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looking for the name of an instrument    08:03 on Sunday, June 19, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

pete1027
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When I was in college, I ran across an instrument, and I was wondering the name of it. It was essentially a drum which had a hole in the center of the head, and some foot pegs on the sides. A length of rope passed through the hole in the head and was knotted to hold it there. To play this instrument, one would stand on the foot pegs, and pull the rope tight with one hand, and pull a rosin treated piece of leather or cloth up the rope setting up a vibration in the drum head. Thanks

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Re: looking for the name of an instrument    18:35 on Sunday, December 18, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

tscurtis2011
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I know what you're talking about but I just don't know the name, sorry.

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Re: looking for the name of an instrument    19:57 on Monday, December 19, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JOhnlovemusic
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Sounds like an americanized version of a "Tumbandera".

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DiesIrae nails it(see below). Good job!DiesIrae.

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Re: looking for the name of an instrument    17:19 on Saturday, January 07, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DiesIrae
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It's called a Lion's Roar. It's kind of an obscure percussion instument, but has been used in a few serious compositions including John Corigliano's "Circus Maximus" and Edgard Varèse's "Ionisation".

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Re: looking for the name of an instrument    10:55 on Monday, January 09, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

pete1027
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Thanks, I think Lion's Roar is the name we used.

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Re: looking for the name of an instrument    22:15 on Monday, January 16, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

superrune424
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Yes, it is a lion's roar. It's really fun to play.

   

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