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Old 05-25-2012, 02:20 PM
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I wish I could make money from playing. Have done a couple times, but England isn't really much of a place for it. I know over in America, you can end up making $500 or possibly more, just for playing other peoples' songs. So jealous.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:30 PM
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I play piano (13 years of lessons), clarinet/bass clarinet (advanced amateur) and took drum lessons for two years as an adult learner. About learning the drum in my 30s: a friend of ours who is a real drummer wanted to play guitar at a basement jam session one night - I sat down at the drum set to be a "metronome" for the group and discovered I really liked it (feels like dancing and making music at the same time) - wanted to get the "basics" right so I could "fill in" more appropriately. MrS bought me a student set from the Pennysaver.

I can pick up most wind instruments and, with a fingering chart, "learn" the basics relatively quickly. Completely hopeless with strings. Completely tone deaf (although I love to sing I try not to inflict that on others) and can't "play by ear" at all. But, I can sight-read. Funny thing - on the piano I can improvise - but only in C-minor, on the clarinet only in F-blues.

I would much rather make music than listen to it. I rarely listen to music unless I am in the mood to "sing along" in the car - for that I prefer folk rock and oldies and a few "alternative" groups from when I was in college (in the 90s) and some quirky stuff that no-one has ever heard of. Songs not albums for me (I often will not even know the name of a group who sings a song that I like).

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:35 AM
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. That Baldwin sure does look nice in my livingroom.

I bet it does!!! Have you seen the purple Baldwin? I know, I know... it's strange, but ohhhhh, how I want one!
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:30 AM
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I bet it does!!! Have you seen the purple Baldwin? I know, I know... it's strange, but ohhhhh, how I want one!

Looked it up... really beautiful! I would like it as well... so .... guess we'd have to share it LOL
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