I am a professional musician (for almost 22 years now) who is fully proficient on all members of the following families of instruments:
I also am a vocalist and a composer (working on my fourth symphony as well as several dozen other smaller works).
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Reason for the Season? Tilt of the planet's axis. Oh, you meant the holiday season? That's easy - Feast of Saturnalia. Disagree? That's nice.
I've been playing guitar for almost 14 years. I mostly like playing LOUD electric guitar. I own an acoustic guitar, mainly for the ladies tee hee. I play the drums a little bit too. I've been in a band for 2 years now and we are finely getting serious about it. We have a show May 14th in Livermore, Cali if you wanna check us out. Be ready for mosh pitting!
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And as for me;
Originally Posted by Jazzman
I'm a sax (tenor & bari) player by trade, heart and soul; though I do take other reed gigs when need be. Clarinet, oboe, whatever. I seriously dig making music and have played with orchestras, marching bands, combos, etc. But jazz is what really moves me, and I'll play 'til I die.
I was pretty serious about singing for awhile. I have sang at numerous theme parks, sporting events, school functions, even did a wedding once.
I was chosen out of 300 people to sing the national anthem at graduation out of 300 people. I ended up choking SO BAD, even though I done that solo numerous times in front of large audiences, that I have given up ever singing again in public. I know it's dumb- ya fall off the horse ya get back on. But it was just too scarring. I did do choir in college after that, but never soloed again
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I took piano lessons for four years and have recently started playing more heavily again, but I'm no where near as good as I would like to be.
If voice counts as an instrument, I sing in our school's honor choir, but I have a feeling that when college begins next semester, I'll be giving up on my voice for the next few years.