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  1. #1
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    i love this instrument since i listed Mine all mine (well this is sinthetizer but anyway)

    any Keyboard player around here???

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    I'm learning. I just started playing 2 days ago actually and I can play the intro to I'll Wait already. It makes me proud.
    I've been playing guitar for a while and I think it may have helped me with starting out on keyboard.

    Brandon

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    I started taking piano lessons 8 years ago. I never practiced a lot, but I love to noodle around (just like Eddie...hehe). I play keyboards in a band for 2 years.

    Bcgvh, now figure out the Jump-riff, and tell me how long it took you.

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    Ooh! Ooh!

    I think it's so cool that there's all those VH fans out there that don't know which end is up on a keyboard, but they get determined and they sit down and start picking out Jump or Right Now, and before too long, they still don't know which end is up on a keyboard, but they can play at least the intro to all these VH keyboard songs! It's enough to make other people think they can play the piano

    I love how VH songs just fall under your hands that way. I mean, they're songs that just sound like they're MEANT to be played by ear!! it's so cool!!

    My favorite thing to do is figure out the guitar songs on a keyboard. These days I've been playing Little Guitars a lot, that one is so much fun! I also always do the intro to "5150" (I can't get any farther than that, heheheh.)

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    [This message has been edited by Lead Synth (edited August 30, 2000 at 11:43 AM).]

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    I'm still learning Jump. It is mainly just I'll Wait that I've been playing. I'm going to try to get that one down pretty good before I dig into another.
    I never can get the sound that Eddie does though. I can come decently close, but never just right.

    Brandon

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    I think I have the "Jump" sound that VH used on the RHRN or Balance tour on my KORG Trinity. Actually, it sounds better IMO than the one they used on the studio record. What keyboard do you use? An analog synth?

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    My keyboard is a cheap piece. Actually it was my friend's at first. He didn't want it anymore and was just going to throw it away. So I said, hey, I'll take it. I've been meaning to go out and get a decent keyboard, but right now I'm saving up my money to get a Wolfgang. Either that or a Kramer, but I don't have a clue on where to go to find one like Ed used.

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    I play almost perfect Jump and I do a really good job with Right Now...
    Im learning Ill Wait...
    My play list is:
    Cinema(Yes)
    Jump
    Mine All Mine
    WCTBL
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    Lead Synth, have you ever trie to play "Secrets" on a piano? It sounds great, I wonder if Eddie wrote this song on a keyboard. I love to play that one

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    Swiss, good idea. "Secrets" sounds like a GREAT one for a keyboard! I'll try to pick it out. Only on this one, I won't be able to play along with the CD because on that particular song, Dave's voice tends to put me in a hypnotic trance.

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    I've been playing keyboards for about 8 years. Thanks for all the advice I got from you keyboard players out there with my post a few weeks ago on getting cool VH keyboard sounds. I managed to get a pretty good 'jump' style sound by putting my keyboard through a bit of distortion and delay on my guitar effects pedal, and putting the contour, bass, and reverb on my amp up to maximum.

    Also, you may already know this, but I found a site where you can get VH keyboard music score. The score can be viewed and played through a downloadable program called NoteWorthy Composer, which also allows you to create your own score. Definately worth a look. The site address is...
    http://members.xoom.com/atomicpunk/multimedia.html

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    The original version of Secrets DID have piano in it.

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    NoteWorthy Composer is GREAT!!

    I'm in the process of writing out a bunch of parts of VH so you can play them on a keyboard, in NWC... any requests?

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    I've played piano for 12 years now, the first Van Halen song I learned was Right Now when. That was when I was about twelve and when the song was big. I still play every day, it's one of my favorite things to do, along with bass guitar!

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