Whats your favourite non-brass instrument?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Andy_Euph, Aug 21, 2004.

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Fave non-brass instrument

  1. Piano

    72.5%
  2. Flute

    1.4%
  3. Clarinet

    7.2%
  4. Guitar

    7.2%
  5. Violin

    1.4%
  6. Viola

    2.9%
  7. Cello

    7.2%
  1. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

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    Just wondering what peoples fave non-brass instruments are...mine is the clarinet, gorgeous tone especially when in the low register. Also love the cello, tried playing it but gave up...sore fingers
     
  2. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    There are non-brass instruments? :shock:
     
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

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    :eek: :shock: :eek: :eek: what, no Synth to select in the poll...!!!!! Disgraceful... simply disgraceful... :wink:
     
  4. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

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    LOL...well surely you can always add it to the list :wink:
     
  5. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    Says the person who...

    :roll: :shock: :wink:

    Really Kirsty you disappoint me... :wink:
     
  6. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Well I was very young :oops:
     
  7. HBB

    HBB Active Member

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    unlike now
     
  8. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Welcome back Bunny :roll:
     
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

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    HI!
     
  10. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Anyway, back onto topic - I voted for Cello because I think it has a beautiful sound.
     
  11. groovy

    groovy Active Member

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    Although i am not much of a string fan, a full string section with brilliant melody can send send shivers down your spine.
    I love woodwind! Especially oboe, cor anglais (when played well) and BASSOON!!!! The clarinet's ok, and although I like the nice flute solo within a symphony now and again, I find a flute concerto rather monotonous cos the tone doesn't really vary much. This is my un-professional opinion! Oh I like Spanish guitar too.
     
  12. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

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    I can't vote 'cos my all-time favourite non-brass isn't there.

    I have to confess I'm a member of BLA - Bassoon Lovers Anonymous.

    Listening to the bassoon is almost as good as sex.

    If I had to choose a string it would be cello, but I'd rather not.

    BTW I absolutely hate, loathe and despise the piano.
     
  13. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I voted for cello. Just because of the sound.

    (Just like Kirsty actually. Well I suppose us Flugels have to stick together)
     
  14. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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    Cant vote.... Saxophone isnt on the list! :roll:
    I also like clarinet.... and play both of these as well, just not at the same time and not at 11.26 at night! :lol:
    There are SO many non brass instruments out there!!!
    Of course, percussion is pretty good too ;-) and cello is luuuuuuuuurverly..... and synth sounds great....... and... well, i could go on a while!
     
  15. drummerboy

    drummerboy Member

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    Apart from percussion, I'd say organ. So many sounds, and can be added effectively to a range of ensembles. Also it's very loud (very very loud in the case of the one at Symphony Hall*) which is also good.

    * Recently did a concert there where the orchestra I was playing for did the finale from the Saint Saens Organ Symphony. Organist (rightly so I feel) did play rather loud at times.
     
  16. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

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    Well I majored on Tenor and Bari sax at uni............ :oops:

    I love a clarinet when played well, hence my vote. Don't mind bassoon either, but not as mad about it as I could be. Maybe it's just bassoonists I have a thing against, as 3 have propositioned me over the years. The scary part? Only one was a girl...........maybe that's the real reason the Italians gave it the name they did???? :wink: :?:
     
  17. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

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    Piano - Rachmanivov - Paganini Theme

    Violin - Czardas - Maxim Venegrov
     
  18. Power Tooba

    Power Tooba Member

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    Piccolos sound good when they flutter away on top of a march in a wind band. but other than that it's got to be strictly Brass :!:
     
  19. louise0502

    louise0502 Member

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    I love oboes!

    Or a good string bass solo is always good!
     
  20. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

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    WOT ABOUT THE STYLOPHONE?????

    :lol: :lol:
     
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