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 harmony-flutes have a mouthpiece like a recorder, but no holes for the fingers.
different notes are played by different pressure of breath.
So you can play different overnotes of the base note.
Even you can change the note by closing the tube. So you can play trills.
We offer the harmony-flutes in 4 different tunes: Fa, Re, Do and Sol.
The biggest flute in Sol with ca. 80 cm length needs a long arm..

sound example overtone flute    


tabor pipe, overtoneflute >>>

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Gaita de Gemec

The Gaita de Gemec is made of bubinga and comes with a leather bag. It's in Do (C) and has one drone. The sound is a little stronger than at the Gaita Gallega, and even the pressure to play is a little bit harder.

bagpipe >>>

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travers flute made from reed

Simple Travers-flute made from reed, in same intonation like the Tin-Whistle or the irish Travers-flute with 6 holes. fingering
tuneabel about two octaves.
Made for beginning of travers flute playing or for traditional music.
In different intonations from high Sol up to the low Re.
high intonations: Sol, Fa#, Fa, Mi, Re#, Re, Do#, Do, Si and Sib
low intonations: La, Sol#, Sol, Fa, Mi and Re

The large flutes are a little bit difficult of fingering and they are not playable with small hands.

travers flute, panflute >>>