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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by soadert, Sep 8, 2008.
Does anyone here play an orchestra instrument? I do.
Does Double Bass count? If so, yes. I played cello in Middle School.
I wish, it is too late to join an orchestra class for me. (In High School)
Just stringed instruments? If not then I've been playing tuba since I was twelve, ( coming up on five years now.)
I was a graduate french horn performance major. Played in several professional orchestras.
Double Bass? yes.
I played flute from 4th grade through junior high; then played double bass and tympani in my high school orchestra.
These days I just compose (and, under extreme duress, conduct) for orchestras.
Played orchestral upright bass in Jr High and High school....hadn't touched one in years, but took the chance to sit in with a bluegrass group a few weeks ago and had a ball playing upright with them for a number or two.
i playd baritone for a few years, its not rly mah thang anymore, altho it is a very nice instrument.
I play cello and this year we don't have anyone to play UB, so I'm gonna fill in and learn some upright!
I play the viola in the orchestra at Clemson University.
Do you mean baritone horn (aka Euphonium or Peck Horn), or baritone saxophone?
I always wanted to play a smaller Peck Horn...love what Django Bates does with that instrument.
I majored on bassoon in college. Haven't used it for quite a lot of years, though. Would have to work my lip up again...
Having too much fun playing bass!
Sure. Think about it. If nobody played orchestra instruments, I guess there wouldn't be any orchestras, would there?
Way back in highschool I was "lead percussionist" and ran around playing all sorts of different percussion instruments (often many different things in single songs/movements/whatev), spent most of my time playing Timpani though... which can be suprisingly difficult. Especially since we had no tuners on the ones I used and, unbeknownst to most non-percussionists, the timpani drums have a pedal that tightens and loosens the head to achieve different pitches and are often retuned multiple times in a single song. Let's just say it was some hardcore ear-training having to retune the drums by ear with an entire orchestra playing at the same time.
I've been a 1st chair oboist since age 11. I'm not playing with an orchestra these days, but I still keep up my chops and I get called for seasonal orchestral shows on occasion. Bass is the love of my life, but the oboe payed my way through music college, and that's where I really developed as a bassist.