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"Icicles" as a percussion instrument [closed]

In the credits for the delightful title track of the 2022 Big Thief album "Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You", Icicles are mentioned to be used as a percussion instrument. Where ...
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What guitar is being played in the video? [closed]

I came across the following video which guitar is being played here: Is it an acoustic guitar or an classical guitar?
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What instrument is playing here, is it an electric guitar? [closed]

I hear a guitar like sound at start of the video. However I'm unsure what instrument is playing. Is it the Electric Guitar that is playing?
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What instrument is this member of Lawrence Welk's Orchestra playing? [closed]

In 1961, Lawrence Welk and his Orchestra, of all people*, recorded a version of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" featuring guitar and some percussion instrument which I've never seen before. It ...
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What instruments are used in the song Zoom by The Commodores? [closed]

The Commodores from the U.S, the song released in 1977.
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Please help me identify this mandolin shaped guitar [closed]

From a live version of PIL's "this is not a love song": the video is at
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What was Dr Dre's spoon instrument? [closed]

A famous hip-hop producer (whose name we redact here because someone closed this question mistaking it to identifying specific artists or songs) frequently used some sort of spinning spoon instrument ...
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I can’t determine the instrument used here in the musical Miss Saigon [closed]

It’s a song called WHY GOD, WHY? from Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Miss Saigon. A hit on Broadway and The West End It’s timestamped above, 2:51 after the lyric: Why can’...
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Can’t work out the instrument from John Williams Leaving Hogwarts soundtrack [closed]

I can’t work out the primary instrument(s) that are carrying the melody/main theme from JOHN WILLIAMS Leaving Hogwarts from the first Harry Potter film. Its a lovely ...
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What is the name of these medieval bells? [closed]

At 2:29 In the dialogue of side one of The Medieval Sound David Munrow said that medieval bells were frequently used for the Plainsong parts in church music and that the bells are struck with little ...
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Need help to identify an instrument [closed]

Can someone please help me identify a bass instrument found in the following video? It plays through out the song, but at 2:15 - 2:25 and 2:55 - 3:05 you can clearly hear it play. It is the deepest ...
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Foreigner - I want to know what Love is song [closed]

What are the different musical instruments played in this song? I mean Guitar, Drums, Synthesizer, Violin etc?
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Background instrument in Anathema's "Electricity" [closed]

https://youtu.be/aRtt1ft39KA What is the instrument we hear in the background of "Electricity" by Anathema (Natural Disaster)? It is heard in places throughout, but becomes louder and more ...
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Is Zakir Hussain using a book as a percussion instrument? [closed]

Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Chaurasia performed together in EtnoKraków Rozstaje (Crossroads) 2015. In the concert video uploaded on the festival's official YouTube channel, you can see that there is a ...
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Which whistle-like instrument is used in Caravan Palace's "Cotton Heads"? [closed]

I've been trying to transcribe Caravan Palace's "Cotton Heads", and have been failing to find an instrument that has the almost human whistle-like quality in the song. The instrument appears in the ...
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Name of music instrument used in Don't Starve [closed]

If you listen to - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7b8JIOPEUk (0:57) and - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGO72jL7veU (0:22) and (although I think I made my point) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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What kind of guitar is this? [closed]

Sorting through the belongings of my late grandfather did result in a guitar to be pass down to my branch of the family. My mother remembers it has been 'always there' so it might be bought well ...
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Instrument used in sound clip [closed]

Does anyone know what genre of music is this example: very quiet background music. Also, what instrument is used to make this kind of music? Thanks in advance
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What wind instrument plays the intro to the orchestrated composition of this song? [closed]

I'd like to know what's the main, salient instrument that plays the intro in this video, from 00:04 to 00:17. (Please note that the visuals is, I think, misleading: the players shown are not the ones ...
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What ghostly keyboard sound is used in *Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage* [closed]

Please identify the ghostly keyboard sound from Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage at 46:21. Does this sound form a recognized subgenre? Are there any composers who composed such music? This feels more ...
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Solo Music Instrument played in "All at Sea"? [closed]

In the 1957 movie "All at Sea" or "Barnacle Bill" starring Alec Guiness, there is a solo instrument often played to create a humorous sailor-ish effect. You can hear a very short bit of it in this ...
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What are these "click sounds" in the song *Cradles* by Sub Urban? [closed]

I found this really cool song on youtube: Sub Urban - Cradles and I love the, for the lack of a better word, "click sound" in the chorus at 0:48. I'd like to know if anyone knows of songs with these ...
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Netflix Mowgli movie flute [closed]

Can some one please tell me what flute they used in the new Netflix Mowgli movie?
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What's the name of this instrument that Donald Duck is playing? [closed]

I've only ever heard this instrument in this cartoon and in some of Spike Jones' music but I have no idea what the instrument is. Its obviously some type of mallet instrument but not traditional like ...
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Is "Road to the West", from Cowboy Bebop, played on alto or tenor sax? [closed]

Hello fellow music fans. Recently I decided to start playing the saxophone, but I can't decide yet if I'll play the tenor or alto. I would like to ask which sax is playing Road to the West from the ...
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What is this instrument? [closed]

I was wondering how a certain instrument is called. You can hear it in this video at 0:11. Does anyone know the name of it?
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What is the sound we can hear in Amine & Kehlani's Heebiejeebies? [closed]

Heebiejeebies by Amine & Kehlani is the song, and the sound in question is found at 0:18, and continues for the majority of the song. How is this made and what effects are on it. Or is this a pure ...
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What is this instrument from Rayman Origins Game? [closed]

I've been playing with Rayman Origins game and I wondering what is the instrument that sounds in it. You can hear it in Jibberish Jungle ~ The Darktoon Chase. It's the first one that sounds. I think ...
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What instrument is creating this percussive sound? [closed]

I was curious if you knew what instrument/or how they make the "clunking" beat sound throughout most of these pieces? House of Cards - Season 4 trailer - starting at 0:17 into the video. Spider-Man 3 ...
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Help identify instrument from Hateful Eight [closed]

In the movie Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino there is a recurring theme played by a low-sounding brass instrument. You can hear it in this piece. Is this a kind of tuba or horn?
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What kind of brass instrument plays the intro on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's Spottie? [closed]

I discovered Spottie by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. It is a cover of one of the songs by Outkast. Can someone tell me what kind of brass instrument begins at 0:09 and makes this deep sound?
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What is the name of the musical instrument shown on the video? [closed]

Here is the picture from the video: What is the name of the musical instrument shown there?
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