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Hardanger Fele -- sympathetic strings that resonate long distances.... and have a droning capability. It's an awesome instrument.
Hardanger fiddle (or in Norwegian: hardingfele) is a traditional stringed instrument used originally to play the music of Norway
Norwegian fiddle Hardingfele / musical instruments
Norwegian hardingfele | the hardanger fiddle is a member of the violin family. Hardanger fiddles are highly decorated instruments usually ornamented with bone, mother of pearl and pen and ink drawings. The hardanger fiddle is also quite unusual in that it has a second set of strings, usually four or five lower strings. The second set are called drone strings and they run under the fingerboard and through the center of the bridge.
There is nothing like the seductive sound of a violin ...absolutely my favorite classical instrument.
Hardanger Fiddle with carved head piece.
(Apparently this is a viola but whatever. Also I don't get why it has so many strings.)
"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require." ~ Edward Elgar
Violin music is a piece of art that goes in the ears straight to the heart
I'd love to be able to saw on a fiddle in a blue grass band.
1756 Norwegian Hardanger fiddle at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Isn's this pretty? Fiddle Violin Hand Painted Roses by CissysCrafts, $70.00 - Shop Handmade!
National Folk Instrument of Norway
The Harding fiddle is common in Telemark, Numedal, Valdres, Setesdal, Hardanger and along the West of Norway to Sunnmøre Photo Laila Durán
Violino-arpa. Amøbeformet violin fra slutningen af 1800- tallet udstillet på Musikmuseet, via Flickr.
Concerto Masterpiece Violin Organ Piano Fine Art Original Print by JWPhoto