Traditional Asian instruments
If there is something we love about Asia that would be how much its culture can offer us. Today from the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we are going around the Asian continent to discover which ones are the most famous traditional Asian instruments.
Sitar. It is a plucked stringed instrument, very popular for Indian culture. It belongs to the lute family. It is made of a dried pumpkin and an empty fingerboard. Its peculiar metallic sound takes people to a relaxing moment of mental peace.
Taiko. This is a traditional Japanese drum. There are different types of taiko depending on its size. It is used in many different Japanese festive activities, such as Bon-Odori, where it plays a leading role.
Shehnai. It is a wind instrument very similar to the oboe. It comes from North India. It is made out of wood, with a double reed. It is believed that its sound gives people a year of good augury; that´s why it is usually played in weddings, religious processions and at Hindu temples.
Koto. This is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument, which was first developed in China. It is considered by many people as Japan´s national instrument. It is also known as the Japanese harp. It is about two metres long and although the traditional koto has 13 strings, some of them have 25 ones.
Erhu. This is one of the most popular traditional Chinese instruments. Also known as “Chinese violin”, it is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument. Its melancholy sound makes it an ideal instrument for drama.
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