Proceso de elaboración de Tun (instrumento musical) / Tun elaboration process (musical instrument)


This video shows the process of creation of the tun, a typical Guatemalan craft that is used as a musical instrument. This step by step shows how to convert a part from a bamboo stick into the instrument, in the workshop of the Cuxulik family in Solola. The Bambusoideae is the name of a subfamily of plants belonging to the grass family or Poaceae one of the most extensive and important botanical families for man. Its common name is bamboo. Bamboos can be small plants less than 1 m long and half a centimeter stem diameter, although there are also huge: about 25 m high and 30 cm in diameter. Bamboo is a plant that has played an important role in the development of certain cultures with which have coexisted Asian cultures have used as bamboo in such diverse areas as construction, food and even clothing fabric and paper. In Mesoamerica, during the time of the Maya, bamboo was an important part in the life of communities and villages that formed this civilization. It was used to build homes, under construction, and even the manufacture of tools and musical instruments. Bamboo is currently used in Food, Medicine, Construction, Textile, Paper, Biomass, and making handicrafts and musical instruments, such as the rain stick and Tun. The tun is one of the most important instruments of the indigenous groups, according to their importance in the rituals and ceremonies. Consisting of a cylinder with a hollow timber whose upper wall grooves have been performed that give rise to tabs which are played in percussion by way of wooden boards. Usually played with a baton. The rain stick, another musical instument made from bamboo A rain stick or water stick is a long hollow tube and filled with small stones or seeds, into which bamboo sticks or wood are nailed, forming a spiral extending along the entire length. When the tube is tilted gently, seeds fall and their tapping with the sticks produces a sound that resembles falling rain or water. It is usually used to create ambient sound effects or as a percussion instrument.