Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wordless/ful Wednesday


What Musical Instrument Am I?



Answer to last Wordless/ful Wednesday: Pipa

The pipa is a Chinese string instrument also known as a lute. The Pipa is one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments and has been around for two thousand years. The name Pipa is made up of two syllables "Pi" and "Pa" which stand for two different playing techniques. The syllable "Pi" means a player will use multiple fingers to pluck a string, and the syllable "Pa" means a player will strum the strings with their thumb. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa


Below is an example of what the pipa sounds like:


15 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm new to Wordful Wednesday and wanted to stop by for a visit.

I don't have any idea other than it being a drum of some sort.

Hope you can find time to visit with me and my W W.

Have a great week.

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Steel drum for a Bahamas band? Looks like fun.

Happy WW

Rick said...

I can hear the steel drum band now! I love the sound so I innocently checked into the price in a children's toy catalog. Shock ensued, and I saved my money for several something elses.

Erica said...

Just seeing that picture reminded me of watching "Reading Rainbow" when I was a kid...they would do segments with different musical instruments and I remember hearing them play this one. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane! :o)

mormonhermitmom said...

Daht is a steel drum mahn!

angie said...

So THAT's what a lute looks like?

The instrument today? A bowl? :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

wow!!!! pretty and sounds good too!

Cheryl said...

I know that as a Steel Pan made from the oil drums in Trinidad. They cost an arm and a leg. My mom and I looked into taking lessons... and found out that we both could fly to Trinidad for the price of 1 pan! LOL

Discursivelyhappy said...

I have no idea what that is, just wanted to say hi! It's been so long...:-)

Akira said...
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Jannie said...

exacythReally - a Pipa! Beautiful sound.

Okay, this one's a steel drum, right?? Another unique sounding instrument.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Cool mahn!

Mark said...

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Mark said...

I love this! Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Mark said...

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! :)