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The Rabble Rouser

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Instrument Self Teaching
    #394537 - 04/02/10 01:35 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

So today I am on a mission to go to a few pawn shops and find a new instrument for me to learn.

I am REALLY interested in teaching myself piano and/or saxophone. Does anyone have experience in playing with these instruments? I'm mostly going to be playing jammy type music, not going to take any lessons either, just teach myself.

Also, was wondering if any of you fine fellows of the growery had any suggestions for musical instruments that are not too hard to learn on your own.


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Re: Instrument Self Teaching [Re: hopanshrubman]
    #394543 - 04/02/10 01:37 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

That's how I learned to play guitar 11 or 12 years ago.  Self taught FTW!!!:rockon: with the sax my brotha!


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Re: Instrument Self Teaching [Re: FarBeyondDriven]
    #394550 - 04/02/10 01:45 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Any wind instrument will cause you to pull your hair out trying to teach yourself.  Not saying it's not worth it but yeah.  Piano cool.  I play guitar myself.  Really depends what you're into.  I've found guitar the easiest to keep up with cause it's more portable than a keyboard so you can take it places and what not.

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Re: Instrument Self Teaching [Re: hopanshrubman]
    #394553 - 04/02/10 01:48 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Harmonica FTW.
It's easy as fuck to teach yourself and always sounds good, especially accompanying other instruments.


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Re: Instrument Self Teaching [Re: THEBats]
    #394554 - 04/02/10 01:49 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I used to play the saxophone

Alto to be specific but I think they are all pretty similar in terms of how you play them

It was pretty cool, You need to really work on your mouth strength at first though cause thats how you get the clean sound, otherwise you will sound like geese fighting :rockon:

Not that hard though, I enjoyed it. if it was a bit quieter I would play it all the time

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Re: Instrument Self Teaching [Re: NobodyImportant]
    #394563 - 04/02/10 01:56 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Ive played the trumpet for about 3 years or so, I dont anymore...
I play drums now.

I say pick an instrument thats more interesting to you and if you deeply love the sounds of it,
then it will be easier to push forward and learn it.

Feel the music.

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Re: Instrument Self Teaching [Re: Dr. Siekadellyk]
    #394606 - 04/02/10 03:03 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I play piano, & it's the easiest i've played so far.
I self-taught myself how to play it, & have been playing for 6.5 years.
Piano is a beautiful instrument, & sounds wonderful.
So if I were you, I would go with the piano, or keyboard.
A keyboard is nice for extra sounds 'an all, but, obviously, a grand piano would sound better.
I have a keyboard.
Find a style you like to play, & what type of music you like to play.
Don't get me wrong, it can be frustrating sometimes, but don't give up!
Remember; If you feel like you're "never going to get any better" because of poor performance, you're a beginner, & you will get better.
Even Ludwig Van Beethoven wasn't an expert at first, he had to practice, & he had his ups 'an downs.
Good luck, and have fun!

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