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Re: Norwich Festival of Live Looping
No, but I used to pluck the strings a lot. an e-bow
relies a LOT on the electromagnetic field generated in
the pickup. Piano's don't have
pickups(normally)especially magnetic. But you can bet
your bottom dollar as soon as I fire this message, I'm
going to get out my e-bow and try.
--- andy butler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Stephen Goodman wrote:
> > Has anyone here E-BOWED a piano? I've got a
> really old upright here,
> > I'm shocked that I hadn't made this connection
> before though. Metal
> > wires, e-bow. Sigh, must be stress.
> > Anyone done it?
> I've seen percussionist Gino Robair do it.
> Wasn't actually all that impressive placed against
> some of the other wonderful sounds he made.
> a good trick ( when you get inside that piano) is to
> one of the hammers and bow it along the length of
> the string.
> Amazing whale sounds, esp with the sustain ped down.
> andy butler
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