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Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?

katlaughing 08 Oct 08 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,leeneia 09 Oct 08 - 09:43 AM
katlaughing 09 Oct 08 - 12:30 PM
michaelr 09 Oct 08 - 03:24 PM
Jack Campin 09 Oct 08 - 04:39 PM
Folknacious 09 Oct 08 - 06:48 PM
katlaughing 09 Oct 08 - 07:36 PM
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open mike 10 Oct 08 - 03:29 AM
GUEST,davetnova 10 Oct 08 - 05:41 AM
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Subject: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 04:56 PM

I love discovering new instruments, well, new to me. Heard about the "hang" pronounced "hawn" on The World on NPR today. I found THIS on wiki. There are sound samples near the bottom of the page. I think it sounds beautiful. Apparently they are very rare and pricey, at the moment. Maybe I'll ask my Rog to make one when he retires!:-)


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 09:43 AM

That's interesting. I went to the article and heard the samples.

Thanks for posting.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 12:30 PM

Thanks, leeneia. I thought so, too.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 03:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd58pPgmivI


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 04:39 PM

Making one would need welding equipment and would involve sacrificing a LOT of woks in experiments. Even harder than a steel band, which is not at all easy.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: Folknacious
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 06:48 PM

Portico Quartet, who were one of the Mercury Music Prize nominees this year, have the hang as a central part of their sound.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 07:36 PM

Michael and Folknacious, thanks for the links!

Jack, welding equipment I can get access to, or my Rog can. Maybe I could find old woks at used goods stores and have a go!**bg** Seriously, I don't have the skill, but sure would love to.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Oct 08 - 08:00 PM

Folknacious, I really, really like their music. Thanks, again!

michael, your link was great and led me to hapi drums. Not as expensive as the hang, but still out of my price range, right now. Really neat. I'd love to see my grandson's reaction to one of these.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: open mike
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 03:29 AM

can't check out those links right now, but i thought about an instrument that might require welding and perhaps even woks--
a waterphone. this one is from a metal sphere with (brass?)
tubes of different lengths welded (brazed?) on. the tubes
are played with a bow and the sphere is (partially) filled
with water, which is suspended and rotated around by hand.
well, easier seen than described, but your instrument sounds
interesting, too.

the waterphone was invented by richard waters, if i am not mistaken.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: GUEST,davetnova
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 05:41 AM

try here for a home made one http://oddstrument.com/2008/08/31/homemade-folk-instruments-from-dennis-havlina/


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 06:04 AM

Soory wrong url try http://dennishavlena.com/for-webpage-lp-hang.htm
DaveT


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 10:36 AM

Thanks, Dave. I should have thought of Dennis' site! Though I cannot see exactly how he makes one. I didn't see any explanation of what the "tongues" are and how to tune them. What is one tuning? I see the drawings on top of the tank, of course, but there must be something inside which determines each tone, right?

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 11:00 AM

The tongues are simply part of the tank, partly separated by U-shaped cuts made with the sabre saw. The same principle is used for a wooden instrument you might have seen, with a flat board fretsawed to produce tongues of different sizes. The tuning is done by extending the cut to make the tongues longer; you can only tune a tongue downwards. Seems to me you'd throw away a lot of tanks before getting it right.


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Subject: RE: Hanghang, anyone have one? Make one?
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 11:36 AM

oh! You mean what looks like drawings on the top are actually cuts, through the top metal? And, the tone depends on how long the cut is, etc.? Thanks.


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