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The Duri (new instrument)

 
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dusepo



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:28 pm    Post subject: The Duri (new instrument) Reply with quote

Ladies and gentlemen, i present to you, the Duri. This is somewhat inspired by the Arabic Oud. I have put two different scales on there despite leaving it fretless. One is the standard western chromatic scale, and the other is a 15 note equal temperament scale that my conculture uses.


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Hemicomputer



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks neat! How is it tuned? Can we have some sound samples?
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Tolkien_Freak



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, I would love to hear how it sounds.
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dusepo



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is tuned to D, A, E. This is because the 7th note in the chromatic scale is the same as the 10th note in the con-scale. This also means it is tuned similar to a mandolin, making it easier for me to play! lol.

I will string it up and post some recordings when the varnish is dry tomorrow morning!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it won't stay in tune for long (that's normal with new strings), but here is a sound sample:

homemadething.mp3 - 619.2 Kb
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Tolkien_Freak



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds cool! Definitely sounds Middle Eastern, but at the same time it doesn't.
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Kiri



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I'm so jealous! I wish I had enough skills to make an instrument!
Sounds really good! I can definitely imagine someone playing it in a conworld Smile
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StrangeMagic
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww, wow! This is really cool and I love the sound of the instrument. =D

Does your conworld have some sort of music notation? ^_^
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Count Iblis



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, now you've given me the idea of inventing new musical instruments.
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