What is an unusual musical instrument that you have heard and were fascinated by

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  1. midget38 profile image88
    midget38posted 8 years ago

    What is an unusual musical instrument that you have heard and were fascinated by?

  2. ThompsonPen profile image70
    ThompsonPenposted 8 years ago

    The saw! I once saw this band and this person sat there and played the saw with a bow and it was so beautiful! I've always said I'd like to learn that one

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's amazing how creative we can be, isn't it?

  3. JasminRace profile image61
    JasminRaceposted 8 years ago

    I think the musical saw is probably the most unusual instrument I have ever heard off, I watched a young man play You raise me up with it. Sounds like a really haunting ladies voice

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And that's a beautiful song too!

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    JThomp42posted 8 years ago

    A rubber band. Yes, a rubber band, a huge one at that. Just like in the song by the  Spinners "Rubber band Man."

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Goodness, that's human creativity for you!!

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It certainly is midget.

  5. Jools99 profile image86
    Jools99posted 8 years ago

    The theramin always looks like it would be fun to have a go at but the most unusual instrument I have ever heard is the Australian dijeridoo (not sure of spelling), it sounds like nothing else you have ever heard.

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing, Julie! Haven't heard of this one too, and will check it out!

  6. William F. Torpey profile image80
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    The shofar. My daughter played it once years ago at an ecumenical service in Connecticut. I've never seen such a beautiful instrument. They say it's very difficult to play.

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for coming by and sharing, William, and your daughter is a talented musician!

  7. Beata Stasak profile image80
    Beata Stasakposted 8 years ago

    have you heard the 'fujara' from the mountainous part of Slovakia? Hearing it from the top of the hill, when a lonely player puts this long wooden flute to his mouth and the magically sad and longing sound fills in the valleys all around is unforgettable:)

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Beata. Will give it a listen! Thanks for coming by!

  8. mr-veg profile image69
    mr-vegposted 8 years ago

    Shehnai, it is slowly geting extinct but I really love to listen to it. Please try and listen to it alteast once. Here is a link to the Shehnai maestro performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hveeMDC6Dro

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Will visit the link, Mr. Veg!!

  9. safiq ali patel profile image76
    safiq ali patelposted 8 years ago

    I knew someone who used to bang on a metal desk. He made an amazing sound that resembled Salsa rhythms using this metal desk.

    1. midget38 profile image88
      midget38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds very much like what stomp is trying to achieve!

  10. Dan Barfield profile image80
    Dan Barfieldposted 8 years ago

    Ice drums - seriously cool smile Check out this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al5jRHjYgrY

  11. visionandfocus profile image76
    visionandfocusposted 8 years ago

    The didgeridoo. I believe its origin is Australian Aboriginal. I came across it while looking for a natural method to help with my husband's snoring. It's also effective for sleep apnoea! It works by exercising and toning the throat muscles so they do not collapse and block the airway during sleep. Fascinating, eh? smile

 
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