Anyone play an instrument? What instrument do you play? I’m in awe of those who use their creativity with music. Love to hear what you play and how you began playing?
There have been a couple of musicians on bmindful who have pointed us to their music on YouTube or mySpace, etc.
Any of you new members? I love homemade music. Porch and kitchen table music is my favorite.
I do! I do!..., but, I’m not a NEW member, lol! Guitar, drums and piano!
i dont play a instrument.but put a mike in front of me and i become the kareoke king[altough my wife might disagree].ok so im not that good but i just love getting up there and giving it a go.i have great admiration for any one who does play an instrument what a great way to express yourself.porch and kitchen music.i like the sound of that.tell us more please accidental note.blessings mara.
I think it’s great that you do kareoke! It shows spunk as far as I’m concerned. I don’t play much anymore, but I used to all the time. I even have a few songs on the internet if you want to look em up. Just search for Jeff Dumas on youtube or jeff dumas music mp3 or something like that and you’ll find some of my stuff. Thanks for asking!
I’d love to hear some music by other bmindfuler’s! Anyone out there have anything on the net we can listen to?
hi smart routines.do you write your own songs/music.have you ever performed live.i love the passion you seem to have for music.blessings mara.
Yes, I play – or I guess I should say I DID play. I hardly ever pick it up anymore, but who knows? I did recently make a list of a couple hundred ‘easy to play’ songs for myself. Lots of good stuff on it. I used to play in a band and we played live a lot, I even went over to Ireland and got to play a few places over there. Nothing big, just a few pubs, but it was really a lot, lot, lot of fun. I loved doing that. One great thing about the pubs in Ireland – they REALLY respect and love musicians over there. The people were so open about their love of music and not self-conscious in the least about singing. One place I played in a small town south of Galway had a ‘musician’s booth’. It was just a little area in a pub there that was where the musicians hung out. I was in another pub one day and this guy at the bar just started singing a song. He didn’t care if anyone heard him or not, the mood just struck him and he started to sing. It wasn’t weird or anything at all like that. It was just wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. You don’t see that kind of thing over here, at least I never have. That guy wasn’t a drunken fool either, he was just a regular kind of guy at the pub having a pint.
Another thing that still makes my hair stand on end sometimes when I think about it was the night I played at a ‘songwriters’ night at a pub in Dublin, ironically called The American Pub. The guy I went over there with and I had this appointment to play that night and we found this old pub and asked where to go. They said you go upstairs, well we did. We made out way up this narrow set of stairs up to what to me felt just like a giant attic. It was quite large and dark and the ceiling was kind of low and it was PACKED! I’m not saying that lightly, people were sitting on the floor shoulder to shoulder in this place. In the US they would have called the fire department and shut them down, lol. Anyway, it was smoky and dark and there was the general crowd noise of a big crowd of various groups of people all having conversations among themselves. Well, it got time for the songwriters to start performing so they turned the lights in this dark room even lower. The little stage in this room with the low ceiling had a wonderful, warm orangish glow. Well a guy gets up on stage to announce the first performer and INSTANTLY the whole place shut up. You could hear a pin drop, man. It was awesome. It was like that for every performer. Loud crowd noise, announcer, pin drop, song, sincere applause then repeat over and over. My hair was standing on end. It was electric and profound and even emotional. They went wild when they found out how far we had come to play. It was really moving. Later that same night we were supposed to go to this other pub to play and many of those people came to hear us there too. AND at THAT place, more of a disco/pub thingie, kind of a gaudy dance club kind of place really, well, at THAT place they were having a drum circle on stage before we performed. It was AWESOME! I’ve never seen anything like it before, not that I haven’t seen a drum circle, but I’ve never seen one in a dance club thing. It was wild. It was crazy, we had our regular set list and they wanted us to play stuff like American Pie and New York, New York when they found out we were from the US. At that time I’d never even been to New York before, lol. Anyway, I’ve rambled on enough. Are you sorry you asked now?
no thats brillient.thanks so much for sharing that.blessings mara
I’m glad you made me think of that, I haven’t in a long time. Later that night though we were walking back to the little hostel we were staying at and we stopped in I THINK a McDonalds, (food over there sucks, don’t ever let anyone ever tell you the Irish or the English know how to cook, lol), anyway we went in and my buddy, Charley, left his backpack on the sidewalk. We were away from it like ten minutes and no one, I mean no one was around, it was probably three in the morning, anyway we went straight back, we weren’t gone more than ten minutes and his backpack was gone. It had our mics and our tuners in it. That really sucked. A couple hundred dollars worth of equipment gone in an instant. If you ever go to Ireland, be sure and keep an eye on your stuff. In Dublin, at least, there are a lot of thieves.
i go to dublin a couple of times a year to see family.ill be sure and keep my eyes open for your backpacks.
Were you born there? Do you have an Irish accent? I’d love to hear more!
i was born there.but left to live in jersey when i was about two.eventually ended up in england.i do have two sisters and a brother over there though.i do consider my self to be english now but love going back.
wow.what a brillient story smart routines.you sound like a person who has lived life to the full.i too love live music.wish id been there to see you and your band play.im going to have a search and try and find some of your music.take care.
hi abraham.been having a look myself.found one on you tube.my shirt video jeff dumas.great stuff i really loved it.
Thanks guys! There is one on youtube called Hey Jonathan also. I wrote that song with Jonathan Livingston Seagull in mind. It’s a wonderful book, as it Illusions also by Richard Bach. I didn’t make that video though, I’m not sure who did. There are also a few other floating around out there.
there was a time.. when I used to spend hours on my guitar and drums.. its been ages… that I ve done that. Miss my guitar times…those were the days my friend!
I’ve been playing the guitar for a long time. I also sing. I am currently trying to work up a solo set, half vocal, half instrument.
The number of resources available to musicians on the internet is simply astounding! It really is!
I used to play piano, flute, harmonica and some folk instruments….It’s been long time I didn’t have time to play those and I forgot how to play.
“I’m a skilfull player and music makes me relaxed everyday”
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