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World Music

This is a first-time practice on instruments from around the world and some music terms for SK music appreciation class.
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sitar
a stringed instrument of India
bodhran
traditional Irish drum
tambour
French for "drum" ; Nigeria; western Europe marching bands
djembe
West African drum made of wood and goat skin
accordian
This instrument has a keyboard on one end and buttons on the other with a bellows in the middle. The musician moves the bellows in and out, causing air to flow across metal reeds. Associated with French music.
bouzouki
a Greek long-necked string instrument related to the mandolin
gamelan
a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
mandolin
a stringed instrument related to the lute, having 8 metal strings
pedal steel guitar
type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide and pedals and knee levers to change pitch. Popular in Hawaiian music.
suling
Indonesian bamboo flute played like a recorder
reong
two rows of metal pots turned upside down. played by 4 people in a Balinese gamelan orchestra
gambang
wooden xylophone with a box resonator, soft and delicate sound, played with 2 flexible mallets in parallel octaves; used in gamelan orchestra in Indonesia and Philippines
heterophony
texture which two or more voices elaborate the same melody
Lali
warrior dance from Cameroon
Peking opera
a Chinese musical art form that combines instruments, speaking, singing, acrobatics, martial arts, and pantomime
Veracruzan music
Mexican music played by harp and 3 different sized guitars
mariachi
a Mexican instrumental ensemble consisting of violins, trumpets, and guitars
Confucianism
the teachings of Confucius (China) emphasizing love for humanity and appreciation for music and the other arts