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The Harshichord

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Picture an ordinary piano keyboard. Nice job.

Now, instead of the multitude of minature mallets striking a series of strings to promptly produce any number of notes, imagine tiny springloaded knife-like surfaces scraping various slender lengths of chalkboard, to effect the characteristc screeches in uncharacteristic harmonic unity.

Anti-music to flout the bourgeois conventions of the establishment? Or some sort of powerful new sonic assault weapon? I don't care, I want one.

nihilo, May 24 2006

P.D.Q. Bach http://www.schickele.com/
Fortunately, PDQ Bach's alter ego is still with us - touring in the US, in fact. [jutta, May 29 2006]

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       My teeth hurt just thinking about this. No idea what to give this, so I'll have to get back to you when I've stopped trying to suck my gums.
spinglespangle, May 25 2006
  

       The last bit of music I made used the sound of guitar strings being scratched by a pick down their entire length. [+]
wagster, May 25 2006
  

       if it made a smell as well, it could be a scratch and sniff - a + for anything that makes an interesting noise which can be described as music.
xenzag, May 25 2006
  

       like chipmunks...
jellydoughnut, May 27 2006
  

       I'm pretty sure this is baked, I think they call it an accordion.
RayfordSteele, May 28 2006
  

       If only this had been developed during P.D.Q. Bach's time! He would have had a ball with it.
phundug, May 29 2006
  

       Normally I am an easy pastry for musical instruments. This one, however, makes me want to go invent the herring gatling.
lurch, May 29 2006
  

       [jutta] PDQ Bach. I don't understand it. Isn't it sacreilegious? (That coming from me). I love Bach! I really don't get this dude's performance.   

       I don't get the idea, either, but I stand back. no vote.   

       [wagster] try using a quarter instead of a pick.(not good for the strings!) It works best w/ the slide (If any of you ever meet me in real life, I really, really suck at the guitar now. I haven't played in years. It used to be the love of my life, but then came kids. (& a broken finger/tendon I never got fixed.)
Zimmy, May 30 2006
  
      
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