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Australian Aboriginal musical instruments: the didjeridu, the bullroarer and the gumleaf

Fletcher, Neville H.

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The Australian Aboriginal people developed three musical instruments - the didjeridu, the bullroarer, and the gum-leaf Most well known is the didjeridu, a simple wooden tube blown with the lips like a trumpet, which gains its sonic flexibility from controllable resonances of the player's vocal tract. The bull-roarer is a simple wooden slat whirled in a circle on the end of a cord so that it rotates about its axis and produces a pulsating low-pitched roar. The gum-leaf, as the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216156
Source: Ninād : Journal of ITC Sangeet Research Academy

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