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Recommendation to Mally
« on: December 14, 2013, 09:47:08 PM »
As i was coming back from work wandering around the Christmas Market I saw this man playing this instrument which, aesthetically speaking, is very elegant, and depending on how it's played, the harmonies sound incredible. I can already picture Mally playing it.

So here is the cymbalum:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0mR0_nFTato" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0mR0_nFTato</a>


In another style... (Anna said she was looking for "textures", right?):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hB6MszFdOLc#t=35" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hB6MszFdOLc#t=35</a>


Then I came across this - this one is for Anna - haha

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Re: Recommendation to Mally
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 01:28:42 PM »
Hmmm... Mally's hammered dulcimer is very closely related to the cimbulum, isn't it? Secondly, how many pumpkins would she get through in a tour? And, thirdly, I can't quite see Anna with a spoon clenched between her teeth. But, well, you never know....

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Re: Recommendation to Mally
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 03:55:53 PM »
Such a great thread! The pumpkin player is awesome. The spoon guy, not so much, haha.

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This guy's clothes are so weird, not to mention the background image. Anyway, the glass harmonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin, and it's super-cool.
More on the instrument here:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/eEKlRUvk9zc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/eEKlRUvk9zc</a>

Alternatively, she could learn this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XKRj-T4l-e8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/XKRj-T4l-e8</a>

I can't even begin to imagine how painful it would be to get it in tune during a tour. They'd have to measure the amount of water in every glass.

Also, Mally could learn the bass ocarina, because people usually play cheesy crap on it, and I think it has an interesting sound.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/lr9HzG9bLqI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/lr9HzG9bLqI</a>

Since Anna supposedly can't stand bass guitars, she should be pleased with the octobass:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2WVT321LSUc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/2WVT321LSUc</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/x0cjfAqoNqk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/x0cjfAqoNqk</a>

It's the creepiest sounding instrument ever made. I love it.

Finally, both Anna and Mally obviously love Indian classical instruments (Anna plays the sitar, and let's not forget the harmonium), so Mally should try the tambura.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/R2a8ymNSQzc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/R2a8ymNSQzc</a>

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Re: Recommendation to Mally
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 10:12:45 PM »
I found this on tumblr today- it's an automaton which plays the dulcimer, I think it used to belong to Marie Antoinette:



Wouldn't taking him on tour be grand?! And Mally would have some extra hands free to play some of the other suggestions. Clearly, they need this.

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Re: Recommendation to Mally
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 10:58:55 PM »
I found this on tumblr today- it's an automaton which plays the dulcimer, I think it used to belong to Marie Antoinette:



Wouldn't taking him on tour be grand?! And Mally would have some extra hands free to play some of the other suggestions. Clearly, they need this.

Wow, thanks for this. It's so cool! I found a video of it playing the dulcimer:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/2OMoo3y5WIQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/2OMoo3y5WIQ</a>

The story behind it:

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David Roentgen (1743--1807) took his royal patron by surprise when he delivered this beautiful automaton to King Louis XVI for his queen, Marie Antoinette, in 1784. The cabinetry for this piece is very much a neoclassical masterwork, and the mechanism behind it is truly extraordinary: the figure strikes the strings in perfect rhythm with two small metal hammers held in her hands, which move with great precision.

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Re: Recommendation to Mally
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 04:42:46 AM »
I apologize in advance, but Mally's so good she might be able to make this work?
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and perhaps a little Bowie influence? (I am so sorry.)
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But I feel like the thumb piano would be interesting.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hls6FDt1yG8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hls6FDt1yG8</a>