link470 wrote: ↑
April 3rd, 2017, 7:03 pm
Monkey wrote: ↑
April 1st, 2017, 7:57 pm
I've screwed around with musical instruments for most my life
Which instruments, and which did you spend the most time with or enjoy the most?
Piano first of all. I really wanted to play drums and agreed to learn piano first. Unfortunately my teacher died pretty early in and I switched to guitar with my brother's teacher. That was around 2000 or 2001. I kind of wonder what could've been (and what could still be, I guess) as piano always felt the most natural.
After a few years of guitar lessons, we started to just teach ourselves. My brother was better at that. I kind of just played power chords along to pop punk albums. I play more "real" chords since then, pretty much exclusively in the more recent years. I don't ever do any lead stuff at all. I'd like to learn some finger picking stuff if I ever remember to pick up new strings.
I picked up a banjo a couple years back. I was worried I'd get confused with the different finger placement for the same chords, but somehow my brain makes the switch. Banjo is really, really fun. You play your own accompaniment.
Another really fun instrument is the Game Boy. I went through a chiptune phase a few years back and played around with it myself. You really appreciate the compositions and some of the sounds those guys make when you know lsdj yourself.
I've still never played the drums.