Any fellow musicians here?

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  1. Would love to connect with other fellow musicians here on NoFap.

    What instrument(s) do you guys play?
    What genre(s) do you enjoy most?
    Do you write original material?

    A bit about myself (Story-Time!)
    I've always had an interest in musical expression. I've played a variety of instruments: violin, panflute, trumpet, ukulele, electric bass guitar, classical guitar, regular acoustic, electric guitar, and clarinet for a few months back in Middle School.

    Flash forward to this day I only play guitar and piano and primarily alternative rock songs while coming up with my own songs - I play the instrument while a close family member of mine sings. We also performed at 2 open mics! We hope to release an album someday! I've also more recently been getting into playing rag-time on the piano, tons of fun.

    Thanks for checking out the post :)
     
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  2. FellatiousD

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    Cool story, glad to hear about other people who love music.

    Not really a musician per se, but I'm learning several instruments:
    Traditional Irish instruments:
    Uilleann Pipes (1 year)
    Whistle (2 years)

    Traditional Chinese instruments:
    Dizi (several months)
    Erhu (one month)

    And of course I only play traditional style music on these.
     
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  3. Heck yeah, that's seriously awesome man. Have any favorite songs you like to play?
     
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  4. The Mindful Metalhead

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    That's awesome to know there's a fellow musician here! I'm a bass player for an avant garde doom metal band and I love playing the bass and coming up with awesome riffs. My favorite music genre is heavy metal but I also enjoy EDM and a little bit of hip hop. Good luck on releasing that album! My band has yet to release our demo :)
     
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  5. Dub_Bass

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    I've played guitar since 2008 and have made music on my laptops with FL Studio since 2011-ish. I made sample based hiphop beats up until 2016 when i did a full 180 and switched to house/techno/electro sounds. When i get proper equipment i want to try mixing in my guitar for some dub techno fusion.
     
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  6. That's sweet man! I remember bass actually being my first real instrument - started with a Yamaha RBX100, and later got a nice short-scale mahogany wooden Ibanez, and later an actual Fender P-Bass for about $300 used where me and my brother tried forming a punk rock band - sadly it didn't work out but everything was for the better. There's definitely a place in my heart for bass and always will be.

    Also, let me know when you guys release your demo! I'll be there to check it out most certainly, I'm not necessarily a big heavy metal fan but I do have an appreciation for all forms of music.
     
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  7. Dude, that's legit! Dub-techno fusion sounds like a cool genre, what's your inspiration behind production? Do you have a SoundCloud or something where I can check out some of your current stuff?
     
  8. MusicMakingMonk

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    Instruments: I've been a drummer for about 8 solid years now, and I also play some guitar, electric bass and keys. I've also been getting into producing and rapping.
    Genre's: I really love everything, jazz, metal, rock, hip-hop, reggea, classical, folk and country, world music, electronic music, and everything inbetween.
    Do I write my own material: Yes, I write songs on guitar and keys, and do some rapping and producing.
    I've also played in a jazz-funk Big-band as a drummer, and a punk band!
    I also played at a jamsession every sunday for 2,5 years, and organised it for 1,5, so I've played all kinds of stuff, I really like improvisational music and jamming! One of my favorite bands is The Grateful Dead.
     
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  9. You sound like quite the musician. :emoji_thumbsup:And 8 Years, that's a long time! I've always wanted to try my hand at the drums, but ya know.. they're kinda expensive xD

    Guitar and keys are a great way to write compositions as they're such dynamic instruments! Like you can literally play any genre on them.

    Do you have a page where I can check out some of your music? :)
     
  10. MusicMakingMonk

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    Yes drums are stupidly expensive, I was very lucky, my mom was a teacher at a high school, the music section had recently upgraded to an electronic kit, and the old acoustic kit they had no use for anymore, this was around the time that I had played drums at a neighbor boy's house (I was about 11) and my mom managed to get it for free from them :D

    You can find pretty decent (crappy) second hand kits on sites like eBay for not too expensive if you really want to get after it.
    I'm really starting to love guitar, though I find keys a bit frustrating, feel like a total noob on them.
    Trying to create a style similar to what Jerry Garcia of the Grateful dead does in his lead playing, which has something jazzy, but also more simple and melodic like bluegrass, I really dig his sound and trying to emulate that. Nowhere near though, been practicing lots over this corona period.
    I do have a page but only 1 upload. A collobaration I did with a poet, it's in Frissian, so you won't understand it, but the vibe is chill.... As far as the rap thing goes I'm still trying to find my sound as a rapper and producer so most of it is unpublished. Starting to get somewhere though so if you follow me on SoundCloud, there is surely more to come!
    https://soundcloud.com/user-856645702
    I'm heavily into Jungian psychology, eastern spirituality and other kinds of philosophy, the themes I want to tackle revolve mostly around that as well as tackling the issue that is our modern toxic culture, where we are, how we got here and where to go next. Real existential stuff, no bullshit about money and cars :D
     
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  11. 7foot2

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    Hey guys been playing the acoustic guitar for about 2yrs now. really want to switch to electric. I like blues, r&b,chillhop....anyone have any ideas on which kinda electric guitar i should checkout? I want to focus on r&b,neo-soul.
     
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  12. Accelerator666

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    Awesome!

    I've been playing diatonic accordion for about 15 years since the age of 6, participated in national and international competitions, of which I won a few :)
    Around the age of 15 I started playing keyboard, still waiting to get my first real synthesizer though.

    I'm (sadly?) a picky metal head, following certain bands rather than genres (with the exception of Progressive Metal maybe). I enjoy 70s Hard Rock and Blues as well.
    Some of my favorite bands are Katatonia, Nightwish, Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Deep Purple, Dio, Porcupine Tree, Evergrey, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
    I also enjoy electronic ambient stuff (Stellardrone, Solar Fields), and video game and movie OSTs (The Witcher 3, Skyrim, and for the rest mostly stuff by Hans Zimmer, especially the Last Samurai score).
     
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  13. Dub_Bass

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    Sadly i do not and my laptop with all of my music crashed (due to me trying to uninstall a program meant for me to not view porn).

    Ultimately i guess it'd just be me playing lead over my synths rather than programming the usual arpeggio in techno
     
  14. I might give em a try one day - I just love music :)

    That's an awesome coincidence with the drums you got as well! Do you still have the set?

    For keys you should look into some note stickers, they can be very helpful especially when learning. I currently have some on my keyboard. I'm not familiar with Jerry Garcia's playing, but I have indeed heard of the Grateful Dead. What strings are you rocking on your guitar? And Corona really does allow a lot of free time (which can be bad and good as you know).

    I dig the musical poetry! And that'd be great to hear more rap about stuff other than money and cars. Have you heard of Classified? He has some great rap that is outside of the normal rap material:


    Some other great songs by him: Changes, 3 ft. Tall, Up All Night, All About You Here's a playlist I made a bit ago which also includes a couple of other artists.
     
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  15. I hear single-coil pickups and Fender guitars are great for the bluesy sound. Do that and get yourself some pedals for that chillhop sound.. Perhaps a chorus or delay. Oh and definitely look into 7th and 6th chords, they really have that dreamy sound which can help with chillhop. I recommend the UberChord app for finding any chord easily as well, it's available for iOS (not sure about Android)
     
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    This one:
     
  17. 7foot2

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    Thanks my man.. you certainly sound like you know your stuff.
     

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