Re: percussion instrument
- From: derek@xxxxxxxxx (Derek Tearne)
- Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 10:46:19 +1200
Golem <drozen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What's an idiophone/ideophone ?
Idiophone - yes I know I spell it incorrectly myself half the time.
Aero ... chordo .... membrano
yeah, self evidently: air, cords, skins ...
But what material substance is idio ?
Usually solid and the instrument itself is the thing which
vibrates/causes the sound - rather than strings, a membrane, or
lips/reed in the case of wind instruments.
So, things like triangles, rattles, claves, vibrophone/xylophone, jaw
harps, musical saws and my current favourite friction idiophone, the
Most percussion instruments that aren't skin drums would be idiophones.
Derek Tearne - derek@xxxxxxxxx
Vitamin S - improvisation from Aotearoa/New Zealand