It is that time of the year again which we Filipinos wait for eagerly. Yes, its Halloween. Filipinos are no less when it comes to celebrating Halloween and the spookiness in the celebration. The Philippines is famous for its music and famous musicians all across the globe. This Halloween, let’s check with the best musical instrument supplier in the Philippines about the most terrifying sounds produced by the following musical instruments. Get hold of one or more of these to create some exciting spooky music.
The Waterphone – The waterphone is the most popular and rocking percussion instrument that produces the shrill metallic sound. The name comes from the inventor, Richard Waters and yes it does have water in it. This instrument is characterized by the unique vibrato and is similar to the language of whales and dolphins. This music can be heard in crouching tiger, hidden dragon, and the other alien forces. It sounds creepy and cool at the same time.
The Theremin – The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument which was originated in Russia and got patented in 1928 by Leon Theremin. The most interesting part is that this is the only musical instrument that is played with no physical contact whatsoever. It is used to produce sounds like ghosts, aliens, and other haunting melodic tunes.
The Blaster Beam – The blaster beam is another electronic instrument that seems like an industrial, super-sized and chaotic version of a lap, slide or steel guitar. It measures anywhere from 12 to 18 feet and made up of around 24 piano strings and moveable pick-ups, which can be motorized depending upon the model. It creates a unique bass tone that can feel super sinister, creepy and menacing.
The Ondes Martenot – The ondes martinot was invented in 1928 by Maurice Martenot. This instrument uses oscillators to produce those creepy, wavy notes, especially back in the 1950s and 1960s when the theremin was widely used. It is most well known today for its use in Ghostbusters as far as movies go.
The Gravikord – The gravikord is an electronic double harp instrument invented by Robert Grawi in 1986. It is a modern 24 string instrument made up of with the stainless steel tubing. You must have full control over them while playing to get the desired sound.
These are the most popular and common ones that we know of. More instruments may be found on Global Music, an online musical instrument supplier in the Philippines. Happy Halloween!