Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless/ful Wednesday

What Musical Instrument am I?


Answer to last Wordless/ful Wednesday: Tambourine


The Tambourine is a percussion instrument made out of plastic or wood with metal jingles built in the frame. The tambourine can be made with or without a drum head and can come in many different shapes (although the most common shape is round.) The Tambourine is played many different ways, some of the ways are shaking, stroking, or striking. There is also an advanced technique used to play the tambourine called the thumb roll where players will take their finger or thumb and run it across the head of the tambourine to create a fast jingle sound.

The tambourine was originally from Portugal and brought to Brazil by Portuguese settlers. The tambourine is played in many forms of music including jazz and classical.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tambourine)


Below is an example of the tambourine being played:


14 comments:

angie said...

I could google it, but that might be cheating!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ummmmm, Google is cheating? Oh dear...then, I won't answer.

Mine is all about sisters today if you'd like to stop by and read the story along with viewing the photo. Happy Wordful Wednesday Wishes to YOU!!

blueviolet said...

Is it something like a didgeroo? I have no idea how to spell it plus it's probably wrong anyhow.

East Coast Wahine said...

I don't know what its called but its an Australian instrument!

Mom on the Run said...

Do you mean what insrument are you playing? Then it is a didgeridoo.

But, maybe you mean what instrument are you meant to represent by your makeup and body paint? I would say the white stripes mean strings. are you a guitar or a violin?

sheila said...

I don't know, but I suddenly want a Ricola cough drop! lol

Jenni said...

I know this one. I have one of these straight from Australia made by the native (thanks mom and dad) it's a digeredoo (okay, I may not know how to spell it, but I know how to play it...kind of; just can't get the hang of circular breathing).

angie said...

I can't wait to hear all about this one!

mormonhermitmom said...

Yeah digeridoo. Cool sound.

Missy said...

Without the help of Google or reading the other comments first the best I've got is it is an Australian instrument.

Susie said...

It's an Australian instrument. I think blueviolet is right with didgeroo.

Momstart said...

NO idea here, I was going to cheat too

Laurie said...

That's from Australia! My step-father-in-law (try to say THAT 5 times fast!) brought a couple of those when he moved here from Australia. They're REALLY hard to play! But fun to TRY to play. :D But yeah, it's a didgeridoo.

Nicki said...

I know this one but I'm not sure how to spell it... didjederoo? My brother used to have one! They're supposed to have healing powers if you listen to them being played in a certain way!