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Episode 13 of the Weird Instrument Series: The Jaw Harp

Yes, friends, the jaw harp. Also known as the Jew’s harp, the mouth harp, the space harp, or the… chung o_0

It is considered one of the oldest instruments in the world. Now it’s best known as one of the many instruments that creates a very twangy sound in Appalachian and bluegrass music. Many people seem to think that this is a simple instrument to play, and it takes little skill. However, I give you nay sayers a true virtuoso on this instrument: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnMXzCGNPSo&feature=related

Posted 2 years ago

‘When I get married,’ said Fred, tugging at the collar of his own robes, ‘I won’t be bothering with any of this nonsense. You can all wear what you like, and I’ll put a full Body-Bind Curse on Mum until it’s all over.’

‘When I get married’, said Fred

‘When I get married’, said Fred

‘When I get married’, said Fred

‘When I get married’, said Fred

(Source: personalityofalobster)

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theearthturns:

<3

They make Beethoven sound like a hipster… or maybe it’s the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra that’s a bunch of hipsters.

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fujiidom:

If you can find a better place for pork and champagne… keep it to yourself.

#you are on the thinnest of ice

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oh my god freaking cute!

oh my god freaking cute!

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Posted 2 years ago

Episode 12 of the Weird Instrument Series: The Aeolian Wind Harp

I have a fascination with musical instruments played without human interaction. This is another instrument that falls into this fascination. The Aeolian Wind Harp is often used as a decorative object in gardens and things. It’s often seen as an alternative to wind chimes. The wind blows through the harp, causing the strings to vibrate and produce different pitches in a chord.

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blistexfan:

Pat Metheny. High five to you if you’ve experienced what he’s describing.

Posted 2 years ago
Episode 11 of the Weird Instrument Series: The Rocket Launcher
A new take on an old favorite, The Rocket Launcher is an instrument similar to the washtub bass, but has more strings and is a bit more complicated. It also sounds nothing like the Washtub Bass. It actually sounds a lot like a distorted steel guitar.
Take a listen:
http://www.oddmusic.com/clips/rocket.mp3

Episode 11 of the Weird Instrument Series: The Rocket Launcher

A new take on an old favorite, The Rocket Launcher is an instrument similar to the washtub bass, but has more strings and is a bit more complicated. It also sounds nothing like the Washtub Bass. It actually sounds a lot like a distorted steel guitar.

Take a listen:

http://www.oddmusic.com/clips/rocket.mp3