I can provide answers to several instrument-related questions regarding the flute, guitar, bass guitar, double-bass, cello , violin, viola, drum set, trombone - all variations, bassoon, and piano . I have had at least a one year's experience on all instruments mentioned above. Although I am only eighteen years of age, my future career is in music. I now attend the School of Music at East Carolina University for Composition and Theory, and a double major for Music Education.
My experience regards questions from all types of music. My weaknesses are mainstream media concerning new age music such as pop, country, and rap. I will listen through soundtrack, alternative, rock, metal, orchestra, classical and so on.
I have played the electric bass guitar for eight years, the double bass for almost 2 years now, and the electric and acoustic guitar for 4 years. I started on the flute in sixth grade just to give it a try, and didn't like it all that much, but I do recognize it's major role in all types of music. In seventh, eighth grade, and some of nineth grade, I played the Bassoon. I love it, however, it's expensive reed costs and hard-to-find bassoon rentals prevented me from pursuing it any longer. I switched to trombone and sat first chair in the Honors Wind Ensemble 2 months after learning how to play the instrument from self-taught methods. I have played all variations of the trombone; trigger, double-trigger, and bass trombones included. I tried valve trombone, but I never really expanded in playing experience.
I have played the violin and cello on the side, by requesting my high school orchestra teacher if I could borrow the instruments and try to learn them on my own. I tried for about a year on both instruments.
I dance around with the keys of the piano in our house, although I don't know much about how to play it, I do use it to write or perform the thoughts in my head when it comes to my own musical compositions. It's where I start.
I am not that good at the drums, it may be my coordination sucks, but I try. I do incorporate it's important rhythmic role into the music I write, and do my best to include the best sound from it as possible.
High school education... Almost graduated. This'll change when this semester ends, and I can say I have my diploma.
I have provided bass guitar lessons to several people in the area. I also work at the Music and Arts Center, a company that is recognized as the string, brass, wood wind, and percussion half of Guitar Center.