Take A Pic Round 22 - Musical instrument

in hive-166850 •  3 months ago 



In my travels, one of the things that I like collecting is musical instruments. Music is life for me and I can't imagine how life would be without music and sound.

When I went to Japan, there was a shop that was selling DIY musical instruments. I wasn't sure what this instrument was because the instructions were in Japanese but I thought it was interesting with a string in the middle that can be tuned and the sound is projected through a barrel that was covered in goat skin. I built this instrument following the pictures in the steps outlined in the instruction paper.
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This instrument produces a deep string sound but I wasn't sure how to play it. It was a mistake that I forgot to ask the shopkeeper to demonstrate how to play the instrument. But it is a cute instrument which is now a display in my display shelf :)

I tried searching for it online but only found an instrument close to it from India called a Gopichand.
http://www.ethnicmusicalinstruments.com/Gopichand.html


Then, when I was in Thailand, they had this bamboo flute known as a Round Bamboo Panpipe.
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The instrument comes prefixed with stickers that marks the note for each pipe and we blow around the black dome surface according to the notes to create music. I tried playing the "Do Re Mi" song from Sound of Music and it worked :)


All photos were taken using my faithful iPhone 6 and resized on Canva.


This is my entry to @olivia08's TAKE A PIC Contest ROUND 22 - MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.


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Thank you for this. The first time I saw this instrument.So happy that you made it a quick post. Good luck and have a nice day.

Thank you @olivia08! Yah, wished I knew how to play the instrument :D

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That is a unique musical instrument and I have never seen something like it. I am guessing that it could be a traditional instrument. However, the bamboo instrument looks familiar to me. It reminds me of sompoton which is a local musical instrument made of bamboo too. It's thoughtful of them to label the pipes with notes. I would love to check your full collection out!

Thank you @yashny. Hehe.. maybe one day I will show them here. Some of which I still do not know their names. Ah yes sompoton, I have a few too. Hehe. Traditional musical instruments are very unique, I especially like the ones made of bamboo and wood.