Guy Shreds On An Insane Instrument

It's a violin, it's a sitar, it's a guitar rolled into one. A nyckelharpa. :D

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+8 1. mwak commented 3 years ago

I'v seen it once in a swedish medieval museum. The guide told us that almost no one knows how to plays it anymore.
I'm not sure they used to play this kind of song on it but it sounds good anyway.
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+3 2. fjwjr commented 3 years ago

#1 Come on. He's spent his whole life mastering this instrument. This weird obscure instrument. And this is the only time any of us will ever see it........
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+4 4. sux2bu commented 3 years ago

#3 Point well made! That was unexpected and lovely music. :)
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+5 5. fjwjr commented 3 years ago

#3 Holy crap! There's a club!
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0 6. etplayer commented 3 years ago

Sooooo instead of touching the frets, it uses some insanely complicated series of levers that click like mad and that you can hear over the music to touch them instead?

Nothing like being complicated solely for the sake of being complicated. I didn't hear anything here that couldn't be played on a regular violin.....

Not saying it doesn't take mad skill to be able to play at this level (on anything).....but I'm just not seeing the point.
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+5 7. 98oktan commented 3 years ago

The lovechild of a violin and a typewriter. Great stuff.
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+3 8. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

#6 I guess the point is that this instrument predates the violin by about two hundred years.
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0 9. Derpgeek commented 3 years ago

Is that man blind? or why he turns his head (look) so weird directions? Barely can see any eye movement. :|
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+1 10. badasspuppy commented 3 years ago

#6 no fingertip calluses maybe?
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+1 11. Blazevim commented 3 years ago

#9 some people call it as a deep concentation :)
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0 12. torbengb commented 3 years ago

#9 #11 my guess is he's reading the score - you know, the thing that says when to play what notes?