A version made out of a hollow cactus can now be found at virtually every "New Age" or "nature" store, where they're sold for meditative use or, conversely, for kids to drive their parents crazy.
Notes are surprisingly informative. A common technique is for two players to play alternate notes of the melody to allow for quicker passages and, more importantly, great stereo I utilized this effect for the opening vamp. About half the music is original, either written by band members or Cleveland musician "Rockin" Ray Miller.
The rest of the repertoire consists of chotes schottisches and mazurkas which I found less compelling. Overall, the material ranges from manic to sweetly charming. Surely readers will have their own choices, and to be honest, one reason we did this was in the hopes of starting an old-fashioned holiday dinner-table-style argument comments, please.
A [; revised ] [Vendor: Even Lawrence Welk is represented, and he sounds great. Essay on mariachi music arrangements are understated but excellent.
For simplicity's sake, you could call the band's sound Slovenian -- both because of Don's heritage and because Don's award-winning accordion playing is featured on most of the songs. I first heard "A bisserl Woodstock," a takeoff on "Hey Joe," on polkaheaven but it took a few months to track it to this CD.
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Flaco joins in duets with a variety of singers and plays button accordion throughout. Liner notes don't explain anything about the songs or say what instruments were used. Made from cane, with tubes of various lengths tied together in one or two rows to form a scale, they are played just like an empty bottle, blowing across the mouth of the tube.
Performances, production and packaging are all major-label quality. Violin music came to value a smoothness that fiddling, with its dance-driven clear beat, did not always follow. I love almost every tune, but two stand above the others: Finntroll is a folk metal band founded in Finland in Most of the singing is quite nice, though the notes don't say who sang lead on which song.
Made from cane, with tubes of various lengths tied together in one or two rows to form a scale, they are played just like an empty bottle, blowing across the mouth of the tube. It superficially resembles our American twelve-string guitar on Volume I of the CDand is, in fact, tuned almost exactly the same, except that it's an octave lower.
LynnMarie markets herself as a mainstream artist, but this is the best "alternative" polka album I've heard yet. CD has no liner notes.
My only complaint is the limited dynamic range of the album -- everything is pretty much bouncy mid-tempo fare. If that makes you a little squeamish, you can buy a modern charango, which is carved out of wood both types are featured here. Sure, there are no liner notes and it sounds like the vocals were recorded in a wash tub, but the album is so cheerful that I keep listening to it over and over.
Today's instruments might include saxophones, banjos, accordions, violins, bass violins, and glockenspiel no brass instruments are allowed.
A three stringed double bass variant is also used. Where most self-produced albums are amateurish, this one is well engineered, mixed and mastered. The band members were a wickedly talented bunch: Everything is major-label quality including the liner notes.Connect.
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