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So I've notice a number of pictures of you ENFP folks and their guitars. So this thread is for all you guitarist/musicians out there to chime in with what kind of instruments you own... Do any of y'all play any other instruments as well? What got you hooked to instruments and music?

I'll start I own a American Strat, Washburn acoustic, Washburn mandolin and an upright Steinway & Sons piano... Since I was 4 years old I was enamored by the guitar. I finally got a guitar when I was 5 and my brother jumped on it off of the bunk-bed... I didn't start playing until I was sixteen and have never let up :crazy:
 

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I don't play guitar, but I do play trombone. And I dabble at piano.

Went to uni for music, too! For a semester, anyway. Hehe :laughing: I'm big into jazz. I'd love to learn guitar!
 

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*waves hand* Haii thar fellow musician! :D Oh my goodness yays, moar ENFP musicians! Cake for all!
Hehee.

I play five. Piano is my main, I love it dearly. I've been playing for...14 years. I got qualified to teach in 5th grade.
I used to play competitively when I was younger, but I quit that cause i think it's more fun to just play for festivals/friends/at home :D
I'm still living at home (in an apartment), so we only have room for an upright :C But I'd love to buy a Schimmel or a Borsndorfr when I get out of the house :D And I'd like to play on a crystal Kawai CR40 one day too. That would be nice.

Other than that, violin, guitar, ukulele, and organ. Guitar's a fun one. I have an electric Squire Strat (Hello Kitty pickguard, in my avatar :D) and an acoustic-electric natural colored cutaway Fender. Ukulele is a Nene.

Music's fantastic. I've always held it close to me, and even though I can't say I know too many things concretely, I know that music brings me closer to whatever it is in life i want to achieve. I get pretty "everywhere" with my words sometimes so I'm glad that music lets people tell their stories and feelings in a way that creates something beautiful and lets us all see into the vivid little worlds that fill each other's minds. It's also a wonderful way for people to channel their troubling thoughts into something creative that everyone can relate to.
 
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Hello there StevieRay :laughing:

I own 2 acoustic guitar: Guild GAD-50 and Martin 000-28, and one digital piano Yamaha YDP-140. I have been playing guitar for almost 10 years and just start playing piano about 2 years ago :proud:. I believe ENFP can be an incredible musician. Hearing new great songs is the constant stimulation for me to stick with playing.

As this thread came up, I'm wondering how much time a week do you guys spend with playing music? :laughing:
 

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EDIT: !!!! Energeticelephant, YOU PLAY TROMBONE?! YES! :D

I have a cheapie Fender Stratocaster, a dreadnaught Crafters acoustic, a Gagliardi BB5 F-valve trombone, and my parents own the piano I play. I also play bass (stand-up and electric), tuba, and baritone/euphonium. However, I don't have the money to get a bass, and a euphonium or tuba would be useless in my current situation, since I don't have access to music for them...

My story, I guess:

The way I got into music was almost purely accidental. When I was home alone during the summer, in elementary school, I would turn on our radio and sit at the piano, slowly but surely picking out the melody of the chorus. Most of the time, I would get it completely right by the end of the song. My mom would come home for lunch and just watch me do this, and eventually she found a reliable piano teacher and forced me (with what little coercion it took) to learn piano.

Then my sister joined band, and she played the clarinet. Well, of course, I WANTED TO PLAY THE CLARINET! However, when it came time to try out for instruments, I sucked at playing clarinet... a lot. The trombone, on the other hand, I could play very loudly, so I went with that. :laughing:

Guitar was actually my own doing. My mom bought a cheapie acoustic, and I just wanted to learn it, so I got a cheapie electric, found a teacher, and started learning. I eventually "upgraded" to the Fender I have now, however much you can call that an upgrade without flinching depends on your love of guitars.

That brings us back to inadverntantly learning instruments again. Our orchestra teacher realized she wouldn't have basses next year, and needed "an intelligent, talented man" to learn bass for her. I walked away and told her I'd get somebody, but she said she needed me; go figure. I took lessons from her the following summer and started playing right away.

Euphonium came about due to a similar situation where my band teacher realized that she didn't want the baritones/euphoniums available next year to make it to symphonic (We have concert and symphonic, symphonic being the better of the two.) because, honestly, they were horrible. She gave me some scales and basic music at the beginning of the year, and I had learned it well enough to make symphonic when "concert season" started.

I learned tuba because of pep band, to be honest. They do this awesome tuba slide across the stage during one of the solos, and IT ROCKS. However, I learned tuba slide+dress pants+gym floor = ripped pair of $40 pants. DON'T DO THIS. Always practice pants safety when doing the tuba slide! WEAR JEANS.

/rantstory (If you read this far, I love you. <3)
 

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EDIT: !!!! Energeticelephant, YOU PLAY TROMBONE?! YES! :D

I learned tuba because of pep band, to be honest. They do this awesome tuba slide across the stage during one of the solos, and IT ROCKS. However, I learned tuba slide+dress pants+gym floor = ripped pair of $40 pants. DON'T DO THIS. Always practice pants safety when doing the tuba slide! WEAR JEANS.

