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Guest Ed Guest

I'm just curious-- mypilot and SamIntel both mentioned in a recent topic that they are trumpet players. I play bass guitar, strictly amateur, but it is something I enjoy very much.

Any other musicians here?

Ed

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twistedsucker First Officer

Yaar, I play the drum kit Smile

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Jon Van Duyn (JVD) Captain

I play the drums from time to time.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

I've played the piano since I was 7 (now I'm 16)

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Martin (Blake14) First Officer

I've been playind the saxophone since I was seven too ( I'm now 14)

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Chris102 Chief Captain

I play the piano.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Do you have grades in America for different levels of playing or anyway of showing what level you are at Question

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Manuel Agustin Clausse (Agus0404) Chief Captain

I play the piano too. Wink

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Jon Van Duyn (JVD) Captain

What grade are you 99jolegg Question

I like your new pic chris.

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

I play the trumpet and the piano. Falconjgc plays the drums and bass guitar.

I am in a school jazz band of 15 with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Yesterday we played at the Brookhurst festival. Last month we recieved first place in the Fullerton Jazz Festival. We were in the Junior High section because there was no elementray section. Our school website is http://www.losaltosbrethrenschool.org/ Unfortunately I didn't get to be in any of the pictures. Here is the band part of it. http://www.losaltosbrethrenschool.org/html/about_us/about_us_frameset.htm
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David (The-GPS-Kid) Captain

Wow, a lot of Keyboardists here...... well I'm another. In the same room as my FS set-up I have a small home music studio.

I use mainly software based programmes such as the excellent Propellerhead's REASON V2.5, Cubase SX, T-Racks Mastering Suite, etc.

I have a 76 Key Evolution MIDI Keyboard that links with the PC and REASON, and also a couple of Acoustic Guitars and a gorgeous Studio Condensor Mic (This Mic is so special but it does sting every time I think how much it cost).

I'm mainly into Producing and Mastering and do some Mastering for local bands who want to add a touch of final polish to their newly recorded Demo CDs.

I don't charge for the Mastering / Post production that I do, so if anyone has an unmastered Demo CD that they wanted to send to me, I'd be happy to Master it - a lot of people are very pleasantly surprised by the results they get from Mastering.

Send me a PM if you're interested Wink

I wonder if theres a genetic link between Aviation / Flying and Music to have so many musicians on the forum. Laughing

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

JVD wrote:

What grade are you 99jolegg Question

I like your new pic chris.

I did grade 8 before christmas so short of doing a diploma, theres not much else to do Very Happy

Guest Ed Guest

The-GPS-Kid wrote:

Send me a PM if you're interested Wink

I wonder if theres a genetic link between Aviation / Flying and Music to have so many musicians on the forum. Laughing

TGK,

I may take you up on that someday-- I've gotten to be the unofficial sound man for my current band, because nobody else will do it. All I have now is rehearsal recordings, but eventually we'd like to do some demo CD's to pass around.

Regarding the genetic link between flying and music-- I think it's broader than that-- I have noticed that a lot of science/technical/engineering-types are also musicians. I think people stereotype scientists and engineers as geeks, but that's not my experience. I think the same ability for abstract, creative thought that makes a good engineer also makes a good musician. Not that I'm a good musician, but I know a lot who are really excellent musicians, and hold advanced degrees in science and engineering. Everybody in my band are engineers.

I think those same qualities apply to flying; it requires abstract thought and creativity to fly IFR-- you have to visualize the world outside the airplane as it is represented by your instruments: "Instrument flying is when your mind gets a grip on the fact that there is vision beyond sight. - U.S. Navy 'Approach' magazine circa W.W.II. "

Ed

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Jon Van Duyn (JVD) Captain

I did grade 8 before christmas so short of doing a diploma, theres not much else to do

Wow.I've only ever heard a grade 7 musician play. I Love the piano from Linkin Park-In The End,Faint and I Love the piano in Gary Jules-MadWorld.

I wonder if theres a genetic link between Aviation / Flying and Music to have so many musicians on the forum.

I'm sure there is a genetic link because only 30-40 pilots at Air Mauritius don't play some type of instrument or play in a band.The rest do [They have over a few hundred pilots]. SAA is very similar. Music has a great effect on every one of the pilots especially my father and I.

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Suds Trainee

I play the drums. Got a John Bonham Ludwig kit in my cellar.
Actually just started putting up some foam soundproofing. What a difference that makes.
Good to see we got some fellow musicians on here.
Rock On!!!
Suds

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twistedsucker First Officer

^ Nice kit man. But I am curious on why you have two floor tom-toms and only one normal tom-tom. Anyway looks nice Smile

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Thanks. My kit is based on the kits John Bonham, from Led Zeppelin, used. He used a big kick and big toms. My kit has 14, 16 and 18 inch toms and a 26 inch bass.
At times, he would go even bigger with his toms. They say hey even went so far as to turn a 22" bass drum upright to use as his low tom. Boom!!!
That wasn't the only thing that gave him his big sound though. It was the way he hit them. They say he could make any kit sound huge...

