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AnnaJ
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Post by AnnaJ »

I just saw this and am amazed that any flute could make such a low sound. I'm not sure how useful this instrument is as there are much nicer bass instruments around. However, maybe it could add something to a flute choir.

What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Nz0UGuQyc
"Men have not found the words..., but they have found the music."

fluteguy18
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Post by fluteguy18 »

Pretty interesting! Although... the description lies. The lowest and largest flute in the world is a Hyper Bass flute. It is 4 octaves below the concert flute, is about 15 meters long (I think), and the lowest notes are on the border of human hearing.

There's only one in the entire world.

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Here's a link with a photo:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... _flute.jpg

Next up: Put an embouchure hole on the Alaska pipeline... :shock:
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
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Post by fluteguy18 »

And pardon my crude humor, but I'm dying to compose a piece for Hyper Bass flute called "Enema Variations."

The title was from a Freudian slip that a conductor of mine once made when announcing that we were about to perform Nimrod from ENIGMA variations.

I haven't gotten the idea of Enema variations out of my head ever since.

Lots of pedal tones.
8)

:lol:

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fluteguy18 wrote:I'm dying to compose a piece for Hyper Bass flute called "Enema Variations."
Not to mention that on a hyper bass, all that plumbing could serve a dual purpose.
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
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