Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by theskald, Dec 17, 2008.
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 : wooden blowing instruments and brass blowing instruments. 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.
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.
I prefer the birds singing.
As an aspiring bass and piano player, I enjoy them both above others. Though I wish I could take the time to learn Saxophone.
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.
Birds suck compared to humans.
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...
My favourite instrument by timbre is Oboe.
Why? The sound is so eerie and mysterious. Like in "concierto de aranjuez"
words cannot express how true this is
I'm torn between the synth and the Zampogna.
that's... odd considering your username
Well, I hijacked this account from my friend.
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.
Thank god, your friend was an idiot.
I hear you. Stupid bastard got me hooked on coke.
I shouldn't be laughing about that. Rehab sucked.
I suppose you've never heard of Hatebeak. It's a metal band with a parrot as the lead vocalist.
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.
Yeah, I don't pay attention to cornball novelty bands.
Is that human nationalism?
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