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13 Nov 2010, 12:54 am

Alright guys, this is a thread to post videos of those instruments you don't see every day playing a complete song. Any song. I don't care if you like the song, I don't care if the instrument sounds like a horrible murder occurring, I just want pure entertainment of some kind. So... here's my contribution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs8UpeI9 ... re=channel

BRING IT ON. :x


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13 Nov 2010, 4:13 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1p_BRlQySI[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOHBqFevy0k[/youtube]


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13 Nov 2010, 6:36 pm

Excellent contributions, Moog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGftsRH7A2w


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13 Nov 2010, 6:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJYho56INKU


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13 Nov 2010, 8:37 pm

I have one of these so it's not unusual to me, but not many other people know about it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EoU3BNwLgQ[/youtube]



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13 Nov 2010, 8:55 pm

I also have two of these--Renaissance lute:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4YOoUoPKHk&feature=related[/youtube]

I've played this instrument, but don't currently have one. An archlute, a sort of Baroque lute (a bigger badder version of the Ren lute) on steriods:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1ck_smC9k&feature=related[/youtube]

I do not have one of these--they are very expensive and quite difficult to play. An archlute on steriods--the theorbo-lute:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1gGrosWjKE&feature=related[/youtube]



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13 Nov 2010, 8:59 pm

A milwaukee guitar, he is changing the cords/notes with a tiny keyboard on the neck


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-g4_zBb4U[/youtube]


and theses are two type's of fretless guitar, one with the frets removed and the other with the frets removed and a peas of aluminum attached

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxqVrdxDP5A[/youtube]


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjt_2fHNFtE[/youtube]


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13 Nov 2010, 9:02 pm

This is a rackett, a Renaissance and Baroque bass wind instrument with a sound that was described to me once as "melodic farting":

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIy86HTy9oc[/youtube]



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13 Nov 2010, 9:07 pm

Mercurial wrote:
This is a rackett, a Renaissance and Baroque bass wind instrument with a sound that was described to me once as "melodic farting":

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIy86HTy9oc[/youtube]


"melodic farting" lol :lol:


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13 Nov 2010, 9:10 pm

Then there's the hurdy-gurdy. Nothing quite like it in construction, but is terms of the sound and drones, it's a bit like a bagipe. I actually find it's hypnotic:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=entj87RKadM&feature=related[/youtube]



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13 Nov 2010, 9:22 pm

A few very popular instruments (in their day) from the late Medieval-Renaissance period:

This guy's good. Here he is playing a Renaissance cittern, which I think is an awesome instruemnt. If good ones didn't cost $3000 (!) I'd have one myself. Note the stick he uses to pluck it--traditionally, a quill (like one used for writing) would have been used as well.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hniK094tw&feature=related[/youtube]

Here's a Renaissance guitar (no ,it's not a ukulele!) and a couple of crumhorns--you likely have heard the crumhorn''s distinctive buzzing sound before, not realizing what it was. Most people have no idea what they looked like.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VQQiGXbsw&feature=related[/youtube]



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14 Nov 2010, 6:31 am

Mercurial wrote:
This is a rackett, a Renaissance and Baroque bass wind instrument with a sound that was described to me once as "melodic farting":

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIy86HTy9oc[/youtube]


I love that.


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