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The Artemis – A Wind/String Instrument Inspired by the Ondes Martenot – Mark Steiner

The Artemis – A Wind/String Instrument Inspired by the Ondes Martenot – Mark Steiner

Ajoutée le 6 mai 2013

Inspired by the Ondes Martenot, the Artemis is a synthesizer whose pitch is mainly controlled by a ring attached to a loop of string.

It uses breath control for dynamics and combinable trill keys for discrete pitch changes. Using these together allows for some interesting musical approaches.

When I made this instrument, I decided to expose the loop on this instrument as it is interesting to watch as the pitch changes.

The sound and control core engine were made by Nyle Steiner (it is simply one of his early analog E.V.I.s.) The Artemis was completed in April of 2013. Thanks for watching!


Satana Lero Wapezeka Ndiwe Edzi , MALAWI- AFRICA

Satana Lero Wapezeka Ndiwe Edzi , MALAWI- AFRICA

Ajoutée le 7 déc. 2015

Translated: Satan Today You Are Found in AIDS. Rough recording with camera microphone at Butterfly Space, Nkhata Bay, Malawi. July 2015 by Moto Wambili Studios for Spare Dog Records.

Full studio recorded album ‘Abale Ndikuwuzeni’, released on 7th December 2015:

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Ektara and Khartal Play Amazing!!! – Kabir Das Sant part01

Ektara and Khartal Play Amazing!!! – Kabir Das Sant part01

Mise en ligne le 17 juil. 2011







蟻がどれだけ大きいかということを表すために、「ナオ マン カージャル ラガーヤー」と表現しています。

・マン=マウンド (1マウンド=80ポンド、80ポンド=36.63Kg、9マン=約330Kg)



また、死んだ蟻を900匹のハゲタカが食べるくだりでも、「ナオ サオ ギッダ カエー」と表現されており、船(ナウ)とナオサオ(900匹)が掛けてあります。



Learn to Play Ektar, INDIA

Learn to Play Ektar, INDIA

Ajoutée le 28 févr. 2014

Ektara literally « one-string », also called iktar, ektar, yaktaro gopichand is a one-string instrument most often used in traditional music from Bangladesh, India, Egypt, and Pakistan.
In origin the ektara was a regular string instrument of wandering bards and minstrels from India and is plucked with one finger. The ektara usually has a stretched single string, an animal skin over a head (made of dried pumpkin/gourd, wood or coconut) and pole neck or split bamboo cane neck.
Pressing the two halves of the neck together loosens the string, thus lowering its pitch. The modulation of the tone with each slight flexing of the neck gives the ektara its distinctive sound. There are no markings or measurements to indicate what pressure will produce what note, so the pressure is adjusted by ear.
The various sizes of ektara are soprano, tenor, and bass. The bass ektara, sometimes called a dotara often has two strings (as literally implied by do, « two »). Yet another version is khamak, one-headed drum with a string attached to it which is plucked. The only difference from ektara is that no bamboo is used to stretch the string,which is held by one hand, while being plucked by another.

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Diddley Bow – How to Build A Traditional One String Instrument

Diddley Bow – How to Build A Traditional One String Instrument

Ajoutée le 7 juin 2014

How to build a basic acoustic or electric Diddley Bow – great low cost / no cost activity & gift idea for kids 9 years old and up!
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Transcript provided for the hearing impaired:
Alright so today on Repairs101 I’ve got this great project for anyone over the age of about nine years old — anyone who can tie a knot — and who can drive a nail into a piece of wood with a hammer can make their own Diddley Bow and the beauty of it is that they can make it with no budget at all — no money.
Yeah, you can spend some money and make it fancy or you can make it just with junk that you find laying around the streets or the garage or the dump.
OK so the first thing you’re going to need is a board. I chose this big heavy piece of fencepost because of its acoustical qualities.
So I started scraping it down and cleaning it up and ripping off the pieces I don’t need and pulling the nails.
Then I squared up the ends and cut them off to thirty-six inches.
So I picked this side of it as the face of the instrument because of its wood-grain pattern.
So you’re going to need some nails or possibly some screw-hooks.
Maybe the hard part for you will be finding a piece of wire. OK I’ve got an old guitar string here I’m going to use, some baling wire, some picture framing wire – although, the traditional method is to take the baling wire off an old broom.
Something soft like this copper wire won’t work for you — it will just stretch until it breaks.
Tie the wire down at either end or both ends using a Backhand Hitch.
Go around the nail, pass it under itself, cross over back around the nail and secure it with two half hitches.
Then you’re going to need a thick walled glass bottle or a metal box of some kind to use as a resonator.
Diddley Bows are generally played with a stick, like a percussion instrument.
Well it sounded OK but I thought I could do better so I measured up my guitar and carved a little platform off the end of the Diddley Bow. And I was able to pick up this tensioner for just five dollars.
So for the nut of the Diddley Bow you can use just about anything, you know? A piece of antler or bone or a bottle-cap or a rock or a shell. Really, whatever.
Then I threaded a piece of picture framing wire through an old guitar string just to make it long enough to fit the bow.
So I marked the half way point to represent the twelfth fret of the guitar. A quarter of the way between the nut and the bridge is the fifth fret, and a third of the way between the nut and the bridge is the seventh fret.

Sangtar Da Toomba | Toombi Part 3

Sangtar Da Toomba | Toombi Part

Ajoutée le 21 févr. 2014

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Sangtar Da Toomba | Toombi Part 3
In this lesson, you will learn how notes are relative to Toombi’s size. Sangtar plays notes of Charukeshi Thaat to demonstrate the possibilities of bigger size instruments. © 2014 Plasma Records. or



Learn to Play Toombi – Part 2 – Playing First Four Notes

Learn to Play Toombi – Part 2 – Playing First Four Notes

Mise en ligne le 10 mars 2011

In this video you will learn to play notes on Toombi. In the end Sangtar demonstrates how simple Punjabi folk tunes can be expanded to more than four notes. Use YouTube’s ‘CC’ option to view English subtitles. Thanks. © 2011 Plasma Records. or

How to Play a Toombi – Part 1 – by Sangtar

How to Play a Toombi – Part 1 – by Sangtar

Mise en ligne le 20 févr. 2011

In this video Sangtar gives general information about Punjab’s most beloved instrument, Toombi. You will also learn how to hold and pluck. In the end Sangtar demonstrates how a Toombi deserves to be played, like a Sarod. To view English Subtitles please use the ‘CC’ option. Thanks. © 2011 Plasma Records. or