Saxing away...  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
5/11/2005 9:13 am

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Saxing away...

Dodgyhippy posted a message about his sax and contemplating which one to buy next, as there are several type of saxes to consider.

I was raised in a musical family. All the kids learned how to play the piano -- some could even play by ear like my Mom. The only instrument that my Dad played was a trumpet; however, my Mom would play the piano (of course), the organ, the ukele, the violin, and the banjo. Most of them were played by ear; she didn't take lessons for any of them. When I was little, she would come into our bedrooms and sing us songs to get us calmed down and ready for our dreams.

My Dad's uncle would play the fiddle... and he did that oh so well. He even made his own. A master craftsman, as well as a musician.

Do you have any musical talents???? Are there any that just make you melt like the saxophone sounds will do to me???? Just curious....

Lipator 56M
71 posts
6/30/2005 7:02 am

I play the guitar but would love to play the banjo

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
5/12/2005 5:30 pm

I LOVE saxophone sounds. First got hooked on the instrument when I heard the Crusaders back in the early 70's. I love listening to BIG BAND music that features sax solos as well.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 3:30 pm

I am sure you could, 4nik8!! hee hee....

rm_4nik8_4u 61M
2501 posts
5/12/2005 2:39 pm

Not to blow my own horn but I can fiddle around with the best of them when it comes to sax. I can pound it like a bass drum. I may even do an encore.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 2:00 pm

slamminscott - (hope this comment sticks)...

Get your daughter a metrodome (sp?)... It is available at all music stores that sell instruments generally. It will help her to keep in time. We had one when playing duets on the piano. When one is practicing by herself, it is easier to keep in time... but, when two are playing together on the same instrument, it is critical to keep in time.

To entice you playing the cello again make a search on Google for CDBaby (the place that sells their CD) or Lady Jane Grey (the band) and listen to Sarah play the cello in the piece called Fire. It is awesome.....


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 11:46 am

Papyrina - the clarinet???? lol... I played that in high school!!! NOT!! just kidding... I heard the screaching sounds many times and I never grew to a liking of the clarinet either.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
5/12/2005 11:40 am

i was taught the recorder and xylophone at school,(spelling so wrong)
but now prefer to listern,i cannot say i'm a big saxophone fan at all,prefer more strings and piano,and i hate the claranet

I'm a

i'm here to stay

slamminscott 46M

5/12/2005 10:47 am

I used to play Viola and Cello. I wasn't very good, but I did enjoy the time spent learning them.

I'm not as musically inclined as I would like to be, but my daughter, she's 12, is in her first year on the flute. She's really, really good. Her instructor has called her a "natural". Makes her old man proud, let me tell you.

Now if she would only count while she played, and not continue to try and play by ear. She's young. She's got time to learn.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 6:59 am

I love the sounds of bagpipes. Mental note to self - need to go to Salado this year!!

LimesMastsAvoid 70M
456 posts
5/12/2005 6:27 am

I played my harmonica like I tease a the time I finish "The Streets of Loredo" she had come 5 times...I tried the bagpipes future.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 3:10 pm

I haven't heard of him... but there are soooooo very many out there. I love Sarah & David Hoover who are the band LADY JANE GREY... They are marvelous!! She plays the cello and he plays a guitar like there is no I can understand, definately!

lustmirror 63M
2897 posts
5/11/2005 2:38 pm

I dabble with guitar, and have a violin waiting for the stamina to learn from complete SCRATCH again. For me, any stringed instrument, as I follow the vibration of strings better than horns or reeds. I just returned from a trip to the Bay area to hear one of my favorite guitarists, this last weekend, Steve Kimock. I am filled with ideas, and also the crushing realisation of the distance between my feeble attempts to pick the lock, and his ability to create travel with his manipulation of the liquid mathematics.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 12:18 pm

lol... bluegenes... awwww not enough sax... lol...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 12:14 pm

Now, you do have me blushing, smileguy!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 12:08 pm

smileguy... yes, we do get a lot more of the mariachis in our neck of the woods. In fact, every anniversary of my parents, we are at a mexican food restaurant and my nephews had the Donkey Song sang to them each and every time. If you don't know the song, next time you hear a mariachi band playing, ask them to sing it to y'all!! lol...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 12:06 pm

Hmmm.. I do have my own repertoire in the shower == too funny, Lupon!!

rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
5/11/2005 11:45 am

You are correct, of course,...not enough sax... well at least not in my house...

smileguyqc 53M

5/11/2005 11:24 am

Just to make you blush the bra pic is very sexy, some sweet hidden waiting to be revealed

smileguyqc 53M

5/11/2005 11:22 am

LOL, I was just going to say the trumpet in the mariachi does something to me, we were at a dance Saturday night and I loved it. Granted I'm sure you get much more mariachi in your part of the world than we do Just like to sing myself.

lupon_69 43M

5/11/2005 11:14 am

hmmm nope, no musical intrument, but you should hear me sing in the shower lol

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 10:44 am

lol, bluegenes..... I don't think we could never have enough really!!!
Oh, don't forget the mariachi bands too!!!

rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
5/11/2005 10:38 am

No musical intrument here...too much sax and violins in the world, already...

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