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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

Here's good one
First of all, good song, great band ^^

The string instrument played by the bloke in the middle is called a gitouki. There are probably only 3 in existnce, all made by this band. One of them was stolen years ago and never heard of since, the other 2 are still played by this band.

It started when one of their regular guitars was heavily damaged in a saw accident. Instead of throwing it away they decided to remodel what was left to the shape of a bouzouki, a traditional Irish instrument. They added a bouzouki headstock so they could put on the 4x2 strings of a bouzouki. So the gitouki was born (guitar = gitaar in Dutch)

The result is a bouzouki with a much fuller, rounder, warmer sound. Instead of the traditional GG DD aa ee tunings they tune it down to D1D GG hh ee which allows them to play a very deep bass along with normal melodies. This band plays without a bass instrument (with the ocasional exception when they use their tea-chest bass) but with the amplified gitouki there is absolutely no need for it.

Their other gitouki is simply a slightly modiefied bouzouki, and can is heard played beautifully here


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

Wow that's pretty good find Blenderman smile

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PostPosted: Sun 20 May, 2012  Reply with quote

Bumpity bump!

As some of you know (or don't), one of my hobbies is listening to video game music and transcribing it. As a result, I listen to A LOT of VGM. I feel there are quite a few that would fit nicely in this thread, and some overlooked games with incredible music.

Sonic and the Black Knight - Knight of the Wind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lndJB0F4tYc
Sonic and the Black Knight - The Queen of the Underworld
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk0Dw9xUHuA

Baten Kaitos - Limpidly Flow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TIqt7qOBrk
Baten Kaitos Origins - Le Ali Del Principio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqwqC18ugU (one of my favorites)

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - Folsense (Live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6T0y9gN-kQ
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Layton's Theme (Live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiHKGmb7_jA (a bit more upbeat than the others)

Chrono Cross - Time's Scar (Orchestral version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoSG3m4FHgQ

Tales of Symphonia - Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwoNBXNhzN8

World of Goo - Wind Through The Willows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRNPwlulGlE

Bioshock - Cohen's Masterpiece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlu2z2gkhhI (might not be everyone's cup of tea)

Eternal Sonata - Pyroxene of the Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TttTC-zXJ6Q (same composer as Baten Kaitos)

That's it for now. Enjoy. turn3


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PostPosted: Sat 26 May, 2012  Reply with quote

Wow Wyv, pretty amazing songs. The first sonic song surprised me tounge2 That Limpidly Flow sounded familiar, like another song. o_O I really like Professor Layton music, because it always brings a new agey feel to the old school nature of the game. And yes, that piccolo in Time's Scar is more epic than the violins. XD I have never heard of World of Goo, but that song was pretty nice. Also, you have made me fall in love with Cohen's masterpiece and I can't wait to get a piano so I can begin learning it. <3

Despite the amazing amount of Zelda music I love, here is another video game song I really enjoy and like to play:
Final Fantasy X - At Zanarkand. I think these guys pull it off wonderfully.

I am of the belief that some people really don't pay enough to music in movies, tv series and anime. But there are so many composers and shows out there with great movie music, so I'm not gonna post it all. But here's some other random stuff I thought was cool tounge1

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Fireworks.

Avatar
The Last Airbender - The Final Blow
The Last Airbender - Cave Jivin'
The Last Airbender - The End of Avatar (This is the same tune as Final Blow, just played differently)
Legend of Korra - Main Theme

Joshua Radin - Sesame Street (I post the version with the Scrubs background, just because I like J.D's voiceover)

Rowan Atkinson - Invisible Drum Kit (I thought this was hilarious tounge2)

And of course, because this has too much epic tracks in it to not post at least one:
Doctor Who - I am the Doctor (I like how this version has the Doctor's speech in it)



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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2012  Reply with quote

It's nice to see someone else enjoying the Avatar soundtrack and I would like to add:
The Last Airbender - Peace Excerpt, which I think is the best of the series.

