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Top Ten Instruments

Postby Catmando » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:37 pm

Fellow BBB,

Now that I have exclusive rights to HAL 9000's Top Tens list and template ,

I declare the 1st Catmando Top Ten to be:

Favorite Instruments (BenG/Super Sean)

This includes voice.

Private Message me your Liszts!

I haven't decided on a firm deadline yet, but I propose the deadline for entries to be Friday 11:59PM September 8th.
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Postby dai bread » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:38 pm

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Postby Catmando » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:33 pm

3 lists so far.

Thanks Shap and dai bread !

Bring 'em on! :owned:
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Postby bignaf » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:58 pm

OK, now is the time to ask all the splitting hair questions:
you sain including voice, right? how fine tuned can we go with voice types, we shouldn't go too far, or the list won't work. should we just say voice, or differentiate soprano, mezzo, contralto, tenor, baritone, bass. or maybe just SATB? tenor spinto? colorature? probably too much.
non-western instruments?
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Postby Catmando » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:03 pm

OK, now is the time to ask all the splitting hair questions:
you sain including voice, right? how fine tuned can we go with voice types, we shouldn't go too far, or the list won't work. should we just say voice, or differentiate soprano, mezzo, contralto, tenor, baritone, bass. or maybe just SATB? tenor spinto? colorature? probably too much.
non-western instruments?


Pretty much anything goes *ig. You can definitely differentiate on voices as much as you'd like. Nothing wrong with alot of variety.

Non-western instruments are also fine.
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Postby Shapley » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:34 am

Non-western instruments are also fine.


You mean I could have included such classic instruments as:

Moonshine jug
Jew's Harp
Spoons
That One-stringed Broomstick-and-washpan thing that I don't know the name of

Washboard
Hand-On-The-Knee
Hand-Under-The-Armpit

I may have to revise my list..... or not. :D
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Postby Catmando » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:09 am

5 lists so far. Thanks Piq and BenO

Shap, what the heck is a Jew's Harp?
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:18 am

Jew's Harp aka Mouth Harp - I found a whole bunch of nice illustrations on Google Images, just search on Jew's Harp.

Perhaps we should also include classics such as slide whistle, tin whistle, kazoo (there are several subvarieties of kazoo, who knew?) and those nifty gadgets the percussion section plays with.
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:23 am

I like a nice recorder, and the 3 stringed washbasin guitar I heard on the street in NOLA, but they dont make my top 10.
There are lots of lovely asian instruments, as well as our mountain instruments.

I'm partial to spoons. Probably make the top 20 in my list.
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Postby navneeth » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:31 pm

Didjeridoo! :crazy:
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Postby bignaf » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:22 pm

the problem with too much variety is that the resluts aren't statistically representative. also different people might end up voting for the same thing for different names. I guess it can come down to the judgment of the compiler. you can decide that the person who wrote coloratura soprano, would also be a fan of sopranos in general and add the vote to that category.
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Postby Catmando » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:33 pm

bignaf wrote:the problem with too much variety is that the resluts aren't statistically representative. also different people might end up voting for the same thing for different names. I guess it can come down to the judgment of the compiler. you can decide that the person who wrote coloratura soprano, would also be a fan of sopranos in general and add the vote to that category.


You're right, it comes down to a judgment call from the compiler. If I come up with some stumpers, I'll ask the board for a ruling.

So far, only a few cases where I've had to make a judgment call.

I do say the more variety, in the end, the better. Diversity is good IMHO! :D Even though it may skew statistics.
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Postby Catmando » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:34 pm

Count is at 7...

Thanks jamiebk and FlyingSorcery.
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:51 pm

This is an international board, so we shouldnt limit instruments to those common in the western repertoire. I'm glad you are not, Cat.
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Postby bignaf » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:26 pm

even an American board should include them, since America is so multi-cultural.
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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:03 am

Thanks for your list *ig, that makes it 8.
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Postby Catmando » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:22 am

Fellow members,

I'm excited to say, that out of the 8 lists received so far, every individual has at least one unique favorite instrument listed that another does not have on their list! I think that's fantastic, and in particular, that is what I like to see for this particular Top Ten topic. :D

I have a lofty goal of receiving 20 liszts before the next Friday night's headline. It is lofty, but not unrealistic. Any fan of music can contribute to this topic!

So c'mon Nav, Serenity, Shostakovich, Great Carouser, Haggis, Selma in SD, OT, Hex, HandelFan, Nicole & Scott, and everyone! PM me your list of favorite 10 instruments! :)

Wishing everyone a great Labour (Canadian spelling :evil: )Day Long Weekend! Go Blue Bombers, destroy those vile Green Riders!

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Postby Catmando » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:33 pm

OK, I'm having trouble figuring out the points system for individuals who submitted lists. I'll have to email HAL 9000 to get on that. However, I do have the actual instruments submitted, with points awarded for each:


1 Piano Total 50
2 Guitar Total 40
3 Violin Total 29
4 Oboe Total 27
5 French horn Total 22
6 Harp Total 22
7 Trumpet Total 21
8 Bagpipe Total 18
9 Cello Total 18
10 Harpsichord Total 18

11 Pipe Organ Total 17
12 Tenor voice Total 15
13 Clarinet Total 12
14 Bass voice Total 10
15 Choral voice Total 10
16 Organ Total 10
17 Bassoon Total 9
18 Bells Total 9
19 Gong Total 9
20 Solo voice Total 9
21 Gender Total 8
22 Throat voice Total 7
23 Male voice Total 6
24 Sitar Total 6
25 Viola Total 6
26 Alpenhorn Total 5
27 Digital Synthesizer Total 5
28 Flute Total 4
29 Uillean Pipes Total 4
30 Electric Organ Total 3
31 Hand Bells Total 3
32 Trombone Total 3
33 Timpani Total 2
34 Banjo Total 1
35 Mandolin Total 1
36 **no entry** Total 0

Thank you to bignaf, Piqaboo, BenoDen, Shapley, Dai Bread, Flying Sorcery, Jamiebk for submitting lists! :D
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Postby piqaboo » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:32 am

Oh my, I better find that top 10 orchestras thread and bump it! I have work to do!
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