Post by theblondette on Dec 18, 2008 8:24:07 GMT -5
I sing. Unfortunately, my voice is rather rusty. I spent a few years having lessons from an opera singer (outstanding voice, and she was a brilliant singer), and I reached grade 7 of 8 (http://www.abrsm.org/?page=exams/gradedMusicExams/latestSyllabuses.html) when I was 17. Unfortunately after I started university I didn't really have the cash to pay for singing lessons, and I found a lack of choirs I found appealing in my new area. Plus I took up some other activities, so my singing fell by the wayside a bit. Which is a shame, as I miss it. Plus I've lost about an octave of my range - I was pretty proud of having a very large vocal range (I could hit top C), but singing is like using any muscle - don't use it, you lose it.
My brother plays a mean electric guitar and composes a lot of music. My dad plays a bit of geetar. My mum is an excellent pianist. My boyfriend plays violin, guitar, mandolin and is working on building his second guitar. My housemate plays the piano (and we have a badly tuned Freecycle-gained piano in our sitting room!). So I mix with rather musical folk!
Post by hostilemass on Dec 18, 2008 14:59:54 GMT -5
I voted for bass, even though I can't really call myself a bass player yet. I have been playing with a friend of mine for the last month, just playing root notes and working out original lines for jams and such. I absolutely love it. I think it suits me well. I can keep rhythm, I have a good ear and I can anticipate the chord changes.
I tried to play guitar many times before, but got frustrated. Bass is great because I feel like I am making big gains pretty quickly. If any bass players out there have any tips for me or if you can direct me to any website, book, or other tool that could improve my playing, I would greatly appreciate it.
"I can't complain, but sometimes I still do. Life's been good to me so far."