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Anyone EDC a musical instrument?

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by beardy, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. indigo_wolf

    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

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    It's funny, when Wolvee mentioned an ocarina, Mountain Ocarinas was one of the first placed I ended up and was fascinated by all the material selections they had. Any chance of you doing a more in depth review of the Poly?

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  2. GrumpyGrizzly

    GrumpyGrizzly Loaded Pockets

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    This guy will give you a little inspiration on what a ukelele can do. My Guitar Gently Weeps
     
  3. Inner Prop

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    What do you think is the easiest instrument to learn? I'd love to be able to break out an ocarina or harmonica and strike up a tune to liven up a party, but I don't have a lot of spare time to learn.

    I played sax for about 10 years in school. I've tried recorder and the fingering is similar enough that I can play it off music (poorly), but it's really too long for easy edc, unless you guys know of a shorter version (I'm thinking that's generally what an ocarina is).

    Of course, if it's cool enough I'd make room for it, like a VERY simple concertina that you can just pick up and start playing chords. I would think if you learned about 5 chords you could play enough party songs to keep everyone entertained. Also, on that you could sing and play.

    What about an melodica? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzGAjD3pU1I
     
  4. indigo_wolf

    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

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    Supposedly the Mountain ocarinas like the poly version pictured above are supposed to be easier to learn to play because the fingerhole arrange is a bit more inline than the traditional style ones. They are also relatively portable and available in a variety of materials. More info at: http://www.mountainsocarina.com/ocarinas.htm

    And the FAQs on why you may or may not want a Mountain Ocarina can be found >> here <<.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  5. Inner Prop

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    Curse you guys! I've been looking at ukuleles on Youtube all day and now I want one for edc! A pox upon you all (grin)![​IMG]
     
  6. Cannonbo

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    i do

    i edc a double bass and an amp actually (in my car). since thats how i make a living...
     
  7. Narcosynthesis

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    While it may not be particularly traditional, I am often to be found carrying a Nintendo DS and a copy of the Korg DS-10 - a software recreation of the MS-10 synth on the DS.

    I can never get the :censored: thing to do what I want, but fun and musical none the less ;) (I should say that that is entirely down to my lack of skill, the software is excellent...)
     
  8. Valerian

    Valerian Tea-powered admin

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    Similar topics merged. :baa:
     
  9. kimsalls

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    I keep a harmonica in the car for when I am stuck in traffic.
     
  10. Inner Prop

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    That's weird. I could have sworn that I got the idea of a ukulele as an EDC instrument from this thread, but I just read through it again and no body mentioned the uke. Wow. I must be losing my mind.

    Anyway, I still want one. If I get one I'll let you all know how it works out as an EDC, k?
     
  11. CDavisJK

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    Actually, I mentioned it. I bought a Lanikai as my first Uke. They are inexpensive but come with really nice strings and sound great. I like the pineapple style Ukes and the Lanikai is a great price. $55 on Amazon

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    I had to buy a case for it separately, it only comes with a cardboard one. I got this one on Amazon also for about $40
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  12. Hoshnasi

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    Sax huh? Did you see the Xaphoon I linked earlier?
     
  13. Inner Prop

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    Ha ha, I'm on Ukulele Underground and a thread they have there on EDC, and I'm on here at the same time!

    I'm asking the wife for a Makala dolphin for Christmas.

    I saw the Xaphoon, but for the price I can get a uke and be able to sing along with myself, which is what I'd really like to do now.
     
  14. Hoshnasi

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    If you can swing it, pick up a flea or a fluke. I love mine and they are very durable.

    +1 on Uke underground too :) I sometimes hop into those live jam sessions they setup. Fun group.
     
  15. Inner Prop

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    I got a Lanikai LU21 for Christmas and a gig bag. This thing is so tiny (I hadn't realized) that I could edc it.
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    Time to revive a thread!

    I have my viola with me at least five days a week for most of the year. And I've been doing that for almost ten years now.

    I just got a new instrument a month ago, which is awesome. But that means I need a new case! I'll probably post a review on here about the case I just bought. The also make custom rifle cases for anyone interested ;)
     
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  17. mooshi
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    :) Hohner Special 20 (harmonica).

    haha As tiny as a uke can be, I just can't take that with me everywhere. I'll keep it in my car, though.
     
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  18. kd7dvd
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    kd7dvd EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I don't carry it every day, but...
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    ...a small synthesizer is a wonderful thing to carry when I do :)
     
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  19. Water-Rat

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    I started playing harmonica about a year ago and when I'm hanging out on the weekends it makes its way into my edc bag, but I don't carry it to work often. I also have a flute, clarinet, and alto sax, but I haven't really EDC'd any of them since my college days. They only tag along with me a couple times a week now.
     
  20. Mighty Max
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    I am planning on buying a ukulele soon. Maybe I'll try lugging that thing around for a bit.