string instruments

traditional string instruments like a harp with many strings or like a guitar

string instruments

Travel guitar, ukulele, mandolin, mandola as guitar instruments. The psaltery is played with a bow, the dulcimer is known from North American folk music.

String instruments differ from a mostly wooden resonance box through which one or more strings can be tensioned.

Strings can be beated, plucked, or played with a bow.

Either you have a string for every note like a harp, the melodyharp or the psaltery or you can stick different notes on a string like a guitar or the dulcimer.

We have some different traditional string instruments in our range that are somewhat unknown.

The psaltery is already used in the Bible as the instrument of David and the prophets. Strings of different lengths are stretched on a triangular body. While the instrument was played as a harp in biblical times, in more recent times the tradition of bowing the strings has emerged. Concerns have very spherical sounds.

The dulcimer developed from the European Scheitholt and established itself in folk music in the USA as the Apalachian Dulcimer. The instrument is played lying flat like a zither. You can use frets to pick up melodies on the strings or chords. The strings are struck or plucked.

The guitar is well known, but there are also active instruments from other cultures. As a small guitar instrument, the ukulele or Hawaiian guitar was called to be heard. They evolved from the mandolin, which was used by Portuguese sailors in the South Pacific. In addition to the mandolin, which is still a fairly small guitar instrument, there is also a larger version, the mandola. The mood and playing style of the mandola is very popular with the Irish bouzouki or cister. The travel guitar is tuned like a guitar. You have heard a hand, what it takes to have a body, so it is a handy instrument for on the go.


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The Sansula is a thumb-piano, also called Kalimba. But here it is fixed on a drumskin.
Because this the instrument become a lot of resonance.
The Sansula is pentatonic tuned in a-minor.
Because the pentatonic tuning it is dreamfull and intuitv to play..

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Temple bells

Shells open at the bottom, hung one above the other.
When swinging, balls hit the bowls from the inside and a fine sound is heard.


with 3 bowls
Brass colored, 62 cm long.


with 5 bowls

Like the Tempel Bell trio but with five bowls. 81 cm long.

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nose flute

An extraordinary flute, traditional from Indonesia.
You don't blow this flute with the mouth but with the nose.
Even you play the notes not with fingers, but by changing the opening of the mouth like at the jew-harp.

These nose-flutes are made from pine-wood and finished with linseed.

How to play:
You keep the nose-flute in front of your face, that the round hole is under your nose and the half-moon hole in front of your mouth.
The nose blows in to the hole and the mouth is opened on the half-moon hole.
With changing of the opening of the mouth you can play different notes.

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