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  • Hawaiian Instruments By Bryn Wilcox
  • Hula Instruments
    • Most instruments were played along with dances
    • All still used today
    • The most important instrument was the body itself
    • Players beat gourds and drums to keep time
  • Hula Sticks – Kala’au
    • 2 sticks
    • One three feet long and heavy
    • Other one ten inches
    • Dancers on Kaua’i did the most kinds of hula with hula sticks
  • Bamboo Pipes – ‘Ohe Ka’eke
    • Used by special musicians
    • Variety of lengths
    • One end open, other closed
    • Beat against mat on ground
    • Each musician used two
  • Bamboo Rattle – Pu’ili
    • Used by dancers
    • Cut by joint so that one end was open and the other end closed.
    • Open end cut into small strips that rattled when the dancer moved
    • Played in sit down hula
  • Single Rattle – Uli’uli
    • Gourd or coconut with handle
    • Later versions included feathers
    • Held in hand and tapped on body
    • Old Hawaiians used one rattle; modern dancers used two
  • Three Gourd Rattle – ‘Ulili
    • 3 gourds on a stick tied to a cord
    • Middle cord spins when cord is pulled
    • End gourds had small stones
  • Conch - Pu
    • Can be heard 2 miles away
    • Mouth hole cut in end
    • Used like trumpet
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