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Favorite Musical Instrument.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by theskald, Dec 17, 2008.

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What's your favorite instrument by timbre?

  1. Guitar (Acoustic)

    22.6%
  2. Guitar (Electric)

    33.3%
  3. Electric Bass

    20.2%
  4. Stand-up Bass

    13.1%
  5. Cello

    16.7%
  6. Viola

    9.5%
  7. Violin

    22.6%
  8. Fiddle

    8.3%
  9. Other String Instrument

    10.7%
  10. Trumpet

    10.7%
  11. Trombone

    10.7%
  12. French Horn

    15.5%
  13. Tuba

    9.5%
  14. Other Brass Instrument

    11.9%
  15. Saxaphone

    13.1%
  16. Clarinet

    10.7%
  17. Oboe

    8.3%
  18. Bassoon/Fagott

    7.1%
  19. Contra-Bassoon

    7.1%
  20. Other Woodwind Instrument

    7.1%
  21. Piano

    35.7%
  22. Synth

    19.0%
  23. Drum Kit

    16.7%
  24. Other Percussion

    6.0%
  25. None of these, jerk!

    15.5%
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  1. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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  2. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    All instruments make sounds "by the use of wind", as all sound is a vibration, which, in our case, is transmitted via the air. The term "wind instrument" never really caught on with me. :) In any case, the organ has metal tubes which would put it in the brass category, not wind.

    Anyway I prefer the classification we have over here :p: wooden blowing instruments and brass blowing instruments. :D Makes things very straightforward, although there are is an exception.

    That's so true. :) I've always tried to convince people that the piano can be a both a string and a percussion instrument but for some reason nobody seems ready to accept that.
     
  3. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    I've always considered the hammer dulcimer as much a string instrument as the piano, and percussion seems like a hard case to make considering that the percussion instruments I'm familiar with, chimes notwithstanding, tend to make very short sounds like one hard thing being struck against another, not like a string vibrating, but I'm not even sure it matters because everyone knows what you mean when you say "I play the piano."

    Man, what took so long? Someone had to say that eventually.
     
  4. alcal

    alcal surfin'

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    I prefer the birds singing. ;)
     
  5. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    As an aspiring bass and piano player, I enjoy them both above others. Though I wish I could take the time to learn Saxophone.
     
  6. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    I used to play that, it's a glorious instrument. Of course, I eventually was dejected to learn that my hands were too small to reach many of the keys. I tried the clarinet, but it just wasn't the same...

    Oh, and classical_hero, re:the fiddle and contra-bassoon
    I can't say why I included the fiddle, but room had to be made for the contra-bassoon because it is so awesome.
     
  7. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Birds suck compared to humans.
     
  8. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    I love to rock on the electric guitar, serenade with the acoustic, feel the bass, get lost in piano or sax, and march with the drums. I chose them all. I cannot select one over another. I play 4 of 6, and plan to learn the 5th... someday...
     
  9. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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  10. Japanrocks12

    Japanrocks12 tired of being a man

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    words cannot express how true this is
     
  11. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    I'm torn between the synth and the Zampogna.
     
  12. CCRunner

    CCRunner Deity

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    that's... odd considering your username
     
  13. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    Well, I hijacked this account from my friend.
     
  14. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Well it is the method of how the music made. When you play a guitar, do you blow with it to make the sound? If yes then I would classify as a wind instrument, otherwise I wouldn't call it a wind instrument. This is why the classification comes a bit weird due to what are classified as brass instruments use the similar but we use that difference on two due to fact tat one uses wood, or use to and the other is exclusively made from brass. I will coceed the point abut the organ though.
     
  15. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    Thank god, your friend was an idiot.
     
  16. GuitarHero

    GuitarHero Caligula II

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    I hear you. Stupid bastard got me hooked on coke.:lol:

    I shouldn't be laughing about that. Rehab sucked.:(
     
  17. dannyshenanigan

    dannyshenanigan Emperor

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    I suppose you've never heard of Hatebeak. It's a metal band with a parrot as the lead vocalist.
     
  18. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    No, I don't blow, but the movement of the strings creates vibration of air (or "wind" in other words), which is why my eardrums can perceive the sound. :)

    Anyway, I get your point. This is just, I don't know, "food for thought" maybe.

     
  19. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Yeah, I don't pay attention to cornball novelty bands.
     
  20. alcal

    alcal surfin'

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    Is that human nationalism? ;)
     

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