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2020-09-10 10:47:45 PM  
Welcome ye Fark Artists to Fartist Friday. Our contest theme: Make musical art by posting a recording of you playing music (original or not), showing us a photo of your instruments (musical ones ya pre-verts), or sharing original art featuring musical notes using ONLY MSPaint/Draw-type programs.

Instructables for embedding your own YouTube music video in your post:

First, record video or audio of you playing some sweet tunes, original or a cover
Upload your awesome music video and copy the URL
Clicky the "Embed Youtube Video" play-arrow icon in the upper right.
Paste the URL in the box saying "Paste YouTube Video URL".
Click OK and boom, all done!

Sample here what it'll look like:
R2D2's secret message
Youtube Uj1ykZWtPYI


Rules:

One (1) entry per post and a total of three (3) individual entries max allowed per person.

All votable entries must follow the theme requirements: Make musical art by posting a recording of you playing music, showing us a photo of your instruments, or sharing original art featuring musical notes using ONLY MSPaint/Draw-type programs.

Prize: Bragging rights and a mention in the Fark NotNewsletter!

Here's my sample of...Note:

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Hearty congratulations to last week's contest winner, ruudbob!
And thanks to zencanuck for the musical idea! Theme ideas always welcome in thread or via Farkback.

FFFUQ (Fartist Friday Frequently Unasked Questions):

What?
Fartist Fridays are weekly creativity contests that you can participate in with things you have on hand since many of us are stuck at home right now. If you have an idea for a future contest theme please post it here or send it along to Farkback.

Why? Show off your skills (or lack thereof!) while we practice socially distancing together, and be sure to vote for your favorite entries.

When? This contest is submitted on Thursdays with entry open immediately to TotalFarkers (membership has its privileges!), then it goes to the Main Page on Friday. Entries close around midnight Eastern on Sunday night. All times are approximate because we're all drunk.

You're A Towel? You bet your sweet bippy!

How Does Voting Work? Please check the "Enable voting for this entry" box. If you forget, report it and ask, we'll do our best to turn it on for you. We consider an entry to be voting eligible by default so please mention if you want voting disabled on your post.

Check out past Fartiste contests by clicking on the Topic Tag above. All skill levels encouraged (as you can see by mine) and most importantly: We're all in this together so let's create some F'Arts together - Fark Arts, that is.
 
2020-09-10 11:18:27 PM  
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Couple things:
1) I'm kinda tone deaf
2) I've never played an instrument before (in HS my friends would take instruments from me, and I was the only student barred from singing in a school play)
3) My fingertips are so big that I have to move my whole hand to hit notes that are close together
4) I'm teaching myself off the internet and not taking lessons because this started as a project to support a book that never got written
5) I hate playing because I suck at it (but I'll never quit, and most days it's my favorite 30 minutes of the day)
6) I practice every day, and I've realized it's important to have something that you do every day which you suck at.
7) no, you can't hear me play

Make art that you love, even if you never share it with anyone.  It'll make you a better person.
 
2020-09-10 11:37:16 PM  
Butterflight - Amazing Finger-Style 12-String Guitar by Dan Grigor
Youtube 7bhwD8_1mx4
 
2020-09-11 12:36:56 AM  
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2020-09-11 12:20:26 PM  
 
2020-09-11 12:28:06 PM  
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Family portrait, but there are a couple of recent additions not in the lineup. And yes, they are all lefties, even the former righties.
 
2020-09-11 1:05:42 PM  
Mods, oops -forgot the votey thing, please delete the original?


Northern Sound Choirs sings the National Anthem for Seattle Storm 8 17 13!
Youtube 589ZpcQRPIY


Again, one of my most fond memories, and no I'm not saying which white woman I am. :)
 
2020-09-11 1:11:00 PM  
I am the first one killed...

The NutBoys - A Cat Named E.A.G.
Youtube qBk5TRx_zd0
 
2020-09-11 1:25:09 PM  
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So, this is what I do. I build these things (well, everything but the upright bass in the corner). Cigar box ukuleles, regular ukes, acoustic and electric guitars (yes, that is an electric bedpan guitar on the left). Been doing this since 2002 and have built over 300 instruments and counting.

Apologies for the crap photo. Having some weird issues with the phone camera lately and my laptop with my good photos is on the blink.
 
2020-09-11 1:29:04 PM  
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The low end...
 
