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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Bongo Drums The bongo drums are a percussion instrument. The bongo drum is played in a genre called "Son". Son is an organic merging of African and Spanish music fromthe eastern part of Cuba. However, bongo drums are only typically played at the beginning of songs because of their soft sounds and high pitch. Some famous people who played the bongo drums are;Armando PerazaJack CostanzoJohnny "Dandy" Rodriguez JrCount OssieIncredible Bongo BandRichard FeynmanEddie "Bongo" Brown Some instruments that are related to the bongo drums are drum kits and Timpani. They are related because they are both types of drums yet they are also different in the sounds they make and the way they are played. You play the bongo drums byhitting them with your hands.You can change the pitch by how hard you hit them, which drum you hit (bigger or smaller diameter), and which part of the hand you use to hit them(fingertips, whole hand, or palm). The sound of the drumcan be amplified if theplayer hits the drum harder because that makes the drums vibrate with a higher frequency. "Beating the Bongos." - For Dummies. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015."Bongo Drum." Wikipedia. N.p., 4 Feb. 2015. Web. 10 Feb. 2015.The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2004. Print. Works Cited How do you play and change the pitch of a bongo drum? Which genre are the bongo drums from? How can the sound of the drum be amplified? What other instruments are related to the bongo drums? What famous people played the bongo drums? By Kacy Johnston The bongo drums are made of wood, metal, and either plastic oranimal skin for the covering. What are the bongo drums made out of?
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