On another note, there's a a couple masters of instruments that I wanted to share with you:

First of all, from the same band that I posted about last time, is David Myles. Apart from being one of the best bagpipe players around, he tends to set them on fire. Last may the 5th, our Liberation Day, he came on with flaming bagpipes, played our national anthem and then they went on to rock the field of oh... let's say 50.000 people ^^

And then there is Trace Bundy... He might have been put up on this topic before, I don't know, but he's so good it wouldn't hurt to put him up twice.
Now, I know a guitar isn't a particularly original instrument, but there are few that can play one like this.


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

The Piano Guys took another of Beethoven's compositions, namely his 5th Symphony and turned it into this wonderful song: Beethoven's 5 Secrets - OneRepublic (Cello/Orchestral Cover)
They sure know how to put their love for their instruments into music filled with love and passion.


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

My friend linked me this, and I thought it was too beautiful to not post here. Only for the major Lord of The Rings Fan:

The Dwarven Song of Old Wealth/Over the Misty Mountains Cold - 27 Verse Cover

<3 ^^



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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Being all aboutthe chinese history and culture. There couldneverbe an insturment i love more than the Yangqin, beautful sound, capable of so much, and just simply amazing.
Spring on River Qing

As an exmaple of it's diversity, here's an example of being used in Chinese rock style in one of my favourite game franchises
Interceptor
(along with some other chinese instruments wink5



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PostPosted: Fri 07 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Those are awesome Ebil

Holy gods crap o.o Zomg Zelda

It's epic notify



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PostPosted: Fri 07 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Ok so now i'm gonna go gamey music nerd on you. tounge2

I'm clearly obsessed with Dynasty Warriors so i'm gonna post a few of my favourite tracks. And why they are my favourite.

Ambition To Takeover Is simply a wonderful piece, dark but beautifully made. But the chorus, it takes your breath away. Wonderful build up guitar in the bridge. But that chorus, Wonderful rhythm, and then it adds a guitar, then adds ANOTHER guitar. To stunning effect.

Men of Intelligence
This is just to funky, there's no other way to put it.

To explain my next one i have to post this
Wei Overture
that's the main theme for this force. This next song is their last battle. Basically it changes that overture and makes it so epic, thus the name.
Epic Man
Can you say no to that?
Look Back On Your Way
This is from one of the credits. It's just a beautiful piece. Despite it's rock style it's so mellow.



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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Found this too nerdy to not post: The Island 8-bit remix (pendulum) tounge2


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

Glad I stumbled upon this thread smile

I've been playing the guitar since I was about 12, and instrumental music has always been one of my favorite sorts, even before I ever touched a guitar. Still, a lot of the instrumentals I listen to tend to be guitar-oriented. I'm sure I could put together a more detailed list at another time, but here are a few artists and their songs that I love, and that some of you might like:

Erik Mongrain - A guitarist from Canada. When I first saw this video of him performing his song PercusienFa, it blew me away...I think in the distant past I may have shared it on this forum, too. And another favorite of mine from his repertoire is Fusions. Technically a much simpler song, but he gets a lovely beat and some really great chords out of his instrument here.

Steve Vai - What guitar player hasn't been into Steve Vai's music at some point?
This is one of my favorites, and I love this version. In fact, I like live music in general. It just has such a neat sound to it...I think it sounds more real somehow...more alive, than something that's done in a studio. It's the way music was meant to be experienced.

...I'm sure that I can find more than this, however, once I look through the playlist on my mp3 player ^^


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Recently stumbled across a new genre called Chillstep.

Oh and speaking Sonic I have afew Sonic songs I thought I might share

to name afew.



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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Sorry I haven't checked these songs, I'm just poking in quickly to post this one. Saltarello by Dance Can Dance. I mean come on, a folk dance song. It's too epic to not post here. ^^ Someone posted it so we could dance to and say farewell to each other at PDC, and I wanted to share it here. tounge2


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar, 2013  Reply with quote

Motion Trio HEART brings new life to the accordeon for me. smile

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