Re: CHAT: makin' a rackett ;) (wasRe: 'ello!)
|From:||Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 15, 2002, 22:59|
--- J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...> wrote:
> LOL what a racket, hehe...
I took it in to the shop Monday to have some proper
cork put on the bocal and totally baffled the staff.
It's only about a foot long and plays in the
contrabassoon range; which mystified a couple of the
techs. :) On the other hand, I don't think I've _ever_
brought a "normal" instrument in to the shop, so at
least they weren't surprised!
> Lately I have also
> been preoccuppied with
> musical instruments - especially unusual, colourful
> timbral percussion like
> bell-clusters, buzz-disks, bull-roarers,
> rattle-shakers, etc.
> > I like it so much I'm going to make a matched set
> (great bass /
> >bass / tenor);
> Nifty, Padraic!
> > and while it takes time that would
> >otherwise be spent tweaking a language, at least it
> >provides an opportunity to make some new words for
> >things that would otherwise have no words. In this
> >case, ill pommers (rackett) so called because of
> >pummelling sound; and y phib mor (the Dumnonian
> >pipes) with two chanters and no dronepipe.
> OBCONLANG: Any names for percussion like
> bell-clusters, buzz-disks,
> bull-roarers, rattle-shakers, etc.?
I have a list of instrument names around somewhere
(not at my present location). There are quite a few
names for native and medieval drums (il tambours -
real inventive there!; y nackeor, etc). La xalaparta
(a Basque instrument) has seen some modern use; il
ram-e-tambour (stick and drum) and l' yspatha musical
(muscial sword) are also popular. And of course, who
can forget il turck tennant (the tinkling Turk),
though it's mostly used as a military insturment.
I made one of the latter as a project this past
Summer. Pretty nifty, though I think it's much larger
than such instruments in actual use.
> Hanuman Zhang
Camifi, Marusi, teterani, tester fuferios asteros; tamenio
vem Persaecion empuriase ed ec pasem emduriase.
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