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#608860 - 07/31/20 11:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box®
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Today is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day.

Examples of "uncommon instruments" include anything from Spoons to the Wheelharp to the Singing Ringing Tree, and more!
(there's probably more instruments out there that we DON'T know than we DO know)

Although our RealTracks collection doesn't include many 'uncommon instruments', we do offer some pretty unique choices!

On top of the usual varieties we offer for Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, and more - our RealTracks library also offers a nice selection of Shakuhachi and Kalimba - there's even a Koto RealTrack included in Set 212!

Kalimba: RealTracks Set 271
Koto: RealTracks Set 212
Shakuhachi: RealTracks Sets 193 & 212

What's the most surprising RealTrack Instrument that you've come across?
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#608862 - 07/31/20 11:40 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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A koto is an amazing and versatile sound.

My main instrument is the flugelhorn, one of the less common instruments.
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#608865 - 07/31/20 12:36 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I went to listen to the Koto. At first I had a bit of trouble finding it but then I re-discovered there are Over 2,900 RealTracks!! Holy cow, had not thought about that in a while.
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#608871 - 07/31/20 01:15 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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The jaw harp, the washboard, the autoharp, the bodhran, the bouzouki, the mandola, the guitarron, the vihuela, the charango, the cuatro.... not exactly your average "household shopping list" of names there, eh? Honestly, when you first presented them I had to look most of those up! grin

And I could go on!!
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#609057 - 08/01/20 02:59 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Didn't know there is an Charango! Had to look up what it looks like!

Maybe it is a good Idea for VideoRealtracks? So we could even see, how this seldom Instruments are played as well?

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#609071 - 08/01/20 06:04 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: OdieSchnitzel]
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Originally Posted By: OdieSchnitzel
... good Idea for VideoRealtracks? So we could even see, how this seldom Instruments are played as well?
Good idea! There is a Wishlist forum for videos. Consider making a request there.
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#609081 - 08/01/20 07:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Randomly spotted this.
Yep some excellent stuff! I used most of mentioned above.
We need some Indian flute too!

Sorry a little spamming:
https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=609077#Post609077


Check out the flute demo and please support!

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#609356 - 08/03/20 08:41 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I'm waiting for someone to say "Cowbell" ...........
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#609369 - 08/04/20 03:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Two great sounding uncommon instruments are alto flute (which I play on occasion) and bass flute (which I wish I had). Both are superb underneath female vocals.
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#609371 - 08/04/20 04:19 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Native American flute. Would be nice adding to rustyspoon thread. One artist I always enjoyed in that area was Nicolas Gunn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-rfd8KBUB0



Edited by Rob Helms (08/04/20 04:27 AM)
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#609377 - 08/04/20 05:45 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Native American flute, yes. Lovely sound. Some challenges for pitch though.
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#609383 - 08/04/20 06:18 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Matt Finley]
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
Two great sounding uncommon instruments are alto flute (which I play on occasion) and bass flute (which I wish I had). Both are superb underneath female vocals.

Ooh, I live alto flute.

I like bass clarinet too.

And what about Clavinet?

And I took the bait - cowbell laugh

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#609395 - 08/04/20 08:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Ok, more cowbell.

Yes, bass clarinet is a versatile sound. Good suggestion. Rare in jazz but effective. Eric Dolphy.
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#609402 - 08/04/20 10:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Bass recorder
Melodica
Hang (or large steel tongue) drum
Tabla
Sitar!
Balalaika / Bass Balalaika

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#609436 - 08/04/20 04:37 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Rob Helms]
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Carlos Nakai for Native American flute
been a fan for a long time
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#609479 - 08/05/20 01:20 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Uncommon RealTracks Instruments for Band-in-a-Box® [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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An instrument that always caught my eye is the 'hammered dulcimer'. There are some tracks that use this. It's a unique instrument for sure.
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Today is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day.

Examples of "uncommon instruments" include anything from Spoons to the Wheelharp to the Singing Ringing Tree, and more!
(there's probably more instruments out there that we DON'T know than we DO know)

Although our RealTracks collection doesn't include many 'uncommon instruments', we do offer some pretty unique choices!

On top of the usual varieties we offer for Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass, Tuba, Trumpet, Trombone, and more - our RealTracks library also offers a nice selection of Shakuhachi and Kalimba - there's even a Koto RealTrack included in Set 212!

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