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I play "at" the piano. :mrgreen: I can read music just fine but getting the connection from my brain to my fingers takes a little longer than it should sometimes.

My sister, however, is proficient. That would be 88keys; maybe she'll check in later and tell us about it. :D I think she is also working on another instrument.

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Just piano, mostly by ear


:o Most people I know just play with their fingers. You are so talented! :wink:
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Hello, Dadof4. I'm 88keys, a mom of 4. LOL I play the piano, I can play the organ if the situation requires it, and I recently bought a violin. I am privileged to use my abilities in our church on a weekly basis as church pianist.

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I play the piano and have since I was 5 years old(miss my piano dearly here--have only seen one in a store that was like so far out of my price range I know it'll never make it to the Christmas list let alone the top)--- anyone got a piano they want to donate???? I do play the keyboard at church, but it just isn't the same. I can play the organ if I absolutely have to, but it's not my favorite.

I want to learn to play the violin and/or the flute. Everyone here in Guatemala is required to learn how to play the flute in school (don't ask me--makes no sense at all), so maybe the violin would be better choice--I like to be different.

Rhonda

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My instrument playing began when my cousin gave me his trumpet. I played that untill all 4 french horn players graduated in one year and then switched to french horn (an easy switch). I asked my band teacher if I could also learn to play the baritone saxophone, and he gave me a few lessons. After a couple of lesson, I began to play it in our church orchestra.

From there, I have learned the following:

alto sax
tenor sax
clarinet
flute
oboe
baritone
piano
mountain dulcimer
hammered dulcimer
bowed psaltry
trombone (but not very well)

I also own the following, but have not learned how to play them yet:

zither (mint condition from Germany)
pianolin (kind of like a violin with chord strings running down the middle of it)
wooden flute and fife

Learning instruments has always come easy for me. I have challenged a lady in our church that writes music to give me any instrument, and in 15 minutes, I will play a song on it. She once gave me a "Nose Flute" and asked me to play it. She was surprised when she came back in 15 minutes to hear Beethoven's Fifth Symphony being played on it.

I love music, and have even written some arrangements for brass groups and even a french horn quintet.

Well, anyway, have a good day everyone.

Trent

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Sounds like the Lord gave you quite a talent - keep using it for the Lord's glory!


bowed psaltry


I read that one too fast, and thought it said pastry! :saywhat I was thinking that it would be tasty, but wouldn't want to play it!
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Thanks, I forgot about the tuba - I play that one as well. How I play it is differnt though. I don't read bass clef very well, so I read the bass clef as treble clef and transpose down 1/2 step and use the trumpet fingerings. I know it sounds hard, but it works for me.

Trent

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I play the flute, piano, clarinet, and play at the dulcimer. I mess around with my son's saxophone some, but I wouldn't call it playing! I am so thankful the Lord allows me to play in church and use what I enjoy the most to serve Him. I plunked the piano until four years ago when my husband said I could start taking lessons, in December I became the church pianist. I started playing the flute when I was 8 years old, and that is my favorite to play. (Although since I took the piano at church, I don't seem to get to play my flute much anymore!)

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God has blessed me with the ability to play the clarinet. Since our church is so small, we don't have anybody who plays the piano very well. I seem to be the only faithful person who is somewhat accomplished on an instument, so I get to play my clarinet while we are singing our hymns.

I didn't have any idea as a lost student in a public school that God was preparing me in my band classes to be used of Him in the future. I'm just glad I get to use a talent He has given me to serve Him. :mrgreen:

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The piano is the only instrument I can play with a level of proficiency. I also have taught it for 3 years.

I took one year of lessons in trumpet, but I haven't played it in several years (probably since I no longer own a trumpet).

The next instrument I would like to learn is the guitar.

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