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    Quote Originally Posted by CashMoneySoviet
    I agree with that, female drummers just take a completely different approach, guy drummers like to hit it hard and fast. Whoa. That didn't sound right at all. lol
    That is so funny !

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammarGoddess
    A sad but true fact - my violin is easily worth more than my current vehicle.
    WOW!

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    Mine should be worth more, I think. I bought it for $200 but it a fantastic piece of work! I guess I just need a new bow and some really good strings (I favor Jargar myself).
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    Whoah, Grammar!! You sound a bit like Prince! Plays every instrument.

    This is a great thread!

    I played:
    The clarinet: jr. high/high school

    I sing: in choirs, and perhaps soon for my brother's band (if I can get brave enough. Even though I get lots of compliments for singing, I sure the heck don't at allll feel comfortable in the slightest singing in front of others :rolleyes Seriously, I almost get ill/paralyzed. :rolleyes If any singer out there has tips for me, that would be lovely. I've always wanted to do this for fun, but I ....almost...die...in front of a crowd. Choirs? That's fine, I'm not the only one in the spotlight, but solo? Any tips would be welcome.)

    Does playing piano by ear count? Never had lessons, and always wanted some, but I can hear something and eventually pound it out on the piano.

    I love reading about what everyone plays here.
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    Shazzer,

    Even though I've been singing for a long time, I still get jitters when I have to perform solo in front of a crowd. It's perfectly normal, and I think the best way to lessen the nerve factor is to do it as much you can. The more experience you get, the more natural it will feel and the more comfortable you'll become. A few tricks I use are: take a few deep breaths before you begin, and don't look directly at the crowd. If you look slightly above them, it'll look as though you're looking at them. Finally, if you hit the first note well, you're generally good for the rest of the song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantenna
    Shazzer,

    Even though I've been singing for a long time, I still get jitters when I have to perform solo in front of a crowd. It's perfectly normal, and I think the best way to lessen the nerve factor is to do it as much you can. The more experience you get, the more natural it will feel and the more comfortable you'll become. A few tricks I use are: take a few deep breaths before you begin, and don't look directly at the crowd. If you look slightly above them, it'll look as though you're looking at them. Finally, if you hit the first note well, you're generally good for the rest of the song.
    Thanks for the tips, Mantenna. Really? So once you hit that first note okay, you're good to go for the rest of the song? Sweeeet. My worry is that I'm always on pitch, and the one time I open my mouth for others, out comes a squawk.

    *shazzer heads to the nearest, darkest, bar, to perform karaoke to get more comfy*

    And dang, boy, you need to try out for AI3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazzer
    Does playing piano by ear count? Never had lessons, and always wanted some, but I can hear something and eventually pound it out on the piano.
    I can sort of do the same with violin. I've learned some pretty advanced pieces, but I haven't learned even the simplest ones - like Old MacDonald, the birthday song, etc. I wonder why...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazzer
    Thanks for the tips, Mantenna. Really? So once you hit that first note okay, you're good to go for the rest of the song? Sweeeet. My worry is that I'm always on pitch, and the one time I open my mouth for others, out comes a squawk.
    Another thing that really helps is to record yourself and listen to it...I hate doing it, but it really does help you hear things...good and bad.

    Thanks for the compliment, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantenna
    Another thing that really helps is to record yourself and listen to it...I hate doing it, but it really does help you hear things...good and bad.

    Thanks for the compliment, by the way.
    Yes, I have several whole tapes of myself singing. I like them...but I'm still way nervous.

    Hey...the age range is 16-24. Next try outs, you're there.
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    I can't play anything or should I say I haven't tried to play anything. But I would love to learn how to play the piano, the flute, the violin, and maybe the trumpet. Wished I had join the band in high school.

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