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    17 ruddy pages, would you believe it?????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    17 ruddy pages, would you believe it?????????????????
    the least you can do is try to address the opposite argument instead of immaturely mocking it

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    Quote Originally Posted by oogabooha View Post
    the least you can do is try to address the opposite argument instead of immaturely mocking it
    You need to check previous posts before making your own immature posts

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    Then what about smartphones?? aren't they instrument too??

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    I think smart phones are also musical instruments now a days ....

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    It's an interesting question. While I don't consider a laptop to be an instrument, it could only fall under percussion.

    It usually comes across a musician's or a music enthusiast's mine whether a piano is a string or percussion instrument. True, strings' resonance is responsible for the sound, but the distinction lies in how it is manipulated [played] by the performer. The piano, and all keyboards, require the angular "strike" of fingers or hands. As strikes are how performance is accomplished, it properly falls into the category of percussion.

    Likewise with a laptop. It's really only activated and used by angular touching, tapping, striking, keying, etc.

    I realize that that's pretty obvious, but the categorization puts the whole question into an interesting perspective--for me, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolbrown View Post
    I think smart phones are also musical instruments now a days ....
    Quite agree ! so is my left foot

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    We Aussies like to do things first - So see, there is even a history to computers as musical instruments..........

    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Hmmmm they have not improved much eh

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    ^ But at least I can claim it as an Aussie first - no matter how bad it sounds........
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Not as good as Rolf Harris....... and kiri Te Kanawa would not be amused my dear old Ocker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    Not as good as Rolf Harris....... and kiri Te Kanawa would not be amused my dear old Ocker
    But Dame kiri Te Kanawa is a Kiwi, she would not take kindly being called an Ocker.
    They are a very different breed!

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    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    But Dame kiri Te Kanawa is a Kiwi, she would not take kindly being called an Ocker.
    They are a very different breed!


    You are right there mate and you dare to put Dave dummy on a music forum ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    You are right there mate and you dare to put Dave dummy on a music forum ??
    Yes good point you raise, even I had to think about putting Dave on here but I figured it would not hurt to embarrass the Kiwi mob a little...
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Yea.It's no secret that laptops have made it possible to take your computer music studio pretty much anywhere, and as they have grown in popularity, so the number of diminutive peripherals on the market has increased, too.

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