Right, so this isn’t a new track, it’s a picture. And a slightly artistic one at that, in the sense that it’s a photo-manipulated picture. Not much, though.
I bought a guitar yesterday. And today I wanted to see how it looked lying next to all of my other instruments. I have used the perspective tool in GIMP to create an orthographic projection (or at least the closest I could get), which makes it … well, some would say easier, others wouldn’t … to compare the instruments by size. However, don’t let yourself be fooled by the fact that the violin is lying horizontal and the guitar vertical. The guitar has almost twice the length. The recorder (flute) on the far left doesn’t really work, but I like its looks, and it can be used for some effects. But that requires heavy amplification. In case you’re wondering what the Moog instrument is, it’s a theremin. Go look it up on Wikipedia or summat.
One of the things that keeps shocking me, despite the fact that I have seen it so many times, is the size of the alto saxophone. It’s really small. It is almost as small as the flute, djembe, and violin, which are instruments I consider small. But I tend to consider the alto saxophone a medium sized instrument, inarguably due to its tonal range and timbre. Of course, now I’m just comparing the instruments by height which is by no means fair because the alto saxophone is curved. And if it were to be straightened out, it would be as long as the guitar, which justifies its deeper pitch (fortunately). But from a purely visual perspective, it really doesn’t appear very big to me.