the Staying in Tune: Traditions and Musical Instruments of
the Francophonie Web site. This virtual exhibition gives you
the opportunity to discover traditional musical instruments from
Staying in Tune offers you a chance to find out about traditional
instruments and learn what connects them to the people who invented
them. You can listen to musical excerpts and try out the many
learning activities awaiting you.
Young people between the ages of 15 and 20 from nine French-speaking
countries came together to share their memories and knowledge
about instruments they selected from their cities' museums.
You can follow their journey of exploration in the Note
The Museums section has a more
detailed description of each instrument or you can click on
the "More Information" button on the Note
With very few exceptions, each instrument has an accompanying
15 to 30 second sound bite that you can sample if you have installed
the Shockwave utility. You will be able to tell what each instrument
sounds like by listening to these excerpts.
You will also be able to play music featuring a dozen or so
instruments (you will need Shockwave) in the Activities
section, answer questions or even make a musical instrument
The project was coordinated by the Canadian Heritage Information
Network (CHIN) and the Department of Canadian Heritage, Quebec
Region. It was made possible though the cooperation of 23 heritage
and educational institutions in nine countries.
Staying in Tune is a project funded by the Agence de la Francophonie (ACCT) which has been made possible thanks to the participation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
A contribution from the Office of the Year of la Francophonie in Canada was instrumental in launching the project.