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idiophone

(ˈɪdɪəˌfəʊn)
n
(Instruments) music a percussion instrument, such as a cymbal or xylophone, made of naturally sonorous material
idiophonic adj
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This instrument is a type of idiophone, but with a more resonant and lower-pitched tessitura than the xylophone.
A very traditional dance lezim - a wooden idiophone to which thin metal discs are fitted that produce a jingling sound - was also performed by women dressed in traditional nineyard sarees.
Amy Fusselman's fourth nonfiction book, Idiophone, is labeled an "essay," probably because it speaks in sentences and focuses on ideas, although its sonic effects and voluptuous pursuit of wacky, sometimes thrilling imagery make it distinctly poemlike; at a level of literary precision that its author evidently prefers to avoid, it seems to be that cool, newish, hybrid-y thing, a lyric essay.
Oladipo noted that a lot was learnt about acquiring knowledge as regards other people's culture and tradition, while classifying musical instruments in Africa into four typologies: the membranophones which are based on membranes (drums); the chordophones based on strings; the aerophones that are dependent on blowing the air and Idiophone which makes music by striking and shaking nature.
Harshil Pradeep Shetty will play cymbals from a touch-based device while Zahra Abdul Nasar with spastic paraparesis and intellectual disability will play a mounted Triangle - an idiophone type instrument.
The slit gong creates sounds as an idiophone, rather than as a 'true' drum that relies on the use of strings or membranes to create sound.
1 Simple idiophone percussion instrument (4); 2 The definite article (3); 3 One of the four basic operations of arithmetic (8).
Flutes, jew's harps and panpipes are rarely used anymore but percussion instruments such as the kulap/gor rattle (shaken idiophones) made with goa bean seeds (Pangium edule), the thraml lumut bamboo percussion (idiophone) and the marap bamboo clapper are ubiquitous with music and dance, as are warup/buruburu drums, which provide the foundational sonic and rhythmic pulse of Islander communities.
An Idiophone is any musical instrument which creates sound primarily by way of the instrument vibrating itself.
Gini (idiophone): This instrument from Orissa consists of two small metal discs of brass with a slight bulge in the centre.
(1) The list of traditional griot instruments includes the kora (a twenty-one-stringed bridge harp), ngoni (a lute-like string instrument), tamani or tama (a variable-pitch drum) and the balafon (a wooden-keyed percussion idiophone, similar to a xylophone).
It is the biggest of all the drums in this ensemble and the only one with some secondary bells that are attached around the rim of the body; thereby, producing primary drum sounds and secondary idiophone' sounds.