I'm tempted to say contrabassoon, as the instrument playing the seriously low D starting in the 2nd bar. For the rest of that phrase, I'd be hard-pressed to distinguish whether it was bassoon or contra-
The later section starting 0.46, I'd definitely go for contra- with what may be tuba above it.
I found this quote from Morricone, reported by the BBC
This is violin/fiddle played in the famous "gypsy" (Romani) style. You might try looking up "gypsy violin" or "gypsy fiddle" as a start. This style has been very influential over the years. For a more classical take on it, try Bela Bartok's Romanian Dances or Braham's Hungarian Dances. For a more modern spin, look up "gypsy punk."
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The erhu (Chinese: 二胡; pinyin: èrhú; [ɑɻ˥˩xu˧˥]) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large ...
35:21 - 35:45 corresponds to the first four measures of rehearsal mark 48 in the score, which for woodwinds indicates:
Flute I, II
English Horn (enters at 35:38)
Clarinet in A (2)
Bass Clarinet in A (2)
The bassoon and bass clarinet play slower-moving parts; the other winds play the more sweeping figures above the string melody.
There are a lot of synthesizers, electric bass and drums:
Lou Gramm – lead vocals
Mick Jones – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
Rick Wills – bass, backing vocals
Dennis Elliott – drums
Tom Bailey – synthesizers
Don Harper, Jennifer Holliday, New Jersey Mass Choir of the GMWA – backing vocals
There's no "physical" instrument involved in terms of acoustical instruments: just software synthesizers.
One of the producers of the song has actually created a small tutorial on how the lead sound was created, using a virtual instrument (Spire, in this case):
This is a de-tuned (deliberately out-of-tune) piano, with a heavy amount of reverb added. It is made yet more eerie with the addition of some dissonant (violin-family) string instruments. Reverb, which suggests a big empty chamber, and dissonance, which can introduce a feeling of "wrongness," are two of the most common techniques for making something sound ...
The instrument is a Flexatone. It's a percussion instrument with two balls which strike a metal blade controlled by the thumb. Shaking it produces spooky glissando effects. Dr Dre probably uses a sample.
Most professional percussionists have one and the instrument has been used in all kinds of music.
The predominant use is as a sound effect, particularly in ...
There is one bassoonist in the personnel list, who is credited as playing both bassoon and contrabassoon. Obviously, he wasn't playing both at the same time. There are also two players credited as playing violone (contrabass).
I haven't listened to the whole recording yet, but the likeliest movements to include the contrabassoon are those for the full ...
The original track is made by Kid Koala. You can see the whole recording session in the movie, here.
The table drums you are looking for is a Yamaha DD-20 (4-Pad Digital Drums)
The other devices or instruments he uses are:
Casio TA-10 Electronic Organ.
32 keys electronic keyborad that features a tape recorder/player. Miles' model has a broken cassette ...
I suggest you to watch this live recording by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
The requested instrument is an Electric Guitar.
You can also find:
Whistle (by a man, Alessandro Alessandroni in the soundtrack, by an Ocarina in the live performance)
A lot of the comments think it's a jews harp but I don't think it's a real instrument at all.
A jews harp has a lot more 'twang' in it & though you can kind of 'speak' whilst playing it, you can't get that kind of quick-change filter detail that I'm hearing.
I think it's one of two possibilities
a synthesiser played through a talk box
The two most ...
The percussive "clunking" sounds like a combination of a few techniques:
col legno - when a string player hits the string with the wooden part of the bow. The sound produced is more piercing and percussive. Sample clip here.
pizzicato slap - when a string player plucks the string so hard that the strings hit the wood of the neck. The sound produced is more ...
You can see that there is a percussion instrument on Zakir's left that looks like a thick book bound with a belt. What exactly is this instrument? Is it really just a book ?
Yes , it is just a thick book ! But again , it is not 'just' a book , but an Amplified book . He used this Amplified book as a Percussion instrument in several other concerts too .
I don't think that the bells have names as such. Medieval bells may be a term applied to differentiate bells from other eras and cultures, such as Roman or Norse.
This reference may provide some of the details that you are looking for.
This is definitely a jews harp, also known as a jaw harp.
My own amateur attempt at replicating the rhythm on a Glazryin Lighthouse jaw harp:
Furthermore, you can hear metal plucking in the Rayman song which is the characteristic jaw harp sound.
You might be wondering why some of the notes don't sustain in Jibberish Jungle. ...
This instrument is called Sousaphone.
You can check the credits on Discogs and see there is no bass guitar.
Baritone Saxophone – Uttama Hubert
Drums – Eamonn Hall
Sousaphone – Tycho Cohran
Trombone – Saiph Graves, Seba Graves
Trumpet – Amal Hubert, Gabriel Hubert, Jafar Graves, Tarik Graves
You can hear a demo here.
It's possible this is just an electronic instrument setting, but it sounds to me like a tuned idiophone -a percussion instrument in the xylophone family --played with hard mallets that are being allowed to bounce. It's hard to tell which one exactly. It's not quite low enough for a marimba (note the clicking effect) or mellow enough for a vibraphone, and ...
Doing a quick Google search on your label information ("Hemosch Musikinstrumente") identifies this as an archtop guitar sold under his own label by instrument dealer Heinrich Moritz Schuster (HeMoSch), but likely manufactured at the Todt workshop: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.guitardoc-vintage.de/vintage-lounge-...
There's a full symphony orchestra: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. It sounds like there is also a full pipe organ playing. It becomes a bit more prominent around the 39s mark. Maybe that's what you are hearing.
Classical composers often added a full organ at climactic moments.
Richard Strauss adds the organ on the last chord of the opening fanfare ...
It sounds to me like a charango. Your song appears to be from Ecuador, where the charango is common.
The charango is a small Andean stringed instrument of the lute family, which probably originated in the Quechua and Aymara populations in the territory of the Altiplano in post-Colombian times, after European stringed instruments were introduced by the ...
Just to muddy the waters further, I'm going to put my vote in for oud. Right range, right timbre, and mentioned in this interview -- not in connection with "Stranger", but an offhand comment about the instrument that suggests it was on his mind. Note that the interview and this version of Stranger are from the same year (2017).
Interview: Ellie ...
Sounds like a harp, but not a full-size concert harp. The sound is similar to 12-string, or other instruments related to the guitar, but there is a low note at 1m16s which has such resonance it could only really be played on a harp.
I'd think most likely a Celtic harp.
Could also be a small harp from another folk tradition, Andean harp, Jarocho harp, ...
There's a mixed woodwind section playing the line in harmony, but the two oboes dominate the sound. The two flutes are only really audible at the end of the excerpt.
The musicians you hear are very probably the ones in the video, but the editing is very poor and not synchronized to the music.