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2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)

Peter T. 01 Jan 00 - 01:51 PM
emily rain 01 Jan 00 - 01:57 PM
Margo 01 Jan 00 - 01:57 PM
Peter T. 01 Jan 00 - 02:00 PM
Mikal 01 Jan 00 - 02:03 PM
katlaughing 01 Jan 00 - 02:05 PM
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Subject: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 01:51 PM

An intriguing Mudcat Music question to start the year off. (I know there are lots, but what the heck).
I was at a party yesterday, and got into a conversation with a teenager who had read Richard Holmes' "Footsteps" (one of the best travel/literature books ever written) and was thinking about spending the summer following his route through the south of France, and goofing around generally in that part of the world. He wanted to take a musical instrument with him that he could backpack, and that he could sing along with. If he got the right instrument, he was prepared to spend the time until June or July learning it enough so as to keep him company. I suggested a 3/4 guitar, but he said that was still too big to lug around -- he was going to travel light. I suggested a harmonica or a tin whistle, but he likes to sing. I vaguely suggested a concertina, but really don't know anything about them. Do Mudcatters have any thoughts about what a good travelling instrument under these constraints that you can tuck away into a knapsack might be? Do you have experience travelling with any small portable anythings that you could share? We have had threads about travelling with guitars, and so on, but this is really about a smaller kind of music maker, I guess. It just struck me as an intriguing question somebody out there must have wrestled with.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: emily rain
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 01:57 PM

ukelele

african style harp type thing (easily found in a specialty music store like lark in the morning): just a wooden bow with a few strings across it and a gourd for resonance. they come in all sizes.

which reminds me of kalimba/mbira/thumb piano


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Margo
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 01:57 PM

That's one reason why I like my concertina: it's small! Of course, putting it into a hard case, it is as big as a large women's handbag. But the handle can be strapped onto other things. I'd get an English if I were him. I suppose the Anglo players might disagree with me, but after trying both before buying, I found that the English was more suitable for playing chords while I sing. My opinion there. There are some itty bitty concertinas with 20 buttons. Mine hase 48 (I think that's right) Happy New Year, Peter!


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:00 PM

Boy that was fast. You ladies must be hanging around the machine waiting for the champagne hangover to fade....Thanks! More??????Yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Mikal
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:03 PM

Hey, I am a drummer: He needs a Bodrhan. It is flat, mostly. You can pack inside it. It never needs intensive tuning, and it it is a fairly fun thing to play.

Your only problems is it cannot carry a tune, nor are you always welcome with it....Ah, forget the last joke, it never got me kicked out of anywhere!

Mikal


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:05 PM

Peter, I think the guitar thing could still work, as the "backpack" one's I've seen are a lot les than 3/4 sized. Some of them even fold up.

Fielding! Where are you??!! He'll know.

kat...no hangover.**BG**


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: emily rain
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:05 PM

forget the hangover; i'm waiting for the champagne to fade. : )


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:10 PM

My understanding is that that the foldup guitars aren't very good, but what do I know? I guess a really small guitar (one tuned higher) might work. I suspect he wants something that can stand some beating. Maybe he should just take a Karaoke CD player with him......yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:13 PM

By the way, emily, what are a kalimba/mbira/thumb piano?yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Gary T
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:22 PM

An autoharp would probably fit, and be fairly versatile for accompanying various songs. The potential drawbacks would be weight, retuning, and possibility complexity/delicacy.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: emily rain
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:31 PM

imagine a wooden box, about four inches by five inches by two inches, hollow, with a one and a half inch soundhole on the top. you hold it in both hands like a book you are presenting to someone. this leaves your thumbs on top and relatively free. there are thin strips of steel attached to the top, which you can pluck with your thumbs to make a "bwong bwong bwong" kind of sound.

kalimba is tuned to a western octave, mbira uses a whatever tuning system is standard for the region. thumb piano is a general term.

excellent photo. the gourd around it is a resonator and is optional.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:31 PM

A concertina would be expensive and a bit difficult to learn in a couple of months. Mandolins are fairly small, and it's possible to learn chords quickly. My nuber one suggestion however, is an autoharp. They aren't too big, and are easy to play if you just want to accompany singing.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: wildlone
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 02:50 PM

I would agree with auto harp you can even get three bar ones that are very small 9 inches by 18 inches by 1.5 inches,with a cheap chromatic tuner it would'nt take up much space just pack clothes around it.
you may have guessed by the above I have such.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: _gargoyle
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 03:24 PM

Button Box Concertina - One long weekend and you can play a dozen songs by ear....cost about 150.00 US in a pawn-shop.

