In total it takes 2 minutes to get them all. It's nothing, but damn, it feels like an hour.
I put national in quotes because it doesn't necessarily need to be formally taken as "the national instrument". Maybe it's just an instrument that's deeply associated with a quintessential music genre from your country. If so, do you like how it sounds? What kind of music uses it? Care to share a nice song?
For example, for Portugal it's the Portuguese Guitar. If you ever been to Portugal, chances are you heard this sound, it's very omnipresent. Together with the vocals and the classic guitar, it forms the essence of our national music genre Fado.
I like the sound of the guitar, but I don't really like Fado.
Any instrument, whole or broken up.
I'm surprised I couldn't find this project here already, so I'm adding it for reference.
In Nov 2019, Artpihon launched the Orba as an amazing handheld electronic instrument. It features primarily as a Bluetooth MIDI controller with a wide range of expressive controls and built-in synthesizer + loop sequencer. Funding was succesfully completed in Jan 2020 with US$1.44million collected.
10 months after project completion, many backers still did not receive their Orbas. Meanwhile, retail shops are stocked with it. Thousands of comments on the KS page show how Artiphon repeatedly lies to their backers about shipping, with some backers later asked to pay additional shipping and taxes to get their rewards.
As for the Orba itself?- Bluetooth/MIDI only works on Mac/iOS.- Actually, USB doesn't work on Windows either (Failed to respond DeviceID)- Device randomly resets itself during use- There are only 9 built-in sounds, many are just slight variations of the same thing, you can't add/customize your own. Oh, and you need Bluetooth/USB to change among those 9 anyway.- You can't save anything. All gone when you switch it off.- The dynamic sensors aren't as varied as advertised. There's nothing to indicate rotation, elevation, or aftertouch.
So the final retail Orba has failed in every respect, and is a near-useless toy.
UPDATE: Artiphon says the reason there's no BT MIDI on Windows is because Windows doesn't support BT MIDI. FYI, Windows has supported BT MIDI since Sept 2016, and there are a dozen BT MIDI controllers out there that work with Windows.
Any lawyers here, feel free to reach out to me.
I call it the Music Controller
I think I have enough material about it on the web now to make it difficult for anyone else to come along and patent it. But I'd really like to make sure that this instrument is available to everyone. And I'd really like to keep evolving the designs and the code.
Could you please recommend some resources on how to make this project, both hardware and software, open source? What licenses would you recommend?
Also, I'd love to work with people on improving the design and making it easier for people to create their own; I'm really just winging all of this, and it'd be great to work with people who actually know what they're doing. What's the best way to encourage contributors to participate? How do you get people involved in your projects?
Thanks very much for your help.
Yes or No. This is homework for statistics lol, pls specify in comments.
I’m starting from nothing.
Since i have just gotten to the headphone market. Do we use certain headphones for like, drums and other headphones for guitars? What does a headphone need to have so it can be good for musical instruments? Do headphones sound different in certain instruments? These are just questions because I’m just curious xD I don’t know anything about frequency graphs, I don’t even have a clear understanding of what v shaped means. The only thing I know are the basics and i am full of stupid questions lol.
TL;DR: Carry your axe on your back, not in your hands. Lugging an instrument around is worth it if you make it worth it. Don’t let your music gear out of sight, it’ll disappear. You can street perform in ways that aren’t music. Leave expensive/nice/sentimental instruments with someone you trust and travel with a cheap, durable instrument. Likelihood of damage or theft is high.
For almost all of the tens of thousands of miles I've traveled in the US and Mexico, I've carried some kind of instrument. Walking, riding, hitching, trainhopping, flying, or sailing, I've rarely ever been out of arm's reach of something I can play. I was recently asked by u/hundr3d___ about the logistics of actually physically carrying around my saxophone. This topic comes up kind of regularly, so I'm broaching it again here for everyone to discuss.
For context, I started traveling at age 20, after dropping out of music school at a state university. I had almost ten years of practice and training on stage, and had relatively little experience surviving on my own, traveling, living outside, or making money without a job. With this combination of tones of musical skill frontloaded against relatively little survival skill or travel experience, I came up with an idea of how I could get by.
My idea was that I could make up for lack of badassery simply by being good at music. Luckily, I was sort of half right about that particular notion. I was very wrong about lots of other notions. Playing music opened some doors and put some money in my pocket as I traveled, but I definitely suffered unnecessarily until I’d been out there for a while. My initial lack of instincts, sense of direction, and baseline knowledge about how to travel and survive, could not be fully compensated for by my ability as a performer.
So as the story goes, I dropped out in the fall, went back home to Walla Walla, Washington in the winter, tied up my loose ends (sort of), gathered my gear, and departed on January 1st. I left my warm, drug-addicted, terminally-ill, dysfunctional family home for cold, clean, uncertain freedom. I left my smartphone and my car, and my Playstation and the girl I was seeing, walked to the nearest highway onramp with my boots, my backpack, and my saxophone, and stuck out my thumb. It was snowing.
At this point, I was already carrying WAY too much gear and clo... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys! I set out a week or so ago researching my first guitar buy, and the more I read the more confused and down the rabbit hole I feel. I've poured over Guitar World lists and reddit posts, and I'm worried that my local store won't carry the models that I've jotted down. Is me feeling the guitar and getting to hold it more important before a first time buy than getting the exact guitar I want? For reference I'm looking at ~$500 for the guitar itself, I've decided I want an electric, and I'll acquire gear as I go along so I'm not too worried about that.
Am I on the right track at all? I read about guitars that are better for beginners than others, and I really don't want to get something that might discourage me from the get go.
Thanks so much in advance, any advice, or links, would be so appreciated. Like I said, it seems like every article I read just contradicts the last one. I'm sure that's my musical ignorance coming into play though.
EDIT: Lots of awesome information and people! Thank you all so much. I'm working today, but tonight I plan on digesting this knowledge and I'm sure I'll have a few questions! Thanks!
I'm thinking of learning to play an instrument at home by myself. I've been leaning towards 2 options. I also have very mild hand tremors which has not really been an issue for me. (This isn't exactly an INTP-related post but I look forward to seeing votes/comments from this community) Wishing everybody a happy new year!
Please don’t resort to violins and anger if you don’t notice.
I'd like to learn some musical instrument and I don't have any background or knowledge of any instrument. I'd like to pick up something that is small or medium in size and frugal from a price point. Any instrument that you'd recommend?