/rantstory (If you read this far, I love you. <3)
If one is going to rip their jeans might as well light them on fire and do the 'tuba slide' for good measure! :crazy:
 

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i played piano for about 6 years when i was a kid then gave it up for guitar. Cant play a dang thing on piano anymore. As far as guitars go, I just have one right now and that would be my Ibanez RG320 (the quilted maple version).
 

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i'm pretty musical myself-- i play piano and guitar, and i LOVE to sing, although i'm only so-so at that, haha! but i've played piano since i was 6, i used to be a bit of a prodigy as a young kid, but i don't play very much anymore, though i started taking lessons again when i started college. i also play guitar for fun, i have a baby taylor and i love it!
 

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It would be cool if we could set up an enfp online jammin session!
That would not be possible with the current connections common to us. We can't easily stream video, let alone have a live jam session over the Internet. :(

If you mean that we should each individually play our parts, and submit them for mixing, however--that would be doable AND TOTALLY AWESOME.
 
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ENFP musicians :cool:

Im a guitarist. I have an 2 Ibanez guitars, an electric (SA160) and an acoustic (EWC30). I also once owned another electric but sold it cheaply (it was a really bad one...). The acoustic guitar is like, 2 weeks old now and I play it basically every day, esspecially as I need to train my left hand for the thick strings on acoustic guitars. My electric guitar has extra light strings on them. I love the feeling of thin strings. Its so easy to do bendings and the like. But I run into minor problems when I play other guitars with thicker strings.
Additionally I own a classical guitar. But the two Ibanez guitars are my main instruments and I rarely play the classical guitar these days. Im not really good with it either...
I also own a ukulele and a banjo but cant really play those two. I bought the ukulele mostly for fun, not to play on it. The banjo was a quick buy when I was high into folk and bluegrass. I wanted to learn how to play it with that finger picking style but never got around to it. Now its standing there reminding me of what I still have to do :crazy:
I also have an electric piano which I can play some stuff on. But its another one of those things I still have to learn. Isnt it great to never run out of things to do on your to do list?
 

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I've been playing the piano for about 14 music and I'm an excellent sight reader. My main hobby is singing, have been singing since I was very little and involved in choirs, musicals, or whatever singing-type activity I could get my hands on. What sets me apart from other singers, in my opinion, is my ability to harmonize on random. One of my favorite activities in the world is to take a song I know well and make up a variety of harmony lines to the piece. I think it adds flavor to the song and is a bit of a challenge. I sing harmony in my church's worship band and I absolutely love it.

I've been told my voice is good (current voice teacher, boyfriend, many many other people) but I still don't feel too confident. Though I suppose I should! Today I was humming while waiting to buy a smoothie at Caribou and some dude bought me a smoothie cause he liked my voice :D. Total confidence boost.

To other musicians: are you self concious about performing or do you feel natural at it? Do you have stage fright? I get terribly nervous on stage, but I am slowly getting better at it. I would have thought being outgoing would correct this issue, but I get so worried about what other people think of me on stage that I can't even focus on having a good time when I'm performing!
 

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I used to own 2 instruments. I've been a Jazz musician for over a decade, first learning to play on an old rental Alto Sax. My passion is, and always will be my old no-name Tenor. She played so sweetly, but could growl with the best. No brand, no serial number, no nothing. My mentor (a 87 year old man only known to me as Doug and/or Sir) once told me that my saxophone's name was Beulah. I didn't question the man. When you play the same saxophone for 50 years, you just know things like that I guess.
 

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I am INTP and a violinist. However, my absolute favorite violinist and overall musician is Lindsey Stirling and she is ENFP. In fact, I sent her a message with a link to the ENFP description and she confirmed it. So this is coming from the top. :)
If you guys don't know who she is, check out the videos "Spontaneous Me" or "Shadows" to get an idea of what she is about. Her most popular video "Crystallize" is actually my least favorite, yet she has so many different song styles that you can be sure you will find something for you. Don't be discouraged if you watch Crystallize and don't like it.
 

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I love music~!! >.< Yayyyy~♪ happiness~! ^_^
I really love singing if that counts, but other than that...
I know a few chord o cuitar, but not much else~
Also, I used to piano lesson, but I am lazy, and there was a lot of practise to do~!! >~< I can still play some chords and music tho~
I'm not good a theory, but I can do a lot of *simple* stuff by ear~!!
At the moment I've been learning accordion for about 3 years~!! ^_^ (YAYYYY~!! I love accordion so much~♪) I haven't had proper lesson, but other accordion player gave me some advice~~!! ^_^

Yay for music~♪
 

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I sing, play the clarinet, and the ukulele. I haven't played clarinet in a loooonnnggg time though.
 

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Yeah - since I was about 8. However I did 'give up' for nearly 20yrs after losing the use of one of my fingers in a rather stupid accident involving a frozen burger and a sharp knife and a crucial tendon that no longer works!!

Hey ho! I have taken it back up with a vengeance in the last couple of years and am now a regular singer/player on the local music scene :proud:
 
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