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  1. #1 do you play an instrument? 
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    I PLAY TROMBONE!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    I was an incrediably incompetedent keyboard prescusionist for Correlieu secondary senior and, jazz bands my last concert was on tuesday the 18th of June.


    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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    I played piano for 7 years as a child, but my parents couldn't afford the lessons anymore, and I soon stopped playing regularly, so I'm a mediocre musician, but I can read music lol.

    I own a guitar and a flute also but don't play them, and I played trumpet for 3 years in high school.
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    Guitar junkie here 8) Played it as long as I can remember.

    Btw Math, what's a woodwind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    Guitar junkie here 8) Played it as long as I can remember.

    Btw Math, what's a woodwind?
    Clarinette, piccolo, and flute.
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    Hey Pen, whatcha got ? I did own up to twelve guitars at one point, but over the years sold most of 'em, including a Strat and Les Paul (Fender and Gibson, of course).

    For the poll: I play guitar and bass, both professionally. Did the high-school/bar/hotel circuit a looong time ago, then taught for almost ten years.
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    I have a piano, a set of drums, an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar and three microphones, but I don't think you could describe the sound coming from them as music.:|
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    I play electric guitar, a little bass guitar, a little piano, and I played trumpet in school, but I don't really play that anymore. I wish I could play drums but I don't have a set so I never get to work on it.
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    Gutiars, piano, keyboard, recorder. And I'm not stopping there, I'd love to play the saxaphone.
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    Played the drums for about 5 years. Had lessons for about a year..but was way too expensive, so just stopped that, and started forming/joining bands...jamming that way. Thinking of selling my kit now, as I never play it much anymore unfortunately...shame to let it go though.

    Always wanted to learn the piano/keyboard too, as I love those instruments. esp. drums + piano together.
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    Wow some of you really have big collections of instruments! I have an accoustic (standard spanish) and an electric-accoustic guitar. The electric-accoustic one has vinyl strings and a small soundbox (is that the word?), so it's really in between an electric and an accoustic one. It catches the sound and turns it into an electrical signal so it can be amplified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    Wow some of you really have big collections of instruments! I have an accoustic (standard spanish) and an electric-accoustic guitar. The electric-accoustic one has vinyl strings and a small soundbox (is that the word?), so it's really in between an electric and an accoustic one. It catches the sound and turns it into an electrical signal so it can be amplified.
    Do you mean 'pickup' ? Is it mounted in the sound hole, or under the bridge ?
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    I'm not sure what 'pickup' refers to, but the sound is caught in the sound hole and then amplified. Actually there's not much to see in the sound hole, not sure how they do it :wink:
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    I play guitar. I'm learning how to play "Alive" by Pearl Jam. I thought I might start off playing McCready's parts before the solo because I'm a little shaky on scales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    I'm not sure what 'pickup' refers to, but the sound is caught in the sound hole and then amplified. Actually there's not much to see in the sound hole, not sure how they do it :wink:
    Pickup refers to a device placed under the strings that relies on electromagnetic induction by the strings in the coils of the device for relaying which string is plucked with varying severity. I think you are describing a standard microphone that picks up on the sound produced by, again, relying on electromagnetic induction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    I'm not sure what 'pickup' refers to, but the sound is caught in the sound hole and then amplified. Actually there's not much to see in the sound hole, not sure how they do it :wink:
    Pickup refers to a device placed under the strings that relies on electromagnetic induction by the strings in the coils of the device for relaying which string is plucked with varying severity. I think you are describing a standard microphone that picks up on the sound produced by, again, relying on electromagnetic induction.
    An induction pickup won't work with non-metallic strings (Pendragon mentioned vinyl - perhaps meant nylon). Acoustic-electric guitars are often equipped with piezo pickups, not magnetic. I have an old Ovation with the piezo pickup located somehow within the bridge supports. The only thing you can see looking in the sound hole is the battery holder and a couple of wires.
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    I was thinking of magnetic induction microphones, which would still work with his nylon strings, but it seems that it probably is a Piezoelectric microphone, as you said, according to the Wiki site. Good to know! :wink:
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    Oops hehe, yea I mean nylon strings :wink:

    Yea it must be some kind of microphone, there's hardly anything visable on the guitar. I like the sound of an amplified acoustic guitar, and with nylon strings you can play with your nails/fingers instead of a plectrum. Steel strings would shred your nails to pieces. I've never gotten used to playing with a plectrum, just doesn't seem to give the same level of control as using your fingers directly on the strings. But maybe that's just because I didn't give it much practise.

    On the acoustic guitar this is my latest project (clearly that's not me playing, I'm not even close to his level). I love the 'koto' sound, which you get by playing over the hole or even on the highest frets (with your right hand).
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    My Martin electric-acoustic uses a Fishman transducer with EQ and can be used for both metal and nylon strings:

    http://www.lonestarguitars.com/fishmanpu.html

    Here is a simple one specifically for a classical guitar:

    http://www.fishman.com/products/details.asp?id=53
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    I can play the flute perfectly in my head.
    other than that, I don't play a musical instrument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivideByZero
    I can play the flute perfectly in my head.
    other than that, I don't play a musical instrument.
    I can toot my horn :P
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    I don't play any musical instrument, but I sometimes compose. :P

    This is a piano piece I wrote four years ago: http://www.ihatedelphi.com/~belinda/...squeSonata.mid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athene noctua
    I don't play any musical instrument, but I sometimes compose. :P

    This is a piano piece I wrote four years ago: http://www.ihatedelphi.com/~belinda/...squeSonata.mid
    not bad but I feel like I have heard it before
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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