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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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 ...
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 ...
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)
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 ...
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 ...
It's most likely a hornpipe, a flute made from a piece of horn, which is popularly and traditionally associated with sailors. It has a sound much like a bagpipe, but without the drones.
It can be tough to search for "hornpipe" because the dance music by the same name is much more popular than the instrument itself. But you can find the instrument hornpipe ...
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, ...
Instrument: sounds like a violin, plucked (pizzicato). Example from YT.
The sample is only a few seconds long, hard to determine genre. "Incidental music" as genre, perhaps - could image it ending a scene or linking two scenes.
The sample would be described as a Sting, "short musical phrase, primarily used in broadcasting and films as a form of punctuation"...
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.
One published guitar transcription sheet music directs these opening 4 measures of half note dyads (intervals of octave + maj 3) are to be played on an electric guitar with volume swells from p > mf for each note, with clean tone and delay, with fingers (no pick).
"Road to the West" was played on tenor sax by Joshua Redman.
The credit at the link just says "Saxophone", but it's obviously tenor sax for these reasons:
The sound is typical tenor sax
The range goes below the alto sax range
Joshua Redman doesn't play alto sax
It sounds very much like an alto to me - though I'm sure I heard him hit C a couple of times, which an alto shouldn't be able to reach, D♭ ought to be the bottom note - maybe the track is pitch shifted a bit.
"Smokey Jazz" can be played on either, though.
More info at wikipedia
& My favourite ever theme played on an alto - Gabriel Yared, soundtrack ...
It sounds like a common synthesizer setting called "Orchestral Hit," which imitates the sound of an entire orchestra dramatically playing the same note in unison at once. It is essentially a sound effect, but when used to play a melody, as in this song, it loses the orchestra feel.
The final impact puts me personally more in mind of a steel drum sound --...
As it says in the comments, there are several sounds. Based on this looping instrumental version, at 00:18, a synth or similar keyboard joins in, with drums (cymbals, kick drum, other drums). Some keyboard effects are also used.