Play ALL The Instruments! (RPM Challenge 2012)

by Reverse Polish Notation (Betty Widerski)

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RPM Challenge 2012 album

This year's self-challenge was to create tracks with all of the instruments I've collected but don't normally use, including "normal" ones plus oddities - 19 different instruments in all!

All tracks recorded live (no MIDI) by Betty Widerski, performing on these instruments:

Bliptronic 5000
Stylophone
toy electric keyboard
kalimba
Loog Guitar (loogguitars.com)
soprano recorder (from Sears, circa 1966)
folk harp (made by the father of a leathersmith selling it at an SF convention in 1996)
electronic drum kit
electric bass
melodica
mandolin
glockenspiel
electric piano
dumbek (hand-played and with brushes)
pennywhistle
parlor guitar
LP metal shaker tube
human whistling

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released 29 February 2012

Album artwork:

- "X all the Y" meme cartoon originally by hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html

- background stock image © Can Stock Photo Inc. / bigredlynx

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Reverse Polish Notation (Betty Widerski) Boston, Massachusetts

Reverse Polish Notation showcases violinist/violist Betty Widerski's original instrumental compositions as she improvises over her own multivoiced accompaniments, generated live via a looping pedal. Her creatively impromptu solo performance has been described as soothing, hypnotic & fascinating. Betty also composes instrumental & vocal pieces, as well as string arrangements for others' songs. ... more

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