Is a phone a legitimate instrument?

  • dyfrin
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Post 3+ Months Ago

With Ocarina I was going to play something in a duet. I transposed the notes to the marking, and messed with the key until I got the right one.

Now some people are commenting that isn't a real instrument.

Do you agree?

(BTW I put it in airplane mode so it doesn't get a call/text while playing).
  • digitalMedia
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think the only true test is whether or not you can make the music you want to make. After reading about the product, I don't see how it's that different from my family's digital piano, other than how you interface with it. Also, if you've ever seen Stomp...yeah.

It may not be a traditional instrument, but it's not like you're sequencing pre-existing wave files, or something.
  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It's an instrument like a robotic arm is a factory worker.

If people want to knit-pick, humans originally created musical instruments to imitate the sounds around them in sequence. Your phone is simply a modern version of doing the same thing.

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