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    Musical Instruments

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    Hearing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on a 110-year-old fairground organ is oddly perfect (VIDEO)

    Bohemian Rhapsody Played by 100+ year old fairground organ

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    Burma (Myanmar) - Jim Zuckerman Photography

    Burma (Myanmar) - Jim Zuckerman Photography

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    Japanese Lute Ka-getsu 花月 19th century

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    LUTE (late 16th century) Attributed to Wendelin Tieffenbrucker (German, active 1570–1610) Regarded as the most popular instrument in Europe for hundreds of years, the instrument was originally derived from the ÚD, a Middle Eastern instrument introduced to European audiences in the eighth or the ninth century. Originally, the lute was played by plucking the strings with a plectrum, but in the fifteenth century, lute players began using their fingers—as seen in the paintings in this gallery—which allowed the players to perform intricate, multipart music. The instrument had four or five courses of gut strings either doubled with two strings per note that were tuned in octaves, or in unison, which provided for a louder, more resonant sound. More strings were later added, and by the sixteenth century the lute was a prominent solo instrument. The seventeenth century brought great changes in musical styles, with singers and violinists becoming the dominant soloists. The lute became a part of the continuo group, and played alongside instruments that could play basso continuo—the bass line and tonal harmonies that accompanied soloists. Many lutes were adapted for the new musical style, such as the Museum's beautiful lute attributed to Wendelin Tieffenbrucker of Padua, which has an extraordinary back made of thin yew staves. The lute was originally made around 1600 with eight or ten courses of strings, but was converted to thirteen courses with four open bass strings on an extension that was probably added in the eighteenth century.

    Listening to Paintings

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    ♥ An Indian Sarangi ♥

    OMG that Artifact!

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    Brussels- Musical Instruments Museum by Xian & Kath, via Flickr

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    Tarhu

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    West African Instruments and Music #kora Steelasophical Caribbean Steel Band

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    Folk art with a musical twist is on view in "Appalachian Strings: The Instruments, Their Makers, The Music" at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. Dulcimers, banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins from public and private collections attest to the basic human instinct to make music and to make art.

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    Pottery Flute. Pre-Columbian Date: ca. 900–1521, Mexico

    Pottery Flute | Toltec? | Pre-Columbian

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    NMM7063 - Cornopean with Disc valves

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    This is one weird instrument. Horn-violin (also called trumpet-violin) with its (normal) violin bow.

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    sitar

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    The Campanula: a 20-stringed cello!

    The Campanula: a new option for stringed instrument players - The Strad

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    Harp!

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    Accordion Alexandre Pere Fils Date: 1850–55 Geography: Paris, France Medium: Wood, metal, various other materials

    Alexandre Pere & Fils | | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Warwick Fortress Masterman Dual-Neck Electro-Acoustic Bass Guitar design incorporates exotic hardwoods, bell brass components, and precision gold timepieces, all craftily combined by hand by Kevin Barnard.

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    1950s Gibson Ultratone Lapsteel guitar

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    Sopralto Braithophone - an instrument combining soprano and alto saxophones into one horn. Invented by musician George Braith.

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    Irish Harp, Celtic Harp, Lever Harp

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    Serpent in D by Nicolas Pierre Joly, France, 1829 | Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, NMM 7331

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    Harp (cláirseach)1734 John Kelly, Irish, active 1726–1736 Ireland. Height 167.8 cm, width 78.6 cm, depth 33.4 cm (Height 66 1/16 in., width 30 15/16 in., depth 13 1/8 in.) Willow, brass Inscriptions: Incised on pillar: MADE - BY / IOHN - KELLY / FOR / THE REVD / CHARLES / BUNWORTH / BALTDANI / EL / 1734 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA USA

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    Cittern, Joachim Tielke, c. 1685

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    photo of gourd guitars. I discovered using gourds for my instruments last year, and was amazed at how good they sound! Digit Woutat in Eugene, Oregon

    Virginia Gourd Festival!

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    ▶ Demonstration of David Roentgen's Automaton of Queen Marie Antoinette, The Dulcimer Player - YouTube

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