classification_of_african_musical_instruments

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Unformatted text preview: CLASSIFICATION OF AFRICAN MUSIC INSTRUMENTS. GRADE 9 MUNALI GIRLS BY EVERISTO LUUNGA 10TH APRIL 2008. CLASSES CLASSES CHORDOPHONES IDIOPHONES MEMBRANOPHONES AEROPHONES WHERE SUCH INSTRUMENTS WHERE SUCH INSTRUMENTS ARE USED • ALL THESE INSTRUMENTS ARE USED IN • • VILLAGES AS WELL AS IN TOWNS BY BANDS. THE FUSION OF AFRICAN INSTRUMENTS AND WESTERN INSTRUMENTS PRODUCES A RICH SOUND. SUCH SOUND IS VERY SOOTHING AND IN MOST CASES MAKE PEOPLE CLOSER TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM. CHORDOPHONES INSTRUMENTS WHICH PRODUCE SOUND BY USING CHORDS EXAMPLES: BANJO, BABATONE, KALUMBU ETC. • CHORDOPHONES ARE PLAYED FOR ENTERTAINMENT ESPECIALLY DURING CONCERTS, WEDDINGS, CHURCH SERVICES, ETC. • SUCH INSTRUMENTS ARE USED MORE IN RURAL AREAS THAN IN URBAN IDIOPHONES. IDIOPHONES. INSTRUMENTS WHICH PRODUCES SOUND BY THEMSELVES. IDIO MEANS ITSELF. EXAMPLES: SHAKERS, INSOMBO, CHISEKESE ETC. • IDOPHONES ARE WELL DESIGNED BY THE • • PEOPLE OF WESTERN PROVINCE IN ZAMBIA SUCH INSTRUMENTS LOOK LIKE KEYBOARDS AND THE QUALITY OF SOUND IS VERY GOOD SUCH INSTRUMENTS ARE USED IN DANCES LIKE SIYOMBOKA AND DURING TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES. MEMBRANOPHONES INSTRUMENTS WHICH PRODUCE SOUND BY BEATING OR SCRATCHING SKINS WHICH COVERS THEM. EXAMPLES: NAMALWA, ITUMBA, SENSELE, ICIBITIKU, MBALULE ETC. • MEMBRANOPHONES ARE VERY COMMON IN • VILLAGES AS COMPARED TO TOWNS. APART FROM PLAYING FOR ENTERTAINMENT THEY ARE ALSO USED FOR INFORMING PEOPLE ABOUT EVENTS. – FOR INSTANCE IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE, WHEN YOU HEAR A LOT OF DRUMS BEING PLAYED, JUST KNOW THAT WHERE THE DRUMS ARE BEING BEATEN THERE IS BEER. – IN CONTRAST TO NORTHEN PROVINCE BEATING DRUMS MEANS THERE IS A FUNERAL. AEROPHONES AEROPHONES • INSTRUMENTS • WHICH PRODUCE SOUND BY BLOWING AIR INTO THEM. EXAMPLES: PINTO, NYEELE, UMUTOLILO ETC. • AEROPHONES ARE MORE USED BY THE • • TONGA OF SOUTHERN PROVINCE IN ZAMBIA. THEY USE SUCH INSTRUMENTS IN COMMUNICATING WITH THEIR ANIMALS. IF COWS HAVE GONE MISSING THE BLOWING OF SUCH ONE INSTRUMENT WILL MAKE THE COWS LOCATE WHERE THE SOUND IS COMING AND BE DISCOVERED ...
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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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