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See, Hear and Sing 不寻常的乐器
 
The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth, poster 1898.
巴南及贝里马戏团的「非凡猪只巡回演出」(Troupe of Very Remarkable Trained Pigs)海报
 

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Lou Chiha 演奏的1921年木琴音乐 "在我心中,长在我心(In My Heart, On My Mind All Day Long)" 和 "不知道你是否还在乎我(I Wonder if You Still Care For Me),"这两首音乐的集成曲

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打击乐器 (Percussion Instruments)

如果仔细观看这张照片,您会发现敲击木琴的音槌装有垫料 (看起来就像是铁锤)1898年时,除了其他的技艺外,巴南及贝里马戏团 (Barnum and Bailey's circus) 训练他们的表演猪演奏此乐器。

但不要被这个滑稽的图片骗了。演奏木琴需要极佳的音感,才能在对的时间敲击对的木条,这样才能构成曲调;木琴是一种打击乐器
(使用敲击、摇动或摩擦等方式演奏的乐器),可能源自于东南亚或大洋洲。它是非洲音乐的中心乐器,可能是经由贸易或自外地移居当地的人们传入这片黑暗大陆;当带着木琴的非洲奴隶被带入拉丁美洲后,木琴最终也传入美国境内;今日的木琴立于架子上,其上有两排有点像是钢琴琴键的木条。听听看来1921年的木琴音乐吧!

 

As you can see from the picture, the xylophone is played with a padded mallet (which looks like a hammer). In 1898, Barnum and Bailey's circus pigs were trained to play this instrument, among other feats.

But don't be fooled by this humorous depiction. Playing the xylophone well requires great precision to hit just the right bar at the right time, which produces a musical tone. The xylophone is a percussion instrument (one that is played either by striking, shaking or scraping it) that likely originated in Southeast Asia or Oceania. It's one of the central instruments of the music of Africa, possibly being brought to that continent through trade or people migrating from other places. Slaves from Africa brought the xylophone with them when they were taken to Latin America, and from there it eventually made its way to the United States. Today's xylophone has bars arranged in two rows, sort of like the keys of a piano, and rests on a stand. Listen to some xylophone music from 1921.

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出处: "The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth--Troupe of Very Remarkable Trained Pigs." Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati, 1898. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: Kalmar, Bert and Ruby Harry, music; Chiha, Lou, performer. "Medley of 'In My Heart, On My Mind All Day Long' and 'I Wonder if You Still Care For Me.'" 1921. Inventing Entertainment, the Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, Library of Congress.