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Transcript of Foreign Instruments
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Instruments from Abroad
compiled and organized by Judy Pirnia
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The Scottish bagpipe is thought to have developed from a Roman instrument used for outdoor communication, much like a town crier.
There are many myths about historical use and persecution of pipers.
The koto was brought to Japan from China, but developed into a unique instrument over time.
The koto was an exclusive imperial instrument for an extended time.
Source: Wanczura, D. (n.d.) The Japanese koto. retrieved from www.artelino.com
The djembe originated in West Africa and has become widely used in West African countries like Mali, Senegal, and Guinea.
The djembe can produce different sounds by striking it with different parts of the hand or on different parts of the drum head.
The sitar is an ancient instrument whose origin has been lost to history.
There are three types of sitar that differ in number of strings. The most common is the kharaj pancham with nine strings total.
Source: Banerjee, I. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.carbonsitars.com/
The digeridoo is an instrument of the native, or aboriginal people of Australia.
Today the digeridoo is sometimes played for fun, but traditionally is a ceremonial instrument or used to communicate over long distances.
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