History Main / EverythingIsAnInstrument

7th Jan '16 4:32:22 PM MarkLungo
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* The General {{MIDI}} standard defines programs 119 through 127 as the sound effects Reverse Cymbal, Guitar Fret Noise, Breath Noise, Seashore, Bird Tweet, Telephone Ring, Helicopter, Applause and [[InstrumentalWeapon Gunshot]], respectively.
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* The General {{MIDI}} UsefulNotes/{{MIDI}} standard defines programs 119 through 127 as the sound effects Reverse Cymbal, Guitar Fret Noise, Breath Noise, Seashore, Bird Tweet, Telephone Ring, Helicopter, Applause and [[InstrumentalWeapon Gunshot]], respectively.
4th Jan '16 4:17:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhnp3td-UHU music video]] for ColdChisel's "Forever Now", in particular drummer Steve Prestwich.
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhnp3td-UHU music video]] for ColdChisel's Music/ColdChisel's "Forever Now", in particular drummer Steve Prestwich.
27th Dec '15 9:07:52 PM Twentington
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* On Radney Foster's first album, the percussionist plays a tire iron.
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* On Radney Foster's first album, album ''Del Rio, TX 1959'', the percussionist plays a tire iron.

* "Wild at Heart" by Gloriana has percussion provided by a road case.
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* "Wild at Heart" by Gloriana has percussion provided by a road case. case (those big heavy black cases that touring musicians use). * Creator/TimWilson "plays" a pair of scissors on his song "Haircut Malpractice".
25th Dec '15 6:21:39 PM FF32
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* The birth of hip-hop turned [[WhatAreRecords once]] common household record players into an instrument in the form of "scratching," whereby a DJ moves an in-play record back and fourth on it's turntable to produce a rhythmic scratch or manipulate the recording. The art form's evolution eventually made use of faders, commonly found on club DJs' consoles.
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* The birth of hip-hop turned [[WhatAreRecords once]] common household record players into an instrument in the form of "scratching," whereby a DJ moves an in-play record back and fourth on it's turntable to produce a rhythmic scratch or manipulate the recording. The art form's evolution eventually made use of faders, commonly found on club DJs' [=DJs=]' consoles.
25th Dec '15 7:33:28 AM Twentington
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* "Wild at Heart" by Gloriana has percussion provided by a road case.
5th Dec '15 6:28:59 PM tophat665
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* In [[TheElricSaga Elric of Melniboné]], Elric is entertained by his court musician torturing a tuned array of slaves, each of which has been surgically altered to scream one perfect note.
8th Nov '15 3:40:49 PM twilicorn
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* The 1970 album ''Music/SongsOfTheHumpbackWhale'' was the first album released to the public featuring nothing but sounds of singing whales. At the time many people had thought whales were mute, but the record actually showed them to be majestic and magnificent creatures whose vocal sounds are an amazing and wonderful listening experience. It quickly became an enormous bestseller. It also helped people to realize that these intelligent creatures ought to be protected from hunters, thus inspiring the "Save The Whales" movement.
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* The 1970 album ''Music/SongsOfTheHumpbackWhale'' was the first album released to the public featuring nothing but sounds of singing whales. At the time many people had thought whales were mute, but the record actually showed them to be majestic and magnificent creatures whose vocal sounds are an amazing and wonderful listening experience. It quickly became an enormous bestseller. It also bestseller, and [[GreenAesop helped people to realize that these intelligent creatures ought to be protected from hunters, hunters]], thus inspiring the "Save The Whales" movement.
20th Sep '15 9:24:46 PM TheRastaSmurf
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I added an interesting example
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* The experimental hip-hop group [[https://www.subpop.com/artists/clipping clipping.]] used the sound of an alarm clock as the beat for their song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTPWY8MMGOk Get Up]].
18th Sep '15 3:39:34 PM Twentington
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* Appropriately, Music/KaceyMusgraves' "Biscuits" has the percussionist play a biscuit pan.
18th Sep '15 3:32:59 PM Twentington
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** I guess that makes TheResidents the Eminem of this trope. *** Does that mean that TomWaits is Slim Shady in this metaphor?
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** I guess that makes TheResidents * Travis Tritt's song "Dixie Flyer", the Eminem of this trope. *** Does that mean that TomWaits is Slim Shady in this metaphor? last track on his debut album ''Country Club'', has the drummer play a folding chair.
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