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Re: Subject: Re: My Conlanging History (was: Re: Tolkein?)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Saturday, December 20, 2003, 20:09
--- Caleb Hines <cph9fa@...> wrote:

> > > There's also sizes larger > > > than my Tenor which I don't play (Bass, > > > ContraBass, and GreatBass) which > > > are shaped more like bassons. > > > > Ever tried one? > > Yep, I do alright on the bass, not sure about > the Contra, but I can't play > the Great. It's too heavy, takes too much air, > and the holes are too far apart for me to > cover.
Don't they have keys? I saw a bass once, and it had keys. I would suspect all the bigger ones would as well! Particularly the g-b.
> > ! I built (from a kit) a great bass rackett. > It's > > like, 1 foot tall. ;))) Yet sounds a very > nice > > CCC. > > It sounds like a racket! :-D Sorry, couldn't > resist.
> Actually, as much Ren. > music as we play at the Recorder Society, you'd > think I'd have seen or > heard a rackett by now (although they have been > mentioned before).
I suspect they aren't too common. Great bass, certainly. Smaller varieties might be a little more common.
> I had to do a quick google to convince myself >
that I even knew what a rackett was (I
> was right, though).
Yeah. Whopping big peppermill like thing. There's a baroque rackett as well, that has a bassoon style bocal and no pirouette. Any cornetts in your group?
> anything technical (though that never stopped > me from composing for violin!)
Violin is something I never took a liking to. Fiddle is ok. How about hurdy gurdy? That aint too technical (well, not if you don't add all the doodads), and was a popular instrument in the day. Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .