Natural horns: Didgeridoo, Alphorn, Bugle, Lituus, Shofar, Lur, Vuvuzela, Shankha, Conch, Natural trumpet, Salpinx, Modern didgeridoo designs

 
9781155470146: Natural horns: Didgeridoo, Alphorn, Bugle, Lituus, Shofar, Lur, Vuvuzela, Shankha, Conch, Natural trumpet, Salpinx, Modern didgeridoo designs
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Didgeridoo, Alphorn, Bugle, Lituus, Shofar, Lur, Vuvuzela, Shankha, Conch, Natural trumpet, Salpinx, Modern didgeridoo designs, Natural horn, Post horn, Dakshinavarti Shankh, Tube trumpet, Horagai, Trembita, Bucium, Holztrompete, Erke, Dungchen, Dord, Nagak, Roman tuba, Birch trumpet, Nyele, Steerhorn, Sringa, Swedish cowhorn, Tochacatl, Hakgediya, Amakondere, Bukkehorn, Wakrapuku, Wazza. Excerpt: The vuvuzela (), also known as lepatata Mambu (its Tswana name), colloquially known in South Africa as "Moerstripper" , is a plastic horn, about 65 centimetres (2 ft) long, which produces a loud monotone note, typically around B3 (the B below middle C). Some models are made in 2 parts, the front part being able to lessen the length for storage, and to change pitch. Many types of vuvuzela, made by several manufacturers, may produce various intensity and frequency outputs. The intensity of these outputs depends on the blowing technique and pressure exerted. Traditionally made and inspired from a kudu horn, the vuvuzela was used to summon distant villagers to attend community gatherings. The vuvuzela is most used at football matches in South Africa, and it has become a symbol of South African football as the stadiums are filled with its loud and raucous sound that reflects the exhilaration of supporters. The intensity of the sound caught the attention of the global football community during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in anticipation of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The vuvuzela has been the subject of controversy when used by spectators at football matches. Its high sound pressure levels at close range can lead to permanent hearing loss for unprotected ears after exposure, with a sound pressure of 120 dB(A) (the threshold of pain) at 1 metre (3.3 ft) from the device opening. Plastic aerophones, like corn...

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