What musical instruments do people play?

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I used to screech on the Viola and i now play Saxophone, but find it a bit boring. I want to start learning to play the Guitar but haven't found the time.
Why do you find the sax boring...?? I love playing it....then again i love playing jazzy stuff....

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I play the piano - its brilliant!! Im on grade 7 and the moment. I love playing pure jazz. Misty is great 4 that - can u play that?
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Why do you find the sax boring...?? I love playing it....then again i love playing jazzy stuff....

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Id love to play the sax but jus ant got time at the mo. is it hard 2 play??
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I play the piano - its brilliant!! Im on grade 7 and the moment. I love playing pure jazz. Misty is great 4 that - can u play that?
Do you have any of Eltons Johns early albums (1970-73)?

If not I'd seriously advice buying.
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:O you gave up the beautiful viola for the saxophone!!! *shocked*!

(not that i have anything against saxophones of course!)
I didn't give it up for the Saxophone. I was learning Viola at school and then i was ill for about 5 months and had no lessons. I took up Saxophone about a year later. The Viola didn't sound "beautiful" to me - perhaps it was the way i played it though.
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I play piano, flute, cello, electric guitar and i sing (chorally and as a soloist)
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i used to play the recorder (but didn't everyone?) and i did the violin and piano but i was rubbish
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I didn't give it up for the Saxophone. I was learning Viola at school and then i was ill for about 5 months and had no lessons. I took up Saxophone about a year later. The Viola didn't sound "beautiful" to me - perhaps it was the way i played it though.
Ah well. Sorry you were ill
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i used to play the recorder (but didn't everyone?) and i did the violin and piano but i was rubbish
The recorder is the vane of most peoples early childhood. A usueless instrument if there ever was one.
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The recorder is the vane of most peoples early childhood. A usueless instrument if there ever was one.
lol ahh but i used to love it - i even made my own recorder bag! C'mon you have to admit you loved it!
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Why do you find the sax boring...?? I love playing it....then again i love playing jazzy stuff....

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Whenever i play a musical instrument i can't usually be bothered to practise. I don't know what it is. Perhaps it's playing the same pieces over and over again. Another thing i hate is exams, they're meaningless and scales are such a waste of time and boring. I think i may stop lessons ansd see where i go from there.

I personally don't think the Saxophone is a hard instrument to play. You don't need really need to blow hard or anything to get a note (although some of the low notes you do) You also need quick fingers but this will improve when you start playing more advanced pieces.
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The recorder is the vane of most peoples early childhood. A usueless instrument if there ever was one.
Hmmm, i'd tend to agree, but it can be alright. A friend of mine did Grade 8 recorder and got one of the highest scores in her exam than practically anyone else has ever done! She only dropped like four marks!! *jealous*
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lol ahh but i used to love it - i even made my own recorder bag! C'mon you have to admit you loved it!
No, I can honestly say I hated it. I wanted to play 'burn down the mission' on piano. That was all I ever wanted but they kept making me learn classical music, thats why I quit piano lessons and got a private tutor to teach me the good stuff!
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I play the viola, flute and piano, and I sing (chorally not as a soloist). What about you?
I play electric guitar and the piano
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No, I can honestly say I hated it. I wanted to play 'burn down the mission' on piano. That was all I ever wanted but they kept making me learn classical music, thats why I quit piano lessons and got a private tutor to teach me the good stuff!

The recorder can sound amazing when it's played really well - my friend is a virtuoso and when you hear her play you wouldn't believe it's the same instrument they give to little kids!
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The recorder can sound amazing when it's played really well - my friend is a virtuoso and when you hear her play you wouldn't believe it's the same instrument they give to little kids!
It cannot compare to a 23/4 year old Reginald Dwight on the piano at the top of his game. Very little can.
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Piano, upto grade 8 (even though I've only got a keyboard ) Saxophone is an instrument I'd like to be able to play
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I play clarinet to grade 8
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It cannot compare to a 23/4 year old Reginald Dwight on the piano at the top of his game. Very little can.

It depends what your tastes are Elton John's fun to listen to but I love hearing really challenging music...
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Piano - got to grade 5 then stopped
Saxophone - haven't done grades, but play grade 6/7 stuff
Voice - taken grade 6 recently (got distinction...go me!) and doing grade 8 in June or July.

Music rocks!
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