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Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #69022] Mon, 15 August 2011 09:04 Go to next message
Goatmaster is currently offline  Goatmaster
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What's your favourite house hold item to play on a recording? This may not be a household item as such, but I find that using a mallet on unopened 2 litre bottles of fizzy drink creates a lovely bell tone! Most of my other favourite stuff can be found in a kitchen.
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #69064 is a reply to message #69022] Thu, 18 August 2011 08:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
audioaudio90 is currently offline  audioaudio90
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I like experimenting with wineglasses or glass bottles filled with varying amounts of water. I love the sound created by blowing across the top of the bottles.
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #69103 is a reply to message #69022] Sun, 21 August 2011 12:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My pepper grinder makes a lovely sounding shaker. It also triggers this rhythmic response from people around as they sneeze uncontrollably...
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #69133 is a reply to message #69022] Tue, 23 August 2011 01:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hannah is currently offline  Hannah
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I like listening to a fork. I beat it with something and I will hear the humming. I wish I could make the humming louder because I always put the fork near my ear in order to hear it.
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #69153 is a reply to message #69022] Wed, 24 August 2011 08:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Forks are good! Also larger versions of that, like tongs and grill forks that have longer metal tines work well. I'm also a fan of metal mixing bowls and pot lids that have a long sustain when hit with a stick.
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #70541 is a reply to message #69022] Wed, 21 December 2011 09:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cymbals can be made using tinfoil plates and string (to pull and bring them together). This combination produces a lovely, crisp sound, and did I mention it's recycling?
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #70542 is a reply to message #70541] Wed, 21 December 2011 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Oh, yes. I'm particularly fond of the sound of cleaning dishes, rub 'em dry and it makes that squeaky-squeaky-squeaky-squeak sound, like a rapper scratching his records.

Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #71652 is a reply to message #69022] Sun, 04 March 2012 02:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Wiz is currently offline  The Wiz
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That's true Wayne, I can't believe I never thought of the squeaky dish sound like that! It really goes with the motion of cleaning and shape of a plate too. Razz
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #71666 is a reply to message #69022] Sun, 04 March 2012 16:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nymeria is currently offline  Nymeria
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Yes, tongs make for some great sounds. The washing machine can make a cool rhythm sometimes when it's slightly off balance, as can jeans rivets hitting the dryer walls.
Re: Favourite Household Items as Musical Instruments [message #72003 is a reply to message #69022] Wed, 04 April 2012 15:19 Go to previous message
Bill Wassilak is currently offline  Bill Wassilak
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You can use plastic trash bins to add midbass to bass depending on the size of the container.
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