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#1 goose

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:28 AM

Stumbled across this video of "The Most Beautiful Instruments" (which really should be titled "most interesting"), and I thought it would make a good thread starter.  The world is full of unusual, yet beautiful instruments, so why not take a look at some of them...

The 10:18 mark was the most interesting to me.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:28 AM



A breakdown of some of the traditional instruments used...


Edited by goose, 04 December 2017 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:52 AM

The very first one, the Saregama -- anyone who is really good at texting with their thumbs should have that instrument mastered in about 20 minutes. :)

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:58 AM

Looks amazing!

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

Very cool ... goose, thanks for posting this !!

That Wheelharp at 10:20 is quite a piece of machinery !!

But my favorite to listen to was the one at 4:57 ... That is haunting and beautiful

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:49 PM

View Postgoose, on 04 December 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:

Stumbled across this video of "The Most Beautiful Instruments" (which really should be titled "most interesting"), and I thought it would make a good thread starter.  The world is full of unusual, yet beautiful instruments, so why not take a look at some of them...

The 10:18 mark was the most interesting to me.



Cool! I'd never seen a Glass Harmonica (4:53) before!

More interesting instruments:



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:28 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 04 December 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

The very first one, the Saregama -- anyone who is really good at texting with their thumbs should have that instrument mastered in about 20 minutes. :)
there's probably an app for that.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:32 PM

View Postgoose, on 04 December 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:

Stumbled across this video of "The Most Beautiful Instruments" (which really should be titled "most interesting"), and I thought it would make a good thread starter.  The world is full of unusual, yet beautiful instruments, so why not take a look at some of them...

The 10:18 mark was the most interesting to me.


at 6:26....hey some asian girl stole the top to my weber grill!

either that or some chinese restaurant is missing a wok

Edited by HemiBeers, 04 December 2017 - 06:34 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 06:58 PM

pat methany also had some custom instruments developed for him. this is his pikasso guitar.

https://www.youtube....h?v=aNkTMyuP2zM

"Created by luthier Linda Manzer for guitarist Pat Metheny, the instrument took 2 years to build (approximately 1000 hours), and when the 42 strings are strung up to high tension, the Pikasso is under approximately 1000 lbs pressure. It weighs 6.7 kg or 14 3/4 lbs"

On his orchestrian project, he had several instruments developed as part of his 'one man band' where all the other instruments are programmed and triggered. The most beautiful one was a 'bottle organ' which is simply bottles filled with water and an air chamber blowing over the top of the bottles to produce a note. here's a sample:

https://www.youtube....h?v=h8SZjRvo7QM

another sample from the video

https://www.youtube....h?v=evHVh4bqaOQ

the synth thing at about 2:00 is a trip. the bottle organ appears at about 3:20

Edited by HemiBeers, 04 December 2017 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:00 PM

View PostLucas, on 04 December 2017 - 12:56 PM, said:

Very cool ... goose, thanks for posting this !!

That Wheelharp at 10:20 is quite a piece of machinery !!

But my favorite to listen to was the one at 4:57 ... That is haunting and beautiful
:yes:

Ingenious design.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:03 PM

re: My original post... Just yesterday I saw a guy in Tempe AZ playing that inverted kettle drum thing that the young lady is playing.  He had a custom upright bass that he was playing simultaneously.  It was mesmerizing....

ETA:  It's called a hangdrum...


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:06 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 04 December 2017 - 06:58 PM, said:

pat methany also had some custom instruments developed for him. this is his pikasso guitar.

https://www.youtube....h?v=aNkTMyuP2zM


I'll see Pat's Pikasso and raise you a Medusa...described here by the designer/builder, Linda Manzer.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:08 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 04 December 2017 - 06:58 PM, said:



On his orchestrian project, he had several instruments developed as part of his 'one man band' where all the other instruments are programmed and triggered. The most beautiful one was a 'bottle organ' which is simply bottles filled with water and an air chamber blowing over the top of the bottles to produce a note. here's a sample:

https://www.youtube....h?v=h8SZjRvo7QM

another sample from the video

https://www.youtube....h?v=evHVh4bqaOQ

the synth thing at about 2:00 is a trip. the bottle organ appears at about 3:20
Insane!

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:13 PM

The "Anarchestra", dedicated to inventive musical instruments...



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:20 PM

A great look at the wheelharp...



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:23 PM

A virtual music machine...



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:25 PM

The "eigenharp", which is claimed to be sensitive to one micron of influence...



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:29 PM



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:35 PM






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