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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicClassical · 9 months ago

What is an instrument that might be heard in a piece of world music that is not typical in Western music?

I was thinking the Oboe because I can find that similar sounds in Middle Eastern music.

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  • 9 months ago
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    Sitar?

    Marimba?

    Digeridoo?

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    The Celtic Harp...

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  • 9 months ago

    Various drums, djembe, conga, etc...

    Which brings up an interesting question, would the Irish bodhran be an instrument "typical in Western music"

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  • 9 months ago

    Marimbas, sitars, balalaikas …

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  • 9 months ago

    Oud, sitar, harmonium, or crwth.

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  • 9 months ago

    Although your HS band might not have had oboes or bassoons, they are in EVERY orchestra, so are heard in concerts, film scores, operas, etc.etc. There are hundreds or more non-Western Instruments that also have become more familiar to us, with their inclusion in film and Broadway scores. The flutist for Lion King sets up NINETEEN different flutes every night! You need to do some ethnomusicology and Instrumentation homework on your own. We cannot give you maybe lists of things WE know, because we have no idea of what you want this instrument for.

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  • 9 months ago

    Ehru (Chinese violin, with a very distinctive sound / style).

    Sitar. Already given but I thought of that before seeing other answers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thqUc1bf8IU

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  • M.P.
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    Google it, for God's sake!!! There are a thousand instruments that are not ever used in our orchestras but are used in the Alps, Tybet, Pacific Islands, middle east, India, you name it! Don't you have the internet?

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