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 Post subject: Japanese Glass Instruments
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:56 am 
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Shikomi-san
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A short video with a traditional Japanese orchestra playing various traditional instruments made entirely from glass.

http://media.smh.com.au/world/world-new ... 58659.html

The sound is interesting, but the Japanese tradition of aesthetics hasn't been lost- they're so pretty, especially the little taiko drum.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Glass Instruments
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:25 am 
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Those were beautiful! I love the tranverse flute most of all, it was stunning. But I agree with the drummer, the sound wasn't quite right. It didn't sound as deep as a wooden drum, but that's just to be expected since this is the first time anyone's tried this.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Glass Instruments
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:32 am 
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Hello I'm new to the forum and I just want to say that I thought that the glass Japanese instruments were so beautiful and I couldn't believe that they sounded the same except the drum but other than that they all sounded like the real thing! 8-O


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Glass Instruments
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:49 am 
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I thought the same of the drum, but on the other hand they look so pretty with the glass decorated like that!


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