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    Fun instrument recomendations

    I'm thinking of picking up a new instrument, and I'd like to hear what other people enjoy, and why.

    I used to play the ocarina a few years ago but I didn't find it too enjoyable so I gave it away. Same goes for the udu drum, and the recorder I really disliked.

    The only instrument I still have and enjoy is the dan moi.
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    The Ukulele has transformed the way I look at making music and to be honest has put the the fun back into playing.

    I really love playing the Uke

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    Over the past year I've been making stringed instruments.

    If you want something different and unique have a look into make something yourself.

    You can easily make a didley bow or canjo type instrument for a few quid.

    I'm currently taking guitar lessons but I like making noise with my 1 string cigar box didley. Its great plugged in to my amp.


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    Or a bit more difficult to make being fretted a 3 string tin (any tin will work) guitar.


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    Nice, I made a few canjo's but I'm not good at playing stringed instruments at all, I could play half of the song "Shortnin' Bread" and that was it XD
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    Nice, I made a few canjo's but I'm not good at playing stringed instruments at all, I could play half of the song "Shortnin' Bread" and that was it XD
    Yeah I've made a few canjo's of varying forms to. I'm not very musical never played an instrument.

    I got the building bug though so decided to take guitar lessons whilst I train my musical ear then I figured I'll have an easier time with any of my stringed instruments.

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    Yeah, I love building stuff too, it's awesome to make something unique. I made my canjo's from old boards and catfood tins, the strings I used where from banjos and fishing lines. I was suprised at how good they sounded =)
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    I only started because I bought a poor quality guitar to learn on last year. Figured I could make something better and spent more time learning to make them than play them.

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    I learned to play the violin many years ago following a spinal injury. I learned to play laid on my back. 11 months later on I could sit up and squat against a wall for support when playing. I had to learn to bow all over again. There's no use for gravity when bowing a fiddle I realised.

    I would like to own and play a Hang drum. I signed up to have one made about 10 years ago. There was a waiting list. The guy who was making them died I believe and it took a few years for the company to get through the new orders on the list. There's about 20 people throughout the world who can make good ones and can tune them.
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    I would recommend a melody Harp
    The difficult thing is getting them in tune that once they're in tune the stain tune quite well
    I have three of them +2 normal freestanding harps
    The strings on the melody ones are metal
    They sound like music boxes
    I love them so much easier to carry around than a normal freestanding harp
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    Congas....Jews harp....Kazoo......easy to play......

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    This is what analogy harp looks like
    Collection melody

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