Unable, to transport a piano I "latched onto" any keyboard instrument I could "borrow", mostly organs, as I traveled, eventually progressed to fullsized accordian (mailed it ahead and also lugged it around by train - too bulky still.

Extensive backpacking, (all three US ranges) led me to, recorder and harmonica....size and weight were primary concerns.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 04:55 PM

Ideally a fiddle. But that takes a lot of learning.

Mouth organs are tough, small cheap(ish), and easy to learn by yourself, and to play with others. And he can sing the verses and play in between, or when someonme else is doing the singing or playing.

Bones rather than bodhran - smaller, tougher, less obtrusive, and ppeople always ask you to show them how to play them. And it's the only instrument you can play while you're pouring a drink down your throat.

Penny whistle because it's cheap, small, tough and potentially the most beautiful of all.

So I'd suggest a couple of mouth organs (maybe a double sided one with two keys - or a chromatic one), plus a pair of bones and a D whistle.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: wildlone
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 05:06 PM

I supose that if he were very clever he could sing along to whistles,mouth organs and the like but as you have found it takes years of practise to talk out of your arse let alone sing.
and to think he once called me an idiot


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 06:16 PM

Small Appalachian Dulcimer. Its an offshoot of the French Epinette. Easy to learn and good to sing with. The key is getting a smaller one. Let me know if that's an interest Peter. Autoharps and concertinas are too heavy. If he's not too serious about it, a strum stick would do and be fun.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Mike Billo
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 06:19 PM

Emily hit the nail on the head with the first reply. Ukulele!

I often wonder why more people don't play this incredible little instrument.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: longhair
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 06:23 PM

Martin use to make, and may still make, a guitar they called a Backpacker(I think that's the name of it). It had a small body but a pretty decent sound. I also saw a very small Taylor that had an excellent sound I thought. I also agree w/ the Mandolin thought. FWIW


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 06:31 PM

I would lean towards an Autoharp myself. The gog bag works like a brief case. Versatile, fairly small, quick to learn. Schmidt used to make a smaller one for school kids. Keith Young makes a good Harp and as I recall its smaller than many.

If frets are desired, then there is no question

A Tiple.

Don


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 06:39 PM

Peter, it's the mandolin or the Martin Backpacker for sure. CLICK HERE for a picture of a used one that Elderly has. If they use the search engine on the Elderly site which is at www.elderly.com they will come up with a number of new and used. There is even one with a pickup, although for the life of me I canna figure why you would do that. If there is interest in one of the used ones which go for between $100 and $175 US, I would be happy to check out the instrument on one of my forays into the shop.

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 07:13 PM

Of the instruments that I play, the mandolin or even mandolin banjo would be suitable and both of these should be obtainable very cheaply. Melodeon and concertina both fit the requrements but concertina's in particular tend to be expensive if you want one that plays reasonably well. It is also a lot easier to sing, strumming chords than it is to try and accompany yourelf on the reeded instruments.

Jon


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 07:24 PM

Tiple?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 07:43 PM

Spaw,

Yes, I believe there was a thread........

Don


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:08 PM

well, perhaps an inflatable guitar would help....they SEEM serious


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:28 PM

Uh...yeah............er, uh..............sure.................

Why not just throw a few strings ON THIS and kill two birds with one stone...so to speak.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: emily rain
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:32 PM

how DO you do it, 'spaw? do you just type "tasteless" into some search engine and see what comes up?


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Alice
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:38 PM

Taishokoto, or called a "banjo" in India. Inexpensive keyboard/dulcimer in a case. Comes in different lengths.

click here for photo Order from Ethnic Musical Instruments click here


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Alice
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 08:48 PM

here's a direct link to a keyboard dulcimer (Indian banjo) for $50. You strum the strings with the right hand and press the keys that chord the strings with the left hand. Easy to learn. click here


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Wesley S
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 12:46 AM

I vote for the mandolin. He could probabally find one cheap. I think Lark in the Morning sells a travel model thats tiny. Or perhaps a tenor guitar. Four strings and easier to learn.

I would also highly suggest a book called "The Backpackers Songbook". I got mine from Martin guitars for only $5.50. Great collection of songs, chord diagrams and some good first aid information included also. All in a book about 5 x 8 inches. Work checking out.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Rosebrook
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 01:03 AM

Being a proud novice player of a gorgeous, new hammered dulcimer (how fun!), I wanted to share that I saw a 9/8 backpacker hammered dulcimer on e-bay today. Looks very cool. (No, I don't get a commission for mentioning it here!) It looks like it would make a nice travelin' companion.

