Aboriginal Australian Music
Strong connection to Aboriginal culture
Aboriginal Australians use common resources around them/natural enviro to build musical instruments
But what is music?
combination of sounds/vibrations
Smart Lesson on Sound:
What is a musical instrument?
device used to make sound
Original purpose: sound like things in natural enviro
Types of Instruments
Aboriginal instruments split into three groups
Membranophones: stretched skin vibrates
Aerophones: vibration of air
Idiophones: struck together - vibration of actual instrument
Examples and How they Make Sound
Extra For Experts
Didgeridoos are well known for being played by Aboriginal Australians. But what about gum leaves!?
Developed by Aboriginals to mimic bird calls but then used for music.
Describe how is music made by playing the gum leaf?
Long Answer Question
Explain how instruments make music, using didgeridoos, clapsticks and skin drums as examples.