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If you could become a musical virtuoso, what instrument would you play?

Imagine you gained the remarkable ability to play an instrument like a virtuoso. What instrument would it you hope to play?

I'm fond of the oriental flutes or a harp. But, I could do a lot if I were amazing at the electric guitar! I think I'll go with the flute though. Yes, maybe, yes ; )

silvereyes 8 Jan 17

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I played a rosewood flute in my twenties. I prefer the guitar though. There are amazing things you can do on a guitar. Just listen to James Taylor.

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Piano! I know how to play a little but to be a virtuoso, wow. That would be amazing!

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bass guitar or tenor sax

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Violin. It's easily one of my favorite instruments to listen to, and I was always fond of violin cover songs or having it mixed in to rock/metal.

I wanna be this guy πŸ™‚

@silvereyes Nope, just a really talented guy doing a violin cover of the second games opening πŸ™‚ That series has plenty of fantastic music, and some really good violin themes.

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Piano, so much you can do with it.

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It would definitely be guitar because it’s so hard for me to play. I just love the sound of it. I found the trumpet and piano much easier to play.

balou Level 8 Jan 17, 2018
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Bass guitar.

I already play, but not at the level you've described. The bass has a cool range of sounds, from funky. to Jazz, to smooth blues.

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I used to play the violin

Why did you stop ???? That is such a wonderful talent...

@Buddha
I played in a Orchestra for a little while, too much traveling. I had a husband at the time and I missed him terribly. Then I got busy raising other people's
kids that needed a home. I'm getting back into it slowly.

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Piano. I have been trying to learn blues piano. It’s a very long road....

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Piano or guitar or both.

I think about my 3 wishes if I were to stumble across a genie lamp. One would be able to strum out any song I ever heard on an acoustic guitar! So envious of these people with natural musical abilities! I can barely clap in rhythm!
My mom put us girls through piano classes for years with her aunt. She never could figure out why we never learned a thing. I'll tell ya why! Aunt Verna was a pill-popper and the second my ma was out the door, she suck down a few "aspirin" and then slump over babbling incoherently for the next hour! Ha! Another favorite childhood memory!

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The violin. I have a dream of one day being a world renowned violinist but I've heard that you have to actually learn how to play one first before you can do that. Who knew?

Sethy Level 4 Jan 17, 2018

Start when you're four, then you've got a shot. It's one of the hardest.

So you're sayin' there's a chance.

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piano. So many great players out there like McCoy Tyner, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Keith Emerson, Keith Godchaux, Keith Tippet, Chick Corea, Sun Ra, etc

Jeff Chimenti?

@BenPike I have not really gotten much into Dead and Co. so I heven't really listened to him. I have read that he was influenced by a lot of ECM recirds stuff which would be a big bonus in my book.

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Decades ago, I started to 'learn' how to play bass...it ruined the music I liked to play. I quickly forgot all about it and went back to the 'what's this?' version of music...a virtuoso of noise, if you will...the best compliment I ever received was that I play bass as if Lemmy Kilmister met GG Allin in a back alley and both were arrested for lewd behavior. I loved that one.

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Although I play several instruments, I would choose three that I do not play......the exquisitely expressive violin, the darker, moody cello, and the magical ring of the hammered dulcimer. I choose these with no consideration of monetary gain, only the sound of the instruments and my emotional response to them when played very well.....

jasen Level 7 Jan 17, 2018
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Yes same here, I love the harp.. I also like the mandolin & harpsichord. Flutes are nice too, specially the American Indian flute songs.

The harp is an amazing instrument but rather expensive (to insure) as they tend to explode over time. We had a guest harpist play with our orchestra years ago and she was amazing. The most memorable (as in make everyone in the room silent) instrument I can recall is the English Horn in the hands of a master.

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Theremin, so I could play the Star Trek theme. Nah, scratch that… harmonica, because I can take it anywhere.

Winner. Two times.

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kazoo

jeffy Level 7 Jan 17, 2018

I’m a master at the kazoo. πŸ˜‰

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Piano

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My guitars are viscerally connected directly to my heart.

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Violin, or piano. Although the sax or guitar would be nice too.

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cello

great question.

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Piano! I'd listen to Liberace if he doesn't sing.

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An Sp404.

@silvereyes they are wildly fascinating to me.

little tutorial video there.
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Piano.

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