The evolution of the Kazoo...

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The evolution of the Kazoo...

Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Jul 12, 2003 3:21 pm

This isn't exactly about the recorder... it's about.... the CRUMHORN!!!!! Gryphon's Gryphon, the Juniper Suite - OH YEAH! GO CRUMHORN!!! COOL! It's like a kazoo, only cooler. Kemp's jig has a lot of it too. It's just so nice and medieval... and hilarious!!! Just so... ungraceful and unmajestic sounding, but so compeltley medieval at the same time! It's... well... if you crossed an elephant, a chinese crested, a dragonfly, and my little brothers, this is the instrument you'd get. Wow, these medieval dudes were creative.
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Post by Theremin » Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:56 am

.I wish I had a crumorn... But, I did get an electric kazoo for Vhristmas. Thats right, an electric kazoo! :D It is so cool, you can plug it into any amp or speakers and thread it through effect boxes and stuff. It uses some piezioelectrtic (sp) pickup and sound just like an amplified kazoo. Some guy sells them on eBay. It has some pretty cool sound samples :lol:
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:51 pm

An electric kazoo? That has to be the most hilarious instrument on the planet! I want one! Amplified? They're bad enough as is! That's so cool.
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Post by Theremin » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:43 pm

I just tried sending it through my delay pedal! Awesome!!! :lol:
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Post by Bnielsen » Wed May 19, 2004 9:53 pm

electric spoons

now THATS sweet- they are used by Caravan in their live performance at NEARFest 02! you can find in online here: http://www.studiomlive.com/nf2002/
Chose either the 56K or 256K stream (depending on your net connection)

now thier WHOLE show rocks! but listen from about 1 hour in for the best!

the spoons are in one of the last songs on the webcast
*the spoon section starts at 1hr 40min

(you might have to only advance the file by a little bit from the beginning- their servers are very busy, so be patient) **ff it by about 3 minutes at a time :wink:
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Thu May 20, 2004 4:17 pm

Weeeeeiiiiirrrrrdddddd..... and i thought electric kazoos were odd...
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Post by CanarioAB » Sun May 23, 2004 4:08 pm

I believe that Crumhorns are the precursors to double-reed instruments, like oboe and bassoon...fyi.

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Post by Theremin » Sun May 23, 2004 5:38 pm

actually, they are more like the chanter on a bagpipe. The double reed doesn't come in direct contact with your mouth, so you can't control it as easily as an oboe or bassoon, etc.
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Post by Bnielsen » Sun May 23, 2004 10:25 pm

oboes can be controlled?

lol why do you think the rest of the orchestra tunes to IT?
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Post by Theremin » Sun May 23, 2004 10:58 pm

Q: How do you get 3 oboes to play in tune?
A: Shoot 2.

Ha! :lol:

However, all joking aside, orchestras tune to the oboes because it has the purest overtone series. Also, a good oboe player is quite an amazing thing. There was this girl in my band who graduated last year, and she kicked ass at the oboe (bet you never thought you'd see the words "oboe" and "kicked ass" in the same sentence! :lol: ). And another thing, she could play english horn too! A lot of oboe players thik they can play english horn, but they mostly just suck. She was good though. However, she was a jerk as a person. Whatever, jsut stay out of her way if she's not playing... :lol:
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Post by johnc » Mon May 24, 2004 12:59 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:An electric kazoo? That has to be the most hilarious instrument on the planet! I want one! Amplified? They're bad enough as is! That's so cool.


Coupla years back, I spent a weekend on a retreat with several other folks, one of whom had an electric harp. Not one of those full-size concert jobs; this one was maybe four feet tall. And it had an output jack, hence the term "electric harp." I indulged a notion to plug it into my Zoom effects box, to hear what you get when you run a harp through a bass-synth effect. And what d'you think it sounded like?

...well, uh...

nothing. Shoulda seen it coming--you don't plug a piezo-pickup-equipped instrument directly into an effects box without a preamp, which we didn't have. Busted.

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Post by Bnielsen » Mon May 24, 2004 3:21 pm

ouch! metallic sizzlage!
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Post by CanarioAB » Tue May 25, 2004 7:21 am

Theremin wrote:actually, they are more like the chanter on a bagpipe. The double reed doesn't come in direct contact with your mouth, so you can't control it as easily as an oboe or bassoon, etc.


Variations in structure aside, in sound and design (double-reed) my point still stands :)

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Post by Theremin » Tue May 25, 2004 6:46 pm

Agreed. :D
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Post by DruidsGlass » Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:11 am

once again, fashonably late...we tune to oboes b/c they're the least tunable instruments, they can pull their reeds out a slight ammount, but other than that, any pitch change has to be lipped up or down accordingly...
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