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(YouTube)   Remember that Da Vinci piano-cello? Well, here is kinda how it works   (youtube.com) divider line 11
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2013-11-24 09:48:25 AM
Remarkable. 10+ minutes of performance excerpts here. A feature on the builder of the instrument is here.
 
2013-11-24 11:08:26 AM
Thankyou for this!
 
2013-11-24 11:28:47 AM
Mildly clever, like the glass harmonica, but it's not really worth all the attention it's been getting. It would not have filled concert halls and churches. It's more a circus sideshow act.

The reality is this instrument, if built in the Renaissance-Baroque, would have been unpopular for its thin, tinny sound (a single sounding board is no replacement for the acoustically projecting body of a violin-family instrument) and would have fallen by the wayside with the introduction of the piano, just as the harpsichord did, and for the same reason: It can play at only one dynamic level.
 
2013-11-24 11:40:53 AM
Subby here. It seems to be a giant hurdy gurdy or a nyckelharpa.
 
2013-11-24 12:28:58 PM
So, video blocked from being viewed on Fark, but you can still watch it on Youtube.

Watched it on Youtube...  no sound.

Any alternatives?
 
2013-11-24 01:10:34 PM

TheSHAD0W: So, video blocked from being viewed on Fark, but you can still watch it on Youtube.

Watched it on Youtube...  no sound.

Any alternatives?


Try it again. I got sound.
 
2013-11-24 03:16:51 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: Mildly clever, like the glass harmonica, but it's not really worth all the attention it's been getting. It would not have filled concert halls and churches. It's more a circus sideshow act.

The reality is this instrument, if built in the Renaissance-Baroque, would have been unpopular for its thin, tinny sound (a single sounding board is no replacement for the acoustically projecting body of a violin-family instrument) and would have fallen by the wayside with the introduction of the piano, just as the harpsichord did, and for the same reason: It can play at only one dynamic level.


OK, so you know why no one goes out of their way to be around you?
 
2013-11-24 05:47:24 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: Mildly clever, like the glass harmonica, but it's not really worth all the attention it's been getting. It would not have filled concert halls and churches. It's more a circus sideshow act.

The reality is this instrument, if built in the Renaissance-Baroque, would have been unpopular for its thin, tinny sound (a single sounding board is no replacement for the acoustically projecting body of a violin-family instrument) and would have fallen by the wayside with the introduction of the piano, just as the harpsichord did, and for the same reason: It can play at only one dynamic level.


Glass Armonica...  have played one.. hard on the fingertips after a while, also the felt separators are prone to suck up humidity and moisture from water the fingers are dipped in, dampening the sound...
 
2013-11-24 06:33:06 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: Mildly clever, like the glass harmonica, but it's not really worth all the attention it's been getting. It would not have filled concert halls and churches. It's more a circus sideshow act.

The reality is this instrument, if built in the Renaissance-Baroque, would have been unpopular for its thin, tinny sound (a single sounding board is no replacement for the acoustically projecting body of a violin-family instrument) and would have fallen by the wayside with the introduction of the piano, just as the harpsichord did, and for the same reason: It can play at only one dynamic level.


Yes, it's such a shame the not-at-all-tinny-sounding harpsichord was so unpopular for 250 years before the pianoforte was invented that no one wrote music especially for it.
 
2013-11-24 07:40:06 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: The reality is this instrument, if built in the Renaissance-Baroque, would have been unpopular for its thin, tinny sound (a single sounding board is no replacement for the acoustically projecting body of a violin-family instrument) and would have fallen by the wayside with the introduction of the piano, just as the harpsichord did, and for the same reason: It can play at only one dynamic level.


It does have one distinct advantage over the violin family, however: you can play more than two notes at once.

Chords!
 
2013-11-24 09:23:48 PM

OlderGuy: Glass Armonica...  have played one.. hard on the fingertips after a while, also the felt separators are prone to suck up humidity and moisture from water the fingers are dipped in, dampening the sound...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_harmonica

It's either/both.
 
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