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April 22nd, 2014, 2:38 pm #41

lakilester5626 wrote:Double-belled euphonium.
That's a great idea.... I play euphonium but I never had chance to try one of thouse.

Now I'm saving money to pay the new cavaquinho custom made that I order... (again... cavaquinho is the original Ukulele).

In a future I'm thinking on Dulcimer... after someone here had right about that, I become interested.
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April 22nd, 2014, 4:59 pm #42

Ezuri wrote:Henry what is that thing...
It's called an Otamatone :)
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April 22nd, 2014, 6:32 pm #43

Yep! they are ridiculous but amazing haha
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April 22nd, 2014, 6:48 pm #44

I'm planning to get a concert flute again later this year. I had one when I was in middle school, but it's lost in my parents' house somewhere, and I don't think I'll ever find it again. I love the ocarina, but for some things that don't work very well for the ocarina, it would be nice to have another option. I've considered the recorder, but I like the sound of the flute better. It makes sense to stick with flute, because I also play tin whistle and native flute.


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April 22nd, 2014, 7:33 pm #45

Ocarinadiva wrote:I'm planning to get a concert flute again later this year. I had one when I was in middle school, but it's lost in my parents' house somewhere, and I don't think I'll ever find it again. I love the ocarina, but for some things that don't work very well for the ocarina, it would be nice to have another option. I've considered the recorder, but I like the sound of the flute better. It makes sense to stick with flute, because I also play tin whistle and native flute.
I find the same thing, flute is a lot easier to play chromatically and (at least personally) the range is far easier to access than dealing with polychamber ocarinas.

I'm sure you would be very good at flute.
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April 22nd, 2014, 9:51 pm #46

I heard an electric bass viol demonstrated at the Greenwich early music festival in 2012. It has terrific potential but costs a bundle.

I went to a two-day class on Turkish classical music last weekend, taking several instruments, and ended up using the tenor recorder most of the time, precisely because it's far better at chromaticism than a concert flute. You can finger most of the microtones you need for that music and know exactly what pitch you'll get. In some ways the ocarina is even more flexible, but you lose too much dynamic variation for it to work in most ensembles.
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April 22nd, 2014, 10:26 pm #47

Jack Campin wrote:I heard an electric bass viol demonstrated at the Greenwich early music festival in 2012. It has terrific potential but costs a bundle.

I went to a two-day class on Turkish classical music last weekend, taking several instruments, and ended up using the tenor recorder most of the time, precisely because it's far better at chromaticism than a concert flute. You can finger most of the microtones you need for that music and know exactly what pitch you'll get. In some ways the ocarina is even more flexible, but you lose too much dynamic variation for it to work in most ensembles.
Are you sure? With the concert flute we can play all the 13 chromatic notes from C scale in 2 seconds, I'm sure it's easier to play flight of the bumblebee with the concert flute than the tenor recorder. For the pitch, the open holes concert flute is even better with a more stable breath requirement.
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April 23rd, 2014, 7:19 am #48

Try playing B one Pythagorean comma flat of equal temperament (the pitch it has in the Turkish ussak mode). Easy on a recorder, needs tricky embouchure manipulation on the flute.

Speed in passagework is just a matter of practice.
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April 23rd, 2014, 7:10 pm #49

I found on ebay several vendors selling 6 string electric cellos. I would certainly consider tuning it like a bass viol: 4ths with a 3rd in the middle. Need to narrow down some strings, I see mention of people using flatwound bass strings...

yesterday aftermy daughter's piano lesson we dropped by the local GC (unfortunately within 10 minutes of closing). I saw a used 5 string squier p bass special: a precision bass body with 5 strings, 18 or 19mm string spacing (very fat) and jazz bass pickups. It's a sort of strange beast but I think I can't pass this one up, just need to test drive it first.

And sorry, 5ths do NOT rule :-p
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April 23rd, 2014, 8:10 pm #50

@Traeak about 6 string cello: Would you be primarily playing it pizz or with the bow? I've found that with the 5 string it's a bit more difficult to bow because there's less room between strings. I was originally planning on getting a 6 string cello but went with the 5 string instead because I just didn't care for how the high E string sounded. After seeing first hand how close the 5 string strings are, I can't imagine even less spacing with the 6 string.
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