Cyndi Lauper...Who knew?

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Cyndi Lauper...Who knew?

Postby bosco » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQyNjN_y ... rch=lauper

Very interesting. Unfortunately the electric 12 string takes up a lot of sonic space but there's an interlude toward the end where you can hear her lap playing. Not quite sure what the intsrument would be classified as.

Her singing is still awesome...she hasn't lost a thing!
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Postby ricochet » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:06 pm

That's a dulcimer.

First stringed instrument I ever played. Elecktrablue has recently gotten into those, too. White Wolf builds electric ones.
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Postby boogiechillun85 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:21 pm

I think I liked that better than her original.

But jeez, dulcimer always looks like such an awkward instrument..
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Postby cj440 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:24 pm

Funny how a different presentation will make us look at a performer differently.

I'm 41 old enough to have seen her in her old band Blue Angel in NJ in the late 70's-early 80's .

Haven't seen her in awhile, never realized how much she looks like my wife, except with red hair, hadda show the wife,..the resemblance is uncanny,...Cyndi has a voice like no one else, and she has never been afraid to re-invent herself, I've always liked that about her.

and she's still adorable. I also like the dulcimer, adds a medieval elegance.
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Postby ricochet » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:09 pm

A dulcimer, awkward?! That's the easiest stringed instrument to play.

I recall back in the '80s seeing her play a soprano recorder on a video, too.
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Postby j_benz222 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:13 pm

wow..amazing performance.

its crazy what the internet does for music, and thank god for youtube, without it there would be so many performances i'd wouldnt know existed.
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Postby Elecktrablue » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:34 pm

Mountain Dulcimer is a piece of cake!! I absolutely love mine! I've had it a little over two weeks now. It was a little awkward at the first, but it didn't take long to get comfortable with it. I can't sit the way Cyndi does, though. Not yet, anyway. I'm most comfortable sitting cross legged with it in my lap. If I try to play the way Cyndi does in the video, I start to "tip" when I go to fret something at the first or second fret. Other than that, no problem at all. I had only had mine home about half an hour when I had worked up a fairly decent arrangement of "Norwegian Wood" with intro, fills and outro. I think that took me about a week when I first started playing guitar! :D I highly recommend mountain dulcimer to anyone wanting to add a little texture to their music! :D

And, about Cyndi.........
http://www.cyndilauper.com/bio.php The dulcimer part comes in around paragraph 9. (But the rest of it's pretty interesting, too!) :D


EDIT: Check these out...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqmT2rXF ... h=dulcimer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDPbM7Br ... h=dulcimer


EDIT #2: Hey Ricochet (or anyone else who might know!), I was just watching the video again and this time actually paid attention to the guy at the right. What is that he's playing? It sort of looks like a dulcitar, but he fingerpicks and also plays it with a bow. Could it be from the bowed psaltery family? Interesting looking instrument! It's got to be a bass of some sort.
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Postby grady » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:22 am

I always liked Cyndi Lauper.

There's a LOT more to her than a little "She-Bop"
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Postby ricochet » Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:24 am

I haven't watched the whole video yet. Sounds like an interesting instrument.
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Postby zhyla » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:02 am

That was nice. What's with the guy bowing that bass-looking thing? The sound quality isn't good enough to really hear what's going on there.
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Postby 1dustyeod » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:49 pm

She recruited a friend to help with production and to play guitar on some of her stuff too. Who is that man you ask? Rick Derringer.

Rick Rules......

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Postby ricochet » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:24 pm

I couldn't ever get the video to load yesterday or today. Net's running slow here.
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Postby maxx england » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:38 am

ricochet wrote:I couldn't ever get the video to load yesterday or today. Net's running slow here.


Same with me.
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Postby jellyroll baker » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:55 am

It's nice top be given the opporutnity to look past your pre-conceptions and re-examine an artist. I think that I can now finally understand what Miles heard in that melody.
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Postby j_benz222 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:40 pm

a great instrument!
lets hope it stays relatively 'un-popular' so that those who play it make it sound that much more magical. Like Cyndi.


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