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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2019, 01:18:00 PM »
You should take up an instrument, Daniel. It will free your mind of thoughts to let the vibrations of the air do your thinking and talking. It won’t be about playing well or badly. It won’t be about rules or following them. It will be about joy, and from joy and its source, love, that all things flow into the boundaries which seem like restriction until it’s realized they are an endless playground of 12 notes.

Wow.

My favorite would have to be the piano.
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2019, 09:30:58 PM »
I do not know if the classical guitar is my favorite instrument, but it is the instrument that I currently play.  Here is a video of a song I just learned. 

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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2019, 09:52:08 PM »
I do not know if the classical guitar is my favorite instrument, but it is the instrument that I currently play.  Here is a video of a song I just learned. 


It is my favorite. Well done, Philip G!
 
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2019, 09:53:20 PM »
I also like the bagpipes.
 
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2019, 10:15:52 PM »
You should take up an instrument, Daniel. It will free your mind of thoughts to let the vibrations of the air do your thinking and talking. It won’t be about playing well or badly. It won’t be about rules or following them. It will be about joy, and from joy and its source, love, that all things flow into the boundaries which seem like restriction until it’s realized they are an endless playground of 12 notes.

Wow.

My favorite would have to be the piano.

That a good wow or a “gardener smoking pot?” wow? ;D
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2019, 05:56:46 PM »
Good, brother, good. Who said pipes? Forgot about them.
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2019, 06:45:10 AM »
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2020, 09:33:05 PM »
Can't really say I have a favorite instrument to listen to, though my favorite to play is the soprano recorder. Since that is what I have.
 

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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2020, 10:33:08 PM »
Can't really say I have a favorite instrument to listen to, though my favorite to play is the soprano recorder. Since that is what I have.

Hot Cross Buns!

I bought a banjo a bit ago, so of course I’ve been plucking away on my baritone ukulele more instead.
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2020, 10:55:31 PM »
Can't really say I have a favorite instrument to listen to, though my favorite to play is the soprano recorder. Since that is what I have.

Hot Cross Buns!

I bought a banjo a bit ago, so of course I’ve been plucking away on my baritone ukulele more instead.

I've actually hidden the recorder from my children because of this song  :crazy:. But, it's been a few years, so maybe it's time to break it out and let them at it again!
 

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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2020, 01:34:55 AM »
Can't really say I have a favorite instrument to listen to, though my favorite to play is the soprano recorder. Since that is what I have.

Hot Cross Buns!

I bought a banjo a bit ago, so of course I’ve been plucking away on my baritone ukulele more instead.

I've actually hidden the recorder from my children because of this song  :crazy:. But, it's been a few years, so maybe it's time to break it out and let them at it again!

You should! It's a fun instrument to play, it's easy to start playing on, and it has 900 years of repertoire.
 
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2020, 07:10:58 AM »
Can't really say I have a favorite instrument to listen to, though my favorite to play is the soprano recorder. Since that is what I have.

Hot Cross Buns!

I bought a banjo a bit ago, so of course I’ve been plucking away on my baritone ukulele more instead.

I've actually hidden the recorder from my children because of this song  :crazy:. But, it's been a few years, so maybe it's time to break it out and let them at it again!

Oh yeah, go for it!  :D
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2020, 11:30:12 AM »
Can't really say I have a favorite instrument to listen to, though my favorite to play is the soprano recorder. Since that is what I have.

Hot Cross Buns!

I bought a banjo a bit ago, so of course I’ve been plucking away on my baritone ukulele more instead.

I've actually hidden the recorder from my children because of this song  :crazy:. But, it's been a few years, so maybe it's time to break it out and let them at it again!

You should! It's a fun instrument to play, it's easy to start playing on, and it has 900 years of repertoire.

It is fun.  My oldest daughter got pretty decent at it, actually.  She and 3 of her siblings play piano, as well.  They could learn a duet.
 
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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2020, 05:44:08 PM »
vocal chords, specifically male ones
 

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Re: What’s Your favorite instrument?
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2020, 12:29:00 AM »
Piano without a doubt. 

John Bayless prior to his crippling stroke made the most amazing transcriptions of Puccini arias.  Easily one of the best pianists I've ever seen perform live.  He asked for audience requests of popular tunes and then for a composer and he would improvise the piece on the spot.  I got him to perform "Roll out the Barrel" in the style of Rachmaninoff. 


George Winston's rural folk piano.  "Thanksgiving" is part of the soundtrack of my adult life. 


And for straight classical, my favorite pianist among many favorites is Claudio Arrau. 

Liszt's "Fountains of the Villa D'este"  Interestingly the sheet music has quotes from the Gospel of John "..to him that I give water shall never thirst...everlasting life."  in it at a certain section to help guide the interpretation.