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Musical Hubbers?

  1. RJSkains profile image58
    RJSkainsposted 8 years ago

    I was watching TV the other night and saw a show that said, "People who play an instrument are more likely to excell academically than people who don't play anything at all."

    I thought, "excelling academically is basically another term for 'smart'."

    So when I thought of smart, I thought of Hubbers!

    Which leads me to my questions...

    Do you play an instrument? If so, what do you play? What is your favorite piece of music to play?

    I play trumpet, and my favorite piece of music to play is the Zanzibar trumpet solo by Freddie Hubbard.

    Your turn!

    1. TrinaLynne profile image83
      TrinaLynneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The flute, piccolo and the baritone sax. As far as pieces I love to play; Greensleeves Rhapsody on flute and piccolo and as far as the sax I love all the pieces I've played because its a dominant background instrument in jazz.

    2. KT pdx profile image83
      KT pdxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I play drums:  snare, set (well, used to, I had to sell mine), and hand drums.  I also sort of play piano, and play harmonica.  I used to play handbells until my wrists gave out.

      My favorite type of music to play on drums is orchestra accompaniment.  When I was in college, I'd accompany the choir on various pieces, on snare and cymbals mostly.

      I have written a few songs, just the basic tune and words, but nothing major.  Well, I wrote the words to the school song for my elementary school when I was in third grade, but other than that nothing that has been published.  wink

  2. Jen's Solitude profile image87
    Jen's Solitudeposted 8 years ago

    Well, I play at the guitar. big_smile I use it to relax, so my 'favorite' is everything on the favorites list of my MP3 player, a little bit of everything.

  3. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I play the piano, I have a beautiful white grand piano,it is magic.

    1. RooBee profile image76
      RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds lovely - how I wish I could play the piano!

  4. RooBee profile image76
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't exactly refer to myself as a musician, per se, but I love to play around on the guitar for my own pleasure.

    I can fake many rock songs quite well - good enough for a campfire, anyhow.

    She's dancing to my mooosic~
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  5. frogdropping profile image87
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I can play the sticks

  6. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    ROFL frogdropping what type of sticks? Haha Roobee love the cow, boy he can move can't he?

  7. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    http://www.hitzone.org/graphics/funny/images/51909.gif

  8. kblover profile image89
    kbloverposted 8 years ago

    Used to play the violin in high school. I loved playing "Winter" by Vivaldi

    If trying to "write" music on the PC counts, I do that now and again - actually finished one composition with my mother (she wrote the lyrics and I put the music and computer singer to it)

  9. Everyday Miracles profile image86
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    I learned on the flute, but I'm not especially good with it. Same with the piano (self taught). I enjoy playing Fur Elise on the piano smile

  10. Pete Maida profile image61
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    I play guitar and keyboard and I play both and the dummy level.

  11. My Inner Jew profile image68
    My Inner Jewposted 8 years ago

    ha!  does rock band count?  I have played the flute and taught myself to play bits and pieces on the piano.

  12. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I am a great singer, how about we form a band.....we will rock the house down...I just need to spray paint a black strip down the centre back of my hair and we will be hot to trot guys.(blondie)

  13. abhitgo profile image56
    abhitgoposted 8 years ago

    I'm a bassist of my band..
    My band is called Skaadus

  14. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Any vacancies in your band ?? smile smile smile

  15. abhitgo profile image56
    abhitgoposted 8 years ago

    Ha Ha... Ya need a pianist..

  16. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I am a great pianist. Plus a singer...I would do your band great justice I think smile smile smile smile
    P.s Can dance too ROFL

  17. abhitgo profile image56
    abhitgoposted 8 years ago

    lol
    Ohh Great... Your hired then...

  18. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Wooo Hoooooooo oh yea. Am going straight to the salon to get my hair done........I will bring my pole too for my pole dancing.....I am now officially a rocker ROFL. Line up folks if you would like an autograph. I will be on the next plane to your country. Ummm...which country is it ???

  19. abhitgo profile image56
    abhitgoposted 8 years ago

    lol lol lol lol
    Its India

  20. abhitgo profile image56
    abhitgoposted 8 years ago

    Hey you really play a piano... I read your earlier post now.. Good to know..

  21. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Yes I honestly do. I have a beautiful grand piano sitting behind me. My grandfather was a pianist who played in the US for a living, he jammed with Louie Armstrong, and many other great legends when he was alive. We all have followed his footsteps. smile smile smile

    1. RooBee profile image76
      RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is sooo awesome, bp!! What a neat-o bit of your history. Love Louie!!

  22. spiderpam profile image70
    spiderpamposted 8 years ago

    I've played Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba(Tuba mainly). I was in my high school marching band, I loved it. I don't play anymore, but I really miss it, Thanks for bringing back some good memories:)

  23. abhitgo profile image56
    abhitgoposted 8 years ago

    Thats really wonderful You must a professional by far??

  24. raiderfan profile image61
    raiderfanposted 8 years ago

    Lame-OOOO!

  25. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Yes Roobee I love Louie too "Oh What A Wonderful World".
    Abhitgo lol I try my best..

