|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 13, 2003, 18:49|
I forgot to mention... the Techian keyboard psaltery is also known by its
Greco-Arabic name, _k'anôn_ (i.e. qanoon). And it actually has one manual,
not two, but most notes are triple-strung (the first octave notes are
double-strung), with two strings (one for the first octave) sounding the
played note and one string sounding an octave lower.
I should've also compared the instrument to the Hungarian cimbalom, also a
dulcimer with legs and a pedal. Just add a keyboard.
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