The Ecuadorian panpipes, or "rondador," are zigzagged and progressively get longer. They are normally constructed of cane, although they can also be fashioned of condor or vulture feathers. The choice of material depends on how much sound it is intended to produce.
The rondadores are played with the fingers: three strings are tuned in unison, while the third is played separately with the pick-up wire. There are two types of picks: one flat, the other pointed.
A panpipe is a musical instrument used to play polyphonic music by blowing through holes cut into its body. The term comes from the French word for "all" or "every": panique. The panpipe was very popular in Europe from the 11th century until the 16th century. Today it is an important element in traditional Irish music.
They have been adopted as a symbol of Ireland's ancient heritage. The panpipe has long been associated with Ireland because it was widely used throughout Europe at that time.
There are several different kinds of panpipes. It consists of a tube of bamboo or cane with holes drilled along its length, which is blown through using the mouthpiece at one end and a button or pinhole at the other.
A panpipe, also known as a syrinx, is a wind instrument composed of cane pipes of varying lengths linked together in a row or in a bundle held together by wax or rope (metal, clay, wood, and plastic instruments are also created) and typically closed at the bottom. They are blown over the top, each producing a distinct sound. The word "syrinx" comes from the Greek for "pan" (kettle) + pipe (tube). In ancient Greece, women would blow into these instruments to keep away evil spirits.
They are usually made in two parts: a bowl part and a stem part. The stem part fits into the hole at the top of the bowl part and holds it in place. It can be made of various materials including bamboo, metal, and wood. The hole at the top of the bowl part is called the "airway." When you play the pan pipe you are actually playing two notes at once: one note comes out of the hole at the end of the stem part and another comes out of the hole at the end of the bowl part. By moving the handle that opens and closes the airway, you can change which hole produces which note. There are three main types of pan pipes: the concertina, the triangle, and the tabor.
The concertina pan pipe is most commonly used in blues music. It is played with one hand on the handle and one hand on the bagpipe. The musician moves the handle up and down to produce different tones.
These instruments are distinguished by closed-end tubes of varying lengths made of traditional materials such as bamboo, wood, reeds, and river cane. The panpipes shown on this page are made of 1/2-inch schedule-40 PVC and have pennies bonded to the ends. They can be played like a flute because air is blown through them from a small hole at one end.
Pipe bands usually contain several varieties of pans, including bass, tenor, and baritone. The size of the pipe determines how high-pitched it is; the longer the tube, the higher the note. Most pipe bands also have a cornett (a small horn) and a trombone (which is similar to a French horn).
Pipe bands date back at least to 1747 when they were used during celebrations at Lord John Russell's residence in London. Today they are popular in Scottish and Irish pubs and dance halls.
The panpipe is unique in that it is both a transverse and a standing instrument. This means that it can be played in front of the body or behind it. It can also be held under the arm or tucked under the chin. These features allow the player to use the panpipe to accompany singers up to pitch-perfect harmony!
As folk instruments, a variety of pan flutes have been popular. Bamboo, gigantic cane, or native reeds are commonly used to make the pipes. Wood, plastic, metal, and ivory are among the other materials used. The choice of material has much to do with price and availability. For example, bamboo is very affordable but will break if overplayed, while aluminum is very durable but expensive.
In general, the pan flute is played by blowing through the tube. A hole at one end is covered by your hand or a plectrum (pick). When you blow into the hole, air is forced through the opening, producing a note. You can play more than one note at a time by holding the pipe between your legs and moving it back and forth or by placing it under your arm and shaking it.
The pan pipe was probably first invented in Asia somewhere around 500 AD. It came to Europe with Portuguese and Spanish sailors in about 1600. The Chinese also know how to make this instrument.
There are many types of pan pipes available on the market. They can be single notes or multiple-note instruments. Some are flat, some are curved. Some have straight tubes, others are angled. The choice is yours!
The pan pipe is played by blowing into the tube.
Panuelos were typically constructed from lace-like transparent nipis fabrics woven from abaca fiber. When worn around the shoulders, they were square-shaped and folded in half to form a triangle. They were frequently adorned with flowery embroidery (using techniques like calado, sombrado, and deshilado).
When not used as a ceremonial garment, the panuelo was often thrown over the shoulder and hung down behind. It could be used as a cloak or wrap.
In the Philippines, it is traditional for children to play at being panulos by wearing sheets decorated with hand-stitched images of people, animals, and flowers. These costumes are usually made of cotton or linen and are worn until the child reaches manhood or becomes married.
It is common in the Philippines for women to wear a panuelo as a headdress. The flag of the Philippines features a red background with a white star-spangled banner in the center; this is called "kristal" in Filipino. The word "panuelo" is derived from the Spanish word for flag, which is also how we get our term "parade marshal." No wonder these garments are so popular among Filipino women!
In Spain, France, and Mexico, a similar costume called a chasuble is worn by priests during mass. It is shaped like a sheet and often has embroidered designs on it.