When one piccolo isn't enough

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When one piccolo isn't enough

Post by Morne » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:59 pm

In the world of the Russian Garmon there are a couple of tunings/timbres that involve two sets of piccolo reeds. These include combinations like LHH, LMHH, MMHH which are absent in the Western tradition. I don't know if there are some underground diatonic scenes where players/builders experiment with such tunings, but at least in the PA and CBA worlds this doesn't exist (as far as I know).

Here is a (Google Translated) page with a few snippets of such tunings:
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... t=&act=url

And here is a longer clip of an MMHH garmon (which also includes a high reed in the bass):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y25SlNW1F4Y

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