MUSIC FROM THE WOODS - JUSTIN NORRIS

THIS GALLERY INCLUDES REPRESENTATIONS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THEY ARE FROM DIFFERENT INSTRUMENT FAMILIES, DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND CULTURES AROUND THE GLOBE, AND DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS IN HISTORY. WHILE FEW OF THEM ARE SIMILAR IN THEIR CONSTRUCTION,  THESE INSTRUMENTS ALL SHARE THE COMMON CHARACTERISTIC OF BEING MADE FROM WOOD.

This is a very simple flute carved from wood. The shape of the instrument is a direct result of the function it is meant to perform: to carry air from the mouthpiece to the end to produce a sound. Being a short straight tube allows it to produce its high pitch.
The saz is a long necked six string instrument similar to a guitar. The faces of the fret board, head stock, and tuning keys are made of a type of marble, but the tear drop shaped body of the saz, where the instrument is strummed, is made entirely of wood.
This is a harp that was made with a wooden body and is accented by gold adornments. The triangular shape of the instrument is essential to its sound. The strings are tied to the top and bottom and progressively get shorter as the angles converge, allowing each string to produce a different note.
Like the title suggests, this wooden piano is shaped like a square, as opposed to the more common wing shaped pianos. The wood on this piano is carved by hand, stained, and regal looking. There are floral and leaf shaped carvings on the legs and on the walls surrounding the keyboard.
This anthropomorphic harp is a small harp that only has five strings and is closer in appearance to a guitar. The neck curves and extends upward from the oval shaped resonator. At the top of the neck sits a carving of a human head that is shaped like an African mask.
This lute is a stringed instrument that looks very similar to a guitar with a curved head stock. This design was chosen presumably to help with the tension of the strings. There are also floral patterns on the top of and lining the perimeter of the body of the instrument.
This tenor cornett is a wooden S-shaped instrument, almost like an extra long recorder. The outside of the bore is shaped like an octagon, with the finger holes on the top side. The instrument is also slightly conical, becoming wider from the mouthpiece to the bottom opening, or the bell.
This putorino is a small high pitched instrument, similar to a recorder. Its bore is thickest in the middle and becomes narrower on either end of the instrument. There is a faces carved at the top, middle, and bottom of the instrument, giving is a resemblance to a totem pole.
This fife is a very small high pitched instrument, like a smaller sibling of the flute. It is a short, narrow, rounded tube of a very simple design. There are no extravagant carvings or fancy adornments to be found except for being bookended by two gold casings on either end.
This rattle is a small percussion instrument that is shaken to produce a sound similar to a maraca. A family of carvings that look like African masks sit at the top of its handle, while rows of small holes line the egg shaped container, presumably to produce a louder sound.
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