at an early age how to play the piano, did that for a few years but then there were a few problems and i quit playing..and i am sorry about it. i forget almost everything i learned and i love music. my brother plays the guitar from a very young age and even has published his own cd i fool around playing the organ somtime but i always get so mad for forgetting everything that i leave it. i hope i will be able to go back to the piano someday..
@cheezer (92)
• Singapore
5 Apr 07
I play the keyboard but don't really practice...I only play when I feel like playing. I learnt the guitar before but after so many years, I still couldn't master the instrument. Keyboard is still easier!