Which Musical Instrument?

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santaman2000

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Ah, from a Northern American I can see the viewpoint might be different :D

South American it is then :)
LOL. The one (southern American) being someone or something from the southern region of the United States while the other (South American) being someone or something from the continent South America.
 

santaman2000

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There was one found near Deskford, which, iirc, had a 'tongue' fitted into the mouthpiece. That allowed for more than just the vocalisation change of sound.
I meant what I said about them screaming tearing the air. I suppose they were like the trumpets of the past.....is there not something about trumpets blowing down city walls somewhere too?
How about the shofars and the like ? Not quite something I could see Santaman2000 having a play with, but he hunts, why not ? :)
Indeed I have blown a hunting horn, though nothing like a shofar.
 
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Toddy

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LOL. The one (southern American) being someone or something from the southern region of the United States while the other (South American) being someone or something from the continent South America.
It's the confusion of a North American claiming to be a southern one when South America is an enormous landmass, iimmc.
To you it's culturally relevant, to the rest of the world it's a "Why ??", kind of not quite clear conundrum.

Then again, there's the whole American thing....is it a continent ? yet the 'American people' claim it, and that's very limited to those of the United States, not the rest of the people who share the North and South continents....do Hawaiians claim it ?
I got flyted at for calling Canadians north Americans, even though they are Canadian North Americans.

Yeah. Back to the music methinks :D
 
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Laurentius

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As a child I learned first to play the trombone and then the trumpet, but abandoned both due to the exigencies of O levels and all that. I later taught myself to play the melodeon but my melodion fell to bits so I took up the tin whistle instead and then graduated to the flute. I think a tin whistle is something you can take with you anywhere with minimum effort anyway.
 

Woody girl

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That's nuts! But fun. I enjoyed that little clip but then I do like wierd music! I have played an appilation dulcimer which was played like that with fingers rather than sticks. It looks and sounds pretty much like one to me. I'd forgotten I wanted one. Now I'm gonna have to try and find one. Damm!
 

santaman2000

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Well I found one of my grandson’s old harmonicas’s a few weeks ago (a Hohner Blues Band) and I’ve been playing around with it. I’ve also ordered a newer, better one (also a Hohner, the Special 20 key of c) as his is a cheapo kid’s model. Mind the one I’ve ordered isn’t exactly top of the line but it is a good step up.

I still intend to move on to at least one strings instrument within the year as well. I have a few midrange ukuleles and a couple of mandolins on my wish list (mandolins seem to be a good bit more expensive than guitars of similar quality)
 

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It's great learning to play an imstrument, I really enjoyed it, Hope you do too!! :cool::cool:

I had three terms at colledge back in 1999/2000, Halfway through I lost the fleshpad on my right index finger in a slinging accident at work!, It was strange learning to fingerpick with my middle finger, ring finger and pinkie!!
I went back to the correct ones some months later when when the skingraft had healed!

Most of these came from the bootsale, I bought the Mando for very little and hoped to learn to play it, I realised it was harder than guitar so I stuck it on fleabay and got a bit under a hundred quid for it! :jawdrop:



These didn't come from the bootsale!!





I was a better player when I was learning than I am now due to the onset of Rheumatism :(


John :)
 
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santaman2000

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Awesome collection! I hope I can learn the uke well enough to justify trying another instrument but I’ll have to wait and see.
 
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mikehill

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Love that Mercury John, always yearned after one of those. I have a Neptune which sounds great but a bit big for sofa playing!
 
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johnbaz

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Love that Mercury John, always yearned after one of those. I have a Neptune which sounds great but a bit big for sofa playing!
It' among my faves noe Mike as I pulled my right shoulder a couple of years ago at work and when I pick a Dread up, It hurts my shoulder after a few minutes, The Parlour sized ones are much easier on the shoulder, Just not very good if the 14'th or 15'th fret has to be played!! :banghead:

Here's a couple more of what makes the wife give it me in the neck!! :meh:



The wife is always at me to get rid of my guitars and guns, It would be better getting rid of her I reckon!! :happy:


John:)
 
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Paul_B

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Second year at uni I tried my mates guitars. He let me loose on the acoustic and he used the fender. He started to teach me and I was doing ok. So I went to buy an acoustic from a great music shop in Leeds.

He guided me to a £90 yamaha because iirc the 12th fret was exactly in the middle which was why the sound was so rich. I couldn't play it so lost interest.

The reason was I'm right handed so bought a guitar for right handed people. My mate was left handed and bought the guitars for left handed people. I was better with left handed guitars but because I've bought the wrong one I've lost interest.

It's hard when the picking hand and the hand on the frets don't work. I've tried my guitar upside down and the hands work OKish so I know I'm a left handed with guitars. One day I might get one and learn again.

Good luck with your instrument Santaman 2000. Slow to start then it'll probably click.

Personally look at electronic keyboards/ pianos. You've got a little experience of that so perhaps easier to learn now.