If You Were to Choose Another Instrument to Dedicate Yourself to What Would it be?

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Post by MarkInLA » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:26 am

If was to to be a permanent change to a new instrument it certainly would be piano... I did some time on it long ago and was getting pretty good at reading the 2 clefs and improvising. I find the piano to actually be easier than guitar; no odd/tough finger contortions and 2 hands/fingers independant of one another....But I always gravitate back to guitar....M

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Post by Lovemyguitar » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:28 am

amezcua wrote:The squeezebox I meant was the little octagonal one...
Yes, so did I: it is called a concertina. (I was not making it up! Google it! :D ).

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Post by Adam » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:50 am

Cello. Love that deep, dark sound. Plus you get to play sitting down with the weight of it supported by the ground. Wouldn't want to have to carry it around though.

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Post by brianvds » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:22 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:
amezcua wrote:The squeezebox I meant was the little octagonal one...
Yes, so did I: it is called a concertina. (I was not making it up! Google it! :D ).
Here in South Africa, the concertina is one of the standard instruments for a local folk music style known as boeremusiek (literally, "farmer's music" or "Boer music"). I can't frickin' stand it. :-)

Waddya know - there's a Wikipedia article on it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeremusiek

And here's a sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gojYNUa ... bysZPDiO8g

This stuff should be controlled by international treaties regulating weapons of mass destruction or something. ;-)

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Post by Lovemyguitar » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:28 am

brianvds wrote:...This stuff should be controlled by international treaties regulating weapons of mass destruction or something. ;-)
Thanks (I think!) for those links. :D I quite agree, it's a bit much -- I am not a fan of the instrument, either.

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Post by pmiklitz » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:59 am

Another instrument I would like to be able to play is the chromatic harmonica. Just sends shivers down my spine when I listen to Toots Thieleman (RIP) or Stevie Wonder playing it.

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Post by Andrew Fryer » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:21 am

The tenor banjo is a beautiful thing, but I wouldn't do much with one other than noodle.
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Post by R_Pegio » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:24 pm

For those above who are vacillating between the accordion and the concertina don't forget there is a compromise - the bandoneon, and if you should ever find yourself in Argentina you might just be fortunate enough to have a sinuous, seductive tanguista slithering sexily around you!
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Post by Kent » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:38 pm

pmiklitz wrote:
Sandaun wrote:The pedal steel guitar is one of the great blending instruments, like the organ or the french horn.
Pedal steel guitar reminds me of Country music. Yuck!

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Post by pmiklitz » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:30 am

Kent wrote:If played the right way (inside the right music), there is nothing more beautiful than a pedal steel.
It should be quite suitable for Blues, but I don't know how commonly it's used in that genre.

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Post by zupfgeiger » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:05 am

Cello, that's why I love deep tuned guitars like my Ober with a pitch between D and E. Extraordinary basses which strongly remind me of a cello.
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Post by Sandaun » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:06 am

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Sandaun wrote:The pedal steel guitar is one of the great blending instruments, like the organ or the french horn.
:?:
Simple. The french horn is used in Chamber Music, f'rinstance, to blend flutes with oboes and clarinets ... the organ - or at least I've heard it played that way, can be used to blend a choir with a string band or wind band. The pedal steel is used to blend acoustic with electric instruments.

It's got tonal qualities shared by the organ and the french horn - smooth legato and punchy staccato.
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Post by amezcua » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:21 pm

Fancy that. Sir Charles Wheatstone was one of the inventors of the accordian as well as telegraphy . The Small 6 sided model and not octagonal as I said sounds very scary in the sample above. And old Hilter brought them back into marching bands as they had been expelled from normal orchestras . You can`t keep old H out of anything . (Spelled wrong just in case .) I used to like some of those marching songs and when I found them on youtube I was amazed at the hate comments still bubbling away under the surface . Very scary stuff . Surely it should be banned or deleted .

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Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:25 pm

Cello, no doubt!
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Post by Hill » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:40 am

Cello, for the amazing sound
Ukulele, its so light and a lovely instrument
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