Native America!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here is a good link for learning about Native american Music.


Countries and ethnic groups:

Cultural notes:


Music genres and characteristics:
Here is a video that gives a good overall backround of japanese music and dancing.
Instruments:
There are lots of instruments including:

The skin drum- a drum with the top made out of animal skins. A lot of Native Americans say that you can't have a pow wow without a drum, because the drum carries the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
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the water drum- a hollow log with animal skin on both sides with water in the middle
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the square drum- a wooden box
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deer hoof rattles- excactly what it sounds like! They can also be made out of goat hoofs
hoof_rattle2.jpgHere is a video with some rattles.

container rattles- usually a hollowed-out goard with stuff in the middle
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flutes
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whistles
fiddles
the clapper

Videos and sound clips: