#1
hey guys, sorry if this is the wrong place, but i got kind of a weird instrument situation, i got this instrument from an island called fiji

well this instrument is a two stringed instument thats sort of looks like typewritter

its called a madline(it sounds sorta sounds/looks like that weird instrument incubus uses in the song anna molly), sort of like a marxophone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p93XOlLoFws(in the begining of the song around :14)

well im wondering how should i tune the two strings so they'd "fit in" with basses/guitar's and what not

thank you haha
Last edited by slumdog at Sep 7, 2009,
#2
you went to fiji!? damn lucky you. I wont answer your question because of that.
Sorryz for me bad engrish.

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#4
"an island called Fiji"
You make it sound so foreign. Like no-one knows about it.. an unexplored land.. far far away..
For me it's just a couple of hours flight away.

I tried googling... Do you know if it has any other name?

here are some other asian 2 stringed instruments that have a lot more information about them. I'd say experiment with their tunings until you find out about your instrument.

Erhu
Jing-Hu
Morin Khur (Ma-Tou-Qin)
Last edited by mdwallin at Sep 7, 2009,
#5
Describe your instrument better? Can you stop the strings to change their pitch? If so, is it fretted? If so is it diatonic or chromatic?
#6
Well I know for a fact that the Marxophone is tuned to a diatonic major scale.. You should post some pictures up. I want one of these things!
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#7
Quote by mdwallin
"an island called Fiji"
You make it sound so foreign. Like no-one knows about it.. an unexplored land.. far far away..
For me it's just a couple of hours flight away.


Well, i didnt know about it. And congratulations with living close to fiji, i live a hour away from an island called Great Britain. Am i cool now?
#8
1. haha sorry i didnt mean to make it seem like nobody knows about it, most people i talk to in american have no idea what a fiji is haha

2. and you can alter the pitches by pressing on the the typewritter like buttons

and i cant seento google it, and find a result

ill post a few pics to show you guys later on today, haha, i just woke up

thanks!