Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions M - Z > Multiple Sclerosis > The Stumble Inn

The Stumble Inn The place for social chat for our M.S. community. The Stumble Inn

Musical Instruments . . What do/did you play?

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-31-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
tkrik
Wise Elder
 
tkrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7,946
Default Musical Instruments . . What do/did you play?

Just for fun . . .

From 5th grade through high school I played the flute. I loved it and still have my open-holed flute. I haven't played it in years but still hold on to it in hopes of starting again. (Of course, it needs some minor adjusting and cleaning first.)

Growing up we had a piano and organ. I never got the hang of it. Well, if I had lessons, I might have caught on but self-teaching did not work for me. Plus, 2 of my brothers played and played well and usually one was always at the piano. Two of my sisters played the organ and were usually at the organ and/or my brothers were playing the piano and the two instruments were in the same room. I would love to learn to play the piano as I think piano music is so beautiful.

What musical instrument did/do you play and/or want to learn to play?
tkrik is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), barb02 (05-31-2011), Jules A (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
SallyC
Legendary
 
SallyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 17,337
My Mood:
Default

We had a lot of music in our home but, it was by way of recordings. My great GMA had an old GrammaPhone, my Grandmother played the radio, night and day. My Mother loved all the big bands of the 30s, 40s and 50s.

We never had instruments, but I did take piano lessons in school and played the Kazoo, too..
__________________
~Love, Sally
.


Pic taken by Son n Dil-Virg, Oct 4, 2014.

.

"The best way out is always through". Robert Frost



~If The World Didn't Suck, We Would All Fall Off~
SallyC is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), tkrik (05-31-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
Kitty
Super Moderator
 
Kitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 19,616
Default

I played the piano. Took lessons for years (probably at least 7). Now, I have the old piano that my parents had when they got married. Both my sisters played it, too. I've tried hard to take care of it but it's old and needs tuning.

My nephew (the one with the little girl who had cancer) and his wife wanted to give their three children lessons but then Claire got sick and that idea had to go on the back burner. I promised them the piano whenever they could take it. Now that Claire is better they're making plans to come and get it. I'm glad to keep it in the family and let other children enjoy it as much as I did.
__________________
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Dx October 2005


.




Kitty is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), barb02 (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011), tkrik (05-31-2011), Twinkletoes (06-05-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
tkrik
Wise Elder
 
tkrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7,946
Default

We always had some sort of music going on in our house too. My parents had all sorts of records - swing music was one of my favorites as well as Harry Belafonte, the Andrews Sisters, Cab Calloway, Glenn Miller, the Gershwins and other classical type music, Irish music, and the list goes on. Both my parents loved music and all 10 of us kids either played an instrument and/or sang in a choir at school and/or church. Many times, us kids would get together and all play our instrument together. I sometimes wonder how my parents put up with all those instruments and us learning to play them.
tkrik is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), barb02 (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
tkrik
Wise Elder
 
tkrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7,946
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitty View Post
I played the piano. Took lessons for years (probably at least 7). Now, I have the old piano that my parents had when they got married. Both my sisters played it, too. I've tried hard to take care of it but it's old and needs tuning.

My nephew (the one with the little girl who had cancer) and his wife wanted to give their three children lessons but then Claire got sick and that idea had to go on the back burner. I promised them the piano whenever they could take it. Now that Claire is better they're making plans to come and get it. I'm glad to keep it in the family and let other children enjoy it as much as I did.
Oh yeah! I remember you talking about giving the piano to your nephew. I didn't realize that it was Claire's dad. Hopefully, they can pick it up. It may bring some much needed joy in to the home.
tkrik is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), barb02 (05-31-2011), Kitty (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
Blessings2You
Elder
 
Blessings2You's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,695
My Mood:
Default

I re-read your post carefully, and noted that it did NOT say "which instruments do you play WELL", so:

Started playing clarinet when I was 9. It needs new cork and pads, but I can still play it. I have my Grandpa's old C-clarinet also.

Guitar, plunking away with a repertoire of about 6 chords these days--might as well transpose everything to key of G. Can't sing well enough to accompany myself, so it doesn't matter what the range is!

Harmonica

Piano and Organ (no lessons, but taught myself to play after a fashion. I don't play classical music, but can manage hymn-style music, and can fake a melody line and chords) I played the organ in church for almost 30 years, and I fill in at the piano when the "real" pianist isn't there. I also have Mom's old pump organ.
__________________
*
*
*

**My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)
Blessings2You is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), barb02 (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011), tkrik (05-31-2011), Twinkletoes (06-05-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
tkrik
Wise Elder
 
tkrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7,946
Default

Cool B2Y! You are quite talented!

My dad played the clarinet when he was younger. I never got the hang on that one.

I tried the trumpet and French horn once as my brothers played. That didn't go well.

I tried the violin. I think it must have been poison to my parents ears as they never encouraged me again on that one.

I had no luck with the guitar either.

So the fact that you can play all of those, whether well or not, is pretty amazing! You Go, Girl!
tkrik is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), barb02 (05-31-2011), Blessings2You (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 01:24 PM   #8
Jules A
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,382
My Mood:
Default

What fond memories you brought back. I played the flute and piccolo and was fairly good, 4th chair out of 17, athough I don't have a lick of rhythm. Tried piano also and never got the hang of it. Perhaps my rhythm deficiet could not be compensated for when the hands needed to do something totally separate?
__________________
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Anonymous
Jules A is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
agate (06-01-2011), barb02 (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011), tkrik (06-01-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 01:52 PM   #9
doydie
Elder
 
doydie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: southern Indiana
Posts: 5,062
My Mood:
Default

Took piano lessons for many years, know enough to make my way around a piano but not really make any beautiful music. My Mom either played the piano or organ at church. I loved the violin so my parents decided to start me with that. After my first lesson they were having a concert and asked me if I wanted to play. I decided then that they really didn't care waht I sounded like if they were going to have me play in a concert after only one lesson. Now I play the remote control for tV, radio, CD, DVR anything with a remote control.
doydie is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
barb02 (05-31-2011), Jules A (05-31-2011), Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011), tkrik (06-01-2011)
Unread 05-31-2011, 03:30 PM   #10
barb02
Grand Magnate
 
barb02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,711
My Mood:
Default

I played the clarinet from 4th grade through 12th. So yes, I was a band nerd. I was also in choir during my high school years. I no longer have the clarinet. I had my mom donate it to the local grade school many years ago.

I have always wished that I could play the piano. But clarinets were much cheaper. None of the other four kids in my family were in band or choir.
barb02 is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Lady (05-31-2011), SallyC (05-31-2011), tkrik (06-01-2011)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
for your musical enjoyment Dejibo The Stumble Inn 3 04-07-2011 12:27 PM
Playing wind instruments may reduce risk for sleep apnea in musicians (Topix) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 06-09-2009 11:10 AM
L5/S1 fusion w/instruments and neuropathy cathy911 Spinal Disorders & Back Pain 6 09-23-2008 10:44 PM
musical relaxation paula_w Parkinson's Disease 7 08-11-2008 05:33 PM
Texas Instruments showcases Thought-controlled Motorized Wheelchair in India BobbyB ALS News & Research 1 02-02-2008 08:33 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 PM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives