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21st Jul '17 2:23:23 PM pyroclastic
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* The dung (the 5m long monastic trumpets) of Tibet

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* The dung (the 5m long monastic trumpets) of TibetTibet.


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* The overtone throat-singing of Mongolia.
22nd Jun '17 6:38:56 PM mrincodi
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** The riff in question appears, using an electric guitar, in "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors, amongst many other Asian themed songs. It has become a DiscreditedTrope, though.

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** The riff in question appears, using an electric guitar, in "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors, amongst in "Tokio" by Caramella Girls, and in many other Asian themed songs. It has become a DiscreditedTrope, though.
23rd Feb '17 2:34:21 PM bt8257
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{{Leitmotif}}s are usually used to identify a character, and {{Mood Motif}}s are to help set the tone of the sequence.

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{{Leitmotif}}s are usually used to identify a character, and character; {{Mood Motif}}s are to help set the tone of the sequence.
28th Jan '17 4:37:54 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Harmonious string violins are incredibly overused to represent any desert in the Middle East. This is possibly because of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuxHLzwlDY4 soundtrack]] to ''LawrenceOfArabia'' and its influence.

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* Harmonious string violins are incredibly overused to represent any desert in the Middle East. This is possibly because of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuxHLzwlDY4 soundtrack]] to ''LawrenceOfArabia'' ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' and its influence.
7th Nov '16 5:07:04 PM WillKeaton
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* Caucasian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lezginka Lezginka]], although more generic "oriental" tunes can be used for Caucasian characters and/or settings in media.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duduk The Armenian duduk]], usually playing a song by Komitas Vardapet (Krung or Lele Yaman are the most common).

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* Caucasian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lezginka Lezginka]], Lezginka,]] although more generic "oriental" tunes can be used for Caucasian characters and/or settings in media.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duduk The Armenian duduk]], duduk,]] usually playing a song by Komitas Vardapet (Krung or Lele Yaman are the most common).



* The [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes Great Highland Bagpipes]] of UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} - virtually always skirling the StandardSnippet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDRdabkBM28 Scotland the Brave]]

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* The [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes Great Highland Bagpipes]] of UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} - virtually always skirling the StandardSnippet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDRdabkBM28 Scotland the Brave]]Brave.]]



** Or, if it's in a pub, generic diddly aye fiddle music. On rare, often "mystical" or sad occasions, Sean Nós singing. By which I mean [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZP-4B7kHqA Clannad]]. And/or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n08JRxVLKLE Enya]].

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** Or, if it's in a pub, generic diddly aye fiddle music. On rare, often "mystical" or sad occasions, Sean Nós singing. By which I mean [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZP-4B7kHqA Clannad]]. Clannad.]] And/or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n08JRxVLKLE Enya]].Enya.]]
7th Nov '16 5:06:02 PM WillKeaton
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* There is also "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npQUK_OJONA The Streets of Cairo]]" which is used for a lot of generic Middle East/South Asia settings. [[http://www.shira.net/streets-of-cairo.htm According to this article]], though there's a chance it could be based on a song far older, the furthest it can be definitively traced back is TheGayNineties, in ''America'' of all places.

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* There is also "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npQUK_OJONA The "The Streets of Cairo]]" Cairo"]] which is used for a lot of generic Middle East/South Asia settings. [[http://www.shira.net/streets-of-cairo.htm According to this article]], though there's a chance it could be based on a song far older, the furthest it can be definitively traced back is TheGayNineties, in ''America'' of all places.



** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzu9JkhzHbk Ochi Chornye (Dark Eyes)]]", which is actually a Gypsy romance.

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** "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzu9JkhzHbk Ochi "Ochi Chornye (Dark Eyes)]]", Eyes),"]] which is actually a Gypsy romance.
25th Jun '16 12:51:46 AM DeepRed
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* The surf guitar of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

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* The surf guitar of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. Or in some more recent works, West Coast hip-hop or post-grunge rock.
25th Jun '16 12:48:10 AM DeepRed
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* In some contemporary works, 70s Punk Rock will be the official anthem of England. If the director wants to be even more hip, they'll use 90s techno.

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* In some contemporary works, 60s Merseybeat or 70s Punk Rock PunkRock will be the official anthem of England. If the director wants to be even more hip, they'll use 90s techno.
25th Mar '16 9:36:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* If the scene takes place in a bazaar (or, of all places, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O9lFQxqcTk the formation of the Tengen Toppa Gunmen]] in the second ''GurrenLagann'' movie), expect to hear the humming "[=DoooodoooDooodoooDOOODOO=]" flute sound at some point.

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* If the scene takes place in a bazaar (or, of all places, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O9lFQxqcTk the formation of the Tengen Toppa Gunmen]] in the second ''GurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' movie), expect to hear the humming "[=DoooodoooDooodoooDOOODOO=]" flute sound at some point.
24th Feb '16 12:10:08 PM Prfnoff
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* The Koto, Woodblock, and Shakuhachi of Japan

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* The Koto, Woodblock, and Shakuhachi of JapanJapan. You're deep into JidaiGeki territory when you hear these played in the ''miyako-bushi'' scale.
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