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Are you playing an instrument ?

Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 10:42am

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Remco Gerritsen

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Hey, I know that some of you have musical talents, and play an instrument.

Which one do you play ? Just wanna know wink

I play the piano and keyboard.

EDIT: and maybe if you want, you can post a demo.

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Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 10:43am

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Electric Guitar and Bass here, although I stopped playing Bass around 3 years ago.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 10:53am

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I play Keyboard. Used to compose a lot of filmmusic like tracks, but lately, I hadn't really got the time to. I do want to start making music again though.

This is a sample of something I composed lately, a bit of an epic orchestral type:

http://www.nightcast.net/Battlefield.mp3

Or this one for a more technoid old amiga modstyle thing

http://www.nightcast.net/Modstyle.mp3
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 11:13am

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I play the trumpet. I'm in the school symphonic wind band, so I play a lot of film music, it's great!

Sometimes I use my fathers keyboard and iMac to make some film music too...
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 11:18am

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Acustic Guitar here. It attracts the women as a chocolate cake attracts Malone wink
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 11:31am

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Triangle. Have played at 2 gigs so far. Searching for an amp so that I can turn it into an electric triangle. smile
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 11:35am

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Hahahaha lol

and Sollthar, that Battlefield tune is awesome !

I don't have a clue how you guys always get the sound recorded from a keyboard that well. I mean, you record it in midi. How do you convert it to 'real' music ?

If you know what I mean.

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RRF Productions
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 1:19pm

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Piano and keyboard.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 1:52pm

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I play the keyboard, but i've never tried to compose film like music, and i love my acoustic guitar. I'm looking for an electric but i need money...
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 2:23pm

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Just started playing Electric Guitar.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 3:12pm

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Piano for 7 years... Play keyboard too, never been able to create music that sounds good. Hope that will change soon.

Starting Guitar lessons in January. Will be fun.

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Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 3:28pm

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I don't really play, but have always wanted to play the drums. I play at friend's houses, and have learned a couple beats.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 3:45pm

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Piano
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 3:50pm

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I play the harmonica, electric and acoustic guitar.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 3:53pm

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I used to play the Cello as a kid for 3-4 years, was never more than OK at it. My Dad was really good which didn't really help - just showed me how bad I was, hehe.

Then took up the guitar when I was about 16, was OK at that as well then I broke my wrist really badly in a car crash (my own fault) and haven't really been able to play again due to pains which I get after about 3-4mins.

My dreams of being a rockstar were ended! wink

Always find it amazing to hear music regular people (those without contracts and producers) have made. I know a few people who are really good (Robin on chat for instance) and its just amazing that people have that kind of creative skill.

I guess its the same for people with musical skills when they look at a wonderful sculpture or movie...

Music just seems amazingly powerful to me...
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 4:09pm

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I'm playing Piano and Acustic Guitar, and I'm currently looking for an Electric Guitar.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 4:22pm

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Counts "REASON" as an instrument? wink
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 4:36pm

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I hawe started playing a littel Acustic Guitar wink

HEHEHE!
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I played Violin from 5th to 8th grade (4 years.) 5th grade, there were no chairs. 6th grade I was first chair 2nd violin. 7th grade I was middle chair first violin. 8th grade I was second to last chair 2nd violin. smile I can read music, and I can do some music on the computer, I also play an ocarina for fun. I am not a very musical person.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 5:32pm

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i play guitar for a band called Pristine Cadre. i love it and recently, (december 15), we were listed on the website www.wrankmusic.com. we're starting to book some local shows and such and things seem to be going well smile
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 5:39pm

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I've been playing the accordion for almost 5 years now.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 5:42pm

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I'm grade 6 or so on the trumpet and tuba.

Pretty fun instrument when you want to make some noise.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 8:17pm

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learning to play electric. i hav a silvertone guitar.



jealous?
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 8:59pm

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schwar wrote:

Then took up the guitar when I was about 16, was OK at that as well then I broke my wrist really badly in a car crash (my own fault) and haven't really been able to play again due to pains which I get after about 3-4mins.

My dreams of being a rockstar were ended! wink
That reminds me of some movie... hmm...


*Timmy plays the Back to the Future soundtrack
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 9:08pm

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Grade 8 in clarinet, piano and sax, but alas i haven't taken my clarinet (my main instrument) out of its case in more than 4 years! rather tragic.

Bass guitar is currently my only instrument, with my band, although i've never really stopped singing.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 9:17pm

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Oh, that's right.

I also play this ocarina:

Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 9:20pm

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Piano and I sing.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 10:22pm

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I took piano for about five years, but retained almost nothing except the ability to read music and the knowledge of which keys are which.

My real area of music lies in percussion. Not drum set, but marching and symphonic percussion. I particularly love marching snare, tympani, chimes, and all the little special toys like woodblock, flexatone, waterphone, finger cymbals, vibraslap, etc.

I also sing.
Posted: Sun, 18th Dec 2005, 11:11pm

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I played the clarinet for awhile, now i play an electric guitar
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 2:18am

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Somebody on the first page asked how people's tracks sounded so realistic when they had been input through MIDI.
For this to make sense you must remember that MIDI is not a sound or a set of sounds, but a method of communication between the keyboard and the computer.
The actual quality of the sounds that you produce depends on the quality of your software/hardware.
You can donwload or buy quality samples in formats such as SoundFont and VSTi (Virtual Studio Technology Intstruments) [and many others], and control these samples using a MIDI keyboard.
You can also use a software synthesiser with a sequencer to create music without a keyboard.
One of the keys to making sequenced intruments sound more human is to change the note velocities. This is when we change the strength with whihc a note is played. For instance, a piano player playing a fast sequence of notes will most likely dance across the keyboard lightly with their fingers, but when playing a slow, heavy march, will be much slower and heavier with their fingerwork.
There was an excellent topic in the OCRemix forums about note velocities actually.

