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    The medieval ‘Shame Flute’ was used to punish bad musicians in the Middle Ages


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    And thus starts a thread for suggesting candidates for this device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
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    Nowadays a Shame Soprano Sax would be more appropriate.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if its main purpose was to punish and intimidate non-Guildsmen, i.e. people busking, or playing music professionally, without membership in the local Pipers' Guild, or Violists' Guild, or whatever-instrument Guild. Every job was very regulated back then, and the easier it was, the more heavily it was regulated and the more ferociously those regulations were enforced. Officially, this was to maintain quality. In fact, it was to prevent competition, and to provide a secure living for every Guild member; membership was a family trade, and most members were the sons or nephews of other members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Nowadays a Shame Soprano Sax would be more appropriate.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if its main purpose was to punish and intimidate non-Guildsmen, i.e. people busking, or playing music professionally, without membership in the local Pipers' Guild, or Violists' Guild, or whatever-instrument Guild. Every job was very regulated back then, and the easier it was, the more heavily it was regulated and the more ferociously those regulations were enforced. Officially, this was to maintain quality. In fact, it was to prevent competition, and to provide a secure living for every Guild member; membership was a family trade, and most members were the sons or nephews of other members.
    Sounds like the early Mellotron-players were candidate for the flute in the late 60's.

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    What was used to shame critics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frinspar View Post
    What was used to shame critics?
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    Ravi Shankar got slapped and yelled at by his teacher that he had weak fingers and played like a girl.
    Ravi admitted that he had to practise more, and tied his hair to a pillar so that he could practise 12 hours whithout falling asleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Ravi Shankar got slapped and yelled at by his teacher that he had weak fingers and played like a girl.
    And that was very typical of old-school guild teaching methods; your teacher was often your dad or uncle, and in those days such harshness was considered normal and necessary.

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    It didn't go down well with the 68'generation !

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