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Musical Cubers

ducttapecuber

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From browsing around the forums and talking to various cubers, I realize that many of us are musical. In other words a majority of us are band geeks and orch dorks. So what do you play? Are you in another form of musical arts (theater, singing, ect)? Could there be a link between a musician's and cuber's minds being similiar? A lot of cubers say they preform better when listening to music. Music and cubing are two main things in my life. In this thread everyone can post what they play and any footage they may have!

Here is my last concert's band footage that i finished editing earlier this week:
(and this is an 8th grade band, so we're not very good...)

I play the flute, 2nd chair btw.
 
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piece popper

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I play trumpet (also second chair) and I broke one of the valves today. I'm not sure if I cube faster with music but I don't really listen to music anyway.
 

shelley

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I just watched a NOVA Science episode about the brain, and there was a bit about how learning to play a musical instrument from a young age results in (among other things) the development of the area of the brain that governs finger dexterity. So I'm not surprised there's a correlation between musical training and cubing.

I started out on the piano at 6 and played the violin all through middle school, high school and college. Caltech orchestra was actually how I met the people who eventually got me into competitive cubing.
 

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When I was in band from 6th-11th grade I played the trombone in concert band and jazz band. From 3rd grade until now I played guitar. In 7th and 10th grade I played it in jazz band. My freshman year I almost decided to play the euphonium in marching band but I backed out of it because the schedule is overkill. I also dabble in the electric bass and have dabbled in the trumpet before. During collage I plan to take some jazz courses to improve and to relax. Unlike likely 90% of the people on this forum I have never played the piano and do not ever plan to do so.
 

ajayd

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I play trumpet in the 8th grade band, first chair. I'm ok,(level 5 NYSSMA), but not good enough to make all county where I live. It's very competitive.
Edit: I also play piano(LEvel 5 NYSSMA), but I really hate it. I'm waiting until 9th to drop.
 

applemobile

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Used to play Alto saxophone in a Concert band, but kinda quit, looking at getting back into it. I also play all sorts of guitars and sing/songwrite but haven't been too active for a while. I go through phases of interest.
 

ducttapecuber

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I play trumpet in the 8th grade band, first chair. I'm ok,(level 5 NYSSMA), but not good enough to make all county where I live. It's very competitive
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I tried out for "all-district" which is basically all county. I didn't make it... But thats ok because I'm not that good. But I will continue Concert Band and do Marching Band in highschool
 

sneaklyfox

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I guess I would say that I play violin(1) and piano(2). (I am a private music teacher, in fact.) But I have also played flute(3), bassoon(4), oboe(5), trombone(6), chimes(7) (21 big bells in a tower), quena(8), guitar(9). That's the order I learned them in. I don't think I missed anything. I'm pretty sure my musical experience helps me cube because of trained finger dexterity, trained muscle memory, etc.

Below is a violin recording.

 
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omer

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I started playing piano when I was like 8, also a little bit of guitar in the last 3 years. I just do it for fun, not for a band or something.
 

BluSune

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I play bari sax at high school level but i'm in middle school and have been playing piano for 5 years. I once played my freinds' trombone and trumpet. The trombone was a little difficult but the trumpet i picked up in about 5 minutes. sounded terrible though lol. I listen to dubstep while i cube.
 

Guitarcam96

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I've been playing both guitar and piano for 12-13 years now. I'm also in a band called Arkane Daze which i'm the lead guitarist and backup vocals.
 
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