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This Is Brilliant! July 11, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Music & Dance.
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I clicked on this without expecting much in the way of entertainment value:

Surprise!

Aah . . . that’s better!

What did you think about the sound of that Carrot Clarinet?

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1. Ann Koplow - July 11, 2014

Your spirit (and his) (and the carrot’s) really lighted my way, this morning. Thanks so much!

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

Glad you enjoyed. I got such a kick out of this.

2. colonialist - July 11, 2014

This gave us great entertainment! Much Better Half refused to believe that was the actual sound of it, but after watching the fingering etc I assured her it would be far too tricky to mime.
*snarl* He develops a better tone from a carrot than I do from my actual clarinet!

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

The sound was so mellow ~ I’ll never look at a carrot the same way again.

3. Don - July 11, 2014

Wow! and I thought carrots were only good for your eyes. Amazing Nancy.

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

The “think outside the box” mentality of this experiment really WOW’d me. I have NEVER looked at a carrot wondering if I could turn it into a tune machine.

4. NancyTex - July 11, 2014

That was amazing!

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

Watching him make the clarinet was fun and the sound astounded us with its rich tones.

Hmm . . . maybe I’ll look in our veggie crisper to see how I can repurpose an onion or the celery. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

NancyTex - July 11, 2014

Makes you wonder what made him even think of trying it in the first place. So cool that there are people out there whose minds think to create this stuff!

5. Silver in the Barn - July 11, 2014

Favorite bit: “Oh, I’m sorry, we’ve run out of time!” Hahaha. Love this so much!!!

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

Yes! He’s got real stage presence. When he started, I thought I might Fast Forward to hear him squeaky out a noise on an orange kazoo. Instead we stayed with him through the marking, measuring, drilling, and our ears applauded at the lovely sound.

6. Pix Under the Oaks - July 11, 2014

Amazing! The carrot clarinet sounded good and he was great. CH played the clarinet and the sax.. he loved the video too! Nancy we watched The Lunchbox yesterday afternoon…. “Auntie!!!!!”…. thoroughly enjoyed it. We would never have picked that movie had you not posted about it!

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

“Auntie!!!” ~ that was my favorite part. I can still hear her lovely lilting voice in my head. So glad you enjoyed it.

I played the clarinet for a short time (i.e., not long enough to be proficient) and my dad played the sax. Hearing him play this carrot clarinet was a treat ~ gorgeous tones.

Pix Under the Oaks - July 11, 2014

Yes, I remembered you saying that to me about “Auntie!!!”.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thought of you first time I heard it!

7. two engaging goldens - July 11, 2014

So clever and he plays very well too.

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

He does. I’m guessing he’s not a fly-by-carrot musician. And how clever to think of turning a carrot into a musical instrument.

Imagine what he could do with play-doh . . .

8. Jill Weatherholt - July 11, 2014

Wow! Maybe I should have played the carrot in grade school. I played the clarinet and was always very squeaky!

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

I played the clarinet too . . . SQUEAK!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

9. elizabeth2560 - July 11, 2014

I agree. Brilliant.

nrhatch - July 11, 2014

Clever idea . . . executed with panache.

10. Barbara - July 12, 2014

I started watching the video with the same expectations as you Nancy, only to be amazed at what he did – and the sound of that carrot was mellow and beautiful when he played. Amazing!
Wonder what made him think of using a carrot in the first place? Thank goodness for people who think outside the square!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

In all my years here, I never once considered turning a carrot into a clarinet ~ think of the money my parents could have saved by handing me a carrot instead of buying me a ready made clarinet. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

11. Three Well Beings - July 12, 2014

I love this! I am fascinated that anyone would think to give it a try in the first place. But it’s really quite cool!

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

I loved the sound ~ mellow, warm, deep, vibrant. When I closed my eyes, I forgot I was listening to a carrot.

12. kateshrewsday - July 12, 2014

Such a full, low tone from a carrot!! How’d have thought it? Thanks for this, Nancy, I have shared it all over the place ๐Ÿ™‚

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Glad it resonated with you, Kate. Maybe it could be a summer project for Felix or Maddie?

13. diannegray - July 12, 2014

This is brilliant and Linsey Pollak is an Aussie! YAY! I LOVE this, Nancy ๐Ÿ˜€

nrhatch - July 12, 2014

Glad you enjoyed. I loved his Aussie accent.

14. Behind the Story - July 13, 2014

Pretty good tone. He obviously was well acquainted with playing the clarinet. So, if a clarinet is a woodwind instrument, what do we call a carrot-net?

It sounds like several of us used to play the clarinet. A great instrument!

nrhatch - July 13, 2014

I played the clarinet for a year or so before switching to the guitar ~ better for accompaniment when I wanted to SING!

I’m not sure whether the carrot-net would be a woodwind or in a class by itself. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

15. jannatwrites - July 13, 2014

Carrots: not just for salad anymore. That was neat! Somehow I think it’s a lot more difficult to make than what he made it to be, but it was fun to watch ๐Ÿ™‚ (I played the clarinet for five years…)

nrhatch - July 13, 2014

With the right measurements and tools, it’s probably doable, but I don’t think it would sounds as good if I tried to play it.

I enjoyed the clarinet ~ especially great in a band. On my own, I prefer playing piano or guitar so I can sing along.

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