Playing an instrument

linebaugh

Well-known member
Hitting the point where you are making constant recognizable improvement is addicting. Sometimes I wonder if that actually supersedes the joy of the music itself. I used to play Street Fighter and there is a similar feeling there, tightening up your mechanics, working new ones into your bag.
 

version

Well-known member
Hitting the point where you are making constant recognizable improvement is addicting. Sometimes I wonder if that actually supersedes the joy of the music itself. I used to play Street Fighter and there is a similar feeling there, tightening up your mechanics, working new ones into your bag.
Skating's the same. The first time you land a trick's a real moment.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I play the piano though I've not been actually playing it much over the last five years because I don't own one.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
There's a machinic joy to it. You go automatic in the midst of some practiced maneuver and that sense of your hands 'taking over' is exciting. In that instant you feel like a third party to your own performance
That's a really good way of putting it.
 

subvert47

I don't fight, I run away
Didnt even know they made recorders that expensive

That was actually cheap for a great bass :)

And bigger recorders can get much more expensive than that...

 

entertainment

Well-known member
I used to be really into the art of scratching when I was a teenager. Bought mixers with special scratch faders, special cartridges. Spent hours and hours every day at the turbtables of my parents basement. Did exercises to make these controlled wrist vibrations. Was really good at one point.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
I used to be really into the art of scratching when I was a teenager. Bought mixers with special scratch faders, special cartridges. Spent hours and hours every day at the turbtables of my parents basement. Did exercises to make these controlled wrist vibrations. Was really good at one point.
Yeah, but could you do this:

 

linebaugh

Well-known member
I used to be really into the art of scratching when I was a teenager. Bought mixers with special scratch faders, special cartridges. Spent hours and hours every day at the turbtables of my parents basement. Did exercises to make these controlled wrist vibrations. Was really good at one point.
We're you a big hip hop fan or? What made you move toward the turntables?
 

woops

is not like other people
I used to be really into the art of scratching when I was a teenager. Bought mixers with special scratch faders, special cartridges. Spent hours and hours every day at the turbtables of my parents basement. Did exercises to make these controlled wrist vibrations. Was really good at one point.
i thought this thread was about playing real instruments
 

entertainment

Well-known member
We're you a big hip hop fan or? What made you move toward the turntables?
Yes I was. I was very into J Dilla and Madlib that sort of stuff. This was maybe 2007-2011. I first bought a record player for sampling. Plugged it into the mpc. Then I just added equipment I bought second hand. Had quite a little studio going until I started selling it off because I got into going out.

@Mr. Tea I actually remember watching videos from DJ Qbert trying to copy his technique. But now I can see that he's fading in with the thumb and out with the index and I did it the other way around.


I practiced big time on that thing where he's rolling the three fingers against the thumb so you could get a triple stab. He's got incredible skills.
 

catalog

Well-known member
I was, still am really, we've not disbanded. But I never played an instrument in that, just shouted/tried to sing. The other guy in the band is good on guitar and can turn his hand to other stuff as well.
 
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