Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen Ed. #6


Thirteen Musical Instruments I Have Laying Around:
  1. Piano
  2. Acoustic Guitar
  3. Flute
  4. Bass Guitar - complete with broken G string....
  5. Recorder - I've had this since grade four....
  6. Maracas from Mexico
  7. Kulintang - a Filipino instrument comprised of a series of gongs, akin to a xylophone....
  8. Harmonica
  9. Bunkaka - another Filipino instrument... made of bamboo, when hit against your palm, it will make a "boing" "boing" type of sound....
  10. Bamboo Flute - a variation of the recorder I guess....
  11. Alto Saxophone Reed - okay, this isn't a complete instrument, it goes into the mouthpiece of the sax. I used to play alto sax as a secondary instrument in high school. I never got a sax of my own, but I kept my reed....
  12. A Steel Drum from Grenada - just a miniature.... it makes a clanging sound when you hit it though ....
  13. Nermal's Bell - probably one of my favourites. It's music to my ears when I come home after a long day, and I hear it speeding to the door to greet me... Happy Thirteening Thirteeners!
Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

I love Aruba I love Greenland I love Lesotho I love Burundi
TECHNORATI TAGS: , ,

42 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Happy TT!

I hope you fix that poor bass's G string (oh, my. I just realized how that sounds...) before its neck warps.

Wow. This REALLY sounds bad. I'd better cut it off before it gets worse... *wink*

Angelo said...

Susan helene Gottfried: LOL! Happy T13!

Janet said...

such a musical household!

Angelo said...

Janet: yup dats tru... wish I could visit your T13 too, but I can't seem to find your link?... Happy T13!

JohnH985 said...

I wish I could play a musical instrument.

My 13 are up now.

Rose said...

You just have these things laying around? lol Wow! Happy Thursday.

marianne said...

What beautiful instruments - it must sound lovely at your house! I really like the the last one though! :)

my 2 cents said...

Wow, lots of instruments there! I took piano and flute when I was younger. And recorder in school

Gattina said...

Gee ! you can open a shop !! Lol !

suki said...

That's a whole lot of different instruments. Can you play everything? :)

amy said...

Lovely Piano..thats going to bring a lot of happy memories..happy thursday

Silver said...

You have a piano lying around? O.o! Happy TT:)

Incog & Nito said...

Nice instruments. Happy T13

Angelo de los Angeles said...

John985: Hey it's never too late to start... I only started playing guitar in 2000. Happy T13!

Rose: Ya, unfortunately they get played less frequently nowadays. Happy T13!

Marriane: Thanks! I love the last one too :) Happy T13!

My 2cents: Hey me too :) Happy T13!

Gattina: hehe, ya I probably should :) Happy T13!

Suki: play everything...yes! play everything well?...that's another story :) Happy T13!

Amy: you're so right Amy :) Happy T13!

Silver: ya, it just lies there waiting for its ivories to be tickled :) Happy T13!

Incog&Nito:> Thanks! Happy T13!

Amanda said...

A musical household! Great! I learned a little bit of piano when I was younger and my hubby (He's an Angelo too) is learning the guitar now! He just purchased an Alhambra Classical guitar yesterday! Great list!

Leah said...

Wow, so you are musically inclined. That is nice. Maybe one day, I'll be hearing you play one or two of these.

niceheart said...

Wow! You play all of them? That's impressive. My 17-year old son plays the flute and the alto sax. He wants to be a jazz flutist. My 12-year just started playing the trombone. They've also both played the recorder from grade 4 to 6.

Sparky Duck said...

my goodness, thats alot of stuff just lying around! :)

Crystal said...

Wow, that is a lot of music.If you ever run out of room and want to unload the piano somewhere.....

Charlotte said...

Such wonderful instruments! Happy TT

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Amanda: That's great for Angelo :) Guitar is awesome and now he can serenade you ;) Happy Thursday!

Leah: Hey ya, alright, although I'm shy with my music... I play coz it's very meditative and relaxing :) Happy T13!

Niceheart: Oh I'm glad to hear about your kids! I made a lot of great friends through music when I was their age. I found it a natural transition from flute to alto sax as the fingering is almost exactly the same... I'm glad your son plays both... and I'm glad to hear his interest in jazz flute, that's awesome! Oh and trombone is really fun to play, your 12 y.o. made a great choice :) You've made me feel nostalgic for the days when music was such a big part of my life... kudos to you and your kids! Happy Thursday :)

Sparky Duck: Ya you're right! I should play with them a bit more often huh? happy Thursday!

Crystal: hehe, I don't think I could part with it... it was a gift from my Godmother when I was much younger :)

Gina said...

