Sorry if this doesn't belong here, didn't know where else to ask.
Anyway, I saw this wind instrument being used in the Game of Thrones Live Concert a few years ago, and it was very particular.
It was at least 7 meters long, and rather thin with a horn shaped end. (Not made of metal though) The end was lying on the ground as the person played it. But what was most particular was the sound - it played only a single note, which must have been around Contra C. The sound was extremely deep, and like a smack to the face. It was the kind of sound effect that you hear in movies during a war scene when the camera cuts to the bad guys bringing out some absolutely huge, devastating weapon.
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I’m wondering if this instrument would be plausible. A large (perhaps 30+ feet long) woodwind instrument that had 2 or more tubes for mouthpieces (hence two or more people playing simultaneously). The idea being that the people playing would be completely synchronised and playing very loudly. How big could it be before becoming unplayable? Is the idea of having more than one player not possible somehow?
It’s for worldbuilding purposes, I put this at the end because I thought people might brush it off if they knew it wasn’t irl lol. It would be more of a rallying/intimidation tool than a musical one.
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If so what sort of dimensional scaling would be required of an airbases instrument to produce equivalent frequencies/notes?
What about a stringed instrument?