2020-09-11 2:30:14 PM  
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This has been my go-to rig for the last year and a half or so.
 
2020-09-11 4:05:44 PM  
I just got a new one. Purty aint it? A D'Angelico semi-hollow body 12 string electric.

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2020-09-11 6:16:50 PM  
Ugh. Nothing prepared, going to the archives.

Also...my left handed guitar fleet:
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Will post some music soon.
 
2020-09-12 12:58:22 PM  
 
2020-09-12 1:01:53 PM  
Never could play a guitar.  So I built and learned to play this.

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2020-09-12 1:34:01 PM  
I've been making wooden flutes for about 5 years. Mostly of bamboo and elderberry wood, although I recently made one from redwood and one from mulberry. I primarily make Native American style flutes, but I've made penny-whistle style and some hybrids. Tuning-wise, I've done minor pentatonic, diatonic, natural minor, and a few tuned to various Indian ragas. I've made well over 100 flutes since I started. I don't have a picture of my entire collection, but here are a few examples.
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2020-09-12 1:38:53 PM  
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2020-09-12 2:06:20 PM  
I been playing these quite a bit during quarantine. I can play anytime and neighbors can't hear me.
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2020-09-12 2:07:01 PM  
R:  Conn 110h-bass trombone
L:   Conn 6h-tenor trombone [1967 Elkhart era]

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I mostly play the bass trombone.  The tenor is good for Gilbert & Sullivan stuff.   The tenor is the same model played by jazz great Frank Rosolino.  Fark would be familiar with Rosolino for the solo trombone in the Johnny Quest intro music.
 
2020-09-12 2:46:41 PM  
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the left three are mine, the Les Paul is a sad story. 2015 Epiphone 339, 2016 Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat bass, 1995 Fender reissue of the 1972 Thinline (personally modified with Seymour Duncan humbuckers and re-positioned pickups). The 339 had top-hat knobs which I replaced with speed knobs, and I farked around with the pickup rings. It's basically original but for some mild cosmetics (incl. the stickers on the peghead and the Jerry Garcia stickers, and the Rumblekat has a JG sticker, the Tele a Powell/Peralta sticker. ha.)

The LP....my pal Matt sang with us in the church band. He passed away two years ago, almost to the day (late August), after a drastically quick sickness. His widow asked me if I would play his guitar in the church band. So i've been holding it for two years. I go back and forth about making a FMV offer to buy it.
 
2020-09-12 7:25:39 PM  
I've been playing my sax, it's very much a work in progress but I might as well post my most recent recording:

https://soundcloud.com/user-650929438​/​aquarian-lullaby-of-birdland

The backing is not mine, just from a program, and not very good but since playing live with strangers is not a thing right now...
 
2020-09-12 8:23:05 PM  
This is the Baldwin Acrosonic spinet that my dad and grandfather bought for me in the summer of 1969, just before I turned 7. I never learned how to play it well, but I do like to tinker with it every now and then.

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I spent a week catsitting my brother's cat this past July. Here's the little critter snoozing on my piano:

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2020-09-12 8:37:20 PM  

adamatari: since playing live with strangers is not a thing right now...


I've been working from home since May and haven't gotten out much.  It's making me crazy.  Crazy enough to post this, made special just for Fark.

Really poor, partial cover of Hoyt Axton's "500 Miles"
Youtube sdebIHFFSRY
 
2020-09-13 2:21:01 AM  
Bach Double Concerto violin 1 beginning of 1dt movement
Youtube OwpFnSQmb-A


Thankfully no one takes my violin from me when I play.  I am however, still asked to play freebird.
 
2020-09-13 3:57:11 AM  
I don't do covers much but I like this one.
Steve Winwood // Blind Faith - "Can't Find My Way Home." Dan Grigor's 12-string cover
Youtube wwba2UhDX40
 
2020-09-13 1:38:30 PM  
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Me with my band last year at Customer Appreciation Day at my local auto shop.
I have a ton of recordings, both live & studio that date back 40 years.
 
2020-09-13 1:54:49 PM  
These are maybe a third of my brass instruments.  The rest of it is my husband's

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2020-09-13 2:16:07 PM  

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So, this is what I do. I build these things (well, everything but the upright bass in the corner). Cigar box ukuleles, regular ukes, acoustic and electric guitars (yes, that is an electric bedpan guitar on the left). Been doing this since 2002 and have built over 300 instruments and counting.

