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 Musical Instruments - Search View - MSN Encarta
Musical Instruments, tools used to expand the limited scope of musical sounds—such as clapping, stamping, whistling, humming, and singing—that can be produced by a person's unaided body.
The technique of bowing is not so old as that of plucking, and fiddles, or bowed lutes (such as the violin and viol) arrived in Europe from Asia only in the Middle Ages.
The violin and its relatives—at first associated with country dance music and considered inferior to the quieter, more sedate viola da gamba (viol)—became supreme during the 18th century (and earlier in Italy) because viols were less well suited to the highly dramatic style of late baroque and classical music.
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 Bow - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Bow (human): Bowing is the act of lowering the head or the upper body
Musical bow: A musical instrument resembling an archer's bow
Bowing (social): a bending of the waist used as a respectful greeting
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Bow   (160 words)

  
 Bow
A bow (rhymes with "now") is a lowering of the upper body whilst holding the lower body in its original position.
In most cultures, a bow is a sign of respect given by the person bowing to the person bowed before.
The term bow (rhymes with "now") is used by sailors to refer to the front end of a ship.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/bo/Bow.html   (188 words)

  
 BOW AND ARROW SOUND AND MUSIC: HISTORY
The musical bow, in various forms, is widely distributed in Africa, America, Oceania, parts of Asia and formerly to a small extent in Europe (East Prussia, the Netherlands, Italy, Latvia and Lithuania).
Apollo was both an archer and god of music; Homer and Euripides refer to the musical note emitted by the archer's bowstring and the delight it gave to the ear.
An ingenious bow and scraper of Mirzapur, India, is no more than a notched bamboo bow with one end placed on a basket set on the ground bottom up, the other end resting on the ground proper; when the bow is scraped it causes the basket to reverberate.
tallbike.net /bow-and-arrow-sound-history.htm   (405 words)

  
 Musical bow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the bow as a string instrument, not the bow used to play an instrument.
Cave paintings in southern France dated to around 15,000 BCE, show a bow being used as a musical instrument, so this use certainly has a long history.
The berimbau, a musical bow from Brazil, is quickly gaining players worldwide as a result of its association with the game of capoeira.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_bow   (439 words)

  
 Bow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Such a bow has a core of some type of wood (usually bamboo), was backed with sinew, had a strip of horn on the belly, spliced ears of some type of wood, with everything held together with an animal glue, especially a fish air bladder type (from the brown croaker, predominantly).
Although the bow is nowadays thought of primarily as a weapon, it is not clear whether this was the original use of the device.
πλώρη (bows, prow), υποκλίνομαι (bow to, curtsey, curtsy), τόξο (arc, crossbow).
www.websters-dictionary-online.net /bo/bow.html   (5613 words)

  
 Classifying Musical Instruments
The orchestral classification of instruments is useful in the setting of traditional Western classical and art music, but it is a very general classification that doesn't cover many of the world's instruments.
In a musical bow, the string or strings are stretched from one end of a wooden bow to the other.
All the strings are bowed lutes (except for the harp - a harp - and the piano - a struck zither).
cnx.org /content/m11896/1.6   (1513 words)

  
 Musical Bow - Berimbau
The Musical Bow, or Berimbau, is the oldest and simplest type of chordophone.
Attached to the “string”; or the “bow” may or may not be a resonator.
The musical bow we offer has a metal string with an attached metal resonator which amplifies the sound.
www.mid-east.com /Info/musical_bows.html   (278 words)

  
 Musical instruments which could exist on Zalanthas
The musical bow is an ancient, single-stringed instrument made from a curved wooden staff.
The Brazilian musical bow, the berimbau is made from a branch of the biriba tree and a calabash gourd.
Stearns Collection records suggest that the musical bow, alternatively referred to as cocolas, may be related to an instrument known as kokolo, a traditional harp from the Congo.
www.ci-n.com /armageddon/music.html   (5152 words)

  
 Medieval Instruments V: Fiddles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bowed psalteries were invented (or revived?) in the 20th century with limited success.
Because of the difference in musical purpose and playing style (discussed under Guitarras), in Europe the long lutes were not used with the bow.
With the wide variety of different kinds of fiddles in the 13th century and the obvious delight on the part of the illuminators of the Cantigas in showing exotic instruments, it is disappointing that almost all the fiddles shown in the manuscripts are of the common French type.
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 SCA - West Kingdom College of Heralds - Heraldic Templates
A krummhorn is a J-shaped musical instrument, a double-reed woodwind; the mouthpiece is to chief by SCA default.
A sackbut is an S-shaped brass musical instrument, the medieval precursor of the trombone.
A viol is a musical instrument, the Renaissance precursor of the violin.
heralds.westkingdom.org /Templates/MusicalInstruments   (2483 words)

