Soul Chroma                  Sean A. Thompson 

This gallery here is going to show you how colorful and beautiful the music and tones of art really can be. These instruments will be explained in detail fashion. You'll see paintings, sculptures, and different kinds of work from many different eras in time. Music is in everyday life, at least it should be!  

This bowed stringed instrument is in a shape of a Peacock and derived from the Esraj. Its from India and was made in the 19th century. The body was made of wood and carved into a Peacock and actually had a real Peacock bill and some feathers on the instrument. It makes since why they chose the animal, because the Peacock is a symbol of India.
The beautiful 46 stringed Gothic style harp was manufactured by Sebastian Erard. Harp are known as the oldest musical instruments in the world today. Paintings show the harp going as far back as 3000 B.C. This Gothic style harp has 7 double movement pedals and has gold leafs and figurines of some angels. Consider this harp from the Romantic Era.
Who doesn't beating on stuff. These timpani came as a pair and is from the 18th century. These were intended to be used with brass instruments. The stands were only three legged so they could secure nice and easy on a horse. They were made of copper while using animal skin as the head of the pair.
Likely the most popular folk instrument was the Marimba. This was introduced from central Africa sometime between the 1500's and 1600's. It was made of hardened wood and had string that passed through each slat. Became the national instrument in 1821 in Guatemala.This has gone through many changes through out time.
The thumb piano is such an interesting piece and there are so many different kinds out there. Each type we see has a different name. This piece here doesn't have very much info on it, but it just looks so spectacular because it has facial structures on the piece. Most thumb pianos were made of wood, but this paticular piece looks to be made of stone.
Created by Lyon & Healy back in 1893 in Chicago. Rosewood and having 7 different colors from the wood. This piece has a natural horn, trumpet and open musical score in the floral design. Shells and the rims were made from maple and the heads of the snare drums were typically made of calfskin to get that nice tight cracking sound. and very dependable.
The man that painted his name onto the Chromatic harp was Henry Greenway, from New York and this piece is from 1895. The harp sounds so dreamy and this piece had a total of 74 strings. 43 being on a players left and 31 being on another players right. Had plenty of designs and inlays on the Harp, such as roses and had golden scrolls on it.
Standing a roughly 4 feet tall we have the Bowl Gong. In-between the bowl Gong and the Red Lacquered wooden stand was a blue cushion where the Gong sat. The rim of the gong is struck with a wooden mallet, but of course the mallet has leather that is wrapped around. This piece is from Japan.
This is a double piano that has one body. It would be called a Duo Piano. Just imagine the sound coming from 2 pianos housed in the same body. You could really makes some great tones. Made of a fine strong wood. The keys were on opposite sides of the piano. Posing as a duel between the two playing.
This extremely unique looking piece here is actually a circle Gong, and it was used for funeral ceremonies in Thailand. It ranged from all different sizes, from small to large. Large enough they would have more than one man playing the same instrument. this piece was typically red and gold and had a set of little cymbals stringed and lined out.
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