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Robbie Parry
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Here ya go:

1.) What instruments do you play?
Recorder and keyboard, although slightly out of practise. 

2.) Is there an instrument that you don't play, but dabble in?
Guitar.

3.) What instrument would you like to become proficient in?
Violin.

4.) What instrument would you find daunting?
Saxophone. It just looks very hard to master.
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John Byrne
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1) Piano

3) Piano

4) Piano!!!

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Michael Hogan
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1. None

2. Guitar and harmonica

3. Guitar

4. Piano
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Brian Miller
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1) drums, guitar, bass, a little piano, played sax in middle school/ high school. Couldn't tell you what any of the notes are now, tho. 

2) mandolin

3) drums. I'm pretty good, but there's a lot about them I'd like to be better at doing

4) piano
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Steven Myers
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1- Guitar now. I played cornet in Jr High band, and could probably figure it out again if I had to

2- Drums, piano

3- Guitar- I just cheat using the internet, I don't play by instinct or ear at all, and I can't pick well

4- oboe!!  described as blowing a lot of air into a little hole. I would pass out, I'm sure!

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Peter Martin
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1. Piano
2. Guitar (can strum a few chords but not much beyond that), Harmonica (can play quite a few tunes on the harmonica and can even bend notes, but there's not much fluency there. Since the sound now makes my dog go crazy, I don't practice anymore)
3. French horn would be cool, just because of that beautiful sound, though there's probably not that much utility playing it on its lonesome.
4. Bassoon. I imagine all the double reed instruments are tough to start, but the bassoon is also massive, has a bunch of keys with attendant fingerings and quite an odd sound. The combination of all those things would be daunting.
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Robbie Parry
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Interesting answers, guys!

Just remember, if you want ease, then play the triangle. You can learn it in about an hour (or less). ;-)
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I played the triangle and the cymbals when I was in the school band, circa 1957. Both performances I was so busy looking at the audience that I missed my cue!
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John Popa
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1 and 2 - Guitar and I've studied voice, depending on if you consider your voice 'your instrument.' I generally find it pretentious :)

3. Piano

4. Drums. I'm terribly uncoordinated and think keeping time like that would be beyond my skills.
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Peter Martin
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I'm terribly uncoordinated and think keeping time like that would be beyond my skills.
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This made me think of the late Jeff Porcaro's Rosanna shuffle. There's a you tube video where he talks about he plays it and it seems a little akin to the old rub-your-belly-and-pat-your head thing. He basically plays the Bo Diddly rhythm with his foot on the bass drum with a half-time shuffle on the high hat and snare...Except it's more complicated than that.
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Robbie Parry
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I found (secondary school) the clarinet to be quite hard to master! 
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Brian Miller
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Peter, youve touched upon parts of how Id love to be a better drummer. 

Porcaro was incredible. Hes on a lot more than people realize, too. 
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Bill Collins
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I read Neil Peart (Rush) say he was uncoordinated and
crap at sports, he think`s that made him a better
drummer. Then you have Lars Ulrich (Metallica) who was a
child tennis prodigy, that you would expect to have good
cooridination, his timekeeping is all over the place.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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1) Trombone. But "out of practice" is an understatement.

2) No.

3) and 4) Saxophone (Tenor).


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Michael Arndt
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1) Saxophone
2) Harmonica
3) Bongo Drums
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Brian Floyd
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1. Does air guitar count? (Briefly dabbled with the clarinet and alto saxophone waaaay back in elementary school. Keyword being `briefly'.)

2.Harmonica

3. Guitar and harmonica. If I have to pick one, harmonica hands down.

4. Tuba or bagpipes.




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