Rose


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Les B
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 02:08 AM

How about a brown paper bag as played by David Holt & others (the poor person's Bodhran) They're also great for holding candy bars and dirty sox.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 10:54 AM

Phew, as ever, awesome. A few more questions and then I'll get this printed out.
1) Small Appalachian dulcimer. Is that the one with the hammers or the long stringy thing? (I seem to remember a thread where I asked this question before, he said in embarrassment.). Does it play chords, or just single notes?
2) Alice, does an Taishokoto (sounds Japanese to me) or Indian banjo sound like an autoharp? Is it strung for Western-style music? (To tell you the truth, I am personally fascinated by it.)
3) What is a melodeon?
4) What is the tradeoff in autoharps? The smaller they are the fewer chord bars or something?
5) This has been asked a hundred times, but it would be nice to have it here in this thread: is a button box concertina the 20 button model and the other larger? (I don't understand the difference between an Anglo and an English model. Must be because I am Anglo-English). Could someone just donate a paragraph on the differences, etc.?
Thanks again for the continuing suggestions.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:04 AM

sorry, forgot the all important:
6) The concept of the bumperdumper eludes me. Who would crap on the highway? (Even to ask this question relegates me to the 19th or 20th centuries of distant memory). Is this to get back at someone who has stolen your parking place? And what is the turkey for? (even to ask this question......)
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: MandolinPaul
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:05 AM

Mandolin's the way to go.

Mike: More people don't play the ukulele because it reminds them too much of that silly little Mickey Mouse guitar that they had when they were three years old.

Want to piss off a mandolin-player? Say, "Wow! Is that ever a nice ukulele!" It works on me every time.

Paul.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Tony Burns
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:06 AM

I'll also suggest mandolin. I have one that someone thought was called a pocket mandolin. It is 23" long but only 5" wide (Just wider than the bridge.) and less thatn 2" thick. The problem might be finding one. I have only seen mine and one at the 12th Fret. However, now that you know such a thing exists you could call around. Mine has no markings to indicate who made it or when. Oh, and it only cost me $50.00CDN. My other suggestion would be a banjo mandolin Peter. Do you remember the one Davie had at the Tranzac? Lark In The Morning has one for $95.00US on their Mandolin page.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:14 AM

Hi Peter...App. is "long stringy thingy"--traditionally single noted with drone strings, gives bagpipe effect, which helps to explain the popularity in the southern mountains where the Scots/Irish root music was strong. Hammered is a board zither struck with hammers, derived from the psaltery. Apps can be and are often chorded. This is easier with a small scale fretboard (length of instrument determines scale--ratio). I wouldn't suggest any multi-string things such as autoharps or hammered dulcimers for a beginner travelling-too many tuning problems. This link doesn't always work, but if not try Lark in the Morning and check the Mountain(Applachian) dulcimers....there is a small one listed with a sound clip for, I think, $65.00 US.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Alice
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:17 AM

Peter, I am still waiting until I am employed again before I add to my instrument collection, but I have wanted a taishokoto for a long time, and got some information about it from asking questions here on the Mudcat. I'll refresh that thread for you. You can tune the strings the way you want to. It is like an American lap dulcimer. -alice


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Alice
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:35 AM

the thread discussing taishokoto seems to be buried under another subject heading, but I did find information from an email from takeo:

Alice Flynn wrote
:

> I have found a source for the instruments that I can purchase in the
> United States, made in Pakistan. They are called a banjo in India.

yes, i saw another indian source catalog that also call taisho-koto as banjo.

> Here is a picture... different, because the small one has typewriter
> keys instead of piano keys. The big one is $60 US, the typewriter one
> $50 US.

wow, really cheap! and japanese one is usually typewriter one.

> I called the company. They said the
> strings are like guitar strings, and the sound is like a dulcimer. I am
> going to customize the tuning so I can use it to play Irish and American
> folk music.
> If you have any more information about the taishokoto, I would
> appreciate it. Thank you. Alice

recently i bought one book that explain japanese traditional musical instruments. here are taisho-koto part translation for you (sorry for wrong english):

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taisho-koto,
taisho-koto, applied piano key to 2 string fletless harp, was invented by mr. goro morita, aka. mr. nisaburo kawaguchi or aka. onkai who lived in nagoya(*1), circa 1913. because it was easy to play very much and not so expensive, it soon became to be boomed among people. 2 steel string located on body, though today 5 string, and strings are covered with music sheet board (*2), and button are arranged like type writer for chromatical 2 octave range (*3). today's tuning is as follows; thin 3 string for same pitch to G, and semi bold string to one octave lower G (*4). the final bold string that is nearest to player, and not to be fletted by key button, is used for bass accompaniment to the pitch of D or C or some other key note of the tune, though this 5th string don't have to be played for usual tunes. the key buttons are arranged as the same as piano. if one push certain key, all 4 string are fletted at the same time. player push one button and strum the whole 4 string with flat pick. this taisho-koto was transmitted to south asia and india, and even used for accompanying isramic hymn(*5).

