Do you play an instrument? Or sing?

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    Whatta you play? And what kind of music do you attempt on it?

    I seem to prefer string things myself. Started on piano (and therefore my understanding of scale is irrevocably linear and chromatic), went on to guitar, banjo, violin/viola, mandolin, bouzouki, hammered dulcimer and bowed psaltery. Also spent some years in a Brazilian batucada ensemble. Can't do wind instruments, though I do sing.

    Guitar I like to fingerpick, and experiment with open tunings. The violin I got for Scottish and Cape Breton music. Also used several of these (primarily violin) in a jug band, where I even got a chance to play rake one night :D
     
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    I've been playing guitar since H.S. but I can't seem to play AND sing at the same time. I can do a pretty much dead on Stevie Ray Vaughn impression though.
     
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    Excellent :D

    I do a dead-on Leon Russel. We should form a band. It would be a weird mix.

    I can sing with guitar but not with violin. Something about pondering a lead and singing another one at the same time I guess.
     
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    Only if we can do some Allman Brothers or Gov't Mule! Still working on "Southbound"! :D

    Can you bang away on the piano to this?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi4L90_UCmc"]The Allman Brothers Band - Southbound (lyrics) - [HD] - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Oh sure, just a basic I-IV-V. But I'll give you the solo.

    We'll follow that with this:
    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXrcINvsREU"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXrcINvsREU[/ame]

    - and I can do Duane's part. Not the guitar --- just the sideburns. I'm good at that.
     
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    I just make people famous. Well in the old days. My perfect past. What a funny thread to fall in to.

    This could be fun. Because I am for real.
     
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    go pass out, you drunken fuckwit.

    :lmao:
     
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    My parents paid for piano lessons for me when I was a child.
     
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    Trumpet and guitar.
     
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    I can tell that by your excellent taste in signature lyrics.

    So far anyway -- I haven't been here long.:eusa_shifty:
     

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