Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists


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PIPA

   
Definition: 4 stringed guitar-like plucked instrument from China with a pear shaped body. In the literature as far back as 2000BC. The name refers to the forward and back picking technique.
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HIGH WHISTLES

Wind Instruments > High Whistles
The Tin or Penny Whistle is a diatonic instrument with simple fingering, and it's very easy to learn to play - easier than the recorder. Whistles generally play two octaves, and you can easily play in two keys on any whistle, for example on a D whistle you can play in D and G. Because many tunes go down below the key note, you w...read more