Exploring Music Introduction 8. by Prof. Lydia Ayers. Chordophones: Strings. A vibrating string produces sound. Important elements are the string and a rigid frame to hold it tight. Plucked Struck Bowed Air. North American Folk Music.
by Prof. Lydia Ayers
Swazi man plays a musical bow
A young girl went out for a walk. She knelt down and drank water with cupped hands at a stream. At the very moment when she had satisfied her thirst, a man dealt her a strong blow on the nape of the neck. As she died, she immediately transformed into a musical bow; her body became the wood, her limbs the cord, her head the sound box, and her spirit the melancholy and sentimental music.