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TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL MUSIC
OTHER ANCIENT MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS SIMILAR TO THE DIDGERIDOO FOUND WORLDWIDE

The development of the modern trumpet can be traced back over thousands of years.
All the major civilisations of the past, produced trumpets although our knowledge of these instruments relies on contemporary illustrations. Most ancient trumpets were straight, hooked and had a long almost cylindrical tube and a slightly flaring bell.

It is often difficult to make a distinction between primitive trumpets and horns, for in each case the sound is produced by the vibration of the players lips. Primitive trumpets are found in every continent and are usually associated with ceremony and tribal rituals.

Here are some examples:
Players of large trumpets.


*   South African trumpet are wood with horn bells
*  The Australian didgeridoo
*   South African Trumpet
*   South American Trumpet
*   Swiss Alphorn

 

ancient trumpet players
aboriginal didgeridoo

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