Pick your favorite instrument.
Also, have you ever played an instrument?
Just have fun, no politics and religion and please be nice.
Mine would be a pipe organ.
I use to play the piano when I was younger.
An easy one. Saxophone.
If you dont have time to listen to the whole thing, try from the 1:00 to 4:00 minute mark when the sax play is at its peak.
start at 3:15 mark for one of the best sax parts in pop/rock music
Very nice, I liked listening to him play. I like the Jazz in it.
I play the viola. Yes I know that it's the black sheep that the rest of the string section doesn't like to talk about but I love the mellow tone.
I went and listened to a viola on YouTube. It has a lower pitch then a violin, I like it. It’s between the violin and cello. Nice sounding instrument.
Have played the bass since my first band and played my own 8th grade graduation dance.
Still playing it over 50 years later.
There are so many great 4 string instruments out there.
Piano and clarinet in my younger days.
But I also love the pipe organ.
Powerful and versatile.....it can sound like an entire orchestra
Love that one! I play that in my car turned up.
Here is another one that I listen to that you may have heard.
I was in the audience for this one. Long ago and far away!
George Wright giving a final organ concert before the old Fox Theater was torn down..
Omg! I remember hearing that song when I was little.. he played it so well.
Was one of those weird people - could play almost any instrument. When in Jr. High, High School and Jr. College, the band instructors would move me from section to section when someone was missing. My favorite was the Bassoon - sweet, mellow baritone sound - even the vibrations from the instrument, while playing, were awesome.
Now, when I wanna mellow out, I'll get the Ol' Fender acoustic, go to the front room, and start strumming the old folk songs.
I envy you. You are very talented to be able to play many instruments...
I could envy him being actively playing music "to soothe." One of the things I have often wondered about is how professional performers "mellow out" in their private times. I imagine them singing room to room or in the shower making the most "delicious" of songs from their own hands and throats!
Music does mellow you out... It's one of the enjoyments of life. My husband sang in a band many years ago, I never heard him sing in the shower though, some people do. lol
Interesting. One would think a singer would 'emote' alone and in familiar surroundings.
I sang in the shower once and suddenly I lost my hot water. I think it was the shower's way of telling me to stfu.
Just beautiful, 1st Warrior. Emphatically.
I used to play banjo so it is what I would want to be even though I am shaped like a cello.
Banjos always make you smile for some reason. One that I wish I could play.
Yep, best scene in that movie.
My hands have gone bad so I could not play now if I tried. I also can no longer sculpt which was my passion.
Not very many folks realize how talented Steve is on the banjo.
Absolutely and let's not forget the late great....
I know what you mean, I can’t do some of the things I use to like doing too.
I don’t know what it is but it makes me smile.
He was so good..
It was due to Steve Martin that I took up the banjo. Years later I was an extra in one of his movies and I wanted to thank him but I chickened out.
Picking and grinning
I’ve seen him in concert twice playing with the Steep Canyon Rangers.
He is quite good ..... and funny.
yeah he was...
I first heard this instrument used on "Kalimba Story" by Earth, Wind, and Fire. I could be this exotic sounding. I played alto clarinet and trombone back in the day too. Bestie loved alto sax! So he and I musically 'worked out' together a lot!
Very pretty sounding and calming. I have never seen one of those before.
15-key kalimba in G major 19-key kalimba in F major
The kalimba is an African musical instrument with a wooden soundboard and metal keys.
Have you ever heard pan flute music? It is a very haunting but soothing instrument. Zam Phuir is the best in the world. You should check him out.
It’s so compact, you can play it anywhere...
No, but I will check it out....
Tossup between a harpsichord and a clavier.
A pipe organ or a steam calliope
I last heard a calliope in New Orleans. They have one on the Nanchez. There's something about an instrument that you have to build a fire to play.
I wish I could play the blues on a shovel.
Now that is unique and I like it.
Yeah, me too. Electric guitar..... preferably a nice Fender or Gibson.
I am not musically inclined at all so never played an instrument, tried several but talent wasn't there. That said, I would like to be a flute, something magical about the sound.
Especially with Ian Anderson manning the controls:
I always liked the way he sang.
There was an episode of SVU where a flutist was playing with four ladies backing him up with violins. It was incredible.
Hal would liked to have been a bagpipe, Lux would liked to have been tap shoes ... fortunately for neighbors ...
In HS I was a percussionist in the band and a rock band, which was usually limited to tambourine or triangles
( which my wife takes full advantage of mocking me for, "ting" is one of her favorites )
But my favorite was the Irish bodhran drum.
The drum was used to winnow wheat, carry peat or other items
later to keep cadence for marching warriors and the predecessors to Irish war drums.
A guide to the Irish bodhrán drum (irishcentral.com)
Bodhrán - Wikipedia
Never heard one, but I do like the bagpipes.
Do you like flaming"badpipes"?
I wonder what they would do if he marched in a parade.. It was really good. I like when they use instruments that they don’t normally use for certain kinds of music.
This old Chieftains' vid has resurfaced because Paddy died at 83 today
The song opens with three bodhran drummers...
Thank you SP, having Irish blood in me, I really enjoyed that.
We participated /joined Ancestry .com
My Father's Father insisted we were from West Cork
and so does Ancestry with a spread around the UK and Normandy.
Over the years they started at 75% at one point reaching 99.5% Irish.