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*1, nagoya: where i have lived through my life.
*2, music sheet board: where player locate music score standed like piano.
*3, button arrangement: i once told you buttons arrangement are the same width like piano and not narrower for higher pitch, this was wrong. they are really varies.
*4, all 4 strings are straight steel string like 1st & 3rd string for guitar, only 5th string is round wound one like 4th guitar string.
*5, guess if yours is made in pakistan, its original purpose is for isramic hymn.

hope you enjoy!

-takeo


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 12:46 PM

(totally hilarious, Alice!) It sounds like they adapted a traditional koto (or typewriter, for that matter), and it ended up a dulcimer. This remains a bizarre story, which is somewhat unbelievable -- how did it get to Pakistan or India? (WWWII?).
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 12:59 PM

Autoharps, though fairly compact, are heavy and sound like ratshit if they're even slightly out of tune. By the time you've walked half a mile I garantee it will have been jiggled way out of tune. The mandolin, although REALLY compact, needs a lot of technique to be an accompaniement instrument in other than a very few keys..likewise the concertina. As far as I'm concerned there's only one instrument that fits the bill in all ways..the baritone uke, or tenor guitar.(they're VERY similar) Both are dead simple to play (if tuned like the 4 high strings on a guitar) and with a capo, can be hugely versatile. They're not that difficult to find, are usually cheap, can (easily) fit in the above luggage container on a plane, and if you want power....can be equipped with a pickup. Mine is a Regal "courting guitar" from early in the century and cost 75 bucks (Canadian).

Rick


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 01:12 PM

Autoharps, though fairly compact, are heavy and sound like ratshit if they're even slightly out of tune. By the time you've walked half a mile I garantee it will have been jiggled way out of tune. The mandolin, although REALLY compact, needs a lot of technique to be an accompaniement instrument in other than a very few keys..likewise the concertina. As far as I'm concerned there's only one instrument that fits the bill in all ways..the baritone uke, or tenor guitar.(they're VERY similar) Both are dead simple to play (if tuned like the 4 high strings on a guitar) and with a capo, can be hugely versatile. They're not that difficult to find, are usually cheap, can (easily) fit in the above luggage container on a plane, and if you want power....can be equipped with a pickup. Mine is a Regal "courting guitar" from early in the century and cost 75 bucks (Canadian).

Rick


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 01:13 PM

And that goes double for me

Rick


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 02:33 PM

YES! YES! Baritone ukes are wonderful! Peter, early on last year we had a great thread on that. I was trying to decide which I wanted. The courting guitars are beautiful,too.

If he isn't too serious and wants to be inexpensive, he can get a decent sounding baritone uke at West World Music. My sister bought one for about $35 U.S., supposedly for school, then gave it to me. While it isn't as nice as her's, it is sufficient for an amateur like me.

Fun thread!

kat


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Peter T.
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 11:27 AM

Continuing thanks. The top picks seem to be: ukelele, or baritone uke, mandolin, Martin backpacker, concertina of some kind, Indian banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, personal swing band following in U-Haul.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Danlbear
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 12:27 PM

Whatever happened to the days or "Bach"and "Beethoven" when the travelling musician travelled the countryside on horseback with his or her piano strapped on his back?


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: sophocleese
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 01:33 PM

Did actually see in Heidelberg a pianist with his piano on large yellow wheels. He parked it under an overhanging shop front and regaled passers-by with some lovely music. Perhaps your friend would consider using a piano as a combination of instrument, luggage compartment, go-cart and, with tarpaulin, emergency shelter. He could even attach a bunper dumper. He could call himself a son of one of the Goons.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 01:40 PM

Lugging around Uilleann pipes, I can sympathise. How bout a Hurdy Gurdy, (if he has LOTS of cash to spend). Larry


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Bert
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 02:17 PM

I really hate advertising other peoples stuff here, but this thingie might work.

http://www.netstuff.com/strumstick/strum.htm

I think it's a bit pricey, but it looks fun.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
From: Easy Rider
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 02:26 PM

You know those little toy Grand pianos, made of plastic, that little kids play with? They do actually make music, not much bass, but music just the same...


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