The didgeridoo is a wind instrument played by the indigenous Aboriginals of Australia. It is usually made of wood, but because of the way the sound is produced, it is classified as a brass instrument and not as a woodwind instrument. Developed by the Aboriginals more than 1000 years ago, the didgeridoo is considered one of the world's oldest wind instruments. It is traditionally made from eucalyptus branches naturally hollowed by termites.
It's a unique musical instrument in the inside of a Vietnamese traditional musical instrument.The Dan Bau have the simple shape, but all sound can be expressed in characteristic performance method.Therefore The Dan Bau achieve the part of solo in a traditional music orchestra.
The Dan T'rung is made of a bamboo of the minority which lives in a high plain called Tỉnh Thái Nguyên.The musical instrument used for a belief ceremony has been to have unique sound and has permeated Vietnamese's music.The Dan T'rung was a necessary musical instrument of a Vietnamese traditional musical instrument.
This is percussion instrument with pith change and 36 metal chords. The sound is created by using 2 sticks with rubber – covered ends to beat the chords. Tam Thap Luc played an important role in the system of Vietnamese traditional musicalinstruments. In addition being a soloist instrument, with ability to improvise flexibility, Tam Thap Luc holds the top posittion of the accompeniment instruments.
The Perng Mang Khawk is a group of seven long cylinder drums in various sizes. The drums are hung in order of pitch on a half circle wooden frame. A mixture of cooked rice and ashes or sometimes dried bananas are applied to obtain the desired pitch and tone.
The Ranad Ake is a percussion instrument in the traditional Thai ensemble. Its purpose is like a xylophone keyboard with a shape similar to a Thai river boat. In olden days, Ranad Ake players were considered the stars of the ensemble, and often competitions were held to determine the best player.
The Tro Khmer is the oldest bowed Khmer traditional string instruments numbered among those which Khmer people play in the Vung Pleng Kar (wedding orchestra). The Tro Khmer has a body made of half a coconut shell in the shape of an elephant’s head.
Kloy are made from heavy wood or from various types of bamboo. The Kloy has six or seven fingerholes of the same size lined up one after another along the length of the instrument. Close to the end of the Kloy, two holes are drilled on either side of the tube, which help the instrument to make a beautiful sound.
The Kse Diev is a plucking instrument and made from half a dried gourd, which acts as the sound box. When the instrument is played, the musician places the open side of the gourd across the chest. The Kse Diev is played using a false nail made of copper or plastic worn on the fourth finger of the right hand. The left fingers run up and down the string, close to the sound box, creating gentle plucking sound.
The Oud or the commonly known as the gambus was introduce in the Malay peninsular during the 9th century by the Arab/Persian traders, The pear shaped instrument has 11 strings is plucked by a plectrum called Risha or Mizrap and it is usually made from walnut, mohagony or rosewood.
Gereteh is a musical instrument inside the traditional ensemble of Caklempong. It consists of a horizontally stacked cymbals which producing a variety of sounds to accompany the Randai traditional theater.
The most common frame drum that is found all around the Malay Archipelago. Usually made up of various different wooden frame with a stretched goat or cow skin delicately attached with the use of rattan. The instrument remains inseparable in the performance of traditional Malay songs and dance till this very day.
Set of eight gongs made of bronze, on a wooden stand. The eight gongs differ in pitch but the height of the tone is not fixed and can differ per set. kulintangan is a living testament to the rich cultural history of the Philippines.
The bandurria is a plucked chordophone from Spain, similar to the mandolin, primarily used in Spanish folk music, but also found in countries that were once colonies of Spain.The modern bandurria has 12 strings.
The gayageum is a Korean traditional plucked string instrument. It was invented and first played in the Gaya Kingdom, and then improved and completed to its present form after the territory was annexed by Silla. The strings of gayageum are plucked not with finger picks but directly with the fingers, and this gives the instrument a distinctive, deep sound.
The erhu is a Chinese traditional bowed string instrument. It is characterized by a bow fixed between two strings and the absence of a fingerboard (the strings never touch the neck). Its body is usually made of rosewood, ebony or red sandalwood, and at the bottom of the neck is a sound box of hexagonal or octagonal shape. The sound box is covered with python skin, which vibrates when the strings move and gives the erhu its characteristic soft sound.