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Old 06-18-2008, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a 16 year old who has never played an instroment in his life. Most of my friends play music and really i just want to jam with them, and maybe start a band with them. I dont know what instroment to learn how to play. Almost all my friends play guitar so i dont want to do that, and my best friend is a drummer, and i know quite a few people that play bass. I was thinking to try saxaphone because i love ska music and no one i know plays it. Anyone have an opinion on that? Should i learn that or something else?
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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where you're not 100% on what instrument you really want to play i'd suggest signing up for band class. sure it's a little nerdy but at least that way you get free training and access to the instrument to help you make a better decision as to what you really want to play.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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alright thanks for the advice man
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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where you're not 100% on what instrument you really want to play i'd suggest signing up for band class. sure it's a little nerdy but at least that way you get free training and access to the instrument to help you make a better decision as to what you really want to play.
I don't think it's considered nerdy anymore. All the kids i know who have recently been in it seem to be just fine
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are you a nerd though, rezZ?
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Start out with the Triangle, then move up to Cowbell... it should all become clearer after that

I think the Saxophone would be cool to know, like you said... nobody really learns that one.
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I don't think it's considered nerdy anymore. All the kids i know who have recently been in it seem to be just fine
yeah no I agree. The band kids at my high school used to play cards and skip out to drink.

Its not the 70's anymore despite some peoples discography around here.
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are you a nerd though, rezZ?
Up until the 4th grade I was. Actually came in 1st in a 1st-3rd grade statewide chess competition. (so yea) Grew out of it though. Not that i still don't enjoy chess.
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I play the saxophone. It's easy, and it's a sweet instrument. I'd say go for it.
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