Wow,versatile Angelo! I could play a little bit of acoustic guitar and will maybe invest on 1 this year. =) Happy Thirteening ! Mine is up ,too.

Gina said...

Angelo, thanks for pointing out #3 ha! I changed it as soon as I read your comment =). Nagkahalo-halo na nga utak ko. Tenk yu!

Frances said...

The Filipino instruments look fascinating.
And I love number 13.
Thanks for sharing,
Frances

Caylynn said...

Very cool! Such lovely instruments. :) I still have my flute from playing it throughout school, and I used to play trumpet and piano, but I gave up piano because my fingers are too short to reach an octave!

I like #13 on your list. :)

Re: The Terry Fox Run - there's no "official" one in Munich, but we ran an "unofficial" one ourselves. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day! Dragonheart says "meow" to Nermal!

ghee said...

Nice post,Angelo!I love it!

I haven`t known about Bunkaka,it sounds weird but it looks good and native :)
You play Sax?thats cool! Can you play all of them?It`s awesome to know that you can play a guitar,too!Play a guitar to me and let me sing a song to you,hehe.

Hope my comment get through this time...

See you later,Angelo! ghee

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Wow, very cool.
I think the only instrument I own anymore is a keyboard.

Happy TT

Laurence said...

I really love your list !!! Les instruments de musique, c'est une vrai passion... :-)

Happy T13 ;-)

JO said...

So do you play all these instrument? All I know is the piano.

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Charlotte: Thank you, Happy T13!

Gina: No problem :) Ya Guitar is probably the best, it's very versatile and portable...Good luck on your test...

Fraces: Ya I was fascinated with them as well... there was a whole bunch more that I was not able to bring back with me. happy T13!

Caylynn: Really? that's too bad but I'm sure you can still play chopsticks :D

Ghee: the bunkaka's pretty cool eh? And ya, I used to play sax, but haven't had a chance to play in years.... the fingering is the same as the flute so I'm sure it would come back to me... the embrochure (the shape of you mouth and facial muscles that you develop with practice) would probably take some time to develop again though. Blogger sucks, I'm glad your comment finally worked!

Angela/SciFiChick: thanks, keyboards are cool! Happy T13!

Laurence: Salut! oui la musique est un grand passion pour moi :) Bon T13!

JO: yup, it's been a while for some of them, but it's like riding a bike.

tina said...

Wowww!! Dami musical instruments!!! Amazing. Not just a pet lover but someone who loves music as well. Nice

Wacky Mommy said...

Nermal is a great name.

dawn said...

that flute brought back memories - I used to play in high school.

Happy TT

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Hey, that flute needs some polishing! Do you play it?

Barbara said...

Sounds like you have musicians in your family. I love the piano. I play the piano - my husband, son, and one of my grandsons all play the guitars.

Check out my TT

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Tina: haha, pero I need to practice more :)

Wacky Mommy: Thanks, Nermal says thanks too :) Happy T13!

Dawn: That's great! Happy T13 :)

Janie Hickock Seiss, Esq.: ya it needs polishing, maybe if I played it more often I would polish it more often too.

Barbara: That's great! Piano and guitar are great instruments. Happy T13!

Cat said...

i want Nermal's silver bell. look my silver blog. The silver bell should be mine...T__T

Well, since i couldn't have it anyway, Nermal please keep it precious for its admirer.

And i made a cat flash thermometer for you. See the html code (Right Click me>>Save as...). it shows current temperature in Ontario.
Hope you would like it! :)

haze said...

OMG, so can play all those instruments?! You are gifted, I would like to play even one of these instruments but I guess someone needs patience and talent and I don't. I can be patient but having talent is a big question mark, poor me!

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Cat: Hey thanks Cat! I'm gonna check out the code right now. I like it alreaday :D

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Haze: I bet you could pick up a guitar and learn in a couple of sessions, the rest is just practice! If you know a few chords you can play a bunch of songs already. I admit piano, flute, and sax take a lot more time and patience... which is why I should probably pick them up again more often so I don't lose it! But harmonica and percussion instruments? anybody can play those, you just need a little bit of rhthym and you're pinoy so for sure you got some... music is in our blood ;) When they teach your kids to play the recorder(which is the same as a bamboo flute) at school get them to teach you, it's child's play :) They taught us in grade 4! So it's not a really big accomplishment to play a bunch of instruments trust me :)

Teena said...

Wow! All I have is a couple radios ;)

Mine's up too :)

Cat said...

See this thermoscat code maker(generator).
Just type Ontario, search and choose Ontario, CA for the city name,
you can customize the background color, like #E6E6E6, one of your favorite blog colors.
and then make your very own html code.

Click here to see what the cat thermometer looks like.
i guess some of your blog friends would like it. :)