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I play the guitar, piano, bass, some harmonica and can drum some fairly simple beats.

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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I can play piano, and I'm planning to learn guitar very soon, and maybe bass afterwards. I'd drum but I'm awful at timekeeping.

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I play piano (kind-of), I'm left-handed and I play the parts my right hand should be playing with my left. If only left-handed pianos were more popular! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

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As I've mentioned many times elsewhere, I play bass. I'd like to learn guitar and piano as well.

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I play basic piano, but I stopped the lessons a few years ago. Every so often I find a song on internet and attempt to play it on the piano. 

 

I have recently started doing guitar, not lessons or anything, mainly just YouTube... Right now, I am trying to master "Love Me Do" apparently it is really easy, well not for me ahdn_paul_01 I only started doing guitar because of The Beatles, I really wanted to be able to play their songs on guitar... I'll still need a lot of practice for that!

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Marcelo said
I play bass, guitar, melodica, harmonica, piano and charango. In this order of proficiency.

I play Charango too! I didn't think anyone else knew it existed. 

We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians

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Mimi said

Marcelo said
I play bass, guitar, melodica, harmonica, piano and charango. In this order of proficiency.

I play Charango too! I didn't think anyone else knew it existed. 

I thought I was fairly well-versed with my knowledge of musical instruments, but I had never heard of the charango. Now that I've googled it, I can see that it is a small stringed instrument made out of the shell of an armadillo; it is affectionately known as the "South American ukelele." I've heard charangos being strummed by Andean bands (for instance, on Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor Pasa.") But I did not know the name of the instrument. Now, I do, so… thanks to you guys. The Youtube videos available make me want to strum the air-charango along with the music. :)

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The charango is also featured on "Duncan" (a song from Paul Simon's first solo album) played by one of the members of the Peruvian folk band "Los Incas", Jorge Milchberg (sounds like an unlikely name for a Peruvian guy, eh?) -- same band as featured on "El Condor Pasa" as Bungalow Bob mentioned above.

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The charango is also featured on "Duncan" (a song from Paul Simon's first solo album) played by one of the members of the Peruvian folk band "Los Incas", Jorge Milchberg (sounds like an unlikely name for a Peruvian guy, eh?) -- same band as featured on "El Condor Pasa" as Bungalow Bob mentioned above.

I consider Paul Simon a master craftsman songwriter. But "Duncan" stands out as an oddity. In the second verse, he sings "I was born in the boredom and the chowder"… and then in the line that's supposed to rhyme, he sings "I… headed down the turnpike for New England." So, a master craftsman songwriter rhymes "chowder" with "New England!?!" No, I'm sorry Paul, that doesn't work. I know that great tunesmiths can break the rules, and sometimes get away with close rhymes, or incorrect English, or what-have-you. But that was lazy songwriting, and just lands with a thud. You could have massaged the wording, and said something like "The call of New England kept getting louder," to rhyme it with "chowder." Something along those lines…

Listen to me; I sound like Art Garfunkel after a few-too-many after-dinner drinks, provoking his erstwhile singing partner. :D

Now, to bring this back on topic, I play guitar, piano, and tambourine… lead and rhythm tambourine. (I'm not a particularly gifted musician.)

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As I've mentioned, I got both a guitar and bass within one week. I've picked both up very well (although I'm quite slow at chord-changing), and I've learnt a few songs on both. I know others, but I've memorised these:

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As I've mentioned, I got both a guitar and bass within one week. I've picked both up very well (although I'm quite slow at chord-changing), and I've learnt a few songs on both. I know others, but I've memorised these:

                When I got my first guitar I played my way through Beatles For Sale. Thats kinda how I learned, going through all of my favorite albums at a time. Now I'm onto a rather ambitious project, namely, playing my through all the Live At The BBC material. 

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                That's what I did. I learned all of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day. I'm trying to learn some more Beatles ones right now, I only know Get Back and Let It Be currently.

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                I play guitar bass and piano. I mainly do most of Paul McCartney's stuff, such as his baselines, guitar pieces, piano parts, but I do want to try his drum parts. I never really learned that much about drums, but I do get the concepts of it. 

                Favorite basslines:

                Silly Love Songs

                Hey Bulldog

                I Saw Her Standing There

                Taxman

                Come Together

                Band On The Run

                Favorite guitar songs:

                Helter Skelter

                Blackbird

                Two of Us

                Yesterday

                Paperback Writer

                Favorite Piano:

                Live And Let Die

                Maybe I'm Amazed

                Let it Be 

                Hey Jude

                I hav e alot more songs for each one. Just my favorite songs.

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                I play a little piano, but mostly I have devoted myself to acoustic guitar.  I would die for being able to play the piano of "Lady Madonna".

                Way back many moons ago, in the mists of time B.P.C. (Before the Personal Computer, when Mankind was stumbling around actually going to the library, reading real books, and trying to find phone booths to make calls outside the house), my mom bought me an acoustic guitar and I began learning slowly.  All I did was riff on single strings (one song I particularly liked to do this on was "Polk Street Carnival" by Mandrill).  I remember clearly the day I bought my first songbooks -- to Ram and to Red Rose Speedway -- and, with a few chords under my belt, felt the joy of actually strumming along to some of the songs there.

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                Yeah, I have tried playing Lady Madonna on piano, but I just do not have that skill yet. It is the the only song that gets me.

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                My personal favourite is While My Guitar Gently Weeps, it just sounds bloody cool

                 

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                Again, on piano (same as guitar), I can play a solo fine, but don't make me play a chord (or if you do, don't make me change it). I have all the proficiency on single note at a time songs that comes from being a bassist, but I can't hit more than two notes at a time. 

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                ahdn_paul_06 It's kind of the opposite for me. I can do both solo and chords on piano - at the same time and independently - but I prefer to work with chords since I usually sing whilst playing.

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                Same I can work with both, but with chords, I can find and use better octives.

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