Suds

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David (The-GPS-Kid) Captain

.... Just say the word Ed... All it would take is mailing it over to me (either snail or as a WAV by email) and I'd spend a few hours sweetening it up and a touch of compression/limiting to get the best out of the dynamic range (make it subjectively louder and punchier).

Wink

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twistedsucker First Officer

Heys suds, do you neighbours complain to you when you play the drums? I am thinkinf of getting my own drum kit soon and was wondering how many neighbour and police complaints I will go through. And whats the best soundproof protection I can get if not cheapest?

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twistedsucker wrote:

Heys suds, do you neighbours complain to you when you play the drums? I am thinkinf of getting my own drum kit soon and was wondering how many neighbour and police complaints I will go through. And whats the best soundproof protection I can get if not cheapest?

No complaints so far, although they do say they can hear me sometimes if they have their windows open or are outside.
Just last week I ordered some foam tiles from www.foamandupholstery.com . They seem to be the cheapest I could find for soundproofing foam.
I've added 72 square feet of tiles around my kit and I'm thinking of getting a couple of 4x6 foot sheets of the hanging ceiling panel ones to divide that half of my cellar in two. That should help even more.
Without the foam and smooth walls the sound just bounced all over the place and was way too loud for me down there. I wasn't too worried about what my neigbors could hear.
If you do get a kit, I highly recommend taking lessons from a professional. There is ALOT to learn. Way more than I ever thought.
Good luck,
Suds

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twistedsucker First Officer

I AM taking lessons from a professional Smile . Paying 100 a month for them Smile

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Suds Trainee

twistedsucker wrote:

I AM taking lessons from a professional Smile . Paying 100 a month for them Smile

Same here. Cost me $100 a month for 1/2 an hour a week.
How do you practice?

Guest Ed Guest

Well, if we're gonna show off our rigs, here's my Carvin Bolt 4 bass, the Carvin B500 bass head, and an Avatar B212 cabinet.

http://www.eric5150.com/carvin/Bruiser.jpg

I'm not going to say who the old grey-haired gentleman is. Wink

Ed

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Micah Captain

Hey,

I am a lead guitarist in a band and love playing, either to chill out or to entertain. Next to F/S, it is one of my favourite pasttimes.

Micah

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Guest Ed wrote:

Well, if we're gonna show off our rigs, here's my Carvin Bolt 4 bass, the Carvin B500 bass head, and an Avatar B212 cabinet.

http://www.eric5150.com/carvin/Bruiser.jpg

I'm not going to say who the old grey-haired gentleman is. Wink

Ed

Nice bass Ed. I get Carvin's catalog in the mail every few months. They have some sweet gear!!!

Suds

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I play the cello since I was 4, and now I am seventeen

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I've been playing the piano for the last 34 years. In the early 80s I studied for six years as a classical concert pianist. I also performed frequently on stage thru '86. Illness and other circumstances put it to an end in '88. I still play often and I teach piano now. I also tune and service pianos.

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Suds wrote:

Guest Ed wrote:

Well, if we're gonna show off our rigs, here's my Carvin Bolt 4 bass, the Carvin B500 bass head, and an Avatar B212 cabinet.

http://www.eric5150.com/carvin/Bruiser.jpg

I'm not going to say who the old grey-haired gentleman is. Wink

Ed

Nice bass Ed. I get Carvin's catalog in the mail every few months. They have some sweet gear!!!

Suds

Thanks, Suds. I put that together from a Carvin kit about four years ago. I have a newer fretless bass that's much prettier (another kit, but with a nice lacquer finish instead of the plain-jane tung oil like on that old one) but I don't have any pictures of it.

Ed

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Barge First Officer

I play the violin!
Just passed grade 8, going for diploma.....

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Jon Van Duyn (JVD) Captain

I know I said I play the drums but would creating music on the PC [using Ejay 4] count towards being a bit of a musician Question

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John Hodges (originalgrunge) Captain

Thumbs up Ed on your carvin. I'm a HUGE fan of their equipment. I two carvin guitars (DC200 and C850), and if it ever becomes practical their Legacy Amp.

I've played guitar for years, privately and publically. My most recent passion has been playing Tommy Emmanual's stuff. Since you guys are international I figure you might know him. State-side he's not as well known...

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I play the trumpet (Grade 5). I can play the organ and the piano quite well but probably not aswell as 99jolegg, for instance.

Deano

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Guest:Deano wrote:

I play the trumpet (Grade 5). I can play the organ and the piano quite well but probably not aswell as 99jolegg, for instance.

Deano

I used to play to the organ to grade 6 but then gave up and carried on with the piano to grade 8 and now I'm stopping lessons with that Crying or Very sad

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99jolegg wrote:

Guest:Deano wrote:

I play the trumpet (Grade 5). I can play the organ and the piano quite well but probably not aswell as 99jolegg, for instance.

Deano

I used to play to the organ to grade 6 but then gave up and carried on with the piano to grade 8 and now I'm stopping lessons with that Crying or Very sad

Just because you stop the lessons doesn't mean you have to stop playing piano. Lots of people teach themselves to play musical instruments. I've had a few lessons on bass, but mostly I learn songs by picking it up and playing it.

