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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF

LATIN AMERICA
AZTEC AND MAYAN INSTRUMENTS
Tlapitzalli
- A tlapitzalli is an aerophone
known from pre-Columbian
Mesoamerican cultures,
particularly the Aztec. It is a form
of flute, made of ceramic, wood,
clay, or bone. They are most often
decorated with abstract designs
or images of Aztec deities.
AZTEC AND MAYAN INSTRUMENTS

Teponaztli
- teponaztli, struck idiophone.
The teponaztli is a percussion
instrument and more
particularly a split drum. It was
already in use among the Aztecs
and is still to be seen in certain
areas of Mexico. It consists of a
hollowed-out tree trunk with an
H-shaped notch at the top.
AZTEC AND MAYAN INSTRUMENTS

Concha
- Conch, or conque, also known as a
"seashell horn" or "shell trumpet", is a
musical instrument (often a signal
instrument), a wind instrument that is
made from a seashell (conch), the shell
of several different kinds of very large
sea snails. As described by instrument
maker Bart Hopkins, such shells are a
"gift from the sea that provides a
natural conical bore is conch.
AZTEC AND MAYAN INSTRUMENTS

Rasp
- A rasp is coarse form of file used for
coarsely shaping wood or other material.
Typically a hand tool, it consists of a
generally tapered rectangular, round, or
half-round sectioned bar of case
hardened steel with distinct, individually
cut teeth. A narrow, pointed tang is
common at one end, to which a handle
may be fitted.
AZTEC AND MAYAN INSTRUMENTS
Huehuetl
- The huēhuētl is a percussion
instrument from Mexico, used by the
Aztecs and other cultures. It is an
upright tubular drum made from a
wooden body opened at the bottom
that stands on three legs cut from its
base, with skin stretched over the
top. It can be beaten by hand or
wood mallet
AZTEC AND MAYAN INSTRUMENTS

WHISTLES
- are instruments made of natural
elements such as bone from
animals.The eagle-bone whistle is the
most common.It produces a series of
high-pitched notes which are similar to
the cry of an eagle.
INCAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

SIKU
OCARINA

ZAMPOÑA
INCAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

TARKA QUENA

CHARANGO
INCAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
MARIACHI
- is a style of music and musical
group performance that dates back
to at least the 18th century, evolving
over time in the countryside of
various regions of western Mexico.
It has a distinctive instrumentation,
musical genre, performance, singing
style, and clothing.