Ancient Instruments & Music

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  1. skinny

    skinny Antediluvian

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    Here's an extended version of Rainbow Voice from the same film, featuring a male virtuoso this time.
    WARNING: If you are listening through headphones, take care - the harmonics are quite piercing at times.


    Another awesome piece featured in the Baraka soundtrack. This one (by the original artist?) without Stearns' added atmospherics. I love the taiko drum beat at the end of Stearns' version, but this is more plaintive.

    Is it a sitar?

    Nope - violin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Subramaniam
     
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    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    There was a discussion re overtone or throat singing on another thread. Can't remember which one now but oldrover & me were attempting it. There's 'how to' vids on youtube. I've found I can get overtones emerging & although they're not very loud they're definitely there.

    The best ones imo are the mongolian ones. Some of the whistling flute-like overtones they get are quite amazing.
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    I love the mbira. Exotic, transfixing and relaxing.

    From the wiki:
    Various kinds of plucked idiophones and lamellaphones have existed in Africa for thousands of years. The tines were originally made of bamboo but over the years metal keys have been developed. The mbira appears to have been invented twice in Africa: a wood or bamboo-tined instrument appeared on the west coast of Africa about 3,000 years ago, and metal-tined lamellophones appeared in the Zambezi River valley around 1,300 years ago

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    Stella Chiweshe sings.



    Several mbira songs introduced to explain their meaning. 41 minutes of pure pleasure.
     
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