Philippine Indigenous Instruments

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Filipinos, being a lover of music, uses this form of art in expressing themselves through songs or ethnic musical instruments. Early settlers played different kinds of musical instruments to play songs in a celebration like marriage, harvest or even in courtship and marriage. Playing music instruments were also used in earlier times as an accessory to labor but in present times, playing instruments has been used more as a form of entertainment. Below are some of the indigenous instruments that our ancestors used to play.

(to access the knowledge database on the Indigenous Instruments, click Philippine Indigenous Instruments link)


  • Dioquino,Corazon. "Philippine Music Instruments." In National Commission for Culture and Arts (accessed on July 27,2007).



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