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panpipes,

 

Pandean pipes

(păndē`ən), or

syrinx

(sĭr`ĭngks), musical wind instrument, consisting of graduated tubes closed at one end and fastened together. The player holds the instrument vertically and blows into the open end of the tube; each tube has its own pitch. Of Chinese origin, the instrument was known to the Greeks (who connected its origin with the legend of the god PanPan
, in Greek religion and mythology, pastoral god of fertility. He was worshiped principally in Arcadia, and one legend states that he was the son of Hermes, another Arcadian god. Pan was supposed to make flocks fertile; when he did not, his image was flogged to stimulate him.
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 and the nymph Syrinx who was changed into reeds). It survives in some parts of Europe, South East Asia, and South America.
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Create a panpipe to explain how changing the shape of an instrument affects its pitch.
I appreciate the comparisons and contrasts between languages, and the descriptions of the similarities amongst all the words meaning "flute." Because there are varieties of instruments being discussed in this book, such as recorders, transverse flutes, panpipes, and tabor pipes, it is sometimes hard to stay focused on which one is currently being discussed.
The musical instruments (xylophone, panpipes, end-blown flute, fiddle, rattles and drums), the style in which they were played, and the vocal quality, were all firmly within a traditional style characteristic of Buganda/Busoga, with subtle qualities iconic of Busoga in particular (see Kubik 1992).
This is an opportunity to try the panpipes I bought from Native American Indians in New Mexico and the two-stringed fiddle covered with snake skin from the hill tribe region of Thailand.
Chapter Four is an overview of Kaulong solo instrumental music which is played exclusively on aerophones, otherwise known as wind instruments: lawi (raft panpipes), laresup and lasevarut (bundle panpipes), and lapilue (end-blown flute)--instruments that are often played in a programmatic way (that is, to tell a story, or depict an event or a character) and that can act as speech surrogates to express what otherwise remains unspoken.
Likewise, in Eclogue 2, Corydon uses the word when he gives Pan credit for inventing the Panpipes (mecum una in silvis imitabere Pana canendo / (Pan primum calamos cera coniungere pluris / instituit, Pan curat ovis oviumque magistros), nec te paeniteat calamo triuisse labellum, 31-4).
Bloch recounts the myth of Syrinx, the nymph pursued by Pan who vanishes, leaving him holding a handful of reeds, which he fashions into panpipes: "girl into reed, reed into air, air into music." (28) In The Principle of Hope Bloch takes the disembodied tone emanating from the hollow space of the reed as the essence of music.
The children had the chance to re-create traditional beats and rhythms from the Aztecs and Incas using bombo drums from Chile, shajshas shakers from Peruvia, the clave sticks of Brazil and also Andean Panpipes.
Master classes, ensemble classes, teaching, children's classes focussed on recorder, baroque flute, baroque oboe, panpipes, harpsichord, baroque cello, baroque violin, early singing classes or early dancing classes are just some examples.
These pieces were most likely made from a mould, which may itself have been made of reed or cane, the more perishable material used for panpipes. (4) With the varied tones produced by the pipes, a shaman or ritual musician would have had a sophisticated sonic vocabulary to communicate with the spirit world.
A film of crashing waves, flaming peat and workmen toiling with huge spades accompanied by panpipes raises my expectations.
And although the music incorporates an electronic version of the panpipes often used to accompany bird's-eye perspectives in nature documentaries, this view is starkly man-made.