Other Instruments Being Played During Shutdown

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Tom Grattan, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. Tom Grattan

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    Since all of this BS has started I've been playing other instruments besides the Tele that I don't normally use/play that much. I always found that if I learn/play different instruments it really helps my playing with the guitar (my core instrument). What other instrument/s are you playing and do you think it has any effect on your chops. The Travlin' Man. Travelin'Manf9ff79aaec8c841827edbe3cd11be98d.jpg
     
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    Engine Swap Tele-Afflicted

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    This. Helps with hand strength and working on intonation.

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    Cool statue. It has been 4 or 5 years since i got a lap steel, but i still need to really get into it. It is difficult ! it is fun, but i have more with guitar, so that is why i have never really got into it.

    Next year for sure. ( I said that on that forum 3 years ago.)
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    Started learning tenor saxophone in March. I find it interesting how the physical limitations of an instrument shape the way they are utilized. As guitar players, we're really only limited by the number of fingers and how far we can stretch. Try playing Cmaj9 with all chord tones, no inversions (you probably can't). On saxophone, you can only play one note at a time and are limited by your lung capacity. Thinking like a horn player will definitely make your guitar solos simpler and more melodic, and the theory learned on guitar is instantly applicable to saxophone too.
     
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    I can't even play harmonica without passing out.
     
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    Leo P, a legendary entertainer.

     
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    The other guys are pretty good too. but maybe they don't have the charisma leo has. Or maybe it is the hair i don't know.
     
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    My good keyboard, although I use it 95% as a piano.
     
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    I began playing more Soprano Ukulele. I enjoy guitar as much as ever, but I felt I was
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    Since I've been recording mostly by myself, I've been programming drums (with a drum pad, so I'm more or less actually playing the parts), keyboards and bass.

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    I got into playing my Martin 00015M and D-18.
     
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    Since I'm the official drummer here, i've been doing drums & stuff:

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    Cymbals are ALWAYS changing:

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    Mandolin master now... lots of keys and bass practice
     
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    I noodle on my clarinets.

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    For some reason, I got serious about bluegrass banjo again. I'm entertaining the pipe dream of ripping off a moody piece at 160 bpm at some point. Virus-induced self torture?
     
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    I learned to play the piano back in April this year. Wish I had YouTube when learning the guitar...so much easier...
     
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