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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 on Saturday.

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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