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    What instrument do you play, or want to learn how to?

    I learned to play the piano.

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    I play the piano, ragtime, show tunes, classical, some pop.... a variety (I can entertain myself and accompany singalongs).  In school I played  alto and baritone saxaphones.  I have a harmonica and a banjo, both of which it would be awesome to play.  I would love to play the trumpet and drums, also.  

    carmaxable

    wow! i always wanted to play piano and never learned. you have made wonderful musical accomplishments! oh how i wish i was musically gifted!
    dowsa

    Well done Bob I have tried the piano .I can only sing .
    Bob/PKB

    I can't carry a tune in a bucket, dowsa. Would love to have a voice people wanted to hear.
    chelleanne

    I forgot to mention the harmonica. I wish I could play it like Stevie Wonder.
    Bob/PKB

    carmaxable, I don't really have much talent, I can just read the music and my fingers know where to be. Very thankful for the opportunity, though; it has provided pleasure and therapy for me since I was 7. My mom bought our piano from a family who was moving to Alaska. I have that piano in my home. Boy, it needs to be tuned! :D

    i have a keyboard and a guitar.  just pick and play with other songs for my own fun.

    itsmee

    That is talent, Tabber!

    I sing!!!! 

    Piano/HammondB3-- Professionally, I also sell pianos for a living, almost 30 years now.

    itsmee

    You are in an area where people are really able to afford good Pianos and concerts. I’m impressed, Vinny.
    Vinny

    Yes, and that is the reason i moved here from ohio almost 30 years ago. Selling pianos in the bay area of CA is the top sales area high end anything. I think you are down in the Fresno area?? You lost a good (great) pianos store there, 'Fresno Piano'.. The owner of that store is now up here -- I wish he would go back though, he's too good, he's taking my deals.. LOL!!!

    i do play the drums although it's been a while i do miss playing, but the rythem is in my heart forever..

    Bob/PKB

    I hear the drum beat over everything else. It is the heart of music.
    daren1

    I use to play in a few local bands in boston in the early 80s..lots of fun.

    I learned the trombone first, then on to the baritone, sax, percussion, bass guitar, and just a little lead guitar. I would really like to learn to play the piano though. Such a beautiful sounding instrument..

    Bob/PKB

    The trombone seems like the most difficult instrument, along with those brass instruments with only three valves.
    leeroy

    With trombone you can't be tone death, that's for sure. I think guitar was harder to learn for me you really have to get your fingers in the exact places... I suppose I should have started at a younger age?

    I play tenor and plectrum banjo and have done since I was 15. Presently I have 6 banjos, 2 of them are Vegavox which I play more than the others. My father was 5 years in the states and played for a time with Eddie Peabody. He also toured the states and Canada 2 years with, at the time, a big circus and it was his banjo that I started learning on. 

    Mr.Den

    very good and with exciting history
    Bob/PKB

    Do you play professionally?

    I would like to play the piano.

    Bob/PKB

    Look for an instructor. Interview that person for the job of teaching you.

    I wish I could play the piano, drums, guitar, and saxophone. 

    Bob/PKB

    I think you could be good at any or all of them.

    play beginner level keyboard and would like to do better. i love singing too.

    Bob/PKB

    There is an old saying, "Practice makes perfect." Nothing is perfect, but practice correctly and you will definitely improve.
    sawali

    thanks for the encouragement, Bob/PKB.

    I learned to play Guitar when I was 12 years old . Have not played in a long time. I also loved to sing while playing Guitar.

    itsmee

    I always mean to sing every day. I usually do.

    When you’re down and out
    Lift up your snout and shout
    It’s gonna be a grrreat day!
    Ann

    Thats great, itsme. I love to sing!Maybe that is why all my birds disappeared. I might have scared them away!

    piano, used to trumpet,  now no time..............

    Bob/PKB

    Hope you can find time to enjoy them again!

    Why I conduct penguins!  They look lovely while the chirp-sing.  I would love to have the voice for whale and dolphin..they tolerate me trying-LOL

    I played the guitar “professionally” for years. My audience were short people about the size of fire hydrants-my preschool kids.  I played 3 or 4 chords and just didn’t progress. When I went to sell the guitar I found out that it was way too big for my hands. I would never ever ever be able to play it. Sad, but true. I don’t want to try again.  I’ll just listen.


    I love the piano and think about getting one. I lived in a rented place that had a really good piano. I sat down and entertained myself for hours. I didn’t play known tunes ~ I made it up as I went. Loved it.

    sawali

    just sold my upright apt.size for $400!
    Vinny

    You should invest in a digital piano, small size and sounds even better than most small acoustic pianos in the same price range and also never needs tuning, sounds like a grand piano and you can play at night with headphones. If interested, I can help you decide but I won't sell in your area. Two very good ones are Yamaha and Roland. If you want a really nice low cost one, look for the Yamaha P95B-- You can find them under 500.00 and they really are amazing for the cost. :)
    itsmee

    $500 is not in the budget right now. Things will be better in ONE year. I’ll really think about Yamaha at that time. It’s kinda unbelievable!


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