  
 Violin Bows
Fine modern bows used to play orchestral string instruments of the violin family (the violin, viola, cello and double bass) are usually made of Pernambuco wood from Brazil and are strung with horse-hair.
Rosin, which is sticky and made from tree sap, is regularly applied to the bow hair so that the bow moving across the instrument's strings will cause the string to vibrate and produce a tone.
When the player pulls the bow across the strings, it is called a downbow; pushing in the direction of the tip is an upbow (the directions "down" and "up" are literally descriptive for violins and violas, and are employed in analogous fashion for the cello).
www.theviolinsite.com /violin_bows   (1095 words)

  
 infoweb: Musical Bow - Brimbau - The musical bow is a simple string musical instr...
The bow is held against your chest, to one side, by applying tension on the string.
The String may be plucked with the finger, or tapped or stroked with the wooden plectrum.
As you tap the string with the plectrum, or smaller bow, you fret (or note) the string with the finger of the other hand.
www.infoweb.co.nz /musical-bow-brimbau   (448 words)

  
 African Music - Page 100   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The earth bow, the mouth bow and the resonator-bow are the principle types of musical bows; however, P.R. Kirby lists eight unique varieties.
The mouth bow is an instrument whereby a string is tied to both ends of a flexible pole and the pole is pulled into an arch shape to form a bow with the string.
The resonator-bow is a form of the mouth bow to the middle of which a calabash resonator is attached.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M151/African_Music2b.html   (353 words)

  
 berimbau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A musical bow can come in many forms and can be found in many countries.
The bow is held or attached to a resonator to increase the volume of sound produced.
The mouth bow remains a tradition of Native American and Appalachian music traditions.
www.mcps.k12.md.us /schools/bealles/touchette/bowless.htm   (369 words)

  
 Violin
The bow, as acknowledged by Western musicologists, is the contribution of Hindustan.
Encyclopaedia Britannica talks of Rebec, a bowed instrument of the early middle ages and which is referred to as the predecessor to Viol.
Absolute music is one which is devoid of lyrics, and attempts to popularize this have been made by the Vadya Vrinda of the All India Radio.
www.carnatica.net /sangeet/gjrviolin.htm   (3310 words)

  
 Development of Slide Guitar Traditions-Intro to North Indian Traditiion
Due to its "light" musical features, it was meant for an audience much broader then that for the classical music audience of the time.
As was the case with African-American and Hawaiian music it is commonly believed that the musical bow was the first stringed instrument in India.
Early musical bows in India had attached resonators made of a hollow gourd that a bamboo stick passed through, with the string being attached to the stick.
home.comcast.net /~cmorda/pages/slidepaper/introni.htm   (2177 words)

  
 Indie911 :: Bow Thayer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bow Thayer got his first guitar when he was 12 as a Christmas gift from his grandmother.
Bow's subsequent musical career spans two decades and a half-dozen or so genres, from punk rock to bluegrass.
In the Spring of April 2003, Bow's hands strumming a banjo graced the cover of the Boston Globe's Sunday magazine, as the centerpiece for a story on "Southern Sounds Find Their Way North." This is a bit of a misnomer --Bow considers his music neither bluegrass, country or Southern rock.
www.indie911.com /index.php?cID=3296   (415 words)

  
 ---»the raijin admirer«--- instrument encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The instrument, made by the musical-hunter, is composed of a strongly-arched branch and string cut from a species of creeper; the string is stretched between the two ends of the branch and held in front of the half-open mouth.
The very earliest traces of the musical bow, which is regarded as the father of stringed instruments, or at any rate of the harp, may be those left in a cave engraving in Ariège, dating back more than 15 thousand years.
It is a bowed string instrument with a trapezoidal body supported between the performer's legs.
www.kaminari-sama.com /2004_02_Raijin_IE(M).htm   (2223 words)

  
 Veysel Music House Musical Instruments Manufacturer Dr. Cengiz Sarikus - keman, el yapýmý keman, kaliteli kemanlar, ...
The primitive form of the stringed instruments is the musical bow, an arched stick held by a taut string tied to its two ends.
In the manufacture of stringed instruments, TWO ORIGINAL FORMS were already present in classical antiquity: the polygonal dmm of the zither and the rounded sound-box of the lyre, carved so as to imitate a tortoise shell, and used, apparently, as the first resonance device.
The instrument with the polygonal drum, the more noble of the two, was used exclusively for serious music and for accompanying religious or lyric song; as for the lyre, it was a popular instrument used in feasting.
www.veyselmuzik.com /eng/keman.php   (343 words)

