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This is bugging me. Isn't there another name for a mute that is used to change the sound on musical instruments?

I'm looking on google and not coming up with the name. I swear this is another name for this plunger device thingy. Anyone know what I'm talking about???

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jeanclaudia

Asked by jeanclaudia at 10:13 PM on Dec. 30, 2012 in Just for Fun

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  • Not a clue Jean.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:16 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • you mean like play softly?
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 10:17 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_(music) <<< lists all the instuments and what to use to mute them... does this help?? 
    The thing for a trumpet is infact called a "Trumpet Plunger" or "Trumpet Plunger Mute"  though 

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:22 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • I know what you are referring to.. I thought they were just called "mutes" and didn't realize they had special names, though.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 10:28 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • I must be wrong...I could have sworn there was another word for it.
    jeanclaudia

    Comment by jeanclaudia (original poster) at 10:33 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • damper?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:45 PM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • resonators, mufflers, silencers or mute are common sound altering components.
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 12:00 AM on Dec. 31, 2012

  • THIS is for a piano
    Piano pedals are foot-operated levers at the base of a piano which change the instrument's sound in various ways. Modern pianos usually have three pedals, from left to right, the soft pedal (or una corda), the sostenuto pedal (mainly found in American-made grands), and the sustaining pedal (or damper pedal). Some pianos omit the sostenuto pedal, or have a middle pedal with a different purpose such as a muting function also known as silent piano.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:58 AM on Dec. 31, 2012

  • STFU?
    luvs2bamom798

    Answer by luvs2bamom798 at 1:11 AM on Dec. 31, 2012

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