Discover Prompt: Instrument

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When I was a child, I was given a record about the different musical instruments in an orchestra. I didn’t have a lot of other records and I found this fascinating so I listen to it a lot. I became pretty good at identifying the instruments as I heard them play.

These memories have stayed with me my whole life and I still can tell which instrument is being played just by the sound. I have a strange ability of telling the difference in sounds and can also identify a person, such as an actor in a movie, simply by the sound of their voice.

I tend to like orchestral pieces that isolate the different instruments… such as this one done recently by an orchestra in the UK while in isolation.

And this classic flash mob rendition of Ravel’s Bolero

7 thoughts on “Discover Prompt: Instrument

  1. The flash mob Bolero is amazing! I love that piece, and can’t ever hear it without recalling that amazing Torville and Dean routine at the Olympics – must have been 1984. Wow! A long time ago – seems like last week!

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    1. As hokey as it sounds, I first heard Bolero in the movie “10”. Of course, they didn’t play the whole thing so I went to the library to borrow the record. It’s been a favorite of mine ever since.

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