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I want (apart from a million pounds, an F430, a cabana boy and a pony):
- a hobby that allows me to meet New Shiny People and get out of the house; and
- to play an instrument again.

Hence the poll :) For reference: I got to grade 6 recorder when I was 13, grade 5 clarinet at 16, I had around 18 months of violin lessons before getting *seriously* ill, had electric guitar lessons in lower 6th, and electric bass in upper 6th. I have all the intruments listed except for a keyboard; if I learned that I'd buy a small electric one & teach myself for a while to see how it went. I can get a note out of anything except brass, and (despite what I think of my voice, thanks to That Man) I'm told I'm very musical with an excellent sense of rhythm (baby). I know singing is what I've gone on about most lately, but any serious lessons are going to involve some singing :)

So:

[Poll #637528]


ETA And tell me why, dammit! Ta ;)

Date: 2005-12-20 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lark-ascending.livejournal.com
Which one do you *like* best?

Date: 2005-12-21 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
I love the sound of strings, and I like folk music, but playing on my own's a bit of a bugger, as is tuning.

I love piano, and could play Proper Music on my own with it, but don't have one.

I'll sing regardless - I'm just unsure whether or not ot have lessons :)

Clarinet has blues & soul (and the Muppets theme), and has the advantage that I used to be competent.

I want it all!

Date: 2005-12-21 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lark-ascending.livejournal.com
Well speaking as a singer you can get a surprising amount out of lessons; singing is a whole-body skill and you'll be amazed how much your voice improves with some proper tuition.

Date: 2005-12-20 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borusa.livejournal.com
Why, dammit?

Volume. Nothing beats playing the riff to "Sunshine Of Your Love" very loudly indeed.

Date: 2005-12-21 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
Good point, well made :)

Date: 2005-12-21 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzerain.livejournal.com
Blame Heather here. She says you "look like a bass player, in a good way"

(I'm assuming she means, not in a Sid Vicious type of vacant expressioned way)


Me, I'd say play what you enjoy most; you used to be a good violinist, I recall you once saying? I assume you're looking for something different

Date: 2005-12-21 10:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
I enjoy all of them, saving piano/keyboard, which I've only poked at while at friends' houses.

Date: 2005-12-21 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-s-b.livejournal.com
if you'd have put "piano" I might have voted for a keyboard instrument, but synth? Yuck. Gotta be guitar. If you can play electric guitar you can play bass and accoustic too, and electric is more fun. But you're not having my baby Marshall :P

Date: 2005-12-21 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
I'd *like* to play piano (whee, Chopin! Whee, Bach!) but don't have space. If I learn on keyboard, I'll at least have some experience of reading 2 lines of music at once should I ever be able to get an upright.

I don't want your baby Marchall :p I have a floor-shaking thing anyway :p

Date: 2005-12-21 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com
Can't say exactly why, I guess it's something I'd love to hear you play.

Date: 2005-12-21 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
...Interesting idea! Sounds great (the idea & the instrument), but I'd need a small Celtic version due to space issues. Not sure how easy it would be to find people to play *with*, either.

Date: 2005-12-21 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com
True, the harp tends to be a solo instrument if it isn't part of an orchestra.

Date: 2005-12-21 07:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] munchkinott.livejournal.com
I figured I can play a violin - so with you one the strings too, I just need to pervert a few cellists and convert a few rock chicks to the viola and VOILA! The TGT Chamber Orchestra is formed!

...

Well it was a good idea at the time. *pouts*

Date: 2005-12-21 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
*Grins* Pervy cellists, eh? Sounds fab!

Date: 2005-12-21 10:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tooth-fairy.livejournal.com
I've got a flute you can use if you want to try learning the flute

Date: 2005-12-21 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddingcat.livejournal.com
Hmmm... Thanks, but overall I think I prefer the music you can find for the other things I've mentioned. I'm not really a falutist at heart :)

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