So anyway, it is the samples, rather than MIDI, that causes those tracks to sound so good.

I hope that helps somebody.

(If I got anything wrong in that passage, it was either because I'm stupid, or because I was trying to keep it simple)
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 2:21am

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Klut wrote:

Oh, that's right.

I also play this ocarina:

LOL! I play the same one, kind of a geeky coincedence.
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 2:22am

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I used to play the viola very well, but school made me conform to everyone else's level, so I'm not as good as I could be.

Besides that, I can snap my fingers a bit.
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 5:38am

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I have been playing Bass for about 5 years, now I also play guitar ( although I'm not that good, a lot of my playing is just basic power chords ).
I also play a bit of piano, not much at all though.
And next year i hope to start learning drums.

I've always liked playing music. I'm glad i started with bass, cause i might have never discovered bass, I love bass smile

Maybe I'll post a demo, it'll maybe be special for Andreas and Wdy, i'll play some blink wink

EDIT
( Warning - quality sucks )

Heres the bass
http://www.darkrays.com/movies/bass.wav

And the guitar
http://www.darkrays.com/movies/Guitar.wav

EDIT 2
When you hear me play carousel you hear me speed up drastically after i screw up, I was getting annoyeed of the recording. lol
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 8:10am

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Level 4 piano. Not wonderful, but I'm relatively new to it, and very interested. Been playing exactly 1 year on Christmas probably 2 hours a day average.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 2:12am

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Why do so many threads die shortly after i post in them sad
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 2:19am

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I play the Drums(no not some wimpy snare THE WHOLE SHABANG)

And I've been playing for aobut 2 years and people say I'm pretty good for the time I've played. biggrin

And I'm starting a band! Hmmm...I need a name. How about, 1-man mosh pit? Or Dime back? Or drowning Jacuzi? Or Corn? Naw all those names suck. Except for 1-man Moshpit. wink
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 2:23am

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I like to blow my own trumpet.
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swg33k wrote:

I play the Drums(no not some wimpy snare THE WHOLE SHABANG)
Yeah, you try playing 5- 7- and 9-stroke rolls, paradiddles, all the while with stick flourishes and doing it all while marching 4 miles in freezing rain, while also making sure that the lines for your section stay focused, counting out the times you've played the cadance versus the song, taking commands from the drum major... all in a heavy wool uniform.


Wimpy my butt.
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For me, its 11 years on classical and Jazz trumpet, with jazz being my favorite by far. And nitro, I've been stuck behind a drum major too; heres me showing respect for the drummers. They die, and the whole band goes to pieces.
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Alto Saxaphone, Drums, Vocalist in a Heavy Metel Band. And an extream love of all intruments and a large time spent on keyboards and synthsizers.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 5:04pm

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Wow Irishcult, amazing how much instruments you play.

Maybe you can post a demo of a song of your band ?

___

And for the others; keep them coming ! I would love to hear more about your musical talents

and BTW: Everyone is saying how long he played an instrument so, I'm playing the piano for 5 years.

Man it seemed yesterday I started.
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I used to play violin (for a year). But my teacher was really scary...

On the other hand, my friend, Robby, plays: violin, viola, cello, bass (orchestral kind), electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric bass, mandolin, baritone, piano, and he is learning tuba and french horn. And he can sing REALLY well, and act really well. (He will be in my future movies, along with my other actor-friend, Kyle)
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I play the key board right now really my brother wanted it but I think I been playing it more than him razz. And I am asking for a Electric Guitar for Christmas. biggrin
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Do vocal chords count? Because I sing in a band. I'm also now learning music theory so I can play piano.
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I play bagpipe,piano,fiddle,flute,and guitar.
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I whistle pretty good.
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lol
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film freak wrote:

I whistle pretty good.
Some of Ennio Morricone's most famous compositions featured a man whistling as the lead instrument, so you may be in with a chance a making it big as a musician.

wink
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BackOfTheHearse wrote:

swg33k wrote:

I play the Drums(no not some wimpy snare THE WHOLE SHABANG)
Yeah, you try playing 5- 7- and 9-stroke rolls, paradiddles, all the while with stick flourishes and doing it all while marching 4 miles in freezing rain, while also making sure that the lines for your section stay focused, counting out the times you've played the cadance versus the song, taking commands from the drum major... all in a heavy wool uniform.


Wimpy my butt.
haha well said I know exactly what you mean, but it's so fun isn't it? I've been playing percussion now for about 6 years now and trap set for about 3. I have marched as well as BackOfTheHearse has, on cymbals, bass and snare. We didn't wear wool uniforms fortunatley, but it did itch here and there. I can "sing" as well. I put quotes because some people don't see heavy metal screaming as singing, I do though. I look somewhat like BackOfTheHearse's avatar when I'm doing it, just not as scary....well maybe. I kinda sound like Demon Hunter's screamer...kinda.
Posted: Fri, 13th Jan 2006, 8:56pm

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I play guitar
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I also play guitar a little and I bow it with a cello bow. Also a little paino and Garageband of course. I leanred it from this guy.
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I've been playing the guitar for 15 years, and the harmonica for about as long.
I've played the keyboards on and off for 16 years, and the piano(just barely) as long.
I can knock together a basic drum backing, and I can also just about knock a tune from the following:
saxophone, clarinet, mandolin, banjo, ocarina, kazoo, and larynx.
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Wow ! then you are quiet musical...
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I have the best job in the world smile
I build the sounds that go into Keyboards and have worked for Korg on this.


And own range of software for other synths.



smile

Regards.
Sharp.