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What the heck kinda instrument is this?

olddude 24 May 09 - 09:07 PM
GUEST,jayto 24 May 09 - 09:14 PM
Don Firth 24 May 09 - 09:19 PM
Padre 24 May 09 - 09:37 PM
olddude 24 May 09 - 09:51 PM
wysiwyg 24 May 09 - 11:08 PM
catspaw49 24 May 09 - 11:18 PM
open mike 24 May 09 - 11:54 PM
Jack Campin 25 May 09 - 04:28 AM
MartinRyan 25 May 09 - 04:40 AM
SteveMansfield 25 May 09 - 05:56 AM
GUEST,Lord O'May (Sedayne Astray) 25 May 09 - 06:06 AM
Jayto 25 May 09 - 10:48 AM
olddude 25 May 09 - 11:15 AM
Dave Swan 25 May 09 - 11:58 AM
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Subject: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: olddude
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:07 PM

big horn


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: GUEST,jayto
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:14 PM

that is an alpenhorn I think.


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:19 PM

Yup. Looks like an alpenhorn to me.

HONK!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: Padre
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:37 PM

RICOLA!!


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: olddude
Date: 24 May 09 - 09:51 PM

I understand Ricola ... LOL
how does one get that thing on an airplane ... I thought a guitar was a pain ... LOL

try fitting that in the overhead


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 May 09 - 11:08 PM

:~) A frequently-asked question. It's always either an alpenhorn or a nyckelharpa.

That's my story an' I'm a-stickin' to 'er.

~S~


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 May 09 - 11:18 PM

Stick the alpenhorn up your kazoo, spread your arms, and fart. It flies by itself!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: open mike
Date: 24 May 09 - 11:54 PM

oh, disappointment, i had hoped it was my beloved Nyckelharpa

guess it is called alphorn in Eliana's native tongue....
and it must take quite a tongue and lungs, too. (German?)

usually accompanied by Lederhosen


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:28 AM

A lot of alphorns are telescopic. I've seen buskers travelling round Europe with them: folded in their case, they have about the same weight and volume as a guitar.

I've seen a guy busking with one in the centre of Edinburgh during the Festival, and more surreally, two guys playing a duet on the shore of the Adriatic, miles from anywhere in Croatia, somewhere near Zadar. It was bitterly cold and snowing a bit, so they'd have been right at home. The Zadar sea organ hadn't been built at the time, but that would be the ideal instrument to accompany an alphorn.


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:40 AM

She's not bad, is she? Nice bluesy feel to the playing. Drummer wasn't much help.


How long is a bass trombone before they bend it?!

Regards


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 25 May 09 - 05:56 AM

olddude:
how does one get that thing on an airplane

Jack Campin:
A lot of alphorns are telescopic. I've seen buskers travelling round Europe with them: folded in their case, they have about the same weight and volume as a guitar.

Coming back from a festival in Prague last year we had the amusement of watching Alphornblaser-Vereinigung, Zurich-stadt laboriously checking in at an adjacent desk. Their Alpenhorns unscrewed and broke down into three or four pieces, fitting into a canvas bag about the same dimension as a large set of golf clubs.

Sadly they weren't made to get one out and play it (presumably to prove it wasn't stuffed full of drugs), unlike our melodeon players who had to give Prague airport a quick chorus of Speed The Plough before they were allowed to check the squeezeboxes in as hand luggage ...


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: GUEST,Lord O'May (Sedayne Astray)
Date: 25 May 09 - 06:06 AM

The Zadar sea organ

Thanks for that link, Jack - beautiful.


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: Jayto
Date: 25 May 09 - 10:48 AM

I agree the Zadar sea organ is amazing. Thank you for the link of that. I hope it is isolated though I would hate to have that thing in my backdoor lol. It would be worst than those folks up in Indiana that were complaining about the amish kids hooking up blasting car stereos to thier horse drawn carriages. You know how annoying it is when a car cruises by you with the radio and subs booming and thumping? Imagine that except nothing enclosing it and it going by at a snails pace lol.

The sea organ is great though beautiful.
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: olddude
Date: 25 May 09 - 11:15 AM

Wow thanks Jack
I am glad also the horn can be taken apart. The girl playing that thing isn't bad is she ... never thought I would hear that


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Subject: RE: What the heck kinda instrument is this?
From: Dave Swan
Date: 25 May 09 - 11:58 AM

Here's a link to a carbon fiber collapsable alphorn

and to

traditional alphorns made in Canada.

I've wanted one of these for years.

D


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