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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Gourd water drums Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Gourd water drums played in my sink. The recording is done on a Zoom H2 and uploaded here to 320k mp3.
I am playing with a particular drag to the rhythm through a lot of the recordings because I was trying to coax different sounds out of the drums a bit. When struck just right, the smaller gourds can change pitch in the water. You can hear that some in the recordings. These are here to use, so please chop, shred, stretch, and mangle them however you like.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cool stuff. Inspiring... would be nice to sample such sounds.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

thanks kevin... do as you please with them Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

nice!

One thing I didnt get ... you glue the halves together after hollowing them out or do you just float one half of the gourd in water?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blue Hell wrote:
nice!

One thing I didnt get ... you glue the halves together after hollowing them out or do you just float one half of the gourd in water?


nope they just float 1/2 on top of the water... really simple Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Laughing thanks - also from my (curious) mom Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Laughing thanks - also from my (curious) mom Wink


Hoi Mom Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Mom wishes you great pleasure with the gourd drums Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very nice, I really like the sound of those things Very Happy
So do they float on top of the water or rest on the bottom of the sink?
(I wonder what it would sound like with jell-o or cornstarch)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

PHOBoS wrote:
Very nice, I really like the sound of those things Very Happy
So do they float on top of the water or rest on the bottom of the sink?
(I wonder what it would sound like with jell-o or cornstarch)


Thanks PHOBoS
Yeah they float on the top of the water. You bring some interesting ideas... indeed it would be interesting to hear the differences in different liquids.

One of the most unique aspects of the drums is utilizing the water to change the pitch. If struck just right, you can make the gourd "dip" in to the water, which will change the fundamental pitch. It's kinda difficult , but cool when you achieve it. I need to get these things into the river for a session before its not hot anymore. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is great Shane
Are these gourd common in US?
We have quite a few in North China.

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