Now back to our regular scheduled programming.
(Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street)
Great tune! A favorite.
Last edited by Atypical; 09-10-2011 at 07:04 PM.
Memories. Love the music. This thread is great!
This is the cimbalom, or dulcimer, played by Hungarians, Romanians, Gypsies and others.
It is a delicate, interesting instrument and can convey any emotion beautifully.
Try this, as an example.
Jeno Farkas, Szalai Hungarian Gypsy Band
This is another taste of this instrument's versatility - and ability to provide exciting, beautiful sounds.
Two cimbalom virtuosos playing together; Balogh Kalman and Lukacs Miklos; (the last names come first in certain nationalities)
I saw Kalman live (he's on the left) and people from the audience were dancing in lines. Wonderful to see.
Zöld az erdő (the forest green) Beautiful
Professional dancers, with stamina and precision, performing a version of a classic Hungarian dance. Great fun.
Hungarian gypsy dance a little differently.
Last edited by Atypical; 10-14-2014 at 11:42 PM.
Nice - free form piano like. Neat.
Could this be a classic rock and roll song?
But, who does it better?
Or how about one more? Beats talking about taxes......
And here are variations thereof..........
Ok, gotta choose. Choices, choices, choices.................................. As individuals, we must make choices...............
Is your first comment re my cimbalom entry? If so, I would be interested in any further reaction.
10,000 maniacs for the brief taste I took.
Yes, it was. I've never seen such an instrument. The range of sound is unique. Where you a big fan of "Looney Tunes" as a kid? This reminds me of some of the back round music - maybe as you suggest - to convey an emotion, like "uh oh", or something ominous is about to happen.
I happen to agree with you on 10,000 maniacs. Natalie Merchant is just soooo deep and smooth.
No, it wasn't when I was a kid.
Looney Tunes is now and I am not enjoying it at all.
Merchant looks real good on that clip. Saw her on television recently. Looks different - but then who doesn't.