Instruments of Ifugaos and Negritos

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Instruments of Ifugaos and Negritos

By | August 2012
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Instruments of Ifugao

Litguit
 traditional Filipino instrument that is used to make percussion sounds that resemble those of maracas. The instrument has a long, thin wooden handle, and, when it is played, it is struck with another long, slim piece of wood to produce the distinctive sound.

Tongali
Four-holed nose flute. There are stories from this region that say that the nose flute was used to help rice grow when it was young, as the rice was attracted to the soft sounds of the flute, and would grow to put its ear above the water to hear it better.

Paldong
lip valley flute, Open bamboo pipe, top end cut at an angle.

Bangibang
Set of at least seven wooden bars made of hard wood. Each bar has its own pitch and is hit by the player with a short stick of hard wood. Players have one stick each and play their own rhythmic pattern, which fall together.

Instruments of negritos

Pas-ing
the strings which are made of thin strips of bamboo still attached to the main body raised by small wooden bridges for ease in plucking them. The main body is a piece of bamboo cut with both ends closed by the node. These bamboo instruments produce short, detached sounds that are distinctly different from the twangy sounds of the guitar.

Kalaleng
a nose flute made from bamboo from the Philippines.Usually around two feet in length a kalaleng has holes cut in the side, to be stopped by the fingers producing the notes. The player closes one nostril with a bit of cotton, then forces the air from the other into a small hold cut in the end of the tube. 

Litguit
 traditional Filipino instrument that is used to make percussion sounds that resemble those of maracas. The instrument has a long, thin wooden handle, and, when it is played, it is struck with another long, slim piece of wood to produce the distinctive sound.

Songs of Negrito

Duerme Negrito
Duerme, duerme, negrito
que tu mama está~en el campo, negrito
te va~a traer codornices
para ti
te va~a...