Classification of Omani Musical Instruments
There are two main aspects
to music: melody and rhythm. In order to produce each
of these two elements, two types of instruments are
used: those which can create melody; and those that
create rhythm. The amount of instruments in Oman's traditional
music which produce melodies are few compared to those
which produce rhythm. This is due to the following reasons:
* The Omani still uses his voice in many funun
without the help of a melodic instrument.
* Rhythm plays an important role in the structure
of Oman's musical genres.
* Most Omani funun include dances which are supported
by rhythmic rather than melodic instruments.
Oman's musical instruments are classified as follows:
1. Melodic instruments
a. Instruments with
b. Wind instruments
2. Rhythmic Instruments
c. Without skin
Idiophone (by shaking)