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Australia: Aboriginal Culture; Playing the traditional aboriginal musical instrument, the didgeridoo. © Steve Evans

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Playing the traditional aboriginal musical instrument, the didgeridoo - an amazing instrument ! To hear free samples go to: www.freesound.org/tagsViewSingle.php?id=1169

35,000-year-old flute, the oldest instrument known, found in the Ach Valley of southern Germany, the nearly intact five-hole flute was meticulously carved with stone tools from the hollow wing-bone of a giant vulture

The First Instruments In the World

I was searching to see which instruments were the first ones in the world and this is what I found: Music is an artistic form of sound communication via musical instruments that produce sounds and tones. Music is as old as mankind. All cultures past and present have music. The "oldest known song" dates back 4,000 years ago and was written in ancient cuneiform. It is not certain how or when the first musical instrument was invented, however, most historians point to early flutes made from…

Mandora or chitarino, ca. 1420  Northern Italy (Milan?) Boxwood and rosewood…

Mandora | Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: ca. 1420. Geography: Milan?, Italy. Culture: Italian. Medium: Boxwood, rosewood, ebony. Dimensions: 14 3/16 × 3 3/4 × 3 1/8 in. (36 × 9.6 × 8 cm)....

Didgeridoos are utterly distinctive woodwind instruments, unique to Australian Aboriginal culture. The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu or didge) is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago and is still in widespread usage today both in Australia and around the world.

Five-Day Unit on Australia for Kindergarten Students

During this Australia unit study, kindergarten teachers can provide meaningful, fun-filled activities for reading, math, science, music, art, social studies, and physical education, while kindergarten students absorb every minute of this Australia unit study. From walkabouts to kangaroos, from learning about the outback climate to creating sediment during a science experiment, students and teachers alike will enjoy the bevy of ideas available. This is an unforgettable Australia unit study…

Manuscript Leaf from an Antiphonary Date: second quarter 15th century Geography: Made in, probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Parchment, tempera, ink, metal leaf Dimensions: 20 5/16 x 15 1/8 in. (51.6 x 38.4 cm) Classification: Manuscripts & Illuminations Credit Line: Gift of Miss Alice M. Dike, in memory of her father, Henry A. Dike, 1928

Manuscript Leaf with Initial T, from an Antiphonary | German | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cantigas de Santa Maria written in Galician-Portuguese during the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221–1284)

Cantigas de Santa Maria written in Galician-Portuguese during the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221–1284)

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Music / ♪♫ Didgeridoo ♪♫

Music / ♪♫ Didgeridoo ♪♫

Bohemian bagpipe.

National Music Museum

The National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. Visit one of the world’s premier music museums. Collections feature over 15,000 instruments.

Queen’s Lyre Found at the Royal Cemetery of Ur 2600 BC Early Dynastic III

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Musicians wear two long tunics, one over the other. The tunic on the left is an early example of mi-parti or particolored clothing, made from two fabrics. Cantigas de Santa Maria, mid-13th century, Spain.

Musicians wear two long tunics, one over the other. The tunic on the left is an early example of mi-parti or particolored clothing, made from two fabrics. Cantigas de Santa Maria, mid-13th century, Spain.

Cantigas de Santa Maria

Cantigas de Santa Maria

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