musical survey... please copy and paste w/ your answers.

jacjessen90's picture

Are you a musician? In a Rock Band? Symphony Orchestra? High School Band? Marching Band? Fill out this survey geared to musicians. It's different than the typical surveys, if anything!

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1. What instrument(s) do you play?
Clarinet, with a bit of piano, percussion and bones.

2. When did you start playing your instrument(s)?
Started singing in the church choir in like 1984, then moved on to piano in 1986, then clarinet ever since 1988.

3. Private Lessons or School?
Private.

4. Garage Band, or Accompanyment while singing (for guitar)?
Never did much good with that kinda thing, but I'd still love to.

5. Any musicians in the family?
the whole family both sides and now even my husband and his family.

6. Any instrument you're dying to learn?
Guitar, bagpipes and Irish/Country fiddle.

7. Were you in High School band?
Umm, yeah...like every ensemble we had! Band, choir, jazz, percussion, marching band...

8. Marching Band?
Yes, and I was drum major for two years. Gotta love those uniforms!

9. Rock Band?
No...want to.

10. Do you read music?
Duh!

11. Are you a good sight reader?
Yes...thanks to many years of auditioning for honor bands, as well as many summers with the Ocean Grove Summer Band (rehearse Monday, concert Wednesday).

12. Have you ever had a solo?
Yep, and don't even mention Mozart's clarinet Concerto if you value you life...or at least the use of your eyes!

13. Bass or Treble clef?
Treble.

14. What do you hate about your instrument's parts the most?
Spit leaking keys!

15. Whats one thing you like about your instrument's parts?
Very easy to play...someone actually realized that a person's fingerings on the clarinet should coincide with the scales!

16. Have you participated in battle of the bands at your school?
No

17. Have you played any gigs (paying or non)?
I've played "concerts"...mostly non-paying. As for gigs, I'm usually attending...or at least babysitting certain members of the band.

18. How good was your marching band?
It was fun... but overall it sucked eggs big time.....lol

19. Do you see music in your future, or do you think you're going to quit after school?
I don't really play anymore, but I do work on the business end of it, and I love it. i can't imagine my life without music somewhere.

20. Would you want your children to peruse music?
It would be nice, but I don't want to pressure them.

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625539's picture

1. What instrument(s) do you

1. What instrument(s) do you play?
I play the piano.

2. When did you start playing your instrument(s)?
When I was 4, then I played until I was twelve. I started again last summer.

3. Private Lessons or School?
Private.

4. Garage Band, or Accompanyment while singing (for guitar)?
No.

5. Any musicians in the family?
My dad.

6. Any instrument you're dying to learn?
No.

7. Were you in High School band?
No.

8. Marching Band?
I wish.

9. Rock Band?
The game? I suck at it.

10. Do you read music?
Yes, but I'm very slow at it.

11. Are you a good sight reader?
Not really.

12. Have you ever had a solo?
I've never performed.

13. Bass or Treble clef?
Treble.

14. What do you hate about your instrument's parts the most?
Nothing. My dad inherited a beautiful baby grand from his grandfather... It's simply beautiful.

15. Whats one thing you like about your instrument's parts?
The pedals, they're more resistant than most. I like the fact that it's not electronic like most pianos are now.

16. Have you participated in battle of the bands at your school?
Nope.

17. Have you played any gigs (paying or non)?
No.

18. How good was your marching band?
Fantastic, it didn't exist.

19. Do you see music in your future, or do you think you're going to quit after school?
I like to play from time to time, I play for myself, not for others. So I'll keep playing as a hobby.

20. Would you want your children to peruse music?
*pressure
I think it's important, it teaches a lot about being focused, working hard, so... I'd like them to, if they'd enjoy it.

Dracofangxxx's picture

1. What instrument(s) do you

1. What instrument(s) do you play?
Primarily Viola, self-taught Piano and a bit of Trombone

2. When did you start playing your instrument(s)?
Viola started in fifth grade, and I'm still playing it- Piano whenever I got my keyboard, shortly after that. Trombone before this summer.

3. Private Lessons or School?
Private occasionally, school primarily.

4. Garage Band, or Accompanyment while singing (for guitar)?
I'd loooooove to do that but I only know like three chords for guitar, and my singing sucks. I could probably be like a badass Viola accompanyment.

