NOT a didgeridoo?!
What is this? I think it's a Tibetan spiritual / religious horn, kind of like a didgeridoo or alpenhorn. Very interesting.
BigDub last edited by BigDub
I got to play an Alpenhorn ( I thought they were called Alphorns, but maybe that is true also ).
A man from Westfield , NJ who had a little music school had one. I also was very fortunate to have the use of his little place to have an art show there. He gave me a demonstration out in the street. It’s not a great indoor instrument……the buildings supplied some great acoustics. He let me blow a little on it. He jokingly claimed it devoured trumpet players. He was right, it took some kind of chops to keep going on it.
He was a fantastic player and did the “Ricola” commercial Alphorn part.
A) It is nothing like a didgeridoo - which, in fact, is just a wooden tube hollowed out by termites, without a proper mouthpiece (the end of the tube is rounded off for comfort)
b) Technically, it is a cornet (because of the conical shape of the bore).
And, to finish off, it is a Tibetan temple trumpet, the use of which is now prohibited due to Chinese rule in Tibet. Any such trumpets seized are sold off to collectors in the West...