Musical instrument

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Drums provide the beat for a dance at the Magaambya.

Dorobu, a kitsune musician, performs on a flute crafted from a reed.

Musical instruments vary widely between cultures, musical styles, and craftsmanship. Many are handheld, such as bagpipes, bells, chimes, drums, fiddles, violins and similar instruments, flutes, recorders, small harps and lyres, lutes and guitars, and small horns such as trumpets. Others, such as cellos and tubas, are bulkier but still portable. Pianos, large harps, sets of chimes, and keyboards often must be fully stationary to be played.[1][2][3]

Several families categorize musical instruments: string or stringed instruments; percussion instruments; keyboard instruments; and wind instruments, usually further categorized into woodwind instruments and brass instruments.[4]

Mundane instruments typically cost between 8 silver pieces and 100 gold pieces.[1][2][3]

On Golarion

Shoanti of the Sklar-Quah wield totem spears, which have decorative hollows that allow them to also be played as wind instruments.[5]

Prior to its destruction in the Night of Ashes, the Silver Star in Kintargo was a musical instrument shop.[6]

Canopy trolls are fascinated by instruments.[7]

As magic items

Some musical instruments are magical in nature:

Shelyn, patron deity of art and music, plays a harp.

In the Great Beyond

Lyrakiens are azatas that particularly enjoy performing music. Many carry instruments and are known to challenge mortals to musical duels.[10]

Kaminaris, kami of storms, enjoy playing booming musical instruments (often percussive ones).[11]

Calacas, psychopomps of consolation, often carry guitars or fiddles.[12]

In religion

Shelyn, a patron deity of arts and music, is sometimes depicted as playing the harp[13] and is said to have a collection of violins.[14]

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 158. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jason Bulmahn et al. (2012). Ultimate Equipment, p. 77. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-390-3
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  5. F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, Tork Shaw, James L. Sutter, and Jerome Virnich. (2012). Varisia, Birthplace of Legends, p. 15. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-453-5
  6. Crystal Frasier. (2015). Kintargo. In Hell's Bright Shadow, p. 65. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-768-0
  7. John Compton, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, and Ron Lundeen. (2017). Bestiary. Fangs of War, p. 90–91. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-932-5
  8. Craig Shackleton. (2009). Treasures of the Pathfinders. What Lies in Dust, p. 55. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-197-8
  9. Joshua J. Frost. (2008). Among the Living, p. 3. Paizo Publishing, LLC.
  10. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, et al. (2019). Bestiary (Second Edition), p. 30. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-170-2
  11. Patrick Renie, Steve Russell, and Mike Welham. (2011). Bestiary. Forest of Spirits, p. 86–87. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-380-4
  12. Carlos Cabrera, Crystal Frasier, Luis Loza, Mikhail Rekun. (2019). Bestiary. Borne by the Sun's Grace, p. 88–89. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-140-5
  13. Paizo staff. (2020). Gods & Magic, p. 44. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-202-0
  14. Mike McArtor. (July 3, 2007). Messageboard post, Paizo boards.