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Historical Records of New Zealand Vol. II.

Musical Instruments

page 479

Musical Instruments.

Their music is as monotonous as that of the other Indians, if indeed it is not more so. We have only seen three kinds of musical instruments in this country, of which one is a sort of trumpet which can be heard a very long way off. I can bear witness to this, having heard its sounds the day we burnt down the first village. They have also a species of fiute, made in two pieces, bound well together, into which they blow at the thick end. The smaller end and three little holes are closed with the fingers, and serve to vary the tones a little. The third instrument is almost the same, but is much smaller; into this they blow with their noses.