5. Any musicians in the family?
Not as far as I know besides me. Dad used to play guitar a little I guess.

6. Any instrument you're dying to learn?
Every single one

7. Were you in High School band?
I'm in Colorguard to listen to the band. Does that count?

8. Marching Band?
Yes! :D For the flag team and Colorguard but it counts so shush.

9. Rock Band?
Not at all. I'd fail so hard. It'd be fun though XD

10. Do you read music?
Like the Bible.
Or the Koran, I guess.

11. Are you a good sight reader?
I'm good at reading the notes. But, the rhythyms kill me. I'm more of an audial learner, if I hear it played and how it fits into the music I'll kick some ass.

12. Have you ever had a solo?
Almost! Look up the song "Fantasia on an Original Theme" on JW Pepper dot com, it's a pretty fucking beautiful song with a Viola solo to enter it.

13. Bass or Treble clef?
Alto!!! D:

14. What do you hate about your instrument's parts the most?
Rosin. I'm allergic to it.

15. Whats one thing you like about your instrument's parts?
My C string <3 It is looooove.

16. Have you participated in battle of the bands at your school?
No D: but it'd be awesome.

17. Have you played any gigs (paying or non)?
Not yet. If anybody wants to hire me... ;D

18. How good was your marching band?
I've always been in really high-quality marching bands... My schools are awesome.

19. Do you see music in your future, or do you think you're going to quit after school?
Yes. I see music in my future. Music is my life, I want to become a professional ensemble violist when I grow up and I know it's really unattainable but I want to be one of those people to play for like, the music in either movies or video games :)

20. Would you want your children to peruse music?
Yes. I will give my kids a choice to either play a band instrument or an orchestra instrument for one year-and if they hate it I won't make them... but it would make me really proud if they would.
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You are beautiful, in every single way <3

BBNiNi's picture

OMG

I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO WHAT YOU SAID FOR 19 :D :D :D

haha, viola's are amazing, i wish i'd done that instead of violin sometimes, hahaha

Dracofangxxx's picture

DUDE NOTHING'S STOPPING YOU,

DUDE NOTHING'S STOPPING YOU, maaaaaake the switch! Viola's ammmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaazing. Maybe we don't get solos that often and maybe we're just like second violins that are basically Cellos but it's SO worth it. Most Viola players are slackers D:< So if you're good, you'll be the best!
At least, that's how it seems with all the orchestras I'm ever in.
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You are beautiful, in every single way <3

BBNiNi's picture

:D

1. What instrument(s) do you play?
Violin, a teensy bit of piano, marimba's, and almost any percussion

2. When did you start playing your instrument(s)?
hmm, i started violin when i was in 3rd grade, piano since 7th, marimba since 6th, and percussion...maaybe since 6th...

3. Private Lessons or School?
psh, school, couldn't afford private

4. Garage Band, or Accompanyment while singing (for guitar)?
uhhh, i do not know...

5. Any musicians in the family?
other than me, my sister (flute) and my brother pretty soon

6. Any instrument you're dying to learn?
omg, i really wanna learn how to fiddle :D hm, piano a bit better and guitar

7. Were you in High School band?
um, no...my sister is though, haha

8. Marching Band?
again, no, my sister is

9. Rock Band?
no...

10. Do you read music?
psh, well, duh

11. Are you a good sight reader?
umm, sometimes yes, sometimes no...haha, depends on the peice

12. Have you ever had a solo?
yes, a lot

13. Bass or Treble clef?
treble :D i wanna learn bass...

14. What do you hate about your instrument's parts the most?
accidentally making it screach D: and exploding rosin...-.-

15. Whats one thing you like about your instrument's parts?
hmm, i love my violin's cuurves

16. Have you participated in battle of the bands at your school?
nope

17. Have you played any gigs (paying or non)?
mostly concerts, but i've played in duets and quartets for solo&ensemble and for charity

18. How good was your marching band?
ask my sister

19. Do you see music in your future, or do you think you're going to quit after school?
im out of school and im still playing my beloved violin (and piano, sorta...) in church

20. Would you want your children to peruse music?
hm, i'd introduce them to music and see if they'd like to do it :D it'd be awesome :D