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    What instrument you don't play, but you'd like to?

    What instrument you don't play (either because you don't have it, or because you don't have time to learn, etc.), but you would like to learn to play?

    I'd like to learn piano... hope I can play one before I die.

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    Hi Rachmaninoff,

    An excellent question you pose. I would like to learn how to play the Harp and the Baryton.

    The Baryton I'm suggesting is not the same as the Baritone which is found in Brass Bands. Rather, it is a stringed instrument roughly about the size of a Cello. Click on the link below:

    http://www.violworks.com/grafiken/in.../baryton34.jpg

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    Great idea for a new thread, Rachmaninoff ...

    I would like to learn how to play the Recorder ... like the alto or tenor voice. My 2nd desire is to learn alto sax.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    The Baryton is a stringed instrument roughly about the size of a Cello
    Interesting instrument Corno Dolce. I only see 7 strings - what are the other 10 pegs used for?
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    Hello Krummhorn,

    Glad that you asked. The Baryton has a special feature and they are strings on the backside which you can pluck with your thumb whilst playing. Click on the link below for a demonstration:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZApJANZjl0

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce

    p.s. This instrument has the sweetest sound I've ever heard from an instrument.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Post Instrument to play

    I used to have piano lessons many years ago, would love to take it up again, also have always wanted to play the trumpet, but expect I don't have the blow for it

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    Hi Corno Dolce,

    Thanks for sharing about the Baryton ... In that demo it sounded like the plucked strings were tuned in key of D. I assume that the tunings can be altered on those to accommodate a wider range of pieces.
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    Violin, will probably pick it up next year.
    "Did anybody see this snowman
    Stand there with the lord
    With proper get up, hang his hat
    Only you're feeling sleepy-eyed"

    -Damo Suzuki

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    Hi Krummhorn,

    Josef Haydn wrote a goodly number of works for the instrument. According to <www.classicalarchives.com> Haydn wrote 126 Baryton trios. The Esterhazy family must have been very particularly enamoured of this instrument since the Prince himself also played it but alas, not very well.
    I would also guesstimate that one could tune the *plucked* strings of the Baryton to other keys than D.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I have 3 instruments what I would have so much like to play :
    - 1st Oboe
    - 2nd Timpani
    - 3rd Organ.

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    I must include one other instrument: The Heckelphone.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    since I play the piano, I'm like Corno Dolce. I would like to play the
    harp someday or double bass.
    judy tooley

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    Gruyerphone (sp). Officially the coolest instrument ever.
    "Did anybody see this snowman
    Stand there with the lord
    With proper get up, hang his hat
    Only you're feeling sleepy-eyed"

    -Damo Suzuki

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    Hi pnoom,

    I googled 'Gruyerphone' and came up empty handed. Can you give us some more info on this instrument?
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    Pascal Vandenbulcke was the flautist for avant-garde jazz-rock band Dun, who released one amazing album, Eros (which is now sadly OOP).

    Anyway, in the liner notes it says that at live shows he would play the gruyerophone.

    Here's a description from said liner notes:

    On stage, Pascal played a totally new and original instrument, the gruyèrophone, also known as swisscheesophone, which he used to describe to the audience as "a wind instrument belonging to the hunting horn family, with a tuba mouthpiece and a square-shaped bell into which small bits of swiss cheese are introduced. The technique is not unlike that of the bagpipe. When the player is tired of blowing the instrument, the small holes in the swiss cheese then burst, taking over from the performer and allowing him to catch his breath".
    "Did anybody see this snowman
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    With proper get up, hang his hat
    Only you're feeling sleepy-eyed"

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Oh good grief, pnoom. Trying your hand at some *cheesy humor*

    Tell ya what - Don't quit your day job

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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