What are some /out/ appoved instruments in the backcountry? i would like to get a native flute for nights around the fire. what are some bushcraft instruments that can be put together on your downtime?
Ultra Light Weight: Body Percussion, Singing
Light Weight: Clarke Whistle, Harmonica, Improvised drums, Jew harp
Car Camping: Guitar and Tambourine, Erhu, Didgeridoo
Fedora Tier: Uukes, Ocarina, Banjo, Mandolin, Band Instruments
If you actually try to be that guy like everyone and their brother who's been to hawaii playing the uke, you'll look like a total faggot. If you play the banjo or mandolin you're Mumford and sons tier.
If one stumbled upon an elf in the woods playing the erhu, they would be quite delighted.
It could be the fucking kazoo, if one stumbled upon an elf playing anything, they would be quite delighted. Not to mention you're picking small subsets of those instrument player bases and projecting onto the whole.
the erhu is a magical instrument to my ears. its sadness and solitude echos with my soul. If you're alone in the woods it shouldnt really matter what instrument you're jamming on. If you wanna hike a ukelele banjo into the woods and pluck dulcet melodies to the wilderness, do ya thing.
Dude fucking tin whistles. They weigh less than an ounce, Costs like 15$ and are fucking fun to play when chilling by the fire.
They've also got dat celtic sound once you get good. I always have one strapped to my pack. Plus if you run into somebody with a guitar it becomes god tier.
Sometimes I will bring the bongos to bonfires and stuff. They don't weigh too much. And a cheap set made of plywood would be even lighter.
Anon gpt me a Waltons tin whistle in the secret santa thread. it's annoying as fuck in a campground or something but out innabush it's lovely. it creates a gentle echo in the woods
link is a recording from when i first got it
Yeah, I definitely think so too , that why I reccomended it. The pan flute is the instrument you hear in haunting traditional music from the Andes of Chile and Peru. Of all the /out/ based instruments that anyone could learn, this is the one that I think would be worth the time putting in.
This is my favorite flute song. Ironically it's written by the comedian Tom Mabe:
that sounds like a recorder. probably plastic too.
It's an original clarke tin whistle with a wooden fipple. The way I have it modified makes the middle register a little crackly but the lower a lot smoother. It's a lot less metallic sounding than your typical penny whistle.
Don't think you really can do much with yours except tune it by boiling the fipple and sliding it forwards and backwards to tune it. The clarke is designed differently as you'll see. It's tapered instead of straight like yours, that also affects tone.
The ramp when it comes from the factory is a harsh V shape. I straightened mine flat and then leveled the rap with the end of the wooden part of the fipple. Pic related
Kind of skip back and forth until you hear the tone differences between the sweetone and original. Consider that both models are tapered. Time for an upgrade anon.
it would be awesome hearing a massive pep organ blaring away in the middle of the night /out/ in the middle of nowhere
>pic + link
they do that at the bohemian grove. if you're rich/connected/influential/in the service industry you might get to hear some of dat dere hall of the mountain king floating through the forest
>play ocarina for 10 years
>suddenly kids everywhere asking for me to play Zelda music
>don't know any
>play better music instead
>they get mad I don't know Zelda stuff
>did not start playing because of Zelda
>finally give in
>play Zelda music
>everyone loves it
>I'm dead inside because they don't want classics like house of the rising sun, nights in white satin, Scarborough fair or stairway to heaven
>all they want is Zelda
I somewhat know the feel anon. I've played guitar for almost 15 years and I don't know any songs. People always hand me a guitar around a fire or some other horseshit backyard party and start spouting requests. I don't know a single fucking song. I record shit, jam with people, and write my own stuff. I still never learned anything, but nobody understands why I don't know anything... neither do it desu
Yeah I'm kinda that way. I used to play piano but hated it so I swore id never learn sheet music again so I play the ocarina by ear but I don't take requests really. I just play. Nothing better Inna desert then a hammock, a flask of bourbon and an ocarina.