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That wooden thingy

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 8:49 pm
by Unremarkable
That Sean clicks together after the "You know karate now?" part in Shapes, when they play it live. What's that called?

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:28 pm
by BladeRunner
if you use your imaginaton, does it look like a crocodile's head?

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:36 pm
by mildlyrestarted
i can't remember what those are called, but i remember being able to play with them in third grade music class. they worked well in all of those songs we had to learn about jesus. :)

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 12:03 pm
by Cynical_Satan
Things that are clicked together can mean one thing in my mind: Castanets

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Our band had them on a little stand so you didn't have to hold them, made things a lot easier. I don't remember seeing Sean with anything more than his Tambourine and Keyboard though. Does that look familar to you?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 1:02 pm
by Unremarkable
Cynical_Satan wrote:Things that are clicked together can mean one thing in my mind: Castanets

Our band had them on a little stand so you didn't have to hold them, made things a lot easier. I don't remember seeing Sean with anything more than his Tambourine and Keyboard though. Does that look familar to you?


Not exactly, it has a handle and a wooden piece in the middle of those wooden flaps.

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 11:39 pm
by Liesbeth
Cynical_Satan wrote:I don't remember seeing Sean with anything more than his Tambourine and Keyboard though.

I love the part of Sean's tour diary where he talks about his tambourine, or rather not having it - part 4, day 19 (the whole entry of that day and the day before his dreaded birthday is great, especially the immortal words "It's not being gray, it's going gray").

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:16 am
by BladeRunner
here we go, did it look and sound something like this?

http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary ... stick.html

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 10:23 am
by Unremarkable
BladeRunner wrote:here we go, did it look and sound something like this?

http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary ... stick.html

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Not at all...it was closer to the other pic.

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:11 pm
by Cynical_Satan
A Slapstick!! Thank you, thank you! That's the instrument I was thinking of but couldn't place the right name to. For the hell of it, lets throw what I was thinking of out there: The Vibraslap

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I really doubt this is what we're aiming at though. However, castanets do come with handles -- I'll try to find a photo of one.

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:15 pm
by Cynical_Satan
Wow -- that was quick. Here's a set of handle castanets:

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 7:34 pm
by Unremarkable
Cynical_Satan wrote:Wow -- that was quick. Here's a set of handle castanets:

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That might be it, just more worn and wooden looking.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:21 pm
by grant
Back in the day, there were also bird calls (killdeers? grouse?) made using much the same principle -- two wooden flaps clapping against a center stick.

Astonishing like the birds themselves in sound.

percussed

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 7:46 pm
by Fi
was Cinnamon ever played with 3/4 or 6/8 drums during its evolution?

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:52 am
by omphale
you can't start talking about time signatures in the middle of a discussion about wooden clicky thingys, Fi!!!! What are you thinking?!!?!?

anyway, i really don't care what those things are as long as sean keeps doing that nonchalant over the shoulder throw with them and making that hilarious astonished face. why is sean such a crazy rockstar?!?!?!?

alas

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:22 pm
by sean
the handle castanets were lost in new york. stolen from a lesbian filmmaker, abandoned on the stage of the mercury lounge. where will they wind up next? no man can say. i should buy new ones, but it won't be the same.