It consists of a flexible, usually wooden, stick 1.5 to 10 feet (0.5 to 3 m) long, and strung end to end with a taut cord, usually metal. It can be played with the hands or a wooden stick or branch.
Consequently, how do you make a musical bow?
- Cut a piece of fishing line or floss about 1.5 m long.
- Ask a partner to hold the branch while you tie the other end of the string to the free end of the branch.
- Tie another string from the ends of your bow down to the center of the bow.
- Place the cardboard box on its side on the floor between your feet.
What are the traditional African instruments?
Most widely spread and played instruments in Africa are the drum, the xylophone, the mbira, rattles and shakers.
African musical instruments
- Slit drums.
How do you play a mouth bow?
Playing the bow is just a matter of using your mouth as a sounding box while the slat lies against your cheek. Grasp the center of the bow with one hand, and pluck the string with the other. Then open and shut your mouth, and stretch and alter its shape to change the resonating sounds.
Which string instrument has the lowest pitched sound and why?
(Bass is pronounced "base," as in "baseball.") The smaller instruments, the violin and viola, make higher-pitched sounds, while the larger cello and double bass produce low rich sounds. They are all similarly shaped, with curvy wooden bodies and wooden necks.