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Default Musicians/Bands of Guru3D - 04-25-2013, 15:17 | posts: 4,975 | Location: London

So I'm curious Gurus, how many of you play an instrument as a hobby or even moreso than that, if so, what do you play, how long for, etc. Play in a band? Post a link, let us listen!

Personally playing:
Bass (9 years)
Guitar (8 years)
Drums (2 years on and off)
Keyboards (2 years (very, very badly, still can't get the hang of it).
Vocals (if that counts, and I really can't sing well).

Musical projects/bands:
Got a number of these on the go...
Tower of Waves (ambient/jam black/post/doom/prog/post-rock/metal mix): www.bandcamp.com/towerofwaves.
Bataan (black metal, still writing atm, hence no site yet).
As-of-yet-unnamed prog-metal project.
As-of-yet-unnamed-blues-band (when our bassist returns from his round the world escapade).
And numerous other older projects which have died/I've moved on from including power metal bands, thrash bands, etc.

So go on, post yours!
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 15:20 | posts: 5,038 | Location: Washington DC

Played guitar for 22 years.

Messed around with a couple bands but I really prefer to play on my own.
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 19:08 | posts: 4,299 | Location: MI, USA

I did the whole instrument thing through the public schools system. I started with Piano (outside of school) when I was 6, I think. Later I moved to clarinet, to alto tenor and then baritone sax. I then got sick of playing one note at a time and breathing so I moved to guitar. I still play guitar. Played in a few "bands", some organized, some not. I prefer to stay out of bands now because of egos. Damn drummers always try to kick me out
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 19:15 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

guitar, since 1991 so 22 years. Eric Clapton Unplugged was THE album!!!
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 19:20 | posts: 2,161 | Location: Estonia

I do play a bit of occasional piano. Love the sound of it. Nice to hear we have other people (also) playing instruments though.
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 19:21 | posts: 11,424 | Location: England

I play Bass, badly!
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 19:59 | posts: 3,054 | Location: California

Bass (2013 - 1976 = 37 years, OMG)! Started on a Montgomery Wards cheapie in '76, I still have my Gibson Grabber (sliding pickup version) I bought in '78, pull it out of the closet and play it occasionally.
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 20:05 | posts: 4,234 | Location: Finland

Keyboard badly... drums badly.
   
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Default 04-25-2013, 23:46 | posts: 2,881 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

Does singin in the shower count?
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 00:15 | posts: 644 | Location: New Zealand

Been playing guitar for 20+ years. Play in a rock covers band in the weekends.
Mark Knopfler made me pick it up.....Joe Satriani keeps me inspired.
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 01:05 | posts: 4,975 | Location: London

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Does singin in the shower count?
Noop
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 01:25 | posts: 211 | Location: Madrid, Spain

13 years drumming
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 05:39 | posts: 1,228 | Location: Indonesia

I did 8 years of vocal lesson (classical) from 1999 to 2007. I'm a high baritone. Can't reach the high notes properly to make me a tenor.

I've been singing and conducting in several choirs since 1998 till 2012, when the baby came and took all my spare time.

I play the piano/keyboard, guitar (not too good), and recorder. I really want to play clarinet, oboe and other wind instruments, but they are so very expensive here. I rather spend my money on computer ahaha.
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 06:03 | posts: 2,171 | Location: Philippines

guitar, drums and piano (a little). haven't had the opportunity to really get it going on a band.. but i do play with my guitar at least once a day. as for the drums, i never had my own.. but i do know how to play it.
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 18:45 | posts: 3,951 | Location: Cheshire, England

Triangle, I'm the best
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 19:04 | posts: 16,754 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

I play an absolutely mad cowbell.


   
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Default 04-26-2013, 19:24 | posts: 1,683 | Location: USA

Piano lessons for 4 years,

Played trumpet for about 5 years

Currently I only play guitar (since about 2006), and I have a MIDI keyboard that I use to control some VST synthesizer stuff. That is quite fun.
   
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Default 04-29-2013, 21:36 | posts: 13,703 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

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I play an absolutely mad cowbell.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg

Guitar since 2007 with massive hiatus from 2010 until now


Don Aircooleone

   
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Default 04-29-2013, 22:29 | posts: 920 | Location: BRISTOL uk

This is me in all my glory http://beegeesstory.com/PromoVideo.html

Been doing this for 25 years! Beats getting a real job

I'm the Barry Gibb clone!

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Default 04-30-2013, 22:41 | posts: 11,696 | Location: ♫

my main thing is the electric Guitar, been playing for many years (at least 15).

i own 5 guitars, a Peavey Predator, Fender Strat, Jackson Performer, JS100 and a Jackson Soloist, with the exception of the Peavey and Fender, i installed Fernandes Sustainers in the latter guitars.

i also play Keyboards (since i was 6 years old) and own 2, one is a casio the other is a big roland keyboard.

i wrote countless instrumentals at home, just a hobby, i shared one last month on Guru3D, it's called My Girl.

https://www.box.com/s/m074yevrkhbhs2078nzs

my favorite guitarist was, is and will always be Neal Schon.

here's a Videoclip of me playing a cover of "Mariah Carey - Hero" (with distortion) and wearing Michael Myers mask for fun.

Click to Watch the VIDEO


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Default 04-30-2013, 23:53 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

that is sick! love it. you go dude!
   
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Default 04-30-2013, 23:58 | posts: 5,038 | Location: Washington DC

That's not bad Year. But I can't take it seriously with that mask on. It looks too funny
   
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Default 05-01-2013, 00:02 | posts: 11,696 | Location: ♫

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that is sick! love it. you go (TO HELL) dude!
thank you!

..and fixed (we're talking horror afterall).

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That's not bad Year. But I can't take it seriously with that mask on. It looks too funny
of course it's not to be taken seriously, i hate this song lol, it was only made for laughs but also trying to showcase my diabolical guitar technique.
   
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Default 05-01-2013, 00:14 | posts: 26,884 | Location: Hampshire, UK

I love that song!!! haha, I'm such a chick flick lover and a soppy git in RL :/
   
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Default 05-02-2013, 03:24 | posts: 2,923 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Ahh, my kinda thread! I have been playing guitar for about 14 years and also play the drums. I own two electric guitars - one of them is a 2001 Gibson SG Supreme in Midnight Blue, and the other is a 2010 Gibson SG Classic in Heritage Cherry Red. I'd be happy to post pics of them soon, but I am a bit busy atm lol
   
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