[bct] Re: Q-chord podcast

  • From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 05:42:24 -0800

Shane and list,

I heard the Q-Chord podcast but this isn't the sort of instrument I would want, 
because I much prefer keyboards on which I can create my own chords. I wonder 
if the Q-Chord is a bit of a gimmicky instrument; years ago, there was 
something called the Omni-Chord and it was a big deal back then; but it went 
out of fashion, and I doubt anyone owns one of those these days. There seems to 
be an ongoing effort to create new instruments that are a bit of a gimmick or 
fad. In the 1920s it was the Piano-lin, sort of a combination of a piano and a 
violin; in the 18th and 19th centuries there were glass tubes filled with 
liquid that produced tones when touched in a certain way. These types of 
instruments go in and out of fashion, and after just a decade or so, they 
become items for the museum. Not to dissuade you, but it's something I've 
noticed over the years. 

Mary Emerson
E-mail: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Skype name: mkemerson
Podcast web site: http://www.emerson.libsyn.com
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