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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Musekatcher, Oct 28, 2020.
Sinatra always said his instrument was the microphone. I agree with him and so didn't vote.
That and keys. And bass.
So yeah, still no vote here.
I've bounced around many different instruments. Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, etc. Banjo is #1, Viola is #2...but my Viola is a "vertical Viola", played like a 'cello.
I cannot pronate my wrist sufficiently play a violin/viola under my chin. I took up the 'cello at age 55...and when I got good enough to start more challenging pieces, my teacher realized my 55yr old hands just weren't going to stretch out as needed. She said I'd be better suited to the Viola's scale.
I gave up the 'cello...but I knew about various baroque instruments that were smaller and still played vertically. Eventually I found Carleen Hutchens' designs and bought a Chinese made copy. Perfect!
I play a lot of clawhammer banjo. Born poor in Appalachia. Grandson of a coal miner, son of a mill worker. In the blood.
I've got a C melody. Where does the term "fish horn" come from? I've not heard that?
Not a joke.
Played trombone a little when I was a kid. It is really a fun instrument.
Sadly I no longer have the wind for it (never smoked), and it won't be comin' back
I play guitar, lap steel and bass, and that’s the order I got interested in each. At this point guitar is probably third in playing frequency. I play bass pretty well but my lap steel skills need more work than the other two, so I am spending more time on that.
I still suck pretty bad.
Also under current conditions band activity (bass) is halted, and I’m working on a recording with an e-mail buddy in England, and it’s pretty weird, and neither of us plays drums. I would like to, someday, but for now I am trying to learn to program real-sounding software drums. Is fake drums a fourth instrument? Maybe...
I would love-love-love to get me a guitarrón one of these days and learn to play that. It would be kind of cool to learn to play actual Mexican music on it, but I’d like to have one whether I learned to do that or not.