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Playing Unusual Instruments [message #72811] Fri, 25 May 2012 07:15 Go to next message
audioaudio90 is currently offline  audioaudio90
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What's the most unusual instrument you've ever played or want to play?

I've only played very common instruments (like the piano or the guitar) but I've always wanted to mess around with a theremin.
Re: Playing Unusual Instruments [message #73204 is a reply to message #72811] Thu, 05 July 2012 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nymeria is currently offline  Nymeria
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A theremin would be fun but I've never had the opportunity to try one either.

The oddest instrument I've used was a set of bird whistles. They were all strangely shaped but replicated the sounds of different bird calls.
Re: Playing Unusual Instruments [message #73987 is a reply to message #72811] Thu, 27 September 2012 22:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Damon73 is currently offline  Damon73
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I had to look up theremins, they do seem very interesting. I can't believe I'd never heard of them before.

I'd be interested in trying a more unusual keyboard instrument like a harpsichord. I've always wanted to try playing a violin too, although that's not exactly an unusual instrument.
Re: Playing Unusual Instruments [message #73991 is a reply to message #73987] Fri, 28 September 2012 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Led Zeppelin used a theremin in the songs "Whole Lotta Love" and "No Quarter". It makes an eerie whine sort of sound.

Re: Playing Unusual Instruments [message #74023 is a reply to message #73991] Wed, 03 October 2012 08:08 Go to previous message
Nymeria is currently offline  Nymeria
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I've heard those songs a million times, Wayne, and didn't even realize that I was hearing a theremin. Embarassed

Damon, it's true that violins aren't unusual, but they are a beautiful instrument. It sounds like a cat squawking when I mess around with one though. Laughing
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