A World of Music
September 18, 2018
People all over the world make music. Here are instruments from different continents. Which instrument is your favorite?
This is a guiro.
It comes from South America. The instrument is made from a hollow gourd . It has ridges. A player scrapes the ridges with a stick.
This is an accordion.
It comes from Europe. The instrument has a keyboard and buttons. There is a bag in the middle. It is filled with air. A player pushes the two ends together and presses the keys and buttons.
This is a mbira.
It comes from Africa. The instrument is a wooden board. The board has keys. They are made of metal. A player plucks the keys with his or her thumbs.
This is a guzheng.
It comes from Asia. The instrument is made of wood. It has 21 strings. A players uses his or her fingers to pluck the strings.
This is a didgeridoo.
It comes from Australia. The instrument is a long tube. It is made of wood. A player blows into the tube. The player uses his or her lips to create different sounds.