Music can be said as God’s language. Great music generally is obtained out of acute suffering and pain. Music is an art. Its medium is sound and silence. Music is present everywhere, from the drops of water to the thundering of the clouds. billyMusic is based on pitch which ensures melody and harmony, rhythm which ensures tempo, meter and articulation. Music if played unconventionally requires rare instrument. Some of the most rare and unique ethnic instruments of the world are Melodic Steel Tongue Drum-1 tone drum, Chinese Kou Xiang(4 leaves) in plain wooden box, Futuristic Fujara , Qurai- the flute from Bashkortostan and Futujara.
Melodic Steel Tongue Drum is a fine instrument played both by beginners and professional musicians. Though it is tough to play the harmony and tempo attracts the musician in knowing the instrument more. Various musical scales are offered to the musicians for playing it in their favourite tunings. The instrument is made of Carbon steel. The properties of the material contribute to the pure and divine sound of the drums. The metal helps it to be tunes for a long period of time. The instrument has a central note pressed out by the hand of the musician and tuned one of the tones in scale while playing. Chinese Kou Xiang(4 leaves) in plain wooden box is a four small brass Jew’s harp. Each four trumps consist of a keynote on which several overtones can be played.
The Kou Xiang traditionally has lots of complex melodies. But it is generally called ‘polyphone pocket synthesiser’ for experimental musicians. It is a must for each and every jew’s harp maniac. Futuristic Fujara is made out of durable PVC. The instrument is collapsible avoid all hassles during transportation’s and it comes in sets. It is a three instrument in one which includes two fujaras and one overtone flute. The instrument is very well tuned according to the western concert tempered tuning. It weighs 500 grams which enough light weight and easy to carry. The holes are closely placed for the musician to use various fingering and put techniques from the other flutes. It is very easy to play and any person can start right away.
Qurai is a flute from Bashkortostan. It is made of veneer and consists of three octaves. The scales which can be played on Qurai is pentatonic scales. It is an open end blown flute most popular along the Bashkir people. Before Quari was perfected by measuring with fingers the holes were made. The diapason of quray includes three octaves. It is named traditionally after the qurai plant (pleurospermum uralense).Futujara is a five instruments in one. It consists of four fujaras(C,D,A,G) and an overtone flute. The hose present with it allows to use kalyuka technique. . The instrument is very well tuned according to the western concert tempered tuning. The instrument is collapsible thus helps in avoiding any hassles during transportation. It weighs light.I feel art is present to nurtured and examined. Each and every corner should be explored. This instrument provides that criteria of exploration. It helps to gain and polish knowledge within a musician.