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[History of American Musical Instruments] Native American Drums: Ethnic Instruments

Native American drums are instruments used by Native Americans since ancient times. This drum has a very long history and is one of the traditional musical instruments that has been used for thousands of years. It is considered an essential instrument in the history of Native Americans. Native American drums are said to have been very deeply rooted in the lives of indigenous peoples.
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[History of Cuban Musical Instruments] Claves: Folk Instruments

The claves is a musical instrument of Cuban origin. A type of clapper that produces sound by striking two hard cylindrical pieces of wood together. It is an instrument that often appears as a dance rhythm instrument in Latin America. It is an essential instrument for Cuban music, especially son, and is also used in salsa. It is said that it was born as a musical instrument in the modern era and spread widely thereafter.
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[History of South American musical instruments] Moseno: Folk musical instruments

Moseno is a wind instrument used in Peru and Bolivia. There are many variations in size of the flute. It is said that it was born in the state of Mohossa in Bolivia, and then spread to the Andean region.
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[Australian musical instrument history] Bullroarer: Folk musical instrument

The bullroarer is an aerophone that emits sound by tying a string to the end of a thin plate-shaped piece of wood and turning it in the air by holding one end of the string. It's an Australian instrument, but few people know it very well. It is an ancient ceremonial instrument and is said to have been used for long-distance communication.
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[Indonesian musical instrument history] Ganbang: Folk musical instrument

Ganbang is a tuned percussion instrument in which teak wood and bamboo soundboards are lined up on a resonance box, and is known as a traditional Indonesian instrument. It is a xylophone played in Gamelan. It is used in gamelan music that is often played in Java and Bali.
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[History of Spanish musical instruments] Bandurria: Folk musical instruments

Bandurria is known as a traditional Spanish musical instrument. 12-string 6-course and 14-string 6-course are popular. It has a chestnut-like shape similar to a Portuguese guitar and has a flat back. It is an instrument that uses the player's favorite pick according to how the sound reverberates, and is one of the well-known instruments in Europe.
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[History of West African musical instruments] Dundun: Folk instruments

Dundun is a general term for the West African drum family developed with the djembe of the Mande Drum Ensemble. A cylindrical drum with rawhide skins on both ends, and the drum is played with a stick. This drum is a very popular drum in West Africa.
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[Russian musical instrument history] Balalaika: Folk musical instrument

The balalaika is a three-string instrument with a hollow triangular body and a fretboard fingerboard. This instrument originated in Russia and is often used in traditional music. This instrument was introduced in the modern era and is thought to have been manufactured based on Dombra around the 17th century.
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[History of Japanese musical instruments] Hyoshigi: Folk musical instruments

A clapping tree is a percussion instrument that gives a signal and rhythm by meeting two short square-shaped trees. It is an instrument that can be used not only as music but also as a sound effect because you can hear the sound of hitting a tree. In ancient times, the clapping tree was known as a tool that can disperse evil spirits by meeting things and making sounds, but it has gradually come to be used in music.
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[History of Japanese musical instruments] Shinobue: Folk musical instruments

Shinobue is a traditional Japanese woodwind instrument that was already widely used in the Heian period. It is an instrument used in festivals, lion dances, kagura, etc., and can be said to be a very familiar instrument for Japanese people. It is considered to be one of the air lead instruments and has a range of about two and a half octaves.
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