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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2011, 03:02:41 PM »
Oh I forgot, I also play the Doumbek, a traditional middle-eastern drum.





The dumbek is very popular in the SCA....Bang on mine on a semi regular basis....
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2011, 03:16:10 PM »
Oh I forgot, I also play the Doumbek, a traditional middle-eastern drum.





The dumbek is very popular in the SCA....Bang on mine on a semi regular basis....


Nice! Looks like if you remove the top it can function as a cool chalice for beer! (But I'll bet you'll tell me bottom is open...so bummer  :'()
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2011, 04:29:57 PM »
All these instruments are "traditional" to somebody.

Here's real innovation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL8-qIYemg
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2011, 05:46:32 PM »
I dona't play anything but my wife can pretty much pick up any stringed instrument and play it well within minutes.  I bought a banjo and starting playing in high school, but dropped it after I moved to NM.  I showed it to her and she was able to play a version of Dueling Banjos with my guitar playing roommate almost effortlessly.  She picked up my great, great , great grandfather's fiddle and layed the Star Spangled Banner at the start of a football game.  Then in a dulcimer shop in Fredricksburg TX she jammed with the store owner even though she had never even heard of the instrument before.
I wish she would get more serious about it(we have the banjo, fiddle, a dulcimer we built, 2 acoustic guitars and an electric one)but she's working on her 2nd consecutive Masters and hasn't had any time for the past 6 years.
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2011, 07:27:05 PM »
All these instruments are "traditional" to somebody.

Here's real innovation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL8-qIYemg

As much as I agree that that is very cool, there is a LOT more to the BMG story.... First of all it's a franchise, there are more than 50 blue men these days, and the original three are now management only....

Secondly, the corporation (cause that's what it unfortunately is now) has a long and sordid history of union busting, which at the risk of turning this thread political I won't get in to.

But yes, it is innovative.
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2011, 09:03:44 PM »
If non-traditional means not-traditional-to-western-cultures...

It seems everyone got the gist of the question, what I meant by Non traditional, I meant uncommon, I guess. I am not
sure by what you mean by not-traditional-to-western-cultures. It used to be that not very many instruments were
invented in the USA, most arrived by boat, forced or otherwise then adapted locally. Many instruments "invented"
in the USA for example have precursors across the Atlantic. The piano, for example, is probably not traditional in some
Amazonian villages and their answer to my question could possibly be, "The Piano, It was a @#$% to get it here..."

I did not mean to be vague.

What prompted my question was the Hang Drum
Seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNJswfXKJ3s

It's like an inverted steel drum played by hand. Now there are several adaptations slit steel drums, hapi drums and so on.

Or this one The Theremin

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

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Edit:

By the way, I was introduced to the Hurdy Gurdy  Here:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/caroline_phillips_hurdy_gurdy_for_beginners.html






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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2011, 09:11:34 PM »

The dumbek is very popular in the SCA....Bang on mine on a semi regular basis....

heh, I was in the SCA for years before i quit cold-turkey, I think I bought mine at pennsic 12 or whatever one was in 91 or 92...good times...

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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2011, 11:18:51 PM »
I can mimic songs using a Lilac Leaf....just sayin....  :P
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2011, 11:24:44 AM »
This one is for Denny,

http://www.ted.com/talks/jake_shimabukuro_plays_bohemian_rhapsody.html
Is it ok if I listen to it to? :)

That was awesome.

I've always been partial to his George Harrison rendition of "while my guitar gently weeps": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2011, 11:41:59 AM »
I've always been partial to his George Harrison rendition of "while my guitar gently weeps": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k
Another good one, thanks euge. :)
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2011, 04:45:14 PM »
Not very non-traditional, but I am using this a inspirtion to play guitar.  Seems easy enough I could handle it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RmO6fc-FdE
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Re: What "Non Traditional" Instrument do you play?
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2011, 08:20:01 PM »
This one is for Denny,

http://www.ted.com/talks/jake_shimabukuro_plays_bohemian_rhapsody.html
Is it ok if I listen to it to? :)

That was awesome.

We do that song.... I love it.

Who we?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucZXNm4sfHk

Your's truly on keys and vocals....

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I've always been partial to his George Harrison rendition of "while my guitar gently weeps": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k
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