Virtual Class Trip The The Music Museum (Multicultural Instruments)
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Did you know that your class can take an amazing virtual field trip to an even more amazing museum that houses musical instruments from all over around the world. Discover a bowl that sings, a drum played by pouring water into it or an actual rattle made from the jawbone of a donkey or the toenails of goats.
To learn more, download this FREEBIE INFO PAGE FOR VIRTUAL CLASS TRIPS TO THE MUSIC MUSEUM that gives you all the details.
Meanwhile, here's a short list of some of the...
Agogo bells - metal percussion bells originating in West Africa
Appalachian dulcimer - a simple stringed instrument from the Southern United States
Bilma - unique rhythm sticks from Aboriginal Australian cultures, often used to accompany the didgeridoo
Bird water whistle - an indigenous whistle made of clay that sounds amazingly like a bird when drenched in water
Bullroarer - an instrument heard in Australian Aborginal cultures as well as in several Native American traditions
Castanets - a pair of wooden percussion instruments that were originally made from chestnuts
Cajita - wooden donation boxes used in churches, this little box instrument is part of the Afro-Peruvian musical traditions
Cajón Box Drum - originally an actual box or dresser drawer, this replaced the African drum for the enslaved people who were forcibly brought to the coast of Peru
Chapchas - a unique rattle made from the Andes made from the toenails of goats or sheep
Darbouka - a goblet shaped drum from the Middle East
Djembe - a classic African drum
Ghungroo - Indian ankle bells
Gourd Water Drum - a part of both African and indigenous Mexican cultures, this instrument uses water to amplify the sound of a gourd drum head floating on top of the water
Guiro - a percussion instrument played by scraping the ridges carved into a gourd, piece of wood or bone or some similar material
HAPI drum - an invented instrument that is played like an inverted steel drum
Juju Bean Rattles - a very loud rattle found in both Africa and Asia made of the dried shells of juju beans
Kokorico (or Binzasara) - percussion instrument thought to have been made from a tool to wash clothing
Maracas - matching sets of rattles made from gourds, plastic, wood or coconuts
Pu’ili - unique rhythm sticks fashioned from bamboo that can be used as part of hula dancing traditons
Quijada de burro - a rattle from Afro-Peruvian culture made from the actual jambone of a donkey or burro
Rainstick - made from fallen segments of a chola cactus, this favorite percussion instrument sounds remarkably like the rain
Steel drum - originally made from oil barrels, these metal drums are pounded to perfection to create not just percussion but actual musical tones
Tingsha - small metal cymbals strung together in pairs, played in the regions of Tibet and Northern India.
Shekere - a traditional instrument from Africa made from a dried gourd covered in a netting. The netting; called a skirt, is strung with beads, seeds or other objects that rattle and shake when the gourd is played.
Singing bowl - A large bowl, made from metal or crystal, played with a mallet to produce a loud sustained ringing tone that can be felt as well as heard
Spoons (American and Russian) actual spoons used as percussion instruments in both the USA (metal spoons) and Russia and Ukraine (wooden spoons)
Turtle Shell Rattle - a beautiful Native American rattle made from the shell of a turtle
Talking drum - a “vocalizing” drum, used in the communication between tribes in Africa
Tongue rattle - a wooden rattle from Uganda, often decorated with beautiful carving.
Washboard - an actual washboard played as part of American cajun and creole music.
Zampoñas - pan flutes heard in the traditional music of the Andes of South America
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