[LMB] The Law on Barrayar

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Dec 2 20:53:08 GMT 2014


On Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:28:25 -0500, Sylvia McIvers
<sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>Granted that the xylophone is percussion, but its really a precision
>instrument. 

Compared to a drum?  Certainly. Compared to a violin? Not so much.

>Cymblas and marakas are more forgiving of mistakes. Bells are
>also quite complex to make properly, if not to play. (Unless you're
>Sabriel, in which case playing the bells correctly is a matter of life and
>Death...)

If you have the facilities for cannon, you have the facilities for
bells... 

It's an *old* technology- goes back to around 2,000 BCE.
-- 

Marc

The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.  - Assyrian proverb


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