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New Instruments?

 
 
Reply Thu 16 Mar, 2006 06:06 pm
This thread is basically for anyone who has ever thought of some crazy instrument ( or maybe a variation on a current one) that you thought might be something really cool.

I'll start off with my crazy idea:

I was thinking it would be cool in the future for an instrument to be created that would read somebody's brainwaves in a way that could be transferred into music, imagine the solos!

With this instrument the question would no longer be "Can I play that lick?"
It would be about controlling your thoughts and creativity, a limitless instrument.

OK everyone else, don't be shy now, tell me how good or bad my idea was and add your own.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 16 Mar, 2006 06:56 pm
Ever seen a bazooka? Not the rocket launcher, now, but the gawdawfull so called instrument played by one George Burns (the other George Burns, by the way)? The rocket launcher was named after the "musical" instrument, in case you're wondering.
CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Thu 16 Mar, 2006 07:25 pm
Oh no I've never heard or seen it, what's it like?
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 07:27 am
Good one Rog...

The bazooka is a folk musical instrument, a primitive version of a trombone, usually with a lower but less wide range. From the mouthpiece the air chamber goes into wide lengths of pipe of sizes so that the wider diameter pipe can slide around the narrower one, lengthening or shortening the instrument to change the pitch.

The bazooka was popularized in the 1930s by radio comedian Bob Burns, who may have invented the instrument some 20 years earlier. The bazooka was also played by jazz musicians Noone Johnson and Sanford Kendrick.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 07:29 am
http://www.geocities.com/scottfranklinhall/images/bazc.JPG
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 08:07 am
Ah, BOB Burns. And I'm going to admit I had never seen one.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 08:08 am
me neither...learned something
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:18 pm
Had an idea for an open tuned instrument ideal for slide but with a way of fretting as well. It would be doubled by it's counterpart on the same hunk of wood which is tuned to a minor key.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:25 pm
How about some sort of percussion instrument that would cause reverberations when the surface was struck by either the hand or some sort of stick?
Francis
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:29 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Every night I drum of one of those..
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:31 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
I dunno, Gus. Seems like you might as well have some guy standing around, beating on a hollow log with a couple of clubs.

Not that I've ever seen a hollow log.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:34 pm
I don't know.... just tossing out ideas here.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:40 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Didn't say it wouldn't work. I once saw a guy playing on some kind of string "instrument". It had like a 2 X 4 hinged to wash tub, with strings from the top end of the board connected to the tub. The crowd loved it. I was awestruck.

It was plucked, not stroked.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:42 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Ever seen a bazooka? Not the rocket launcher, now, but the gawdawfull so called instrument played by one George Burns (the other George Burns, by the way)? The rocket launcher was named after the "musical" instrument, in case you're wondering.

That's the craziest post I've ever read.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:45 pm
@roger,
You're making that up.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:46 pm
This one looks fun ... the Pikasso.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7076/1203pikassoguitarcrazyi.jpg
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:47 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
No. Honest. I saw it. It was in Southern California, but the band? was dressed like characters from the 'Lil Abner strip. You can't make stuff like this up.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:56 pm
Send me the link, Roger. I need some cheap entertainment
gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 12:58 pm
And speaking of cheap entertainment.... does anyone know if Panzade is still playing music?
roger
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 02:15 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
But GUS! I saw it myself. In 1975. There weren't no links, and computers were not sold by gigabytes of ram. They were sold by the acre.

What's a feller to do?
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