I remember those days in my own country. At least they don't have to carry fake wooden rifles while they march....the remains of several military governments.
Heh! No, there's no military overtones. Just loud tones of all sorts.Actually, to be fair, they play quite well. It's the early hour that seems unnecessarily cruel.Did you play in a band, Jose?
what ARE those blowy things? seeing them brings back a vague memory from grade school music class. I think "they" invent fake instruments for children. things that can be mass produced and withstand use by dozens of kids over the course of time. sort of a half toy/half instrument combo.
oh, it's the Pianica!
Ah! So what's a Pianica??
it's a Japanese-made toy/musical instrument that has been played by elementary school kids in Indonesia since forever. Basically it is a combination of piano and harmonica, thus.. pianica!
cool, thanks for the info!so, does it sound like a harmonica? or like some kind of cross between the two?
the sound .. is like a toy organ (the musical instrument) if that makes any sense.
mmm... a toy organ. it does conjure up a sound in my head, though not one I'm certain I'd enjoy in real life.kind of like the recorder - were all US students made to try playing that at one point or another, or did it just seem that way?
I've always called them Melodicas. I have one in Australia. They do sound quite a lot like harmonicas.Ben Folds uses one live quite a lot...
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