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What do you play?
#1
Hey all!

I thought it might be interesting to find out what instruments people are playing and what types of music we all play.

I'm first and foremost a pianist, but I also play whistle, flute, bodhran and ukulele. Except for a paying gig on Sundays I'm not a professional musician, I play with some friends now and then and we play mostly folk/Irish/Ren. I'm lucky to have a day job where they don't mind me having a keyboard in my office too. Smile

Oh... I do sing if I think people can put up with it!

Love having my sheets on my tablet and always with me!
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#2
I play Guitar, primarily a Baritone that I built but also standard E tuning. Also do a little Mandolin when the time is right. Non-Professional, but play in the praise band at Church, and occasional other little gigs at local schools etc. I recently obtained a lap steel guitar and am trying my hand at that.

Definitly love haing all mu music on a Table and available at a touch...

Curt.
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#3
I'm mostly a piano player myself, but I've also played Acoustic and Electric guitar for about 10 years now and have done backup vocals. I designed the app because my sheet music collection was getting out of control. I also have a home studio for recording, which is a lot of fun (thought about becoming a recording engineer for awhile). Only ever played with one band though...

It's been great to see so many musicians able to get value out of the app I wrote. It really drives me to make it better and better.

Mike
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#4
I mainly play the trombone, basstrombone to be precise. I also play a bit of trumpet, basstuba, euphonium and a little bit (tenor)saxophone.

I'm not a professional musician, it's all just as a hobby. I play with the windband in my homevillage.

At my windband, I'm the first to start using a tablet for reading sheetmusic.

To add sheets to my libary, I first digitise(?) them in Capella and print them as pdf which can be added. It's quite labor intensive but , in my opinion, it gives the best/cleanest result.
Next couple of months I'll be busy adding sheets to my tablet (still got about a foot (30 cm) to go)
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, they say....
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, but still they come
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#5
I play piano, the trumpet and I've been fiddling around with a guitar recently.
I am a music teacher in a music school and in high school.
I play trumpet in the local big band.

I also direct a choir, sing in 2 other choirs and accompany a children's choir. The last choir is where I use my tablet the most.
I was at a children's choir festival recently and the judges noted it was "funny that the accompanist was reading the sheet music from an iPad" (although it was an Android device ;-) )

As soon as I get a pageturner, I'll be using my tablet in the big band.
It's not big enough to display my sheets for the choirs, so I'll be holding off on using it there.
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#6
I've played the trumpet for 15 years, and can also tinker a bit on the piano. I play in 3 different big bands, MD'ing one of them.

I'm a software developer, looking to do some work on Android apps, actually! A little extra beer money from various gigs is always nice! Having all of my music in one place is working like a charm so far, and as soon as a 10" Kindle is available I'll be getting one for this sole purpose! (The tablet didn't work out so well in the sun..)
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#7
I play a Korg PA 800 Arranger, strictly as a hobby for myself. During high-stress times in my former job it was the ideal form of relaxing and to occupy my mind with somethimg else but work Undecided

Now I am retired and just moved from the US to a small village in Ecuador. While I am still pretty busy with getting settled I will soon have plenty of time to really explore all the fine details of my keyboard and master MobileSheets for a very convenient way to display my scores. Big Grin
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#8
I play a rotary valve tenorhorn, and Steirische Harmonika. The latter is an Austrian/German/Slovenian diatonic button box. All music I play on it is in Griffschrift. A form of notation unique to the box. I am anxiously awaiting affordability of tablets, so I can use this program!!! I thought I would at least support it in the interim. It would be good if It would run on my droid3, but it crashes on start-up of the app. We have a Logitec Revue , but haven't tried running on that yet.

Thanks,
Dennis
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#9
Newby here. I play diatonic harmonica and lead vocals, some chromatic harmonica, guitar, bass and hand percussion. I now use 4x6 lyric cards held together with a couple of binder rings on a homemade wooden stand on my mic stand. These have lyrics only, or lyrics and chords, and I manage to fit one song per card (with a lot of shorthand). I'm shopping for an updated way to do this, as it is laborious to print and add cards for new repertoire.
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#10
I play primarily jazz guitar but double on bass and violin. Since I no longer have a day job music is my gig plying 2-3 times per week. I have a studio and record my backing tracks for a duo with piano and trumpet added.

When I found MS I was looking for an audio player that would stop after each song...never found one. Was also looking for a document reader. MS does far more than I hoped for. Started using MS live this week.
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