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Hurdy Gurdy

Hurdy Gurdy History

The hurdy gurdy, known in France as the vielle à roue or vielle for short, is an ancient instrument which is undergoing a modern renaissance in Europe and America. Today's...

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Hurdy Gurdy History

The hurdy gurdy, known in France as the vielle à roue or vielle for short, is an ancient instrument which is undergoing a modern renaissance in Europe and America. Today's...

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Transverse Flutes: An Overview

One of the most ancient and widespread of musical instruments is the flute. Almost every culture on Earth has some sort of flute; some like the end-blown reed flute ney...

Transverse Flutes: An Overview

One of the most ancient and widespread of musical instruments is the flute. Almost every culture on Earth has some sort of flute; some like the end-blown reed flute ney...

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Chinese Flutes

The Chinese have an ancient tradition of making and playing bamboo flutes. Although ocarina like vessel flutes, panpipes, and endblown flutes have been used extensively in China, the most common...

Chinese Flutes

The Chinese have an ancient tradition of making and playing bamboo flutes. Although ocarina like vessel flutes, panpipes, and endblown flutes have been used extensively in China, the most common...

Celtic Harp History: The Story Of The Celtic Harp

Celtic Harp History: The Story Of The Celtic Harp

Celtic Harps by Astra Thor   It is said the music heard in heaven is the golden sound of harps. Today the harp has an aura of mystery because the...

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Celtic Harp History: The Story Of The Celtic Harp

Celtic Harps by Astra Thor   It is said the music heard in heaven is the golden sound of harps. Today the harp has an aura of mystery because the...

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Tres and Cuatro: Latin String Instruments

The guitar was the companion of the Spanish as they colonized the Caribbean, and several regional variants developed over the years. From Cuba came the tres, a small instrument with...

Tres and Cuatro: Latin String Instruments

The guitar was the companion of the Spanish as they colonized the Caribbean, and several regional variants developed over the years. From Cuba came the tres, a small instrument with...

The Cimbalom: With Alex Eppler

The Cimbalom: With Alex Eppler

Alex Eppler And The Cimbalom Written by Astra Thor, Edited by Jehan Paul.   Alex Eppler is a respected musician, designer, and craftsman. Born and raised in the northwestern United...

The Cimbalom: With Alex Eppler

Alex Eppler And The Cimbalom Written by Astra Thor, Edited by Jehan Paul.   Alex Eppler is a respected musician, designer, and craftsman. Born and raised in the northwestern United...