devin1393164
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Hi, my name is Devin. I've been playing keyboard and piano since I was around 9 years old. I'm self taught and it's very easy and quick for me to learn how to play an instrument and a song. My only weakness is that I can't read sheet music AND play at the same time. I understand sheet music, for the most part, but I have to decipher it like code awhile before I'm ready to play in front of anyone.

The very first song I learned was "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion from Titanic (1997). My dad, whos keyboard I was playing at the time, left to download the sheet music for it. When he came back, around 10/15 minutes later, I had already learned it by ear. This was months, if not weeks after first playing.

I can play almost every chord on the piano, save for the crazy ones no one can remember without looking it up first. I know the right time to use 7th chords and which chords works best in which situation. Something I can do (which my dad things is cool but weird how easy I do it) is that I'm able to distinguish a chord on a piano to a chord on a guitar with a capo. I'll give you an example. If a guitar has a capo on the 3rd fret and the person plays an A chord, that chord will become a C on the piano. Whichever fret the capo is on, that's how many chords up a piano should be played to harmonize.

Over the past few years, I have also learned acoustic guitar. I can play a good number of modern, easy chords (E, Em, E7, G, G7, C, C7, A, Am, A7, D, Dm, D7, (F and Fm, but they're not easy for me), and so on). B chords, sharps and flats are harder for me to remember and play do to inexperience and figure shape. An advantage I have for the guitar is that I have a fast right thumb. I can play the single high (or low if you're going by the sound) E string really fast, or slow if needed. Listen to "I Was Made For Loving You" by KISS and listen to bass/guitar at the very begin to hear what I mean.

I kind of know harmonica, but I'm not very good at it. I played "Piano Man" by Billy Joel on it a few times, but that's easy for almost anyone to learn. I have a ukulele, but I don't play it often. I played cello once at a music store. I never played cello before, but I picked it up, made sure it was in tune, and started finding the notes to "Phantom Of The Opera Overture" by Andrew Lloyd Webber. After about a minute I found all the notes and started playing. I wish you could see my dads face when he came around the corner. The only words out of his mouth was, "Dude?!" It was truly beautiful.

As for the kind of music I play, that's really all over the place. Somedays I like playing soft, calm music. The next I'm playing "Bat Out Of Hell" by Meatloaf. I know theater and I know rock. I know pop and I modern. I know techno and I know disco. I know jazz and I know blues... You probably got the point by now.

I also have a be channel - Legosforever Official
Link - s://./channel/UCA2ngDOX0csNlkZfryJCpmQ

If there's anything I missed, I'll add it later. As for you, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Tally-ho!

Screen name:
devin1393164
Member since:
Aug 16 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Pretty much everything.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Beginner
Lead Guitar:
Beginner
Bass Guitar:
Beginner
Harmonica:
Beginner
Cello:
Beginner
Ukulele:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Casio CTK-611 Keyboard, Galileo Digital Baby Grand Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica... Oh, and Ukulele. Can't forget the Ukulele.