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  • I'm a professional

    Votes: 6 9.2%
  • I'm an amateur (play occassionally/special occassions)

    Votes: 6 9.2%
  • I'm a student

    Votes: 35 53.8%
  • I was a former student (You could've learnt some instrument as a child/discontinued learning)

    Votes: 10 15.4%
  • I play the jukebox ;)

    Votes: 8 12.3%
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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I had created a similar poll at another board. But I guess this one should be interesting because the member base is larger here.

Please mention you specialisation in a post.

This is strictly with respect to Classical music (whichever form of Classical music it may be).

Thanks.
 

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I study piano and violin at the conservatoire (with their respective lessons in theory et al.) With small but satisfying improvement this days, as I am actually focused in my degree in Economics at university.

But I play the jukebox also. I try to get every recording of every work by almost all composers that have ever existed. This takes me from Hildegard von Bingen to Danielpour (through Alwyn and Skalkotas...)

.... and directs me to flat bankrupt.
 

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Every person seriously interested in music plays the jukebox. :p May be I should rewrite it as 'I only play the jukebox.' :D
 
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How about retired musicians??? Semi professional.
I had to make a discission to stay with music or Engineering, so chose Engineering as I could make more money, I don’t think I would have lasted the course as a pro musician, but I do still play with friends sometimes, and have been able to keep my music as a passion. I never specialised just took what ever job was offered. :(
 

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I'm a student. Right now I'm a senior in high school... but I'm going to a community college next year, and my main focus will be on the bassoon. I hope to major in bassoon performance later on when I go to a university.

I'm usually not this optimistic, but I really think I can do it... seeing as I care so much, and actually am practicing. XD
 

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Bassoonist, forgive my moronic incompetence at solving word puzzles, but I don't understand your avatar. Can you give me a clue? I'll probably slap myself when you tell me...
What do you see when you rotate <3 90degrees counter-clockwise? Oh, and you may need to bring that 3 closer to < (or v, after you rotate it).

Hint: It's not an ice-cream cone. :D

Have you slapped yourself yet? :p
 

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What about academics? There's more to the field of music than performing!
I mean, I do play instruments (mostly woodwinds and badly) and I have been paid for playing, but primarily I like to think of myself as a theoretical musician.

In practical terms, I have a degree in music and I run an online engraving and transcription service. In the poll I chose student, because I'm always learning more.
 

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Well, I'm a professional piano teacher, amateur pianist (don't have the time atm to play regularly enough to be prefossional), and student of composition, so I'm not entirely sure where I fall in there...
 

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hmmm, I'm a sophomore in high school, i play trombone (obviously) in our symphonic and jazz band, fun fun! lol Probably gonna attend Dayna School of Music at YSU for a degree in music, but not positive yet.
 

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What if you fit into more than one category? I'm a final year musicology student, although I must say that my interests tend to stray towards the historical side of things. I'm not keen on pure analysis, either to write or to read, although I must say that it can be fun sometimes, particularly when the subject is somewhat unorthodox music that demands a fresh approach.
I'm also an amateur viola player. I like to play for fun, and to remind myself that music is for playing, not just reading and writing about.
 
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