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African music Presented by Jacob Maharg, Aaron Malzard and Max Pill.
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djembe A djembe is a member of the membranophone family of musical instruments. Traditionally crafted djembe drums are carved in one single piece from hollowed out hardwood trees. The djembe is said to contain three spirits: the spirit of the tree, the spirit of the animal of which the drum head is made, and the spirit of the instrument maker. Djembe.ogg
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Mbira The mbira dzavadzimu is constructed from 22 to 28 strips of cold or hot forged metal of differnet lengths fixed to a hardwood gwariva or soundboard. The right little finger is placed in the hole in the bottom-right of the soundboard, the middle and ring fingers are placed behind the instrument. This leaves the right thumb and index finger free to play the keys. The mbira is often placed inside a deze, a large resonator made from a calabash, to amplify its sound.
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Lyre A classical lyre has a hollow body or sound-chest (also known as soundbox or resonator). The number of strings on the classical lyre varied at different epochs,
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course MUSIC 378 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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