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Vuvuzela

The Vuvuzela is really a long plastic horn which is about 0.65 meters and it produces a loud monotone sound. There are many types of Vuvuzela’s out there which are made by many different manufacturers. They may produce different frequencies but this frequency depends on how you blow the instrument and the amount of pressure you exert when you are blowing it.

The instrument is traditionally made and it was inspired by a Kudu horn. In the past the Vuvuzela was used in Africa to bring together many villagers who lived far away so they could attend community meetings. Nowadays though, the Vuvuzela is used in many football matches in South Africa. It has actually come to symbolize South African football as it highlights the excitement of the fans inside the stadium. It has since managed to capture the world’s attention since the 2009 confederations cup when South Africa hosted the tournament and even further during the 2010 FIFA World Cup which was held in South Africa too.

The world has really embraced the Vuvuzela in a big way. Nowadays you can find them anywhere. You can find them in the United States even where the European version of football is not very popular but the Vuvuzela itself has found popularity there. Even some of the soccer players at the FIFA World Cup were blowing them. Vuvuzela’s can even be seen in the hit TV show Jersey show where the Vuvuzela is referred to as a “grenade whistle”. After the World Cup in South Africa the instrument appeared in the Oxford Dictionary for the first time.

Vuvuzela’s are actually used in many different countries including those that are naturally football crazy such as Brazil and Argentina. There they are referred to as Cornetta. In the United States they may be referred to as stadium horns. But whatever you call them they are still tremendously cool. Some may not know how to get that Vuvuzela sound. To get it requires some lip flexibility and some lung strength. Be sure to get in some practice though before you go out with your Vuvuzela so you don’t cause any amusement from the people who are sitting next to you. So to get the vuvuzela sound you want you should put your lips inside the mouth piece and make a farting like sound. You must relax your cheeks and make your lips vibrate inside the mouth piece and enjoy.

So there you have it. The vuvuzela is one of the best ways to create an atmosphere at any sporting event or create an atmosphere anywhere for that matter. In countries where the vuvuzela has become popular you will find that many are now on sale in retail stores and you will even find that there are vuvuzelas for sale online.


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