Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordless/ful Wednesday

What musical instrument am I?







Answer to last Wordless/ful Wednesday: Electric Violin


Electric violins are usually made with a solid body and a built-in pickup to amplify the sound. Most electric violins have 5-7 strings. Electric violins have been around since the 1920's. Stuff Smith (a blues and jazz artist) was one of the first performers to play electric violin. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_violin)

Today, electric violins are used in jazz, pop, hip-hop, rock, metal, country, new age, and contemporary classical music.



Below is an example of what the electric violin sounds like:



(Jerry Goodman on electric violin)

I am participating in Wordless/ful Wednesday.

18 comments:

Mamarazzi said...

very interesting!

Doll Clothes Gal said...

My 10 year old tells me it is a flute - she must be right?!?!?

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I think some sort of flute or clarinet!!

Good one again!!

Susan said...

My guess is flute or piccolo.

Honey Mommy said...

I'd say a piccolo.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have never heard an electric violin. Interesting. I think I prefer a traditional violin but this is pretty cool for a certain style of music.

angie said...

Did I tell you last week that I love that I can count on the previous weeks mystery instrument to be revealed as well as a new one unveiled on Wednesdays? I LOVE it.

Sweet Serendipity said...

Piccolo.
Very cool blog. I'm bookmarking.
Happy WW!

Tiff said...

An Oboe???? I like this blog. THis is my first time here. I will have to send my daughter here. She loves music as much as I do.

Angela said...

I should know this as I was a majorette in the marching band through high school and college... my friends played them... either a clarinet or flute?

Great blog!!! My children love music - it's big here in our house!

laughingatchaos said...

Ah, that lil' charmer is the reason I have hearing loss in my right ear! That be a piccolo, made of either wood or rosin (plastic). Wood is preferred. The silver "pea shooter" piccolos usually found in high schools are dangerous; I swear they can peel paint with a simple pucker. The wood/rosin version has a warmer tone and is, in my opinion, easier to play.
And the piccolo made me a kick-tush flute player. When God and the whole world can hear you, you make darned sure that you know the music, that you're in tune, and that you sound good. ;)

Lyndsie said...

That is very cool! I've never heard the electric violin. My son wanted to hear it over and over.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

I have never seen a black flute or piccolo, but it certainly does look like a piccolo. So, in case there are no such things as black piccolos, my vote will be an oboe. Do I get a prize if I am right--hee hee;)!

Andrea said...

I guess an oboe or a piccolo!!

Mekhismom said...

I play the violin so that one was a cinch. I believe that is an oboe in the photo.

Kaci said...

Pickles I don't know...I played the flute and clarinet and never saw one like that.

mormonhermitmom said...

Piccolo

Melinda said...

Piccolo.