What's the name of that musical instrument from Death to Smoochy?

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  1. Matt Pelham

    Matt Pelham Screenwriter

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    It's the instrument being played right at the beginning of Smoochy's song (Where can ya go where the sky is blue...etc.)

    It's extremely twangy and unique sounding, and I think it's a small instrument that's played around the facial area. Does anyone know what this is called or where I can purchase one?
     
  2. BrianShort

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    A mouth harp?
     
  3. Zane Charron

    Zane Charron Second Unit

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    I haven't seen the film, but what you probably saw was a mouth harp, also known as a jew's harp. You should be able to buy them at most music stores, near the harmonicas and such. I fooled around with one for a while, and I'll tell you that they are pretty tricky. Fun though. Great to be able to pull one out at a party and twang away.
    Here are a couple of interesting pages:
    http://site.zeelandnet.nl/paclax/jewsharp
    http://www.jewsharpguild.org/history.html
     
  4. Matt Pelham

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    heard, not saw!

    EDIT: yup, that's it, thanks for the info.
     

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