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Old 12-06-2008, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just came back from being in a very large art show of which I spent fourteen hours at.. only to search google for a music board.

here I am!

Music and art are what keep me breathing.

I first began piano lessons as a young teenager. They were unsuccessful as my teacher was rather unpleasant. (Yet, I can teach myself difficult pieces, and play them nicely, albeit it takes me time to work them out.) Thus I was put into voice lessons, which were successful until I realized my shyness. However I did compete in the Royal Conservatory of music and did well.

I also play the violin and find it my souls desire. I recently was having mine fixed, and I found it taking too long so I rented a viola which I have been playing recently. I love the sound it makes, but find it incomparable to the capacity of my old violin.

Playing guitar for me has been a little less serious, But having the experience of the violin made it easy to learn. I love the sound of the acoustic guitar.

Although I regrettably cannot say that violin is my best instrument, I will have to admit that I play the alto saxophone the greatest. I have been playing it for seven years, but find it warming to play a good ol' "Don't cry for me Argentina". I have been playing Baritone for half a year with my band now. But I intend on pursuing Jazz music with the alto saxophone.

My aspiration, musically. Is to learn many instruments including the banjo, and really just to enhance my skills at the violin. I would absolutely love to learn to create a hand-made violin. Perhaps one day I will reach this goal.

For now, music is what truly keeps my soul with breath.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard. What kind of music are you into?
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hellz yeah, another string player. I play cello. We should make a string band.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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omgomgomgomg you're Canadian thas awesome omgomgomg

If you're from Toronto, I may further lose my mind.

In all seriousness, welcome to the boards : ) I hope you make a lasting contribution.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You're from Canada eh? tee hee. Nope... I'm from Saskabush. But it seems like I've been meeting a lot of wicked musicians who come from Toronto lately!

I like to play classical, Irish/Scottish fiddle music, alternative-rock, folk and movie score music.

I would love to make a string band!
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hellz yeah, another string player. I play cello. We should make a string band.
I play the viola.
I'm in.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome!

I play the alto saxophone as well, although I'm sure you're miles and miles ahead of me.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Irish/Scottish fiddle music
Somewhat related: Have you heard of Afro Celt Soundsystem?
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have never heard of them, but after hearing their music on you-tube, I wish I had heard of the them before!!!! They remind me of some of Sting's music. But I love the Irish influence in "when you're falling". Thanks!
If you like that song, try out "Voices" by Dario G (very similar)

Whoo Viola kicks ass! I totally cheat when I play mine... I play one string up so it sounds like the violin :P haha. But only sometimes!!

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I like to play classical, Irish/Scottish fiddle music, alternative-rock, folk and movie score music.

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I play the viola.
I'm in.

Awesome. When do we start?
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