Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordless/ful Wednesday


What Musical Instrument Am I?


Answer to last Wordless/ful Wednesday: Berimbau

All of you made me laugh when you said this instrument looked like a fishing pole because it really does! The berimbau is a single-stringed percussion instrument from Brazil. The berimbau is used in the Brazillian capoeira (a Brazilian dance that incorporates martial arts movements). The berimbau has a wooden bow about 4-5 feet long, with a tightly strung steel wire, and a hallow gourd. The berimbau has three sounds: a buzz sound, a high sound, and a open string sound. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berimbau


Below is an example of what the berimbau sounds like:



Below is an example of the berimbau playing in capoeira:


11 comments:

Cascia said...

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CompleteLee Blogger said...

I guess just about anything could be a musical instrument. I really enjoy this portion of your blog. It is fun to see new and unusual instruments as well as good old standbys!

Thanks!

Cheryl said...

I knew I had seen that instrument before but I couldn't remember the name. BTW, my kids are 3 and 19 months and we bought Wii Music. We are having a great time with it. If anything they are learning how to keep time as the play along with different songs. They are learning different instruments. Loads of fun!

mormonhermitmom said...

There you go. I guess I mistook the gourd at the bottom for a bell. Where do you find these?

angie said...

I'm going with a Bass. I can't believe that fishing pole is an instrument. j/k.

When I lived in Alaska we drank powdered milk and I don't remember eating much produce. But we did eat fish. Lot's and lots of fish. :)

nopinkhere said...

Glad to know what that one was. I had NO idea. This week's is a double bass.

Lynz said...

That is so cool! I love your educational posts!

Mark said...

Awesome! I love to learn..keep feeding! Thanks!

Jannie said...

Such a wonderful haunting sound! Thanks.

Susan said...

I am going to say it is a Bass in the family of string instruments.

Kaci said...

Very cool!! I have no idea what that is! Hmmm...