Thread: Hurdy Gurdy
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:49 PM
Wade Hampton Wade Hampton is offline
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A couple of points:

First, the video stopped about three quarters of the way through, so I canít be certain that the sound of the hurdy gurdy wasnít recorded at the very end, but for what I did see, the music playing was some generic triumphal music not played on the hurdy gurdy at all. What does that tell you when theyíre trying to convince you to join in on a Kickstarter campaign to put a musical instrument into production when they wonít let you listen to the music it produces?

My second point is that this 3D printed version of a hurdy gurdy, cool as it may be, is not a full-sized hurdy gurdy: itís closer to half size, three quarter size at most. Which might be cool in a certain way, but it makes me question how functional the resulting instrument will actually be.

In other words, this is kind of an intriguing gizmo, but it seems more like an exercise in what you can make with a 3D printer than a viable musical instrument that you could play on even a semi-professional level.

Hope that makes sense.

Wade Hampton Miller
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