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The musical instruments collection of the metropolitan museum holds approximately five thousand examples from six continents and the pacific islands dating from about 300BC to the present In this exhibit we can find all categories of instrument present in our history Indeed classified by continents and different region of the world the categories of instrument presented are wind instruments brass wood string instruments percussions and other typical ancient instruments We can make a point on the fact that even 2000 years later these categories of instruments still being used by contemporaneous musical players One of the most ancient categories could be the wind section with an typical aborigenes instrument called the didgeridoo Found on the Australian continent BC this wind instrument was made with an empty branch of eucalyptus This instrument still being used nowadays Music has played an important role in the human civilization indeed music was present in all ancient societies BC and AC then in all parts of the world The most ancient instruments were found on the following continents Australia Asia Africa Europe North America and South America On the Australian continent the didgeridoo mentioned before was played BC by local aborigenes in ritual and ceremonial purposes This woodwind instrument is the oldest one of the Australian continent In Asia the diversity of ancient instruments found is more important than in Australia All sections are represented Percussions section is represented by a lots cymbals and tambours such as the khol used to accompany kirtan the sacred Vaisana devotional music of Bengal and East India In ancient South and Central Asia civilizations there was also a lot of wind instruments the Dung chen a wood and brass long trumpet early 17 century was one of the major religious instruments Made first in China this instrument was also sent as a gift to impress officials of bordering nations The rag dung is also
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