Then they changed the way they reported and it was a range between 80 & 90% Irish,
Now they are back to 98% Irish, from Cork.
I always wanted to see where my relatives actually came from.
I was told I was mostly German and Irish. A little Scottish as well.
It would be fun to look it up.
I had to giggle at the pelvic thrusts combined with the fire. I never knew that bagpipe music could be sexy.
He is a video of a great triangle virtuoso; I must say.
I thought I had destroyed every copy of that audition tape.
Either an instrument of change or an instrument of disaster
Seriously though I wouldn't want to be any musical instrument, no sentience, no emotion, no friends/family and then when you're used up the garbage pile
I did play trombone in HS for 4 years, got ok at it progressing to playing in the Jazz band (have never been able to tolerate Jazz since)
That’s right, you wouldn’t have any worries too..
I would think a trombone would be hard to play with the slide.
Use a little Astroglide.
WD-40 - fixes everything that's supposed to move.
would think a trombone would be hard to play with the slide.
Like anything you learn with practice (long arms help)
Yep..that makes sense.
'Although I had and have played a number of different instruments, I think the one that I enjoyed the most was my hand-made Appalachian dulcimer. Its sound was soft and sweet, and very relaxing. You can see how relaxed I am.
Here you can watch and listen to an Appalachian dulcimer being played - bilibili
The dulcimer you heard was a standard 3-stringed one. Mine is unusual in that the strings are doubled, which causes a fuller but softer sound, similar to the vintage 12-string Gibson B-45 12 that you see beside my bench. Kavika will know who the artist was that did the framed prints on my walls.
However, If I had to BE an instrument, then let it be an electronic synthesizer, then I could make virtually any sound and imitate any instrument alone or in any combination - even the sound of a whole orchestra.
Look at you!
I had some trouble trying to open the link. I do like that bench you are sitting on.
I was in the basement of the last home I owned in Toronto before leaving for China. The bench was a gift from a client/friend.
You can search "Appalachian dulcimer music" on YouTube and get a lot more than I have access to.
Okay, I will do that...
What notes run down the fretted strings, I notice that frets are missing so am I correct to assume each fretted note is a note in a scale instead of running through every note like a guitar.
I never knew, but I got this from a Microsoft Bing search...
The frets of the Appalachian dulcimer are typically arranged in a diatonic scale. Traditionally, the Appalachian dulcimer was usually tuned to DAA, or notes with this 1 5 5 relationship. The key note is on the bass string and the middle string is an interval of a perfect fifth above it.
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Thanks Kathleen !
We are getting an education about different kinds of instruments.
You’re welcome! : )
A didgeridoo because of its unique and haunting sound..
But of course,
That’s another one I never heard of....
Anoon.. traditional musical instrument played by Australian Aborigines....long wooden tube made from tree trunks.. and one of the most difficult to play...you have to breathe in and out at the same time...love hearing it...
The professor teaching Contracts and Agreements in my law school told us we couldn't suck and blow at the same time. I think a porn star might disagree, and as you say, Aborigines can do it.
I listened to it below, I have heard that before, but didn’t know what it was called. I think it was in a movie.
"Play me didgeridoo down Blue, play me didgeridoo down.
If anyone ever wants to totally assault all of your musical senses, try Ravel's Bolero. but see the vid with Gustave Dudamel. Almost every kind of instrument is used with this arrangement. Also Dudamel is a blast to watch with his passion and troll doll hair.
That is my all time favorite piece of music
totally corrupted by a movie with Bo derrick in it
(1) Ravel - Bolero (10'00) - Bing video
I'm familiar with Ravel's Bolero, but since I check the Bing news every morning with no access problem I thought I would try your link to see if it would work, and strangely, I got this message...
"Sorry, this video is no longer available."
It is the 10 minute animated version of evolution
quite interesting I thought
I can guarantee that if you watch Dudamel's version, you will fall in love with it all over again.
See post 18.2 and dare not be blown away. I saw Bolero performed at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by the HB's house conductor. It was like amateur night compared to Dudamel. Don't get me wrong. It was still really good. The big surprise of the night was a special guest star....Marcel Marceu. (sp)
Thanks Paula, but I think you're unaware that I'm unable to open youtube.
That is the one! Thank you so much for providing it. Side note...He received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame last year.
She never stops dancing
I will not be here tomorrow because it’s my birthday, but I will keep it open...
Happy birthday for today...already the 10th here...
Here's for you, Kathleen - a typical Chinese birthday cake. Even before I moved here we went to a Chinese bakery in Toronto for our cakes - they are lighter, and have lots of fruit on them.
That sure looks good, it has nuts on it too..
Yep, slivered nuts around the sides.
i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i - make a wish.
Thank you everyone.
You are very welcome.
Happy Birthday, Kathleen!
Now then in one of my more complicated 'rebirths' I might like to be this fun 'thing'!
Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)
creative ingenuity of people who are ?
The Native American flute would be mine.
John Two Hawks with Nightwish, ''Stone People''.
Some unusual instruments here!
Is this the one with a cowboy hanging from the ceiling over the orchestra?
Yes...first visible around 1:05.
And notice the earrings on the wah-wah woman.
Well, this was tough. I play both violin, guitar and bass guitar... but I think I would be a bass guitar.
A harp is also a beautiful sounding instrument.
Anything that allows one to say…’blow me’…
…with ‘strumming me softly’ a close second…