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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Eretz Yisrael

    Eretz Yisrael Korean Conscript

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    I almost went pro on violin and opera singing....
     
  2. Bigfoot3814

    Bigfoot3814 Deity

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    My dad was about 35 when he realized he wasn't going to go pro on b-ball.
     
  3. Eretz Yisrael

    Eretz Yisrael Korean Conscript

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    exactly........:D
     
  4. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Humans aren't a nation ;)
     
  5. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Racism then, maybe?
     
  6. alcal

    alcal surfin'

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    Thanks to God ;)

    Racism towards birds!!! EUREKA!!! :lol:
     
  7. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Piano, my primary instrument.
     
  8. Irish Caesar

    Irish Caesar Yellow Jacket

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    Had to vote the last option, since I can't really put the harmonica into the "woodwind" category despite it involving breathing through a wooden comb.

    The harp is the only instrument I've enjoyed listening to enough to pick it up and play. I think it's more expressive than many instruments just because of how much the sound changes when you do different things with your mouth, your face... you can almost talk right through it without having to put your thoughts into words.
     
  9. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    How does the sound of a harp change when you do different things with your mouth or your face? :hmm:

    Spoiler possible answer :
    Do you pluck the strings with the lips? :D
     
  10. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    Mirc, you of all people should know. Of course you do, jeez. It's like you've never seen someone play the harp.

    Me, I play the hammer dulcimer with my pe--CONNECTION LOST.
     
  11. Harbringer

    Harbringer Your A One Flower Garden

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    Hmmmm.

    Me thinks there foul play afoot.
     
  12. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    :rotfl:

    That's taking it to a whole new level! :D
     
  13. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    Bass - electric and upright, as well as cello
    Trumpet
    Tuba
    Sax

    i've dabbled with the bass for a while, and as a DJ, bass is the foundation of my work :rolleyes:
    bass is the place!

    tuba, is basically a brass drum.
    trumpets and sax, they counterpoint the bass, giving music a deeper feel.

    here are some examples as to why i like them:

    trumpets:
    miles davis - my funny valentine
    that muted horn just makes me cry.

    sax:
    How Long Has Thing Been Going On - Ben Webster
    sweet and mellow.

    Eric Dolphy - does an amazing solo.
    starts with a drum solo, but stay tuned.

    tuba:
    HOT 8 BRASS BAND - Sexual Healing - Live!

    bass:
    electric:
    flea slaps it around, while Jaco goes at it in a subtle way

    upright bass:
    Nick Cave, Charlie Haden and Toots Thielemans - Hey Joe
    hey, this is a great version, joe ;)

    or you can check the YouTube Music thread....
     
  14. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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  15. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    Hell yeah, man, let's see what you got.

    See, I prefer something with more energy to it, but going by timbre there's no doubt that the sax can flow and meander like nothing else.

    His technique gets pretty impressive near the middle of the solo, but it's a touch too "free" for me.

    That pretty much kicks ass all over the place, I loved it. Do these guys have a discography?
    Ooh, I've never heard of Jaco before, I like. As for Flea, almost as good as Les Claypool, but not quite. :)
    Heh, what can I say? Good music is good.
    ...Where?
     
  16. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    always happy to help people get to know new music :D
     

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