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Poll Question: Which of the following instruments should be more present?
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4 [7.55%]
10 [18.87%]
11 [20.75%]
3 [5.66%]
4 [7.55%]
11 [20.75%]
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    Posted: December 10 2017 at 19:53
Originally posted by maryes maryes wrote:


Harpischord

Harpsichord
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2017 at 15:33
Oboe: imagine the firth of fifth with oboe instead of flute...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2017 at 05:55
Pineapples and electric triangles.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2017 at 03:31
ALL.

Preferably mixed and balanced in a creative manner! Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2017 at 01:12
Originally posted by axeman axeman wrote:

Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

I would like to hear musicians breaking the house down... Smashing plates and running into walls...
Well, there's breaking glass on Floyd's Money. A blues song in 17/4

And what about the opening of "In a glass house", from Gentle Giant?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 17:51
Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

I would like to hear musicians breaking the house down... Smashing plates and running into walls...
Well, there's breaking glass on Floyd's Money. A blues song in 17/4
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 03:56
Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

^  No plate smashing, but Jean-François Gaël recorded a 7" vinyl Musiques de Table where all the music is made using plates, cups, glasses, cutlery and other kitchen utensils. Quite fun.


Sounds cool! I will have to check it out!

The tracks from the 7" are available on a CD reissue of the album K'an by Gael's band Sonohrc:


K'an is experimental with a lot of electronics and of likely interest to avant-proggers. The earlier Sonorhc albums are also very good, but quite different.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 19:58
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

^  No plate smashing, but Jean-François Gaël recorded a 7" vinyl Musiques de Table where all the music is made using plates, cups, glasses, cutlery and other kitchen utensils. Quite fun.


Sounds cool! I will have to check it out!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 07:07
Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

I would like to hear musicians breaking the house down... Smashing plates and running into walls...
I thought that was Rock In Opposition.ConfusedLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 06:46
^  No plate smashing, but Jean-François Gaël recorded a 7" vinyl Musiques de Table where all the music is made using plates, cups, glasses, cutlery and other kitchen utensils. Quite fun.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 06:01
I would like to hear musicians breaking the house down... Smashing plates and running into walls...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 05:57
Yeah that one puzzled me as well but then again maybe it isn't organs like in Keith Emerson and knives but rather organs removed by knives? The question remains: can you play the kidney? How does it sound...and perhaps more importantly; why haven't King Crimson played the fecker on their last tour? They've got three drummers and just about everyting else you can hit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 05:50
Less organ in prog, please !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 05:27
The accordion can be used in many ways that completely removes its polka sensibilities. Coming from Denmark I'm used to hearing it adorning the music of Savage Rose. Mixed together with what is arguably the music world's most powerful female voice it ends up sounding far more like East European organ than an actual accordion. Played slow and passionately it takes on this dreamy oozing quality that I personally find quite beautiful.

I would love to see the flute played more often though without the usual 'Ian Anderson teams up with Black Sabbath' type of deal I often hear these days. Blood Ceremony championed that particular flavour some ten years ago and I would like to hear something new. Pan flute maybe? One of those instruments that almost universally is linked with a specific style of music ie new age. It'd be interesting to see if anyone can make the damn thing snarl in a rock setting.

One omission from the above list, and posts, is of course the wonderful sauerkraut synthesiser which I've posted about before (Unconventional Music Instruments Appreciation thread).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 02:39
"I do not think of a specific instrument needs to be there or not, when composing something ... at times, I like the sound of a violin, at others, some mystical sound of strings that does not exist and 100 violins can not provide!"

 

All those instruments exist to provide musical variety and wealth and help composers experiment and customize their work. Seldom used instruments may bring that mystical sound we are longing for. Listen again to the exquisite Bolero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC4KoQW9axw

Using the same means leads to the cookie-cutter mentality.

"Cowbell! I need more cowbell!"

The Big Mac of cowbells

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Very rarely employed, I agree it should be more present.

 

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 22:13
Cello for me. Mellotron is a great instrument but only in the right places, whereas Cello is always great in the quiet acoustic pieces.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 18:38
Originally posted by Jeffro Jeffro wrote:

I would think the harpsichord would be a good one. The accordian would only work if you were doing Prog Polka ;)

No! It works great with Prog Cabaret and Prog Folk and NeoClassical (Seas of Mirth, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Rational Diet/Five-Storey Ensemble). And then there's the wonderful 2011 debut album from Poland's TUNE, "Lucid Moments," which is simply prog perfection!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 16:12
Cowbell! I need more cowbell!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 10:51
I would like to hear more violin; there are a lot of interesting and expressive sounds that can come out of one, and it doesn't seem to be as common in prog as flute or saxophone (at least not in classic prog).

It would be interesting to hear a prog band make some interesting of an oboe... although I imagine it might sound too duck-like if someone tries playing it aggressively.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 08:40
Few i thought it was one of those light and funny post... now i feel guilty...
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