Popular Traditional Music Instruments of Different Countries

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Enanga: Movable rings get the perfect sound on enanga, which are placed just beneath the tuning pegs. Strings vibrate against the rings and a buzzing sound is produced. This sound is even heard on some lyres & sansa. Strings on the instrument are basically arranged in a progressive manner from high to the low note. 1St , 2nd and 3rd strings from the octaves with n 6th, 7th and 8th strings respectively. Nowadays, the instrument is known as adungu and used widely in Protestant and Catholic rural churches.

Engalabi: Traditional Fumbo has a reptile skin nailed to wood. But the Uganda government because of the environmental reasons has discouraged this specific practice for long. This musical instrument from Buganda that is played in the music theatres plays a vital role in ceremony known as Okwabya olumbe. It is the installation of successor to deceased, thus the great saying in…

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Accordions Are Making a Comeback

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accordions in IrelandDespite the fact that accordions are often considered as second-class musical instruments in the realm of mainstream music, they have made a huge comeback in the recent years in Ireland. In fact, the significance of accordions has been witnessed in popular works ranging from the albums of famous rock stars to the productions of Cirque du Soleil.

Whenever the term ‘accordion’ is pronounced, the picture of a squeezebox with reeds, bellows, buttons and two sides boxes for contracting and expanding the bellows comes to the average mind. But most people might still be unaware of the different types of accordions in Ireland such as diatonic, chromatic, piano, Paolo Soprani, etc. that have been developed over a span of several years in order to suit specific types of Irish music. A squeezebox usually works due to the air flowing over its reeds when the bellows are pulled in and out –…

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