Your Favourite Instrument - and Why?
Mar 21, 2008 at 3:45 AM Post #20 of 45
Standup bass. Not sure the reason.

I like the sitar quite a bit too.
Mar 21, 2008 at 4:28 AM Post #21 of 45

Originally Posted by philodox /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Standup bass. Not sure the reason.

I'll hand out a few: Percussion, rumble, resonance, darkness, texture, "the walk", thump and of course, the player! Some of my favourite performers are bassists.

Mar 21, 2008 at 4:30 AM Post #22 of 45
LOL, thanks for the backup Ryan.
Mar 21, 2008 at 4:38 AM Post #23 of 45
By far my favorite instruments are the mandolin and the mandola.

Gibson "Sam Bush Signature Model"

I play the mandolin and if I had a lot of money that's what I'd buy
Mar 21, 2008 at 8:19 AM Post #25 of 45
Acoustic guitar.
Just love the sound...
Mar 21, 2008 at 2:16 PM Post #27 of 45
Guitar - from Django to Dimebag Darrell, so many sonic possibilities.
Tenor Saxophone - Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Sonny Rollins, Coltrane, Michael Brecker....can go from sensual to sleezy at the rasp of a tongue

Oud - the contemplative sound makes listening to a taqsim on these an exercise in introspection
Kanun - beautiful delicate sound
Mar 21, 2008 at 2:35 PM Post #28 of 45

Originally Posted by breakfastchef /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I put a vote in for the harpsichord. I am enamored with the crisp 'tinkle' of the string 'pluck'. It is a light and whimsical instrument, but retains an air of class and elegance. It pairs very well with a small group of varieties of flutes and violins; no so well with an entire symphony orchestra.

I second that: a generally unappreciated instrument. I recently acquired a fantastic recording of Maggie Cole playing the Bach Goldberg Variations on harpsichord, and have been enjoying it immensely. It has dethroned the Perahia edition as my favorite.
Mar 21, 2008 at 2:43 PM Post #29 of 45
Just thinking about it a little more....I love the sound and depth of a acoustic 12 string.

I guess i just can't pick a favorite!! It is like trying to pick a favorite song/piece, or band/performer....Just impossible for me to narrow it down. I just LOVE MUSIC!
Mar 25, 2008 at 4:48 AM Post #30 of 45
The acoustic guitar for sure! I love the unplugged sound.

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