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African Thumb Piano Tuning 13 Replies

In Afro-American Folksongs, published in 1913, ,Henry E. Krehbiel describes an African instrument called a zanze as follows:"The zanze is a small sound-box...hollowed out in the form of a round gourd to the upper side of which, over a bridge, are tightly affixed a series of wooden or metal tongues of different lengths. The tongues are snapped with the thumbs...and give out a most agreeable sound. I find out no records in the accounts of travellers as to any systematic tuning of the instrument,…Continue

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Started by James Robert Hester in Instruments. Last reply by James Robert Hester yesterday.

Addendum to "The Devolution of the Shepherd Trumpet and Its Seminal Importance in Muisc History

Here's the complicated addendum. It shows how bagpipes, natural trumpets, and the diatonic scale combined in what's called the "Choral Key" which is D major.http://doczz.net/doc/1847942/the-devolution-of-the-shepherd-trumpet-and-its-seminalContinue

Started by Aindrias Hirt in General Topics Jun 1.

 
 
 

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James Robert Hester replied to the discussion 'African Thumb Piano Tuning'
"Aindrias, Here's a link where you can download a copy of Krehbiel:…"
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Aindrias Hirt replied to the discussion 'African Thumb Piano Tuning'
"Should be "what is stress and unstress""
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Aindrias Hirt replied to the discussion 'African Thumb Piano Tuning'
"'Looks spot on. I'll have to read the reference. I will also have to reinterpret the…"
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James Robert Hester replied to the discussion 'African Thumb Piano Tuning'
"Hi Aindrias, I'm not sure how I could test a zanze, but my question is not so much about…"
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