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What musical instruments can you play?

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Actually, the violin is Mrs. C’s. I can’t play that at all.

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  1. tanya,

    I play, guitar, drums and piano – I wish I could play the cello and sitar

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  2. Mike K,

    Guitar, and therefore also the bass. I can’t play the drums, but I’ll bang the hell out of my steering wheel if I’m listening to Maiden or Priest.

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  3. ScottRS,

    All of them except the cello, and the fiddle being more like slightly-less-than-painful noise but slowly improving.

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  4. Bass guitar. I learned from the Dee Dee Ramone School of Bass Playing.

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  5. Fantomenos,

    All that plus a French Horn!

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  6. FlamingAtheist,

    Guitar (Rhythm, I don’t do scales but can chord like crazy), bass, mandolin, banjo. If I could get the bow work down I could figure out violin since it is the same scale/chords as a mandolin. An upright bass is on my wish list or at least a fretless bass.

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  7. DR,

    Guitar (classical and jazz), piano (classical)…

    I also play a little computer…. ;-)

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  8. Ben,

    I can play anything. Playing well is another story :)

    I am still working on piano, clarinet, fretless bass, guitar, mandolin, tabla, ukulele, and a whole battery of various bamboo flutes.

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  9. ange,

    nothing.

    I wish I could play Black Hole sun on the violin.

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  10. d,

    saxophone (and by extension, flute and clarinet), piano, and air guitar.

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  11. Angry Sam,

    Drums (poorly), guitar (badly), piano (awfully), triangle (fairly well), kazoo (like a maestro).

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  12. Harb,

    Piano (lessons as a kid)
    Drums (Gonzo style)
    Air guitar like a mutha!

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  13. Bob McCown,

    Concertina,, pennywhistle, mandolin, and can make music-sounding-noise on violin, viola, piano, and guitar.

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  14. Well: violin

    Less well: guitar, penny whistle, bowed psaltry

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  15. Debbe,

    I can play piano (and read music thanks to 9 years of lessons, but mostly I learn music by ear). I’ve tried guitar, but the strings hurt my fingers too much to persevere. I do envy Mrs. C her ability on the violin; I’ve long wished I could play that.

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  16. Terry,

    No musical talent whatsoever. But I can play a mean crossword puzzle.

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  17. Marlea,

    Drums, alto and tenor sax, and that really lame recorder you learn in like 4th grade music class.

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  18. I play the Banjo very badly.

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  19. My late husband was a bass player by trade, and he left me two basses and a 6-string, which, alas, no one in the family can play. I play piano some (we have two), and played clarinet in school concert band, and trumpet and baritone in the marching band. I haven’t tried in years, so I don’t know if I can still play those, but I shocked my children by playing a recorder they brought home.

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  20. McGee,

    Violin, piano, guitar, saxophone.

    Although I haven’t really played anything in a while. I was tabbed as a “gifted” violinist early in my life – to the point where I was playing solo in front of hundreds of people – but I just never had the dedication or true interest in it to master it. Plus, my old, Italian instructor was a real taskmaster, which turned me (a child of the 80′s hopped up no Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) off.

    When my family moved to the suburbs, I basically lost my desire to play entirely, because there were no string orchestras at the school district. I regret it now, and I’ll probably try to play again – once I have enough money to buy a real violin, and not the old junky one I have.

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  21. Joseph N. Welch,

    Holophonor.

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    • MacCrocodile,

      But… only a few people can play the holophonor, and they’re not very good at it!

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  22. Sebastien,

    Ukulele: I took it up to accompany my wife who plays guitar.

    Our son was born blind so music plays a big role in our family. Our Saturday morning jam sessions are awesome. Kitsch, but awesome.

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  23. gruggach,

    Guitar, tenor sax and bari sax. Although, to be fair, my sax days are far behind me.

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  24. MacCrocodile,

    I played the flute in junior high, but the politics of being the boy playing flute drove me out of the band, and I’ve forgotten everything.

    In college, I took a couple piano lessons, but never progressed to any kind of fluency. I have since forgotten everything.

    For the last eight or nine years, I’ve been singing in a men’s chorus. I’m not very good at it, but I can sure blend. The fact that I first learned music on the treble clef but sing bass doesn’t help me much.

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  25. frank habets,

    Violin. Not anymore, thanks to arthritis. :(

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  26. DreamDevil,

    Saxophone.

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  27. Amy,

    I played saxophone for 10 years. Piano for two. Trombone for two. I got bored and bought a guitar, I wish I could afford lessons, but I’ve taught myself quite a bit. I really wish I could play the cello. It’s bad ass!

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  28. carolyn,

    congas and shakers. i used to take bass lessons, until i met my husband (gifted bass player). i played for him when we first started dating. it was he who suggested i take up percussion – he said i had rhythm issues. turns out he was right – i got pregnant shortly after!! our daughter got the music gift from her dad – she plays ukulele and piano, so far!

    ps – rhythm is a weird word!

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  29. Guitar. I have 5 right now. Gibson Les Paul played through an F series Mesa hundred watt is the standard electric, but the ovation gets most of the acoustic duty because of a mishap with the Martin acoustic. I also have a classical knock off. I can play drums, I’m not great at drums. Also, like a previous responder I can play bass by virtue of guitar. Had piano lessons for a few years as a kid, but forgot everything. Never had a guitar lesson, but have been playing for over 20 years.

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  30. incognito,

    Piano until seventh grade and clarinet until college. Growing up around the ultra talented makes for enjoyable listening skills.

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  31. i play a mean jaw harp

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  32. I played various clarinets in high school, and taught myself bassoon after all our bassoonists graduated. I also took guitar, but had trouble with bar chords.

    I picked the bassoon and Bb clarinet back up after a nearly 10-year hiatus and I wasn’t completely terrible, so that’s comforting.

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  33. fwonk,

    this looks like my living room but without a banjo or mandolin

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