Lamellophone

Lamellophone instruments

Lamellophone instruments

Lamellaphone, any musical instrument consisting of a set of tuned metal or bamboo tongues (lamellae) of varying length attached at one end to a soundboard that often has a box or calabash resonator.

  1. What is an example of a lamellophone?
  2. What is the lamellophone used for?
  3. What is the meaning of lamellophone?
  4. What are the five instruments?

What is an example of a lamellophone?

The Space Harp, or Frankiphone (designed, built and played by Phil Cohran), is a famous instance of an electric lamellophone. A range of other mbiras and kalimbas have been created by contemporary instrument makers. The African band Konono No. 1 uses custom-built electric kalimbas with electro-magnetic pickups.

What is the lamellophone used for?

The social lamellophone is a unique acoustic instrument and sonic sculpture designed and constructed for experimental music making and the social exploration of cooperative creativity.

What is the meaning of lamellophone?

: any of a class of musical instruments (such as the mbira, Jew's harp, or music box) whose sound is generated by plucking flexible tuned tongues of metal, wood, cane, or other material attached at one end to a small board or resonator and plucked with the thumbs or fingers or activated mechanically.

What are the five instruments?

The five major types of musical instruments are percussion, woodwind, string, brass and keyboard.

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