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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 > the > >pummelling sound; and y phib mor (the Dumnonian > great > >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
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