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    Quote Originally Posted by evagreen View Post
    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.
    tell me about - and allow crazy music to be made by the masses................. including me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evagreen View Post
    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.
    Therefore it is or is not a musical instrument??

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    Yes it is.........
    "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
    Yes it is.........
    I wasn't speaking to you but in the circumstances give the reasoning to back up your claim.

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    Actions speak louder than words
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    And more
    "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
    Actions speak louder than words
    I think not!


    Is this the best that you can come up with ??
    1st video. even the use of the word ‘Orchestra’ is completely wrong an Orchestra is made up of a group of people (Musicians) playing (instruments) in sections Wind, String, Brass and percussion and is of various sizes from say 9 or 10 (a small chamber orch) to 135+ for a Symphony Orch.
    Now this bald guy sitting at his computer is just a programmer and the computer is just a machine producing sound thanks to a special program that has been loaded, the thing is still working even when the bald guy is not touching it.
    So the video explains nothing and the 2nd is worse but perhaps you can be more convincing with words and explain this reasoning of yours.

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    Oh so it needs to be an 'Orchestra' with Laptop. Ok then try these then..............

    I could also ask you is a keyboard or Piano an instrument?



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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Oh so it needs to be an 'Orchestra' with Laptop. Ok then try these then..............
    I did not say that I just trying to get you to explain why you consider a PC is a musical instrument
    I could also ask you is a keyboard or Piano an instrument?
    Of course a Piano is a musical instrument did you need to ask? Now come on no hiding behind You tube videos explain yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    I did not say that I just trying to get you to explain why you consider a PC is a musical instrument Of course a Piano is a musical instrument did you need to ask? Now come on no hiding behind You tube videos explain yourself
    Would have to say there is no hiding involved, I have posted examples as to why a laptop is a musical instrument and you have noted that a piano and Keyboard are musical instruments. I think the problem you express ie Laptop not being a music instrument, is due to it being a newer device.

    1. A piano and / or Keyboards are both a mechanical and/ or electrical ways of mulipulating strings sounds. In the case of Piano it is achieved by mechanical means, with keyboard electronic.
    2. A laptop is not far removed from a keyboard- in fact is largely the same use of electronics.
    3. the Youtube clips are examples and proof of a laptop being used as a musical instrument. QED.

    Maybe you should consider explaining why a laptop is not a musical instrument?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post

    Maybe you should consider explaining why a laptop is not a musical instrument?
    I will take a leaf out of your book and ask you to read some previous posts of mine but the short answer is “Because it is a computer” this has been pointed out many times in this thread.

    Now if I have understood your posting correctly you are saying for example: that a Yamaha Piaggero Keyboard and a HP Pavilion Sleekbook are both musical instruments. Is that correct?

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    Yes...........................................
    "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
    Yes...........................................
    Sorry I forgot to include: Yamaha flute, B&H Tenor sax, Steinway piano, and a Cannon Violin plus a DELL inspiron 530 computer these these are also musical instruments ?

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    Mr Varese Do I detect an admission of defeat in your silence? A pity because I have some questions that you would find interesting, just a sweetener :

    Why is it then that although I am a musician I just cannot get a tune out of my PC?? But my flute, recorders and violin present no problem should I take the PC back to the computer shop and tell them it’s a dud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    Mr Varese Do I detect an admission of defeat in your silence? A pity because I have some questions that you would find interesting, just a sweetener :

    Why is it then that although I am a musician I just cannot get a tune out of my PC?? But my flute, recorders and violin present no problem should I take the PC back to the computer shop and tell them it’s a dud?
    Was just moving 2500 Kilometres from Perth to Adelaide - sorry for the slow reply.............

    You could use your PC as a percussive instrument and bang it hard repeatedly on something in a 4/4 time signature of course
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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