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Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:42 am

Draik wrote:I'm really into more obscure instruments though, I'd love to get my hands on a theremin, and at the moment I'm teaching myself how to play the ocarina.


I've never heard either of those instruments! What are they?
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby Draik » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:05 am

A theremin is pretty much a radio with two antennas sticking out different ends and you change the pitch and volume by moving your hands between them. It makes a really cool creepy electronic sound, kind of like the original Star Trek theme tune. They're $200+ though, and most of the ones you buy you actually have to assemble first.
The ocarina is a really old wind instrument (12,000+ years) that kind of sounds like a pan flute or panpipes. I got mine as a preorder bonus when I bought The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the 3DS and haven't been able to put it down since. 8D

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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby Evangeline » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:32 pm

Those are crazy looking :D Especially the ocarina. It's amazing that you can play those, I don't think I ever could!
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby definedancing » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:28 pm

I've played the clarinet for about it a year now :). I really enjoy playing it with a band, although I would love to learn the piano one day.
My sister's the proper musician though! Grade 8 alto sax, grade 7 clarinet, and she also plays the tenor sax, piano, violin and flute. She's hopefully joining the army band when she's 18, so yay for her :)
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby x3haijessiex3 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:47 am

Jessie, that really is astounding! I'd love to hear a recording of you playing something one day.


I have a YouTube account with me playing some. :) I can send you a video on Twitter.
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:02 am

Draik- Whoa! Those are crazy cool instruments! Reminds me of one of my favorites, the Armonica. NOT the Harmonica, but a different instrument popular in the 18th century, invented by Benjamin Franklin, and popular with many people, including Marie Antoinette.
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:44 pm

Only the clarinet right here. :oops: I hate it. It sounds like a kazoo with a tummy ache.
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby Equestrienne » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:16 pm

I mainly play the violin, been playing it for close to ten years. And I can also kinda play piano, but not much.
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:21 am

Equestrienne wrote:I mainly play the violin, been playing it for close to ten years. And I can also kinda play piano, but not much.


That's awesome! They're both very beautiful instruments.
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby Guitarlynn53 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:05 pm

I play the Guitar and Harmonica
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:56 pm

Guitarlynn53 wrote:I play the Guitar and Harmonica


Can you play both at the same time?
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby The Star Swordsman » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:01 am

I would be the happiest person if I can learn the basics of guitar.
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby Leirin » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:05 am

^Same...


I also play a bit of the accordion, but it's just my sister's kid accordion. It does sound quite good considering, though (if only it'd stop squeaking and scrunching).
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby The Star Swordsman » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:39 am

Accordion sounds like a complex istument to play.
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Re: Musical Instruments!

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:04 am

Learning to play the accordian would be the most boss thing ever!
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