    1. profile image0
      ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He sang Hello Chollie to me at heaven door. remember that one BP? LOL
      I play the instrument of women, like a fiddle. I'll make you cry and laugh. hehe

  26. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I never heard of Hello Chollie how does that go, can u send me a demo recording..'play the instrument of women'...oh indeed you do, indeed you do. smile smile smile smile

  27. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I play the Piano and unfortunately I have so many favorite pieces to play I could name them all. smile

  28. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Wow AE two pianisits....I just knew it
    You and me I reckon we could reinvent Abba. Can you sing???

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In the shower ...lolololo big_smile Seriously I can sing a little , nothing like the vocals of American Idol. smile

  29. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    practice this one AE

    I don�t wanna talk
    About the things we�ve gone through
    Though it�s hurting me
    Now it�s history
    I�ve played all my cards
    And that�s what you�ve done too
    Nothing more to say
    No more ace to play

    The winner takes it all
    The loser standing small
    Beside the victory
    That�s her destiny

    I was in your arms
    Thinking I belonged there
    I figured it made sense
    Building me a fence
    Building me a home
    Thinking I�d be strong there
    But I was a fool
    Playing by the rules

    The gods may throw a dice
    Their minds as cold as ice
    And someone way down here
    Loses someone dear
    The winner takes it all
    The loser has to fall
    It�s simple and it�s plain
    Why should I complain.

    But tell me does she kiss
    Like I used to kiss you?
    Does it feel the same
    When she calls your name?
    Somewhere deep inside
    You must know I miss you
    But what can I say
    Rules must be obeyed

    The judges will decide
    The likes of me abide
    Spectators of the show
    Always staying low
    The game is on again
    A lover or a friend
    A big thing or a small
    The winner takes it all

    I don�t wanna talk
    If it makes you feel sad
    And I understand
    You�ve come to shake my hand
    I apologize
    If it makes you feel bad
    Seeing me so tense
    No self-confidence
    But you see
    The winner takes it all
    The winner takes it all......

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are such a nut!!!smile I will practice.smile

  30. Cris A profile image58
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    I mess with the piano cool

    1. profile image0
      ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds kind of perversive dude. LOL

  31. profile image0
    Feline Prophetposted 8 years ago

    I always wanted to play the maracas...how hard can it be to go out there and shake 'em around a bit? tongue

  32. Anna Marie Bowman profile image91
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 8 years ago

    I play piano a little, and I can sing, but only when no one is around.  I get nervous when I think someone might actually hear me.

  33. LondonGirl profile image87
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    My mother is a part-time professional singer (it's bloody badly paid, though!). She also plays the piano. All 4 of us learned the piano, and one of my sisters and I learned the violin, my other sister the flute, and my brother the trombone.

  34. profile image0
    notorious_HAIposted 8 years ago

    Haven't touched one in years but I played classical guitar and self-taught keyboard.

    At one stage my little brother was learning how to play the clarinet and he'd try to play along with me when I took my guitar out.  It usually sounded like classical guitar accompanied by a dying donkey.  When he broke his clarinet it was the best thing that could happen to music.

  35. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I play guitar and sing, I have a 1977 Martin D28 that I love. My son plays guitar and sings, my daughter, drums, Guitar and vocals as well.We also have a piano, but no serious players yet.

  36. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    I've been playing guitar since about 1980 (had one years experience 29 times)and started playing banjo a couple of years ago. I can just about do a pretty mean "Duelling Banjos :-) )

    I also enjoy percussion, and play taiko and the djembe drum.

    You probably haven't heard of Taiko.
    This is a Japanese art form  which is a combination of percussion, dance, and martial arts. It certainly is good to keep you fit!

    I play with a Taiko group in Hobart. Here's a clip of some of our group performing at a recent Taiko festival in Melbourne. After the kids intro section, the precision you'll see is fairly awesome.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CroFOrm88RM

    This is a free form jam session from workshop I attended a little while ago. (No, you won't see me drumming - I took the film :-)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uc1dvFIg50

    I hope you can see why Taiko is somewhat addictive. (We build our drums out of wine barrels, after we drink the contents)
    Cheers,
    Eric G.

  37. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I use to play the flute now a keyboard, lol big_smile my sons play electric, bass, classical and acoustic guitars plus keyboard lol I had to keep them busy n out of mischief wink hehe

  38. Pearldiver profile image82
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Koh Nee Chee Whaaaa  O Yea!!

    I am a Master of the Art of Playing the Fool... smile

    I am happy to audition for you.. smile

    Argh re gar toe

  39. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Omg we have some really talented Hubbers, it figures as a lot of artistic people play some kind of instrument as well as write, a lot of piano players too, that is so cool guys

  40. packerpack profile image60
    packerpackposted 8 years ago

    Ok let me be different. I play nothing!

  41. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    I am a singer-songwriter and my main instrument is the guitar. I don't have a single favourite song so can't answer that but as covers some of the songs I like to play are Stand By Me, Let It Be, Horse With No Name, Redemption Song and Keep on Rockin`in The Free World.

  42. Shalini Kagal profile image79
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    I mess with the piano and the guitar - haven't got far with either big_smile

  43. Capable Woman profile image62
    Capable Womanposted 8 years ago

    Drums.

    I like to try and copy Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix) and Jon Bonham (Led Zeppelin).

 
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