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Offline Kotowboy

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I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« on: March 16, 2017, 04:10:52 PM »
I had a thought.

Supposing you could acquire a *musical* skill overnight but you'd have to give up a skill you already have.

Which would you choose ?

Personally - i'd LOVE to be an amazing singer and If I had to choose to lose the ability to play guitar or drums I wouldn't be able to choose.

I could live with never being able to record / produce any more music as i've done so much music.

But I haven't played drums in many years now so that.
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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 04:26:46 PM »
Do the skills have to be related?

I'd give up the ability to bend my foot back to my torso for a perfect memory.
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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 04:33:31 PM »
Do the skills have to be related?

I'd give up the ability to bend my foot back to my torso for a perfect memory.

I guess so. Make it musical.

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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 04:56:52 PM »
Dammit. Thought I found a cool cheat to it.

I'll keep thinking then.
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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 06:59:53 PM »
I would give up my low range to be a tenor again.

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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 09:06:54 PM »
Now that I'm 53, and my voice is out of shape, I'd gladly trade my vibrato to be able to effortlessy hit that F# above Tenor C that I could when I was a young man, and sang regularly.
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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 10:24:23 PM »
I'd give up my short temper to be able to play the drums.

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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 11:30:05 AM »
I'd give up my skill of storing body fat in exchange of playing guitar even moderately well.

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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 11:34:45 AM »
I'd give up my moderately well guitar playing for Gavin Harrison's level of drum skill.

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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 01:01:22 PM »
Honestly, everything musically for me is a struggle.  If I don't play regularly, it shows.  If I don't break everything down, it shows (nothing is really intuitive with me).   Nothing really comes instinctively either, which means I can't really sing and play at the same time.   

I played with a bunch of really good musicians in Philly, and some of these guys talked musical theory like it was street slang.    I can remember the saxes playing a run, and one of them stopped and said to us (the banjos/guitars), "play this chord:   (and he rattled off four notes)".  He just knew this shit like it was writing his name.  I would love to have that vocabulary, but I don't know what I'd give up to get it.   

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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 01:05:00 PM »
I can't read/write notation for shit but my theory knowledge is pretty darn good.

I'd give up all my theory knowledge if I was an amazing singer.

My voice is terrible. I get tired after singing one song and my jaw goes all stiff and my voice goes all crack-y.

It's so annoying but meh.

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Re: I wish I could... But I'd have to give up....
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 07:46:33 PM »
I would give up my awesome air drumming skills to be able to actually play any instrument really well.