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help withYaogu[edit]

Hi there, i'm loved to be included in this wikiproject. it is about a typical Chinese percussion musical instrument.

Soprillo / piccolo saxophone[edit]

For anyone interested, there is a discussion — Talk:Sopranissimo saxophone#Name — about renaming the sopranissimo saxophone article back to soprillo (the tiny B♭ piccolo saxophone an octave above the soprano, invented in 1999 by Benedikt Eppelsheim and not conceived by Adolphe Sax in his 1846 patent). Someone on the English Wikipedia in 2009 moved it from "soprillo" to "sopranissimo saxophone" which is not supported by any WP:RS that I can find; sources call it a soprillo, or occasionally a piccolo saxophone. Other language Wikipediæ use "soprillo" for the article. I'm itching to just be WP:BOLD and JFDI :) — Jon (talk) 21:29, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:List of Philippine musical instruments#Requested move 22 September 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ❯❯❯ Raydann(Talk) 00:32, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

African lamellophones[edit]

There is a quite well known instrument, the kalimba. It is derived from a type of instrument for which the most accurate description would probably be African lamellophone. There are dozens of these instruments, each with different designs and names.

Right now, kalimba redirects to an article called mbira. The article claims that the kalimba is a direct descendant from the mbira. I think this is not entirely accurate, and although it serves the purpose of pointing out the unique Africanness of this type of instrument, it does a disservice to the countless of other African lamellophones in existence, which I don't think are referred to as "mbiras" by most experts. Maybe in common parlance some people refer to them as mbiras, but this would likely be a result of the Wikipedia article itself. The kalimba is much more similar to the sanza than it is to the mbira.

I think there should be a separate article for African lamellophones, with a list of all the different known types and their origin, including the mbira and kalimba. Mbira and kalimba should have their own articles, because there's enough sources to write articles about them.

I want to do this, but I need some emotional support throughout my journey, especially cause I've never written a Wikipedia article before. So please, be the first to comment on my talk page and I'll use you to get myself enough motivation to write these articles. --KalimbaEnjoyer (talk) 23:09, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Chris Williams (metal drummer)#Requested move 26 January 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Vanderwaalforces (talk) 18:12, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]