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Noun1.membranophone - a musical percussion instrumentmembranophone - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
bass drum, gran casa - a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch
bongo, bongo drum - a small drum; played with the hands
drumhead, head - a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
side drum, snare drum, snare - a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
tabor, tabour - a small drum with one head of soft calfskin
tambour - a drum
tambourine - a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
tenor drum, tom-tom - any of various drums with small heads
timbrel - small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers
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Both orangutans were given a basic music instrument - a membranophone, such as a kazoo - and used their voice to play it with voluntary control over vocal folds.
Najafzade divides the musical instrumentsinto several groups, includingidiophone, aerofone (woodwinds), chordophone (stringed) and finally, membranophone, when the soundisproducedbystriking,rubbing,orblowingagainstamembrane.
Regarded as the king of percussion instruments, this membranophone percussion instrument consists of a pair of drums, and has long been used in traditional, classical, popular and Indian folk music.
The album's title highlights the iconic aural importance of the wooden, single-headed membranophone generally known in the Torres Strait region's traditional Meriam Mir language as warup and in Kala Lagaw Ya as buruburu.
Membranophone percussion instruments are popular, and many drum-like membranophones are used widely across the world.
For instance: the saitar is not sitar, but a tribal chordophone, gowri kalam ("kalam" means pen in Hindi) is actually a trumpet and davandi, a membranophone, is an hour-glass shaped small drum of brass.
This is in agreement with Olaniyan ("Musical Practice" 46) who notes that "out of many traditional instrumental ensembles of the Yoruba in Nigeria, dundun stands out as the most popular." The dundun is an all drum ensemble that comprises different sizes, types and makes of the hourglass drum family, belonging to the membranophone instruments.
(3.) Kundu: hourglass-shaped membranophone common to many parts of Papua New Guinea, with one drumhead.
This percussion instrument (of the membranophone family) consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres.
Thankfully, a representative image appears under each major division of the system, so that even if a user were unfamiliar with the term "membranophone," it is clear that drums are included under this term.
The depositary also contains several rare instruments in the membranophone category.