Who out there makes music ? What kinds ?
Play any instruments ? Or sing ?
Me : I've sung classical choral music for many years, with different groups. Sing alone with guitar , or harmonize with others - usually folk, ballads. Also play Bodhran (frame drum), bagpipes, and washboard.
I've been playing guitar since a teenager. On again/ off again. No discipline. Always re-booting....until about 3 years ago. Now it's what I do in my spare time , all the time.
Almost 100% Martin acoustic. My electrics are silenced. Taking lessons again even.
Folk rock, folk, coal mining songs, ballads, Beatles/ Floyd Classic Rock. One hit wonders. Hard to categorize or join a band! I'v e been singing a lot .....Lyrics are harder than Chords!
Getting an Irish Bouzouki this weekend. Looking forward to it
I'm 62 and would consider myself an intermediate guitar player. Completely self taught (with the help of youtube), only acoustic and finally got over my stage freight and have done 3 open mics since mid October and plan to do another this Sunday. Wish me luck.
I play neoclassical metal on guitar and classical music on piano. I also compose music using Pro Tools and Garritan's sounds. I have written over 20 songs and you can listen to them here:
That is a link to my "Finished Compositions" playlist on YouTube. Enjoy!!!
I saw something about a particular sect of nomads in Mongolia I think but don't quote me. They can sing two notes at the same time. It is every bit as difficult as the TV guide said it was. Only a handful of men can do it. Women probably think it's a waste of time.
I currently play bass in a blues/rock band just for fun... we're a bunch of old guys that gather once a week for a meal and socializing. One member makes the meal, I donate a growler of homebrew, and another shares his (ahem) devil's cabbage. It's right next door, so I can just stumble home...
Through the decades I've primarily been an acoustic guitar player that likes folky stuff, some light jazz and pop, did a couple stints touring full time, barely eking out a living. Fun times though.
Biblical comment: In the beginning ... I made my living as a folksinger and songwriter for a few years, but several run ins with rotten agents and a few others ended that. My dad was a fairly successful songwriter, copywriter, and advertising guru in Hollywood, and we worked together a lot.
My day job in my early years was as a Technical Illustrator and Writer, so I had plenty of time to pursue the music. I played guitar (six and twelve string), banjo, dulcimer, flute, and tenor sax. I still compose music, but just for the fun of it. I don't play any instruments now (unable to) and I sorely miss making my own music.
Love making music with others. Play bass in a celtic band that has an open irish session every Sunday afternoon. Play banjo with a group on Friday, that has 2 fiddles, guitar, and cello. Also play with another group on Monday that plays at a rehab. nursing home - mostly sing along music, like the Beetles, John Denver, Paul Simon, Willy Nelson, etc. The first band does play celtic music, Irish, Scottish, Welch, but also some Folk songs, Texas swing, old-timey, bluegrass etc. At home play the tenor banjo every day, mostly irish tunes, and the mandolin. Also play rhythm guitar. Way back in High School, played the French horn in the band. Am learning to play the Euphonium. Have a low D whistle for the next project. Have sung bass in a choir, but not currently. Am retired and making music is very important to me.