الجمعة، 21 أكتوبر، 2011

Music in the era of the Pharaohs

Ancient Egyptians knew their love and passion for various types of music on them and the public, Vqdroa art and loved the tone and Ashqgua fresh and beautiful melody.
 
The ancient Egyptians invented various musical instruments since ancient Egyptian design spree limited species, with the progress of civilization of Egypt and the Egyptians mixing of neighboring peoples in Asia, entered the Asian Musical Instruments in Egypt and the owner of the development of musical instruments in Egypt.

And musical instruments are divided into three main types, string instruments, woodwinds, and percussion.

It is the oldest string instruments "junk" and was the most commonly used is a wooden box sound out of it a number of vertical tendons installed in the party machine and there were many sizes and forms. The "Alknarh" is an Asian origin of the five-string and used to play during the horizontal or vertical

 And there is a "tambour", a machine oval shape with a long neck which is similar to the lute high and were placed on the chest while playing and using the musician feather pass the tendons of the three or four. The Woodwind Vohmha flute long and short, single and double for the propagation of tones. The percussion, one of the the oldest musical instruments in Egypt is the most important types of mineral Almcefqat of bronze or copper and wood as well as from the tambourine was made ​​up of wooden frames or metal rectangular in shape and covered with thin skins of animals after removal of hair and stretched on the frame. There were types of cylindrical drums of wood or metal with both sides tucked under the animal skin attached to the shoulder during use.

The ancient Egyptians also used Asalasl of the metal rods by a thin metal ring occurs when you move left and right, or beat them by hand. Has used music and play them in religious events, concerts and celebrations of holidays, there have been bands include musicians oboe, flute and batters the drums and tambourine players of stringed instruments hang dancers to the sound of singer or singers. It was the Royal Palace Orchestra special concert for the king and the royal family, there are bands especially temples for concerts own religious festivals of the gods and religious occasions and also used music in public concerts and various festivals, and also during the battles for exciting the soldiers and sharpen motivation drums and the blowing of the trumpets. Egyptian music has been characterized by its evolution and progress from generation to generation, but retained the character and taste on the high that most impressed the ancient Greeks who came to Egypt and recorded their impression of Egyptian music in their writings

 The songs have varied subjects including those with the singing people of the related work while practicing a profession which is the most common of which was related to weaving chaste love and described the beloved, and there are songs special events such as festivals and processions of victory, and there are songs sad ceremonial funeral accompany the family of the deceased mourns Dead, including the songs of the temples and religious ceremonies have responded to the papyri lot of these songs, which abound in the museums world.

The owner of this dance music of all types, depending on the type of event, there are some is for entertainment and amusement and recreation for the soul, and what he was crossing a religious dance, and from the funerary what was happening in front of the funeral of the deceased. There was also dancing rhythmic motor by groups of young girls and the advantage of flexibility where they are physically large with some difficult dances, including what was Thblohat formations or technical and it was played individually or in pairs, two men or two women.

There were dances of war is run and hit-or fencing were these dances kind of entertainment for the soldiers during the battles. Has pervaded Egyptian tombs and temples and papyri views of many represent the types of concerts both in the Egyptian society to the holidays and celebrations and the hills and recreation and entertainment, or religious holidays many in temples , as well as concerts funeral, or on the walls of temples, where she represented celebrate the victory of the enemies, and also witnessed some of the effects of clothing or jewelry boxes of King "Tutankhamen" celebrate the military victories of the King on the enemies.

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