Music & sounds
Interesting tunes and odd noises from around the world
Cuíca: The drum that sounds like a cross between a possum and a lion
Have you ever been listening to a nice bit of samba or reggae and wondered what that squeaking/woofing noise was?
Strange, beautiful and terrifying natural noises
Having researched national instruments from around the world, I started thinking about natural noises. Not boring ones like birdsong or whale calls – we’ve all heard those before! I’m talking about the noises of the planet.
Throat singing: What it is and how to do it
Last Sunday I watched Joanna Lumley’s ‘Trans-Siberian Adventure’ on ITV (it will come as no surprise that I love a travel program, will it?) And I have now decided that I will do away with my next holiday to Spain and go to Mongolia instead. It looks amazing. I was particularly enamoured, though, with the Mongolian throat singing I saw.
Weird musical instruments from around the world
So recently, I’ve begun take bass guitar lessons, but deciding on which instrument to learn was quite difficult… String, percussion, brass or woodwind? I had a look into several different options and found some very peculiar instruments that just needed to be shared!
5 national instruments from around the world
Every area has its own unique ‘sound’. Scotland sounds like a bag pipe, Australia sounds like a didgeridoo and Polynesia sounds like a nose-flute. We thought we would investigate further. WARNING: Listening to some of these clips may induce frenzied holiday purchasing!