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« on: April 11, 2018, 08:03:09 PM »

Who do u get your musical talent from?
Who else in your family plays guitar or something else?
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 08:38:26 PM »

I'm the only loonie in my family who plays an instrument,though my father thought that he would take up the guitar as a way to bond with me when I was 8.Other then that mostley bankers in my family tree plus a few artist.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 10:20:29 PM »

My “talent” such as it is, is an ability to withstand the endless repetition required for me to learn a piece without getting bored.
Probably be a stretch to refer to this as a “musical” talent.
Ingemination- it’s a “gift”.
 
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 11:10:32 PM »

From my entire, and extensive family on all sides, there is only myself and one niece that play any musical instruments.  Two out of ~50 or more is a very conservative estimate...
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 07:21:30 AM »

Neither of my parents is musical, but all my siblings are. Two are pros in the sense, they make a decent living at it.  The other travelled around the world and a big part of that was music (but no money).

My sister sight-reads like a player piano, with feeling.  I sang one of my originals to her while we were on a noisy ferry ride on the way to see a distant relative. Hours later, we arrived and after dinner, she cleared the junk on the piano. She sat down and said, "Why don't you sing your song for Uncle Frank?". Before I could reply, she started to play a complete and beautiful accompaniment to the song she had heard only once for the first time, on the ferry.

I'm the black sheep with no formal musical training or education.

About 10 years ago I visited the graves of my Father's siblings. I didn't meet them in life and I know almost nothing about them.  The modest grave markers were bereft of words, just the name and date of death. But every one of them had a few tiny musical notes engraved in the stone. There were no surviving members of the family who could tell me about that.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 11:27:12 AM »

Neither of my parents or my two sisters play a lick. On mom's side though, look out! Several aunts, uncles and cousins are or were quite musical, including both grandparents. We used to have these amazing family hootenannies 50 years ago with a houseful of instruments and singing...they were a joy! That got me started with the bug at age ten and 51 years later here I am, still enjoying playing whenever and whereever. On dad's side...I have no knowledge of a single musical instrument. Nowadays, I've a son who is an incredibly talented guitar player out of five kids. A daughter played saxophone in school but hasn't in years. Another son has a guitar but doesn't play much at all.
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 11:20:53 PM »

Of course. I belong to the biggest musical family of all. Mankind. Or if you're an admirer of the Canadian P.M. Peoplekind.        
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 12:18:41 AM »

I belong to the biggest musical family of all. Mankind.

My answer to this is (censored).
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 12:26:54 AM »


My answer to this is (censored).
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 12:44:30 AM »


Let me make myself more clear....
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 12:50:04 AM »

Let me make myself more clear....
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 01:12:58 AM »

I do not get it.  Please explain.

Well, I don't know what Mike said but I like it. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 02:16:08 AM »

My pop was a harp player in a Brooklyn street corner band as a kid in the late 20's, early 30's, busking for pennies during the Great Depression. Otherwise, no one in my extended family is remotely musical. Both my sons play and score.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 02:59:19 AM »

I do not get it.  Please explain.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 05:49:51 AM »

I was adopted, so no genetics come into play.  But my adoptive parents were both musical, my mother a pianist and my father sang.  So when I showed very early signs of being obsessively musical, my mom didn’t hesitate to stick me into violin lessons. And by early signs, I mean completely fixated as a small child with the piano and my toy xylophone and the sounds of plucking rubber bands that I had stretched over the handles of the kitchen cabinets.  Different thicknesses and lengths and tensions made for different tones. 
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2018, 02:01:14 PM »

My maternal grandmother was a trained pianist, but I’m the only person I know of on either side who plays a stringed instrument.
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