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17 April 2016
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I can play guitar, bass, drums, a bit of piano and I used to play French horn(don’t ask me why)

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I can play quite a few classic songs on the Fisher Price xylophone a-hard-days-night-george-10

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God I remember those

17 April 2016
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Didn’t know about this thread!

Piano/keyboards: teaching myself from 13yo but not amazingly competent. I just bought a 2-octave synth so it’s exercising those old braincells but unfortunately it’s monophonic so I can’t practice chords yet, I’ll get a polysynth for that 😀 Learning to use electronic hardware is fun. But I can play some Bach and I learnt Solace by Scott Joplin which is nice to play. Also if you are a pianist, try learning some Eric Satie, the Gymnopaedies suite is subtle and addictive.

Guitar/Bass: Again, taught myself when i was about 19. I’m not a great guitarist, I learnt to fingerpick though. I want to get an electric guitar cos they’re easier to play and I need one for songs. I’ve got a terrible acoustic that needs new strings, and I don’t play it enough. Bass I picked up at 20 and ended up in a few bands over the years. I’m pretty good, just not a virtuoso or anything, and I’ve gotten back into playing and practicing again in the last few years. Speaking of singing and playing bass, it’s really good to practice this, it helps free your sense of rhythm. I’m still trying to do some XTC and Police songs.

Ukulele: I’ve just picked this up a couple of months ago, and I love them. Great portable little things that make certain songs and chords really pop. I’m a little shocked at how easy it is to think in ukulele compared to my steel string guitar. Something odd going on there! Learn Gus Kahn songs! He wrote or co-wrote most of the good old 20’s standards.

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18 April 2016
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Silly Girl already noted 
I play guitar too much and a smidge of ukulele and not much piano. 

Also a smidge of bass, whenever I can get my hands on one. ‘Money‘, mostly a-hard-days-night-john-6 Doomp deembadoomp don dun done ding doomp deembadoomp Dom dun done ding… yeah a-hard-days-night-george-4

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18 April 2016
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I think I must be frustrated bass player although I haven’t really got a clue.  I have a cheap bass guitar that doesn’t actually work if you connect it up but I’m just happy to play it quietly anyway.  I haven’t tried ‘Money’ but my first attempt was David Bowie’s ‘China Girl’.  It’s not that hard but good fun to learn.  Paul always make his bass playing interesting, I can never resist pom poming along to Honey Pie .  

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I used to play Bass, but never any good, nor could I sing like Sir Paul!!!!!

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i play piano, guitar, a little drums, a little bass, a little sax, and i just got a free clarinet i’m trying to learn

i also am am a classically trained baritone and a lennon trained rocker

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18 April 2016
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I play instruments.

Times I find it hard to say / With useless words getting in my waySuprised about this one.Sad about this one

18 April 2016
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^^sigh a-hard-days-night-paul-7
Guitar, bass, a little ukulele*, and possibly drums, last I heard, though he’ll not tell you, but I’m his Official Stalker so I know. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

*most ukuleles are rather small a-hard-days-night-john-6

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^Thanks SiliGirl for officially-stalkering, much obliged.a-hard-days-night-john-1(Can you remind me to PM you?a-hard-days-night-paul-4)

I can also play the trumpet badly and I have a keyboard, although I can only play chords.

There we go, it wasn’t as hard as I thought…a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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18 April 2016
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See, that weren’t so bad. a-hard-days-night-john-6 I helped, do I get a 50% share of royalties? a-hard-days-night-george-10 

@pepperland, PM me and that’s an order,a-hard-days-night-paul-5 even though (due to the current tightness of my schedule) I probably shan’t respond till next year month week. a-hard-days-night-paul-4 

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I’ve never taken any actual music lessons, but I’m planning on learning piano soon

22 April 2016
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I play piano, I started taking lessons a couple of years ago, I am actually finding it very difficult as an adult to learn a skill.  Moral of the story is don’t give it up as a child. 

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I learnt guitar but just to know how to play beatle songs, i know at least 3 songs from each album.

I have a dreadnought d-41 very similar to the one paul uses in blackbird.  Her name is Pam, (polythene)

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natureaker said
I’ve never taken any actual music lessons, but I’m planning on learning piano soon

Oh, and here I am over a month later, now I actually take piano! I don’t know much, but I’m working on it. Starting to learn a random, small piece with both hands

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Keyboards & guitar. Funny tho, not until my 20’s. My friends that DID play guitar in the mid 60’s (high school) could never play along with the Beatles recordings, because G Martin hardly ever recorded them straight. SO, you had to keep re-tuning the guitar because he played with the variable speed, plus 60’s turntables were far from perfect. Somehow we survived pre-digital age music, tho. Thank God !

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SaxonMothersSon said
My friends that DID play guitar in the mid 60’s (high school) could never play along with the Beatles recordings, because G Martin hardly ever recorded them straight. SO, you had to keep re-tuning the guitar because he played with the variable speed, plus 60’s turntables were far from perfect. Somehow we survived pre-digital age music, tho. Thank God !

Yep, I’d know about that. a-hard-days-night-paul-3 Not the 60s turntable bit, but the fact that the Beatles were (almost) NEVER recorded in concert pitch, as far as I can tell– the Help ! album is especially flat. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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Wow I didn’t know this existed.

(in order of proficiency) Drums, piano, guitar, tambourine.

I also have a $100 violin that I don’t use a/a.

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Wow, you all play a lot of instruments! I only play the saxophone but that’s the best instrument in the world anywaya-hard-days-night-george-10 

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