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Old 12-19-2008, 08:35 AM
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Default learning a second instrument

ever since i started playing dums, i have wanted to learn a noted instrument. i wan to be able to contribute more to writing than just a beat. i want to know the chords my band mates are playing in our songs. the obvious choices for me are guitar, piano, and bass.

i want to learn guitar for the same reason that i dont. (if that makes sense) guitar is so widespread that everyone owns one, but with that, id just be another guy who can kinda lay the guitar. plus my brother is quite good. he can help me learn.

i want to learn piano because, apart from great sax, it is my favorite instrument to hear. i would LOVE to be able to play the piano well. also, it IS percussion so i may have an inherent step up. piano is imo the most versitile of the three, especially with modern midi technology. if i learn piano, i can record horns, guitars, synth, etc.

bass is the first thing i hear in music. i feel like i would be a good bass player. i feel like bass would be fairly easy to learn of the three. i just like bass.


do any of you play other instruments? if so, which one(s)?

which do you recommend? why?

what is the best/easiest way to get started and stay committed?


thanks guys,
tb
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