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    Default Your favorite instrument?

    Ok....
    I'd like to know everyone's favorite instrument....to listen to and to play.

    Mine for listening:
    Classical music: guitar and piano
    Bluegrass: fiddle
    Blues: mouth harp
    Reggae: steel drums
    All else: ukulele

    my fave to play is ukulele, my 2nd fave is piano...well, it's the only other instrument I play, ha

    what's yours?
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    I love playing and listening to ukulele, but I've only been playing uke since March so can't say it is my favorite yet. Sorry but it's true. Probably second favorite though. My favorite to play is the EWI. Favorite to listen to changes moment to moment. :-)
    Ukelele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G
    Kala KA-GL-Koa, G EFS O Warm/Worth B

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    Other than the uke...

    Classical: cello
    Reggae/Caribbean: da pan, mon
    Blues: Saxophone
    Jazz: Hammond B3 organ
    Country: steel guitar
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    I love listening to slack key guitar
    2nd great guitar pickers like Tommy Emmanuel

    For playing -- the ukulele! Can't get a bunch of folks to jam with me on the saxophone or clarinet

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    Listen:
    - Acoustic blues, don't care what instrument

    Play:
    - Ukulele
    - Electric guitar
    - Blues harp
    - Conga drums

    The order of preference changes faster than the weather!
    Allan
    Sopranos:Gibson Uke 1, Ukebrand Kumalae, Martin S-O, Northern JCD1, Risa Stick, Aloha plastic, Dixie banjolele, Macafferi Islander
    Concerts: National Triolian, Koaloha Sceptre, Gold Tone banjolele, Kala SMHGCE-C, Gold Tone Banjo, vintage Harmony
    Tenors: Godin MultiUke, Regal Wendell Hall Teeviola, Sonny Daze CBU, Oscar Schmidt 8-string A/E
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    Concerts: Koaloha, Mainland mahogany
    Sopranos: 1940s Gretsch, Kala Pineapple

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    To listen:
    Bansuri
    Tampuri (accompanied with tabla)

    To play:
    Shakuhashi
    Chiun: It would be better for you to eat this can than what is inside of it. Why must everything in this country be coated with monositi-... monosoti...
    Remo Williams: Monosodium glutamate. You can't even say it.
    Chiun: I can say "rat droppings." That does not mean I want to eat them.

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    My first love in music for playing or listening has always been the Piano.

    About a million years ago I was the 1st French Horn in the Alberta Honor Band, the director favoured Dvorak and other composers that featured big horn parts. I absolutely loved playing it.

    My ukulele has taken over everything in music that I do. I have a Yamaha Grand Piano that I haven't touched since I got the Uke.I play it at least 2 hours every day, I just can't seem to put it down.

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    Great idea on the thread.

    Favorite playing 1. Ukulele 2. Handpan (don't have one yet but I loved playing it) 3. Pedal steel guitar

    favorite for listening is. 1. Ukulele 2. Hang drum 3. Cello 4. steel Guitar 5. Guitar 6. Violin 7. Maybe bag pipes for one or 2 songs haha

    If you like the steel drum you really need to check out the hand pan or Hang drum (both same thing. hang is just the company's name) they have a very nice sound.

    Here's a link to my favorite player
    http://youtu.be/EDQgU1CPpis
    Last edited by BIGDB; 08-14-2013 at 08:32 PM.
    Youtube: http://m.youtube.com/user/BIGDB12123

    Ukuleles: Kanile'a KPE tenor, Martin s1, martin style 3

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    Favorite to listen to is acoustic guitar.

    To play, it's ukulele, but that's also the only one I can play.
    Tenor Ukes
    KoAloha KTM-00
    Pono MTD-(All Mahogany)
    Big Island BI-MO-TR-(All Spalted Mango)
    Compass Rose Style B Tenor-(All Claro Walnut)
    Boat Paddle ML style Tenor-(Red Spruce/Cocobolo)

    Baritone Uke
    Pono MHBSSC-(Spruce/Mahogany)


    Tenor Guitar
    Ibanez AVT1-N-(Spruce/Mahogany)

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    My primary and favorite instrument is Classical Guitar, which I have been studying for over 5 years.

    Ukulele is my 2nd favorite instrument to play.

    Ironically, I have 2 classical guitars (same make and model) that I own and play, and 20+ Ukuleles... ;-)
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