Who here plays a real instrument?

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#1 Posted by antcar11 (45 posts) -

Just wondering how many other people here play a real instrument.

Thanks to Rock Band i finally convinced my parents to let me get a drum kit. I had wanted one since i was a little kid, but they has always said no. But after i got good at the drums on rock band they finally broke down and let me get a kit.

#2 Posted by Timma1083 (566 posts) -

I do play a real instrument, however its not a guitar, bass, or drums  :P

#3 Posted by License_To_Bill (792 posts) -

I play several.

#4 Edited by ThomasP (1661 posts) -

I play guitar. Acoustic and electric. I want to learn how to play the piano and harmonica.

#5 Posted by TurboMan (7736 posts) -

I play bass guitar, learning guitar, and due to rock band, I can keep up on Drums

#6 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (560 posts) -

I play piano, and know what I knew from that plus other stuff to know a little guitar.

#7 Posted by TheLimper (15 posts) -

I play the real guitar. I definitely have love for both Rock Band and really playing. The problem is that guitar takes a lot of practice to really progress.

That's why I am glad I can just jam Rock Band with friends when life gets too busy.

#8 Posted by ThePainkiller (39 posts) -

I play real electric guitar, but because of rock band I've now become a serviceable drummer.

#9 Posted by Hobbies (976 posts) -

I'm trying to teach myself to play bass guitar, though it's not going so well. : \


#10 Posted by dreamachine (117 posts) -

officially:

bass
keyboard/piano/organ
theremin
programming
loops
& production

unofficially: everything [just really badly]

#11 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

I play keyboards.

#12 Posted by kratos (208 posts) -
antcar11 said:
"Just wondering how many other people here play a real instrument.

Thanks to Rock Band i finally convinced my parents to let me get a drum kit. I had wanted one since i was a little kid, but they has always said no. But after i got good at the drums on rock band they finally broke down and let me get a kit."
I actually had the same thing happen.
#13 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

I play guitar

#14 Posted by Bkorns4 (129 posts) -
antcar11 said:
"Just wondering how many other people here play a real instrument.

Thanks to Rock Band i finally convinced my parents to let me get a drum kit. I had wanted one since i was a little kid, but they has always said no. But after i got good at the drums on rock band they finally broke down and let me get a kit."
Exact same story for me. i picked up a drum kit about a month ago, and i'm already pretty damn good at drums...thank you rock band!
#15 Posted by SpeedMan72 (25 posts) -

i can play bass.

#16 Posted by Xeros606 (545 posts) -

i play electric guitar. i wanna learn either bass guitar, classic guitar, drums, and piano, but i wanna get really good at guitar first. probably not gonna happen though. :(

#17 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

I play guitar and piano, I also used to play drums when I was younger.

#18 Posted by Hannibal (863 posts) -

Bass, but I play Rock Band drums.

#19 Posted by McDazzle (544 posts) -

I play Guitar and keyboard

#20 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

I have been playing guitar for five years

#21 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

I play the piano. I have never had any professional training, but I play by ear.

#22 Posted by Ysy (66 posts) -

I just picked up an Epiphone Les Paul Standard fairly recently, so I'm excited to start learning.  Since middle school I've wanted to play guitar and I finally decided to treat myself on my birthday.  Previously though, I'm proficient with both bass recorder and alto/tenor/bass/soprano saxophone.  I was a band nerd in school.

#23 Posted by NeoTheta (225 posts) -

I've been playing bass since 2006.  I also play violin, and can do a bit of guitar.

#24 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

Guitar (3 years) Bass (2 years)

#25 Posted by fishdalf (39 posts) -

Yeah, i've been playing guitar for about 4 years. Sadly i've only been playing on and off though and never took anything too seriously, which means i'm still only an intermediate player.

#26 Posted by SlayingShogun (257 posts) -
dreamachine said:
"officially:

bass
keyboard/piano/organ
theremin
programming
loops
& production

unofficially: everything [just really badly]
"
where did you get a theremin?
As for me i play bass, guitar,keyboard,mandolin,and drums

#27 Posted by hazelnutman (1097 posts) -

I play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, basics of bass, piano, drum kit, trumpet, recorder, timpani, and xylophone.

I also enjoy singing and dancing.

Yeah... music is a huge part of my life :P

#28 Posted by KiLL3r (100 posts) -

I've been playing the acoustic Guitar for 2 years now. I'll eventually get an electric Guitar once I think I'm ready for it.

#29 Posted by RedRoach (1216 posts) -

i play drums, a little bit of electric guitar too

#30 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

I played the piano when i was 8.
Dose that count?

#31 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

I just started playing electric guitar a few weeks back.

#32 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1576 posts) -
#33 Posted by greenbean (47 posts) -

I've owned a guitar for 4 years but never took it seriously until about a year ago (and i still can't play it particularly well) and I got a bass about 3 months ago. I want to learn the drums eventually.

#34 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2543 posts) -

Iv been playing guitar for 4 years.

#35 Posted by MikPick (333 posts) -

Bass and three types of saxophone.

#36 Posted by polki (13 posts) -

I've played bass for a couple of years, and i have four basses. one cheap and one expeensive fourstring, one fivestring and one fretless. i'd say i'm fairly alright.

#37 Posted by Dachef (106 posts) -

I play trumpet and mellophone. I'm learning to play guitar a bit.

#38 Posted by Xeno (130 posts) -

I don't play any instruments, but I worked my way through the expert drum tour and I now really want a drum set.

#39 Posted by jlaudio7 (326 posts) -

I play the keyboard and the bass guitar.

#40 Posted by Hyper_Hedgehog (86 posts) -

I play bass and acoustic guitar.

#41 Posted by legend_cloud (359 posts) -

I can play the piano.

#42 Posted by sponge3164 (407 posts) -
Timma1083 said:
"I do play a real instrument, however its not a guitar, bass, or drums  :P
"
same haha
I play Alto Saxophone, Euphonium, practicing keyboard atm. I also want to buy a bass soon.
#43 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

I play the piano, although I took a break for a few years and have tried to get back into playing.

#44 Posted by Stokes (201 posts) -

Little bit of Piano and a little bit of guitar.  But man does guitar take a while to get good at.

#45 Posted by ExoM7 (173 posts) -

I play guitar, bass, drums, and sing quite well imho...Rock Band is kind of useless to me. But I enjoy it anyway.

#46 Posted by JNYR (112 posts) -

I've been playing guitar for about 5 years, I started learning bass guitar about 5 months ago and I've become pretty good at it.

#47 Posted by ouvintes (61 posts) -

Guitar, bass and programming. Instruments are hard to learn and I'm a lazy ass so I'm impressed I ended up being a musician.
I think for those who lack the body coordination to play real instruments, programming music on a computer can be a lot of fun. Isn't there going to be a creation mode in the next Rock Band or Guitar Hero ?

#48 Posted by audecide (10 posts) -

Guitar, Bass (i've even taken a lick at upright -- which EVERYONE should at least take a picture of themselves at least holding an upright bass, you'll at least have one really cool picture of yourself that way, especially if you're in a suit), Piano, Saxophone, Recorder (if you want to count it -- hot cross buns damnit!), and i'm slowly but surely learning drums.

I also do music recording/programming and such, have a B.A. that says I can run a live sound board, and currently working on getting similar pieces of paper that say I can run a studio sound board and that i'm a master of ProTools.

#49 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

Nope, none at all.

#50 Posted by Manks (836 posts) -

I play guitar and violin.  I played piano when I was 9. 

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