Panpipe player gathers a crowd with his beautiful music

May 24, 2017 9:21 pm Last Updated: May 24, 2017 9:21 pm

 

This panpipe musician creates some beautiful sounds for the crowd passing by. Obviously skilled and talented, gratitude is shown in the form of donating an offering into the basket that is held by the statue in front of him. The sound is mellow, peaceful, and gorgeous.

The panpipe, also known as a syrinx, is a wind instrument made of cane pipes of varying lengths. The length determines the pitch of each individual piece of pipe as it is blown across, much in the way a tradition flute produces sound. These pipes are tied in a row or bundled and held together by wax or cord (metal, clay, wood, and plastic instruments are also made) and generally closed at the bottom. The panpipe was very common in cultures dating back to the neolithic period, particularly in Melanesia and  South America.

The Greek story of this instrument is ascribed to the nymph Syrinx. In Europe, it has been used mainly a shepherd’s instrument and still in the Pyrenees. In Romania, however, it is used by professional lăutari (fiddlers)and usually has about 20 pipes tuned a seven-note scale. The panpipe has also had a long tradition in the cultures of East Asia and Southeast Asia.

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