|Phil Neuman with a "serpent". Its length produces a deep note, and its curves make it easier to handle.|
|Phil Neuman with a "tartold", a carnival instrument in a fanciful shape.|
They conceal a spiral of brass tubing 8 feet long, and some were
contrived to have tongues that wiggled as they were played.
|Gayle Neuman plays the rackett. This ingenious instrument has nine |
separate bores which loop together to create one continuous tube. This
makes a much lower pitch than one would expect from so short an instrument.