What is this instrument?

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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Spotted as part of a small instrumental group (somewhere in YouTube video)

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    The screenshot came out blue and I tried to make it clearer

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  5. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    You can see it being played here on YouTube

    The "Good the Bad and the Ugly"



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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Tubular Bells was a phenomenon when it came out in the 70's.

    In the UK it made the top ten and stayed there for ... (does a double-take) five YEARS straight.

    It is one of those pieces of music you really need to experience before you die. You will not regret it.

    Set aside a half hour of undisturbed time. You must use headphones.

     
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  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    I know I must have listened to it but my old brain must thrown it out

    Likewise another memory mislaid "Atom Heart Mother". From what I can remember - cover was a black and white cow in a medow

    Will have to replace both memories via YouTube

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  10. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Apart from claiming to have heard Tubular Bells and then making comment about Atom Heart Mother I did not know Atom Heart Mother was performed by Pink Floyd

    I thought Atom Heart Mother was the group. Having time I listened to Atom Heart Mother again and did pick up some similarities between Atom Heart Mother and Another Brick in the Wall

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    Danish philharmonic are amazing, this version of Good the Bad and the Ugly, brilliant.

    From memory I was not aware there were tubular bells in the original score but they do play with the arrangement.


    The soprano sings the trumpet line for the ending, in the graveyard if you remember the film.
     
  12. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Ah yes: “slightly distorted Mike Oldfield”.

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    There was no getting away from it in my years as a student. Ditto for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, which came out around the same time - and which I thought much superior.
     
  13. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Another what instrument is this please?

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    Now it looks like a washboard

    Seen in this YouTube soon after the start



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  17. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    It made Richard Branson a lot of money as was one of the first published by Virgin records. Interesting fact... Branson didn't like it much. Asked Oldfield to put lyrics into the tracks, as he didn't think an instrumental would sell. Branson was only concerned with what would sell, not artistic integrity, it seems.
    I'd also highly recommend it, although not via headphones but a decent audio system. Headphones, imo, tend not to give the spatial accuracy it warrants. If you have quality headphones, though, ymmv.
     
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  19. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Bodhrán.

    Very popular in my preferred genre of Stomp & Holler. (think Great Big Sea, Mumford & Sons, Spirit of the West)
     
  20. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Whilst we are talking instruments ,is it (or will it soon be) possible for a live performer to be connected to a producer so that the two collaborate in real time?

    The idea being that the second "performer" adds to or alters the sound coming out of the instrument in real time.**

    They could expand the range of the instrument in all sorts of ways.I would say.

    Maybe this already happens? (ironically I am out of the loop these days)

    Don't blame Branson for having had an eye on commerciality (artists are not entitled to complete shelter from the economic conditions others have to weather even if we do often profit when they are afforded this protection)

    **maybe the recording studio is the only real way this can be done effectively?
     
  21. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I guess but that's got to be monumentally hard to time properly.

    Traditionally, that real-time alteration is done by the performer themselves, by way of (depending on the instrument).
    guitar: Wow/reverb/pedals/fuzz
    piano: soft/sustain
    brass: mute
    etc.
     
  22. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    If a piece was more or less known in advance that should make it a lot easier.

    When musicians play together in the jazz genre it can seem like instant communication even though ,I presume they are just following each other.

    I love the Mark Knofler and Chet Atkins album although they just take it in turns to amaze as I recall.
     
  23. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Ironically, I am writing this even while watching The Blue Man Group do their cooperative Pipe Drumming number on a morning talk show.

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