musical instruments

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  1. woodyR

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    tell us about what instrument(s) you play and how long you have played them

    i have playd the trumpet for 2 years and the piano for about 8 or 9 years
     
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    Piano Lessons = 4 years.

    Trombone (major instrument) = 20 years

    Every instrument in the band = 10 years

    shofar = 3 years

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I've been playing violin/fiddle for 3 years now (lessons for 2years). I play other instruments but hardly ever (i_luv_fiddle:D) and the only other lessons I've had were piano when I was little. I didn't learn it though. lol My fiddle teacher is going to teach me guitar so I get my first guitar lesson tomorrow. [​IMG]

    -Alycia
     
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    piano/organ = 34 years

    flute/piccolo = 31 years; although for the last 15 years, I haven't played that much

    guitar = I have played "at" it for about the same time I played the flute

    Joseph = Where did you find a shofar? Do you like playing it?
     
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    I bought one at the Judaica shop at the local Reform Jewish Temple. It was made in Jerusalem. I do enjoy playing it quite a bit, and I am looking forward to practicing it somemore this summer when I have more time.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Well I've only had a month of music lessons in which the teacher told me I was hopeless, and I would never learn to read music, so therefore according to her I'd never play an instument...but isn't our Lord amazing? ;)
    Since I was very little I wanted to play piano. Finaly I asked my parents for a keyboard. That night I told the Lord that even though I'd been told I couldn't do it, I knew He could help me. I prayed everynight that if God wanted me to play piano He would help me, because we couldn't afford lessons, and after one lady refused to continue teaching me my parents wern't exactly excited to try that again. I knew if I was going to do this, it'd be the selftaught method, with only the Lord's help. And the Lord did help me. After I got my keyboard, before the day was over I was playing Amazing Grace...and I've pretty much been playing since. That was five years ago. I'm no concert pianist, but if you play or sing a song for me once or twice I can play it back for you and you'd never I don't use music.
    Three years ago my daddy bought me a lap harp (I had no idea he was going to do that, he just wanted to see if I could do it.) and like with the piano I picked it up quick. I've been playing the organ for a year now and though I do ok on it, I would love to be better...that's what practice is for! ;)
    I wrote a hymn a few months ago, but since I can't read music, it's written in letters (ABCDEFG kind of thing) so I'm the only one who can decipher it. I preformed it for the church recently (singing and playing at the same time is hard!) and it went well, although I thought my knees would knock untill I couldn't use the pedel!
    I love music. Love it. I love to hear the hymns of our Lord, played or sang, it's a beautiful blessing. I'm thankful God gave music to us, and allowed us that privilidge.
     
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    Guitar - 3 yrs this summer
    Songwriting - over 4 yrs
    Singing in my band - ...4 yrs? I'm in 12th grade now, but we started in Feb. of my 8th grade year.

    But, I also have turn tables - 1 yr
    piano - on and off 2 yrs
    drums - 3 yrs strugglin' (they are IMPOSSIBLE!!!!) LOL
    AirFX - 4 yrs

    -David
     
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    I've played the trumpet for 6 years, the piano off and on for a couple of years, and I joined a drumline this year (I play the vibes).
     
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    I started playing the piano when I was 6 and then I took a break for about a year during jr. high. Now im a soph. in highschool. So all together I think I have been playing for about 8 years (though I play like its only been 3). I played the flute for a year and all I remember is how to hold it :rolleyes: . Thats about it.

    Abby Lou, I really admire you on teaching your self to play. That seams like it would be sooo difficult. Im sure God is really going to use you through you music. Likewise, I love music. Without the Hymms before I service, I'd be dead. Music just gets me in the Spirit so much.
     
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    TRUMPET, the best instrument in the world!
     
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    Miss Abby (et. al.)

    Loved reading your story about your piano studies.

    As I read it, I was reminded of the story of Anthony Burger (pianist for Bill Gaither).

    When he was but 8 months old, one of the wheels on the little toddler's walker in which baby Anthony was playing (this would have been some 40-50 yrs ago, BTW) somehow got caught in the open-flamed floor standing propane space heater that was used to heat their little house located high atop a mountain in east Tennessee.

    As little Anthony struggled to free his baby walker from the heater, the heater tipped over, and the grill fell right on his hands as the flames burned away the flesh on tiny Anothony's hands.

    While his mother was only in the adjoining room, by the time she'd raced to the accident scene, the damage had been done, and there were massive third degree burns all over her 8 mo old son's fingers, wrists, and arms.

    They took him to the burn center in nearby Chattanooga, TN. There the doctors labored diligently to save little Anthony from dying from the infection that was already entering his tiny body through his burned hands and arms.

    Over the next couple years, the doctors eventually managed to stave off the infection and with the latest medical advances in pediatric skin grafting procedures, they also managed to be able to cover his little fingers, hands, and forearms with a combination of his own skin and "artificial skin."

    While they were successful in reconstructing the outside skin layer, it was the unanimous conclusion of all the surgeons and other medical staff on his case that little Anthony would never have the use of his fingers again.

    However, his parents refused to accept that conclusion. In fact, they told that team of leading pediatric dermatologists that they were going to seek a second opinion by a Physician that had been in business much longer than all those on the staff combined.

    Baffled at who this Physician could possibly be (with a combined total of well over several hundred years of practice, BTW!), these physicians were all proven wrong!

    With now more than over 25 years in the ministry of Gospel music to his credit, Anthony Burger has performed on stages worldwide--including Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, hundreds of "Homecoming" concerts all over the US and in many foreign nations, and at the personal request of President Bush--as well as at many live Billy Graham Crusades.

    He is one of the very few Gospel Instrumentalists to have been often nominated for the famous Dove Awards.

    If you've ever seen on of those Gaither Homecoming videos or TV programs, you will soon recognize the incredible talent with which God has blessed our brother in Christ Anthony Burger. Yet, to meet him in person (which I've done so a couple of times), you'll not find a more humble recording artist than he is.

    So, Abby (and any others who may be reading this), never forget that in spite of the obstacles you may have to overcome and the discoragement others may set in your pathway, keep on pressing toward the mark of your high calling in Christ Jesus--whether that means playing an instrument, or singing, or just living your daily life as a shining light for Jesus [which, BTW, will probably prove to be as difficult--if not more so--than any musical regimen you may face!], remember your goal: To be able to cast the crowns that He'll give you at His feet.

    "For He alone is worthy, Christ, the Lord."
     
  12. woodyR

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    wow!what a story
     
  13. dianetavegia

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    ktn4eg, thanks SO much for that story! We have a number of Gaither videos and have been to their concerts. I'll scan skip to Anthony's solos and listen to him over and over. He brings us to tears and now his playing will mean even more! What a wonderful testimony to God's healing power!
     
  14. Grace

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    Piano--8 years and running

    Guitar--got my first one last September

    Singing? Since before I could talk. My Grandma likes to tell how I would crawl and hum.
     

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