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#19 David Barnert

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:36 AM

From the foot pump to the concertina... or from the concertina to the air mattress?  :unsure:

 

The latter.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:20 AM




Well, you certainly can't sing with a melodica stuck in your mouth...

 
So how about adding a bag and bellows to the melodica?

It works for Irish and Northumbrian pipers.

I almost tried something similar with a melodica and a blue plastic foot bellows that I had found at a yardsale. Now I am wondering if I kept that bellows or did I throw it out this summer during the move. The melodicas I still have.
 
A friend who travelled in the Balkans once told me of an old gajda (bagpipe) player who started using such a foot pump to inflate his bag after he no longer had the lung power to do so.
Just like the German bloke I once heard playing his Irish pipes; in his case it was due to a lack of arm power as you might have already imagined....

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:32 AM

I think this is the one I was remembering!
http://www.cutiefulc...-foot-pump.html

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

 

From the foot pump to the concertina... or from the concertina to the air mattress?  :unsure:

 

The latter.

 

 

Then you can play lying down!  :D

 

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 02:14 PM



From the foot pump to the concertina... or from the concertina to the air mattress?  :unsure:

 
The latter.
Then you can play lying down!  :D
 
Chris
A matress might at least give longer lasting air support than a condom... :D

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:42 AM

From the foot pump to the concertina... or from the concertina to the air mattress?  :unsure:

 
The latter.
Then you can play lying down!  :D
 
Chris
A matress might at least give longer lasting air support than a condom... :D

This has already been done!

The New Rope String Band do a long sequence with video which ends up with Tim Dalling strapped to an air bed with someone else pumping it up, playing two melodicas (one bass, one treble) fed from it. Tim sings while playing and (apart from the air bed) is only wearing a pair of underpants. The song's message is that many things can kill you, but you won't die of shame.

I couldn't find that song on YouTube, but there are quite a few others to show what the band does.

It's well worth seeing, if you get the chance.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 04:00 AM


From the foot pump to the concertina... or from the concertina to the air mattress?  :unsure:

 
The latter.
Then you can play lying down!  :D
 
Chris
A matress might at least give longer lasting air support than a condom... :D
This has already been done!
The New Rope String Band do a long sequence with video which ends up with Tim Dalling strapped to an air bed with someone else pumping it up, playing two melodicas (one bass, one treble) fed from it. Tim sings while playing and (apart from the air bed) is only wearing a pair of underpants. The song's message is that many things can kill you, but you won't die of shame.
I couldn't find that song on YouTube, but there are quite a few others to show what the band does.
It's well worth seeing, if you get the chance.
Steve
Having watched their promo video I can easily believe their doing the matress thing. :D

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:54 PM

So how about adding a bag and bellows to the melodica?

It works for Irish and Northumbrian pipers.

 

 

 

It's been done - seems to occur to a lot of people, too:  http://forums.chiffa...php?f=6&t=95855



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:04 PM

It's been done - seems to occur to a lot of people, too:  http://forums.chiffa...php?f=6&t=95855

That's Michael Eskin. One of us, here on c.net.




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