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I recently took up the bass. I now know two songs. Has anyone else taken up a new instrument?
Thinking of trying the tin whistle. I would LOVE to learn the uilleann pipes!
Rock that bass SG!
(04-04-2015 09:44 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]Thinking of trying the tin whistle. I would LOVE to learn the uilleann pipes!
Rock that bass SG!

Gunga....you learn ANY instrument you want. I am playing bass by reading tablature. I couldn't read note one. I Have the greatest faith you can learn any instrument. JAM ON!!!!!!Smile
I have been practicing piano, learning some older Beatles tunes. Rock that bass SG!
Recently did a lil song for our granddaughter GW with pan flute, very pretty tone!
(04-04-2015 09:50 PM)smoker guy Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-04-2015 09:44 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]Thinking of trying the tin whistle. I would LOVE to learn the uilleann pipes!
Rock that bass SG!

Gunga....you learn ANY instrument you want. I am playing bass by reading tablature. I couldn't read note one. I Have the greatest faith you can learn any instrument. JAM ON!!!!!!Smile

I actually play several instruments. The one I wish I could play well tho, is keyboards. I just can't wrap my brain around playing 2 different clefs at the same time. I always wished I could play Bach on keyboards....
(04-05-2015 05:09 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-04-2015 09:50 PM)smoker guy Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-04-2015 09:44 PM)Gungawoman Wrote: [ -> ]Thinking of trying the tin whistle. I would LOVE to learn the uilleann pipes!
Rock that bass SG!

Gunga....you learn ANY instrument you want. I am playing bass by reading tablature. I couldn't read note one. I Have the greatest faith you can learn any instrument. JAM ON!!!!!!Smile

I actually play several instruments. The one I wish I could play well tho, is keyboards. I just can't wrap my brain around playing 2 different clefs at the same time. I always wished I could play Bach on keyboards....
You can do it!!!!!!!Big Grin
Finding time to practice is the hard part, harder the more wrapped up with work and other stuff you get, but the biggest mountain I have to climb is the Chapman Stick. I got a 12-string a few years ago and still haven't really dove into it. For the uninitiated, go hunt down a Tony Levin video - Peter Gabriel, Crim, Eros' Tutte Storie album, or just Stick Men - or "Wondering Up And Down" by the '80s prog-jazz-pop band Psy•S - the tune I've picked as my first to try adapting (shut up, Yoda!,) mostly because it's got an excellent melody on top of the bass. (I would be remiss if I didn't link the great vid that tipped me off to the song in the first place, done by Chris Martino, a master at setting travel videos to music - also with much better audio, straight from the "Atlas" album.)

A seriously tough row to hoe though - the Stick is set up backward, upside-down and inside-out from the guitar, so I'll be needing to burn a few million new synapses. It was either that or Rurutia's super-mellow "Gola" with the treble strings run through a piano patch on the Roland, but I gave up on that one because the behavior of that patch is prohibitively flakey no matter how I set it up, and the vocal melody of that tune is too repetitive for use as an instrumental. The Psy•S melody "goes places," as my classic-jazz-steeped Dad would say.

I snagged a Saw-Ou at a temple in Ayutthaya a long time ago too, but haven't had (or made) the time to do anything with it besides annoy cats and birds. One day I plan on putting a piezo pickup in there and running it through a wah and a gnarly amp and maybe a ring modulator. Played properly and non-perverted by American Belew disciples, it's supposed to sound like this, though I think this guy's using the Chinese model, which has a slightly different headstock.
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I am constantly learning a new instrument...because I try to play almost everything! That means I am equally bad at everything because i am spread way too thin but i like the "contact" of trying so many different instruments. I fancy myself a composer so of course I need to know a bit about the instruments I want to write for. But keys, flutes and drums are my main instruments.

Gungawoman: you CAN do it! Many of us are familiar with the treble clef so the right hand is easy but like you, i am slow with the bass clef. I just cheat a bit at times and write out some of the note names on my sheet music so that I can play NOW and learn the bass clef a bit as I go. Start with easy Bach an move out. And play at a slow tempo. Not only is it easier but you learn it better too.
Me fooling around today. But of a mess up near the end of the song. http://youtu.be/QUbKRRkQ_Cc
The newest song I learned on my new bass...

https://youtu.be/r-14_kEywuEd
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