  
 The "uli-uli" a musical kite-bow from Sumatra-island; der "uli-uli", ein Drachen-Musikbogen aus Sumatra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The "uli-uli" a musical kite-bow from Sumatra-island; der "uli-uli", ein Drachen-Musikbogen aus Sumatra
It shows a special kite bow combining the elements of a musical bow and an aeolian flute.
The small holes, which can be seen in the wooden part of the bow itself are acting like kite flutes, thus giving a continuous multitone, plaintive whistle-sound, analogous to the famous "plaintive or weeping bamboo" also located in Indonesia.
members.aol.com /woinem1/index/uliuli.htm   (313 words)

  
 Psallo and Harp Twanging
Psallo and Harp Twanging: Carnal Weapons are Musical Instruments: we use the Sword of the Spirit to defeat Satan.
, as for instance of the bow or of the lyre...
Music has no relationship to worship which even under the law was individual, personal and "in the heart" as people bowed to God.
www.piney.com /Twanging.html   (5411 words)

  
 The History of Stringed Instruments
The musician holds the bow in his mouth and produces the sound by plucking the string or by hitting it with a stick.
The resonating box is made of wood and plucking or pulling the hair of the bow (which is horsehair) across the strings produces the sound.
Although the musical bow held in the player's mouth and the modern violin are very different, all string instruments are alike in three ways:
www.dsokids.com /2001/dso.asp?PageID=187   (789 words)

  
 Berimbau CDs: The Afro-Brazilian Musical Bow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This single steel bowed instrument is largely connected with the Brazilian fight dance, Capoeria, and is primarily considered a percussion instrument.
As a player myself, I respect the skill needed to play such an instrument well and with the clear and concise program notes about the composer and the instrument this album is definately a tribute to the strong cultural berimbau.
Listening to this music without actually seeing the astounding acrobatics and physical movement of the capoeira martial art form is sort of like listening to a movie soundtrack without the movie: you miss the visual aspect, but it allows you to hear the music more fully.
www.thebraziliansound.com /brazil/berimb.htm   (315 words)

  
 N. Scott Robinson-World Music and Percussion, Frame Drums, Riq, Tambourines
The bow is strung with a single metal string, usually recycled from an industrial use.
Sometime in the late nineteenth century, this new musical bow received a Lusophone name — berimbau de barriga, or "jaw harp of the stomach"— and entered a new cultural context, the African-Brazilian martial art form known as capoeira (Kubik 1979, 30-33).
Also played horizontally, the marimbau (1 or 2 string versions, also as marimbal) is not a musical bow but is played with a stick and a slider achieving a melodic effect that sounds similar to the berimbau de bacia (as does the unrelated blues monochord from the southern USA known as diddley bow).
www.nscottrobinson.com /berimbau.php   (3062 words)

  
 math lessons - Bow
A device used to play a strung musical instrument; see bow (music).
A lowering of the upper body whilst holding the lower body in its original position.
Bow Group, the centre-right think-tank in the United Kingdom
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Bow   (131 words)

  
 Musical Worship - GracEmail - Edward Fudge
Contrary to the widening claim, the Bible is filled with warnings that any form of loud vocal or instrumental music is both a cause and a symptom that people were not listening to the "voice of a whispered silence" from God.
This is why he clearly restricted it to the heart and scholars are agreed that as used at that time psallo excluded external instruments because it was a universal sign of those trying to overpower their enemies.
Musical worship is always associates with grinding the enemy to death.
www.piney.com /MuFudge.html   (4586 words)

  
 January
The bowed harp has a neck that is a curved extension of the resonator.
This is the oldest form and is believed to have developed from a musical bow.
Ornate and simple bow harps were depicted in wall paintings of ancient Egypt and Sumeria from 3000 BC.
www.musicalinstrumentsandmore.com /news_jan05.htm   (414 words)

  
 Bow Thayer - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
Bow makes his living playing live: solo, with the Bow Thayer Band, and with The Benders.
His latest recognition has come from fronting both The Benders, featured in No Depression Magazine for their "bending of genres, mixing old time string-band and bluegrass sounds with their rock background," and Bow Thayer and the Euphorians, whose CD entitled Somewhereville was nominated for "Best Roots Rock Act" by the Boston Music Awards.
In the Spring of April 2003, Bow's hands strumming a banjo graced the cover of the Boston Globe's Sunday magazine, as the centerpiece for a story on "Southern Sounds Find Their Way North." This is a bit of a misnomer -- Bow considers his music neither bluegrass, country or Southern rock.
www.soundclick.com /bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=279073   (361 words)

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