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Instruments You Wish You Played #2661699
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We all here at this forum love piano the best, I would hazard to guess.

But, what other instrument(s) do you wish you played?

I wish I could stand violin (too squeaky in the left ear). I play viola a little--much better in the ear.

This guy plays otamatone (a sort of electronic erhu) so well, it almost makes me want to take it up. laugh



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Re: Instruments You Wish You Played [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2661710
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Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi
We all here at this forum love piano the best, I would hazard to guess.

But, what other instrument(s) do you wish you played [well]?
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Piano ... I'm still trying!

Cheers!


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I wish I had continued studying the cello ( stopped as a young teenager). .... but there are not enough hours in the day to study both piano and cello right now

Would love to snap my fingers and be able to play the clarinet well ... never tried it


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Re: Instruments You Wish You Played [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2661747
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Cello, harp and saxophone are the first that come to mind. The latter I almost bought some time ago but I am a bit worried about my practice time so decided to stick to the piano for now...

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The instrument I loved when I was a kid was the violin, because I'd heard a fair amount really great violin music and playing on the radio. Sure, there was a lot of fine piano playing, too, but the violin really got to me in a way that piano did not. In fact, the very first recording I bought in my entire life was of Issac Stern playing the Brahms concerto. It seems like an important choice for me at the time, since I was only allowed one and didn't know when I might get another

But, since we had a piano at home (and at school and at church), that's what I took up. And I loved it, of course, even if it wasn't quite the same as my feeling for the violin. Later, in school, I played clarinet, since we had a band (but no orchestra, so, no violins). And as school progressed, I also took up the bassoon and the baritone saxophone. And played the occasional percussion instrument if the need arose. Finally, in college, I had a semester of violin - learning a bit about each orchestral instrument family was required for my major at the time. It was a disaster! But still, I think if I'd been born into a situation where a violin and teacher were available, that would have been my "natural" first instrument of choice.

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I think if I had to learn another instrument it would be the cello. Among the winds, I'd pick the clarinet, and of the brass the horn would be my choice.


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Re: Instruments You Wish You Played [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2661809
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Maybe the tromboon as well (Mark C!!)

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Id go for cello too. I was considering taking string lessons next summer just to get a feel for it, because I accompany quite a few violinists. Violin seems too hazardous for the hearing with the instrument right next to your ear. It also scared me because of the unergonomic position of the left arm and hand that makes me concerned for my thumb (had issues with it from playing piano). Maybe cello wouldn't be any better with respect to those issues.

I played oboe in high school and took private lessons through the school. I just never wanted to practice it. Piano was so much more enjoyable having the complete musical picture instead of just one line.


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Viola.
I think it's the most beautiful string instrument.

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Re: Instruments You Wish You Played [Re: BruceD] #2661851
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Originally Posted by BruceD
Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi
We all here at this forum love piano the best, I would hazard to guess.

But, what other instrument(s) do you wish you played [well]?
[...]


Piano ... I'm still trying!

Cheers!

laugh

I've toyed with learning the violin so I could learn to play Massenet's "Meditation" from Thais and Saint Saens' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso". Dream on.


Best regards,

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Originally Posted by gooddog

I've toyed with learning the violin so I could learn to play Massenet's "Meditation" from Thais and Saint Saens' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso". Dream on.


If you learn flute you can still play the Saint-Saens. Flute is easier than violin.


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Great thread. I wish I played the cello. In addition to its beautiful tone, it is much more portable than even the heaviest portable digital piano. Then there is fretless electric bass. I have started bass lessons and plan to continue with them. Only thing is, I love playing my Grand and have made great strides in my playing. I will have to carve out days to dedicate to it. The cello will remain a dream for now.


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Re: Instruments You Wish You Played [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2661882
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Banjo, and I am not kidding. I still hope, in my old age, to learn to pick a little.

I have great admiration for good pickers, not just for their talent and skill, but for their love of the type of music they play.

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Originally Posted by Music Me
Great thread. I wish I played the cello. In addition to its beautiful tone, it is much more portable than even the heaviest portable digital piano. Then there is fretless electric bass. I have started bass lessons and plan to continue with them. Only thing is, I love playing my Grand and have made great strides in my playing. I will have to carve out days to dedicate to it. The cello will remain a dream for now.


Of course. But, unless you become a virtuoso and can play the Bach Solo Cello Suites, you still need an accompaniment. That is one of the drawbacks of so many solo instruments, isn't it? A work can't be completed until it is performed with its accompaniment.

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If I wanted to learn to play the harp, I would have to do so in this life. Goodness knows I won't be going anywhere in the next one where harps are supplied smile

Cheers!


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Re: Instruments You Wish You Played [Re: gooddog] #2661909
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Originally Posted by gooddog

I've toyed with learning the violin so I could learn to play Massenet's "Meditation" from Thais and Saint Saens' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso". Dream on.

LOL, I studied violin at uni very briefly. Classes were Saturday morning -and most of us were hung-over (that's what you do at uni)- but I was so proud of tuning the string to play the S-S Danse Macabre. My prof seems not to have been impressed, but we weren't with him either.


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I am a former clarinetist. It was very satisfying to "swell" a long note - I miss that on the piano!

And I also used to play bluegrass banjo - even played in an amateur band. It's the only instrument where I can improvise. The chord progressions are simple, the banjo can play in one or two keys (G/D) thanks to a capo, and it relies on a variety of standard licks - instant improv.

Now piano takes all my time...

Sam

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I learned the flute and bass as a kid and was quite good at both. I stopped the bass in the 8th grade, though. I played flute and then primarily piccolo all the way through college with the symphony orchestra and also the wind ensemble. However 25+ years later, I now sound like a 7th grader when I try to play. (sigh)

Instrument I wish I could play? Trumpet or trombone. Oh man, do I *WISH* I could play a brass instrument. Every time I hear the Star Wars theme or the soundtrack to Lord of the Rings, I'm so jealous of people who can play that themselves.

At least I birthed two trumpeters and a trombone player. And sometimes when they all happen to be home at the same time, I can get them to play Star Wars for me. laugh


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Great thread. I'm also in the wannabe cellist club. I did try, but for three months it sounded like deranged whale song and I couldn't take it any longer.

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