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25 Aug 2009, 1:15 am

Music has always been an outlet for me, particularly singing and writing and it seems to flow naturally.

So, what about you guys and gals?



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25 Aug 2009, 1:46 am

I guess I'd consider myself a musician. Music has always been my best friend in some of my worst moments. Sometimes I'd listen to music to figure out what I was feeling because it could articulate much better than I could.

I also went to school for it, can play guitar and some piano, did some songwriting and production work. I don't really do it much anymore. Though I do like cranking my amp and just making up some blues improv on my guitar...can be very cathartic.

I knew a singer/songwriter once who had what I thought was the best definition of musician. She said a musician was someone who has an intimate relationship with music.



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25 Aug 2009, 3:35 am

I have been going up on stage since I was little. I became obsessed with musicals around the age of 6 or so...I joined a band at the age of 15, and was in that band for 10 years....

My main thing for a long time now has been the ukulele...(see Youtube link below)



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25 Aug 2009, 5:26 am

I write and produce Ambient/Electronic music :) it's my life <3

Great statement there DarrylZero - "a musician was someone who has an intimate relationship with music." :)

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25 Aug 2009, 5:55 am

A musician going through an inactive period... :?


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25 Aug 2009, 10:22 am

samtoo wrote:
A musician going through an inactive period... :?


Writer's block?


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25 Aug 2009, 1:41 pm

i sing (does that count?).
and as for my piano skills, well let's just say i haven't had enough practice.
all i can do is play by ear.



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25 Aug 2009, 3:06 pm

oh yeah; keyboards, bass, guitar, drums, sax, flute, mandolin. Too bad I had to sell my keyboards, bass, guitars, drums, sax, flute, and mandolin to pay bills...;)

Still, someone gave me a bass and a keyboard, so I'm not dead yet...;)



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25 Aug 2009, 6:28 pm

Music is my fulltime hobby and part-time profession. So...yes.


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26 Aug 2009, 9:26 am

audioeyes wrote:
samtoo wrote:
A musician going through an inactive period... :?


Writer's block?


Writer's block, laziness, on and off depression... :?


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26 Aug 2009, 4:24 pm

Aww *hug* when your writer's block subsides maybe you can use your talent as an outlet for your depression?


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30 Aug 2009, 5:43 pm

yes.. although i haven't touched a guitar in a week due to "OCD complications"
blues improv ftw!! =0



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31 Aug 2009, 4:57 pm

Yeah, everytime I set down to play my guitar, I'm more iclined to forget about my poblems for a while.


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31 Aug 2009, 8:01 pm

I sing to myself all the time. I've sung in front of other people (deliberately, as an entertainment) twice. :? I'd like to be able to do that, but it doesn't work for me. :(

I can't play guitar or piano, though I've tried several times to get into each. I just can't manage the coordination involved in playing more than one line of melody at once. I used to play brass instruments tolerably well; only one line to manage there.


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31 Aug 2009, 10:20 pm

I live and breathe music and it breaks my heart that I can't do it more often.


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01 Sep 2009, 12:15 am

I sing in choir and like to sing myself, I play piano I did learn, but now I'm playing myself, teaching myself pieces, hopefully going to learn the clarinet again and join in a orchestra. :) I sometimes write stories when I feel like it. I like to paint but I'm not a good artist.