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Who cares about quality! You have to see this <3
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NoirVelours
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While we are complaining about our low quality 100-300$ violins and strings and what not, see what some very poor people in Mexico came up with! Very eco friendly also. I don't speak spanish but an image is wroth a thpousand words right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

I make the vow to stop complaining right now about my violin, it still makes music and I should be grateful I was able to buy one done

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Wow... this humbled me. I shall never complain again. Thank you for sharing this!

Although, I'm still trying to figure out why he was playing that tin-can guitar for a pig walking away... amuse

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Sporksies said
Although, I'm still trying to figure out why he was playing that tin-can guitar for a pig walking away… amuse

 

An audience is an audience.  LOL

 

Humbled?  I thought it rather inspiring.  Whatever you can get your hands on, you make music with.  Some famous blues musicians started out with instruments they made from things like broomsticks and cigar boxes and using the wire from the broom they took the stick from for string(s).  I have never heard anyone think less of people like Muddy Waters or B.B. King for that, not at all. 

Not that there is anything wrong with nice instruments, either.  But it is an easy trap to fall into, to think of waiting to "get serious" until one has nice ones.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Funny you should mention cigar boxes, Daniel, when I was about 11, I made a ukelele from a cigar box, using the neck from a broken uke. Sounded really good.

FM,,, maybe you can pick up a instrument franchise from this guy.    rofl JK.

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Ha-ha. Thanks, NV!

I like those pretty violins =). Well i don't even have to get used to play on a tin-can... or whatever it made of... LOL!roflI think i should look at mine - guess there's something like this inside =)

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I saw a trumpet made out of a plastic 2 ltr coke bottle.done

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That's neat but here we have unique use of available resources (and it's biodegradable)

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You have to play it with very light and gentle fingers tongue

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Wow amazing. Also they're from Paraguay. smile

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That's amazing.  I can use a chicken egg instead of a violin and a double yoke for a viola then a goose egg for a cello and a ostrich egg for a bass.  I'll have an entire orchestra on the farm but I don't know if the goat horn and cow horns will sound good.

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The ocarina is a very ancient instrument. Ive seen all kinds on the utubes

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Apparently this guy has made ocarinas out of many different kinds of grocery products.

I think a banana would make a lousy ocarina, though.

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