Many Cordilerra Highlanders play gongs, bamboo buzzers, hand drums and jaw harps. Some indigenous people in the Cordilerra provinces of the Philippines also play lutes and flutes.Continue Reading
Cordilerra Highlanders play many types of gong-like percussion instruments. They hit these gongs with sticks or with their hands. They also play the sulibao, which is a hand drum used to accompany other instruments and to help keep players on tempo. This type of hand drum has a long body and resembles a tobacco stick. Cordilerra Highlanders use percussion instruments like gongs during peace pact gatherings and other ceremonies, like marriages and feasts.
Another instrument that they use is the tongatong, which is a bamboo instrument played by stomping on its closed end. Some play two at the same time, acting as their own accompaniment. The bungkaka, or balingbing, is another bamboo instrument they use. This instrument produces a buzzing sound when it is hit. Many play this instrument to ward off evil spirits.
The kubing, paldong and tongali are three types of wind instruments played in the Cordilerra Highlands. The kubing is a bamboo jaw harp played much like an oboe. This instrument is used in mating and courtship rituals. The paldong is a bamboo flute with four holes, and covering and uncovering the holes produces different sounds. The tongali is a bamboo nose flute. Players hold the instrument to their noses and blow into the opening, creating a shrill sound.Learn more about Musical Instruments
A basic drum beat consists of three parts of the drums: the bass, hi-hat and snare. It is played in 4/4 timing, which means that it repeats every four beats.Full Answer >
Some sites that sell used drums include GuitarCenter.com, eBay.com and Craigslist.org. These sites allow users to shop for both complete kits and individual drum parts.Full Answer >
Some musical instrument craft ideas include using recycled cardboard to make guitars, drums and horns. It is quick and easy to make shakers and maracas out of pebbles and repurposed plastic or soda cans.Full Answer >
Although normally considered guitar music, Bachata also utilizes maracas, claves, gourd scrapers, marimbas and bongo drums. In the early days, an accordion sometimes substituted for a guitar, especially when merengue and other dance music was the theme of the evening. The 1960s saw the popularization of Bachata music, as romantic guitar music dominated the charts in South America.Full Answer >