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The buskers of Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 26, 2016.

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  11. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    That's a recorder isn't it?
     
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    Damn your superior observational skills.
    And curse my inferior observational skills.

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  13. jimbarkanoodle

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    i havent seen the guy who sets up outside the Prince of Wales at chucking out time, with a sound system and a microphone, for a while. Always very popular with drunk people wanting a sing song and a dance before heading home.
     
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    I thought it might have been him but wasnt sure. Ive never noticed him with the guitar when he is out at 3am. Hopefully he returns to entertain the inebriated at the witching hour as its quite amusing walking by.
     
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    Damn! Be buggered if I'm going to change the bloody article again though.
     
  18. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Yeah, I figured that might be a bit of a double-edged sword... :oops:

    Anyway, enjoying the busker bits. Is there a reason you don't film 'em? Is it just a equipment thing, or is it not what you're going for?
     
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  19. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Just to add that in UK at least the revival of this instrument was attributed to Arnold Dolmetsch, who came to Britain to study at the Royal Academy of Music (qualified 1889) and then briefly taught at Dulwich College.
    He seems to have been a kind of classical superstar, Wikipedia noting that he retired on a pension from the Civil List and also was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur.

    The recorder being played outside the tube station looks like a modern plastic one - advertised online for as little as £1.99

    I had to learn this instrument at primary school (1960s) at which time most people used wooden instruments - but if Yamaha are producing plastic ones I imagine they consider suitable plastic sounds as good as wood?
     
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    I've never been keen on videoing but maybe I should at least try to get a 10 second snippet.
     
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    Plastic is generally good for initial learning particularly as it's much cheaper and requires less upkeep than a wooden instrument. The sound quality isn't as great but is passable. People who go on to play at a higher standard usually move on to wooden instruments in the end due to the better resonance. It's the same with some other woodwind instruments - when I started playing the clarinet I learnt on a plastic one and that's fairly standard.
     
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    The beat boxer guy is brilliant :)
     
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