For light relief:
Leaving aside whether you already play one, what would be the instrument of your choice?
being me I would like tochoose two: A) Piano…. style? Blues and Boogie Woogie. Why? I would then be admitted to any party anywhwere in the world as long as there was a piano.
B) Alto Saxophone so that I could play like Paul Desmond.. and it’s easier to transport than a piano.
I can play a Kazoo and a mean Jaws Harp…
Comment by magpie11 — February 27, 2017 @ 23:32
Jaws Harp? I had to look it up. It looks like a device one may find in the sacred hands of a medic. Not, of course, that that takes anything away from its sound.
I can definitely see you at the piano and even more so with a saxophone (just listened to a Paul Desmond clip). Remember “Some like it hot”? Though Daphne played double bass. And when it all went pear shaped (in blogland)? What a sweet, not to say hilarious, memory.
Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:43
Comment by finlaygray — February 27, 2017 @ 23:46
That figures, John. Yes, an organ. Not only do you have the stature (figure to you and me) for the Organ , it’s also a “rich” steeped in history instrument. An inclusive instrument (as befits your temperament) which invites a choir.
Apropos of nothing: My father was christened in the “Cantor’s Church”, Thomas Kirche in Leipzig. The Cantor – or one of them? Johann Sebastian Bach. No less. Talk about name dropping.
Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:46
Comment by Cheerfulmonk — February 28, 2017 @ 00:14
Oh. Jean. That is so cute. Glockenspiel. And modest. Does make a lovely, clear and clean sound.
Is yours colour coded?
Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:44
I already play a couple, but I suppose I really should have played the theremin, to back up my b list horror story lifestyle.
Comment by Shoshanah — February 28, 2017 @ 01:31
That’s amazing. Never heard of it before. Gives the expression “hands off” a new meaning. Great for germ phobes. Just watched a clip on you tube – the inventor playing his own “instrument”. Magic.
“B list horror story lifestyle”? At least you have found your genre. Mine still needs to be invented. Something between a silent movie with wild gestures and exaggerated facial expressions to get the point across, a David Attenborough documentary on the secret life of an as yet unidentified species, and a shoot out in the mountains (I like echo).
Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 06:49
So you’re sort of like a Bigfoot?
Comment by Shoshanah — February 28, 2017 @ 20:58
I forgot the theremin….. as some might say, “Wowser.”
Comment by magpie11 — February 28, 2017 @ 12:38
Comment by rummuser — February 28, 2017 @ 15:27
The tabla. Yes, Ramana, that figures. Ramana, the drummer. Taking a back seat usually behind the front man who himself is flanked by the guitar and the bass – yet the drummer providing the beat. Sweet.
Comment by bitchontheblog — February 28, 2017 @ 16:02
Fancy a duet…. you on Tabla and me on Morsing? I have a little one from Afghanistan (pre Taliban)…… (U. morsing is south asian jaws harp)…
Comment by magpie11 — February 28, 2017 @ 20:40
You are on David. Either when I am over there next or preferably when you visit me over here.
Comment by rummuser — March 2, 2017 @ 13:48
A guitar, because it’s so versatile, it can produce such a huge range of sounds. Also it’s portable and easy to tune, unlike a piano. But I fancied being a jazz pianist when I was a kid.
Comment by nick — February 28, 2017 @ 17:31
Jazz Pianist? How romantic, Nick. Yes, I think that’ll suit your wilder side. May I deduce that you like Jazz? Ever been to New Orleans? The Angel went last December – though he himself is a more of a blues man.
You are right about the guitar – there is something peculiarly self sufficient about the instrument. And, as befits you (prepared for all eventualities), and as you say, it’s versatile – though dare say, and I am not a musician, there may be connoisseurs who’d argue the case for their favourite instrument.
This train of thought transporting me to the composer I revere. Namely, Beethoven. It blows my mind to try and imagine what it must have been like (even if he hadn’t continued to do so when eventually deaf) to literally Com-Pose, bringing together, so many different instruments to make the sum greater than its parts.
Comment by bitchontheblog — March 1, 2017 @ 09:59
I quite liked jazz when I was young, but I went off it in favour of rock music. Today’s jazz seems very dull compared to the all-time greats.
Comment by nick — March 2, 2017 @ 20:25
My voice, but it needs major tuning. Sigh.
Comment by Lorna's Voice — March 1, 2017 @ 23:11
My whole body is out of tune, but let’s not let that stop us from singing!
Comment by Shoshanah — March 1, 2017 @ 23:16
I’ll never stop singing is you don’t!
Comment by Lorna's Voice — March 7, 2017 @ 02:02
I play a few but the instrument I adore is the harpsichord and I’ve played it far too rarely.
Comment by wisewebwoman — March 3, 2017 @ 03:54
I love call to action posts. The guitar, of course. I can’t play a chord and my God do the tips of your fingers get hard. But I love the sound of it. One day I’ll get one and learn to play it. When I get time.
Comment by Maria Perry Mohan — March 3, 2017 @ 11:18
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