Apologies for the crap photo. Having some weird issues with the phone camera lately and my laptop with my good photos is on the blink.


Voted just for the electric bed pan guitar. Awesome.
 
2020-09-13 3:03:00 PM  
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I used to hate this thing.

Hand-me-down.  Castoff.  Words no kid ever wants attached to them.  I didn't want it.  I wanted something new and cool.  But I was nope'd because I didn't practice.  Of course I didn't.  I mean, how else do you motivate a kid?  Get them a nice new instrument, that's how.)

I never treated it well.  Never bothered to keep it clean.  At one point I hated it so much I literally dropped it in the school parking lot.  Didn't do a thing but scratch it.  This thing is a gotdamn tank.

After graduation it went into its case and disappeared from my life.  Fast-forward seventeen years.  I decided to play again for fun.

Well, I got it out, and it was like looking at a new instrument.  I've guess I've changed a little over the years.  Now it's a precious thing.  I played my first notes with it when I was only eleven.  I carried it all the way to high school.  Marched with it through cold and blistering heat, in the rain.  Rehearsals, Competitions, parades, it never failed me.

I have a new sax now.  I took this picture the evening before I retired this one.  Old but gold.  It's not worth much in pennies, but I don't think I could ever sell it.  You can't ever replace history.  If I could only save one of my instruments on my way out of a fire, I'd take this one with me.

That is the legend of Old Honkbeast.
 
2020-09-13 3:46:04 PM  
September 13, 2020
Youtube I4IV413O1BA
A little late to the party because I am so dumb with technology. This was recorded with two phones, so please forgive the quality. :)
 
2020-09-13 3:47:24 PM  

TheWriteGirl: [YouTube video: September 13, 2020]A little late to the party because I am so dumb with technology. This was recorded with two phones, so please forgive the quality. :)


And of course I screwed it up. Meh.
 
2020-09-13 4:38:38 PM  
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2020-09-13 5:19:01 PM  
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Jackson dinky.  Most awesome guitar I've ever owned
 
2020-09-13 6:15:59 PM  
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Norfolk VA

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Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

In both shots, I'm the guy on the right with the Ibenez.
 
2020-09-13 6:27:07 PM  
I toyed with the idea of recording something new, but my voice just isn't up to it right now (COVID long-hauler for the past 4 months and in speech therapy). So instead, here's the hit I never had, from an album I recorded between '96 and early '99.

This is a song that was inspired by seeing a red sliver of a moon while driving home late one night. It really looked like the sky had been cut by a wickedly sharp knife. For the arrangement, I imagined what it might have been like if Richard Thompson had been Otis Redding's guitarist instead of Steve Cropper.

I'm singing, playing electric rhythm and lead guitar (the one pictured, my '79 Strat), one of the acoustic guitars, and bass. My friend Jeremy recorded and mixed the song and played second acoustic, and our friend Josh is on drums.

Jeremy and I were in several bands in the 90s and wrote many songs together, and he knew my singing and playing better than anyone. When it came time to record the solo, he had me plug into a Music Man -- not exactly an amp known for its bite or snarl. He also kept interrupting me while I was in the middle of a take, usually with a variation of shaking his head and going, "Nope!" This led to the biggest argument he and I have ever had (possibIy the only one, but it was bad).

I think I played the solo about 30 times, and by the last take, I was digging so deep that I was actually snapping at the strings from underneath them. But the end result was worth it, and I realize now that J knew exactly what he was doing by riling me up and making me play through that amp.

Broken Shadows
Youtube xEsO7j9sm_g
 
2020-09-13 6:48:04 PM  
I play in a Beatles Meetup group, and every month (pre-COVID) we'd play through an entire album, then do a round-robin of random songs. I joined as a rhythm player, but once I got into it, started learning the lead parts, too. Here, I'm doing all guitar parts - rhythm and the 3 leads. I could go back and do the vocals, too, but this is what I have handy:

The End - Guitar Parts
Youtube hu_lZXxhiFg
 
2020-09-13 8:03:11 PM  
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2020-09-13 8:43:42 PM  
I've played at playing the piano since high school, but it's usually just comping the guitar chords and faking my way through the melody. A few years ago, I started taking lessons and got all the way up to Grade 5 in the John Thompson books. Anyway, here's me hacking my way through some Beethoven while he rolls over (in his grave.)

Beethoven Piano Sonata No 8, "Pathetique"
Youtube i1bR4dkMi60
 
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