Ed

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Yeh, I am still carrying on teaching myself, but I can't go any further with a teacher really, I would never give the piano up Very Happy

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Jon Van Duyn (JVD) Captain

All these posts have inspired me to learn the piano. Any tips would help.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Learn where all of the keys are and their names until you can name any key on the piano within half a second. Then you are set to learn to play pieces Wink Takes a while, but well worth it Very Happy

Rick Lee Guest

originalgrunge wrote:

Thumbs up Ed on your carvin. I'm a HUGE fan of their equipment. I two carvin guitars (DC200 and C850), and if it ever becomes practical their Legacy Amp.

I've played guitar for years, privately and publically. My most recent passion has been playing Tommy Emmanual's stuff. Since you guys are international I figure you might know him. State-side he's not as well known...

Hey Originalgrunge,
I used to see Tommy play live many times in a winebar during the seventies together with his brother Phil. Phil was actually a far better guitarist than Tommy but he must have run into somekind of trouble 'cause he just vanished from the scene.
Concerning Tommy, these days I think he is quite an innovator in a certain sense - he collects all kinds of ideas and combines them quite successfully. His technique however is awful with the result that he can play up to a certain speed only and has to skip or modify parts that sounded much better in the original because he simply lacks the technique (I still get to watch his clips when he makes a new album.)
My intention is not to put you off playing Tommy Emanuel's stuff but I personally was never able to find a real connection with his wizardry. Sure, he uses plenty of different techniques but they are unpolished and seem to be used to show off, rather than to be able to move your heartstrings or convey something, anything.
I was attracted to his playing at some stage because he dared to be different, experimented a lot and really branched out. But making a living playing music is hard as you surely know, so commercialism got the better of him in the end.
Well, all of this of course is only my own opinion and not meant in a judgemental way. What I,d like to know though, are there any other guitarists that spellbind you.. and I really would not mind if you were to name names Very Happy
Keep it up Grunge, the guitar is a magical instrument, ain,t it?

Regards, Rick

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classic guitar (since 28 years ago) and piano (started no more than a year ago), or better... electric piano (midi weighted keyboards + synth, roland A-80, yamaha KX-88, yamaha MOTIF rack, roland MKS-20 and JV1080, kork SG-Rack, kurzweil sampler, mackie 1202 mixer, lexicon reverb and a dedicated PC with M-Audio audiophile 2496 and SB sz-platinum)

it seems a little bit weird that I just spent no more than 1200$ for a good guitar (10 years ago), when I could say that I've good experience and practice with that, but many, many $$$ for keyboardas and synths, when I started to take lessons on october 2004!!!!!!! Embarassed Rolling Eyes Shocked

Andy2005 Guest

I play a tenor horn. I have grade 7, but now I have a brace which will prevent me getting grade 8 till it comes off next year Crying or Very sad . Does anyone even know what a tenor horn is without having to look it up on the internet?

deano the beano Guest

It's very small version of a euphonium. If I'm correct, the keys are the same as the trumpet keys.

Andy2005 Guest

Pretty much. Thumbs Up!

Guest Ed Guest

deano the beano wrote:

It's very small version of a euphonium. If I'm correct, the keys are the same as the trumpet keys.

Is at tenor horn similar to an altonium? My sister used to play altonium during marching band season, but her instrument during concert band season was french horn. She still plays horn in two community bands around Miami, and teaches in private schools.

I started on baritone horn (the poor man's euphonium) when I was about 12. I played it through high school, but since nobody in the history of the world ever picked up a chick by saying "Yeah, I play baritone horn. . ." I had give it up and learn guitar. Laughing

Ed

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I hadn't atually heard of an altonium before, but after a quick internet search I find it was also known as an alto horn. From pictures it does look similar to a tenor horn but the shape of the bell varies a little. Tenor horn isn't the most glamorous instrument either. Apparently it's very sexy to play a sax.

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I've been playing the ukulele for some time now. Its perfect for long flights! Wink

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Hogwash247 wrote:

I've been playing the ukulele for some time now. Its perfect for long flights! Wink

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I was trained on piano for a number of years when I was younger and I've been in 3 decent bands playing keyboards. I got into CuBase on the Atari ST and I sequenced loads of stuff. We recorded loads of demos in the studios too. Unfortunately this was in the early 90's when our band members were going to Uni etc. and I've not touched it since. Pity, we had some good stuff.

Dave

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horrgakx wrote:

I was trained on piano for a number of years when I was younger and I've been in 3 decent bands playing keyboards. I got into CuBase on the Atari ST and I sequenced loads of stuff. We recorded loads of demos in the studios too. Unfortunately this was in the early 90's when our band members were going to Uni etc. and I've not touched it since. Pity, we had some good stuff.

Dave

The Atari ST, boy does that bring back the memories of being young. I wonder if the files on my "MegaFile" hard drive are still in tact. Seems like it was a 50 MB drive. I moved over to an IBM 386 around the time Atari came out with the TT line.

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I've still got my ST, mono monitor and the external hard drive!

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We have CuBase at our school and I have made many tracks on it but they aren't very good Sad

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