Music instruments

The following music instruments have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Digital piano, Roland HP 136

Image courtesy: xxx

Technical data
  • Voices: 4
  • Polyphony: 28
  • Number of keys: 88
  • Range: 7.5 octaves
Documents

pdf None

April 2000 (?)

Hans have had a number of plastic keyboards so far. Now is the time to get a real piano with weighted keys.

Good
  • Can be played without disturbing neigbours
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Bad
  • Xxxx
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Sound clip

Calung

calung

Technical data
  • Voices: 1
  • Polyphony: 8
  • Number of keys: 8
  • Range: 1 octave
Documents

pdf None

January 1998

The calung is an Inonesian instrument played by shaking the bambu rods. Hans buys the instrument in Jakarta during one of his business trips there.

hand playing calung

Good
  • Easy to play
  • No tuning is required
Bad
  • Limited tone range
  • Takes up quite a large space

End-of-life: In May 2009 the instrument is recycled due to limited space in the appartment.

Western concert flute, Yamaha YFL-211S
flute

Image courtesy: Yamaha

Technical data
  • Keys: Offset G
  • Range: 3.5 octaves
Documents

pdf None

April 1993

Hans is keen on learning to play the flute.

flute

Good
  • Compact travelling case
  • Beautiful tone
Bad
  • Difficult to play without disturbing neigbours
  • Xxxxx
Recorder, sopranino
Technical data
  • Range: sss
Documents

 

XX 1991

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Good
  • xxx
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Bad
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Synthesizer keyboard, Casiotone CT-410V
keyboard
Technical data
  • Range: 4 octaves (49 keys)
Documents

pdf, restricted Operation manual

December 1986

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keyboard

Good
  • xxx
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Bad
  • xxx
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Music synthesizer, home built
music synthesizer
Technical data
  • Range: X octaves
Documents

pdf Description

May 1976

Hans builds a music synthesizer as a kit from USA. The circuit board was bought from USA but the mechanical design was developed by Hans. The project was documented as a part of a special project in the high school Berzeliusskolan in Linköping.

Good
  • xxx
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Bad
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Electronic organ, home built
organ
Technical data
  • Chords: 7
  • Range: 1.4 octaves
Documents

 

December 1974

Hans builds an electronic organ with chord buttons like a guitar. The circuit digagram is taken from the magazine Radio och Television. The piano keys are taken from a childrens piano.

organ and piano

Good
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Bad
  • xxx
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Recorder, alto
Technical data
  • Range: sss
Documents

 

XX 1970

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Good
  • xxx
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Bad
  • xxx
  • Xxxxx
Recorder, sopran
Technical data
  • Range: sss
Documents

 

XX 1967

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Good
  • xxx
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Bad
  • xxx
  • Xxxxx
Zither, home built
zither
Technical data
  • Range: 1 octave, 8 tones
Documents

 

XX 196x

Hans father sture helps Hans to build a small zither with steel strings.

Good
  • Easy to play
  • Beautiful instrument, and Hans' first instrument
Bad
  • Requires frequent tuning
  • Only full notes can be played