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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:31 am

Zukan wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EPdeQTTFt8&pbjreload=101

Fan-tastic! :beamup:
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby Dave B » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:54 am

The PVC pipe xylophone is taken to insane lengths (literally) as part of the Blue Man Group shows. I love that to bits - been a few times :)
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:08 pm

Dave B wrote:The PVC pipe xylophone is taken to insane lengths (literally) as part of the Blue Man Group shows. I love that to bits - been a few times :)

Me too. Superbly well done shows... just don't sit anywhere near the front five rows! :D
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:30 pm

We have friends who play nyckelharpa and we have a hammered dulcimer ourselves which Anne plays so to me neither seems unusual or strange. But then I play concertina so who am I to talk?

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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby Luke W » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:53 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:We have friends who play nyckelharpa and we have a hammered dulcimer ourselves which Anne plays so to me neither seems unusual or strange. But then I play concertina so who am I to talk?

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I was thinking a hammered dulcimer looks positively normal next to a row of gummy bears hooked up to an Arduino!

Ive always loved the sound of them, they look very hard to play. An anglo concertina is still on my seemingly endless instrument wish list as well.
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby The Elf » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:56 pm

I LOVE the sound of a dulcimer - and that is a superb performance.
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby Zukan » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:10 pm

I want that bass mayhem fan!
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby Arpangel » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:15 pm

Carnyx was my fave, I used to work in a carpet warehouse, and we made carpet tube xylophones Blue Man style, our boss used to go crazy.

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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:26 pm

That would have sounded awesome! But then you probably had enough room there to set it up.
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:35 pm

Luke W wrote:I've always loved the sound of them, they look very hard to play.

I'm told by those who play them they're actually pretty straightforward if you're playing in sharp keys, thoroughly awkward in flat keys. They're also very forgiving, that is, the sound is so beautiful even the wrong note sounds good.

Luke W wrote:An anglo concertina is still on my seemingly endless instrument wish list as well.

Splendid fellow!

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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:04 pm

Luke W wrote:Ive always loved the sound of them, they look very hard to play. An anglo concertina is still on my seemingly endless instrument wish list as well.

All depends on what you hit it with, and how hard, of course.
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:52 pm

shufflebeat wrote:
Luke W wrote:Ive always loved the sound of them, they look very hard to play. An anglo concertina is still on my seemingly endless instrument wish list as well.

All depends on what you hit it with, and how hard, of course.
With a banjo of course.
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Re: Unusual and strange musical instruments - Part 1

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:15 pm

Zukan wrote:I want that bass mayhem fan!

So do I 8-)


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