What makes musical instrument "good"?

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What makes musical instrument "good"?

New postby Bud » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:09 pm

A discussion along these lines started at lunch today and I thought it would be a good topic for this forum.

So, the title gives the question. What is your opinion?
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New postby Jeff » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:29 pm

Audio qualities that are decernable by the human ear and do not
cause teh listener to want to vomit.
Examples:

Bad: Yoko Ono's voice, speaking or singing.
Good by comparision: Mark Standford farting on
the floor boards of the Wendt's old house making
us believe a mouse on a motorcycle was in the room.
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New postby Bud » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:11 pm

JeffHughes wrote:Bad: Yoko Ono's voice, speaking or singing.
Good by comparision: Mark Standford farting on
the floor boards of the Wendt's old house making
us believe a mouse on a motorcycle was in the room.

Profound, Jeffery. Truly profound.
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JeffHughes wrote:Audio qualities that are decernable by the human ear

What qualities?
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New postby Bud » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:09 pm

Alright let's try something simpler.

What instruments do you like and why? Also, pick an instrument you like and think about two examples of that same instrument. What would make one better than the other?
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New postby Robert » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:10 pm

Cello is a wonderful instrument and a Boesendorfer grand piano.

Anyway, I think that a good instrument also depends on what kind of music. But in general it is about the harmonics, if they are missing or disturbed it sounds bad or bald

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