Your favourite musical instrument?

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Your favourite musical instrument?

  • guitar

    Votes: 16 51.6%
  • piano

    Votes: 15 48.4%
  • saxophone

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • trumpet

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • violin

    Votes: 10 32.3%
  • flute

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • clarinet or oboe

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • harmonica

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • drums

    Votes: 4 12.9%
  • cello

    Votes: 4 12.9%

  • Total voters
    31
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  • #26
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Coincidence you discuss Uillean pipes. That happens to be my favorite. I was introduced by way of Enya, their pipest has a hauntingly beautiful sound. Especially on slower pieces. Very expressive. On a Celtic radio program I've heard the name pronounced Il'-in Enya features their Uillean pipes on at least one song per album.

Another very expressive instrument (i am in agreement with others here) is violin/fiddle. Their sustain especially on double_stops is beautiful.

I play a brass instrument that requires your ear to play. It does not have discrete positions but is a continuum. Can you guess what it is? I also play guitar and mandolin.
 
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I play a brass instrument that requires your ear to play. It does not have discrete positions but is a continuum. Can you guess what it is? I also play guitar and mandolin.
'Bone!
 
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'Bone!
yessir!! :approve: ...(a.k.a. sackbutt, slush pump...) Also comes in handy as a siphon. It pulls a nice vacuum. :biggrin:
 
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Hammered Dulcimer
Yes they have a beautiful & distinctive sound.. I remember hearing a hammer dulcimer playing the intro song on Crockett's Victory Garden.. The first one I'd seen up close, was in Indiana (1983) at a Fiddler's Gathering.. The dulcimer player was sitting on a stump and hammering some enchanting sounds. I hear they're a bear to tune.

You did not put down a jews harp, my grandad used to play one, i think one must have false teeth.
:rofl: false teeth :rofl: this is an inside joke to anyone who has ever attempted to play one of these. The first time, invariably the metal bar will snap against your teeth... No fun...:frown:
 
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four other instruments

 
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Hammered Dulcimer
What do you think of this Persian instrument? santur
(some dating it back to ancient Assyria and Babylon)

Andre said:
four other instruments (citer, erhu, bamboo flute & plucked gourd)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiOgOQc
i applaud your direction of thought, i've also enjoyed this clip before.
 
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I couldn't vote, because my favourite isn't listed.
To me, there's nothing quite so awe-inspiring as the sound of a hippopotomus farting in a kettle drum.
 
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a hippopotomus farting in a kettle drum.
I can't believe that was not in the list. Is this even a serious poll? :biggrin:
 
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Apparently not. The sound of a rooster being raped by a cement mixer, which quite accurately describes my wife's singing voice, is also not on the list.
 
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This is a seriously biased list. Even within western music, we should have tuba, euphonium and trombone added to the poll.
 

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