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Topic: Traditional musical instruments of the Philippines
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AuthorTopic:   Traditional musical instruments of the Philippines
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posted: 8/13/2006 at 12:10:27 AM ET
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Well in music class a few weeks ago we watched a documentary on "music of the Philippines". After watching it I really wanted to learn more about them and how to play them. I've been searching on the internet on how to play them and I found hardly anything that can be useful for me. I'm really interested in the bamboo flutes as well as the different percussion instruments. If anyone can help me at least find a website on how to play these types of instruments then i will be really grateful.

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posted: 8/13/2006 at 12:39:52 AM ET
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Try http://members.aol.com/TaraCelest/kulintang_instruments.html
It gives a good overview.
Both the Filipino and Indonesian/Malay versions of this mostly percussive orcestration use a pentatonic scale most often.
To hear a Gamalan group (Gamalan is just one of the giant zylophones in the group)played on a hot Balinese night with the scent of Sarte, Babi Guling (roast suckling pig with spices) and Rokok (Indonesian clove-scented cigarettes) drifting through the air is something everyone should experience at least once in their lives.

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