Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists


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BOWED PSALTERY

   
Definition: Box zither; A 20th Century (probably) adaptation of the psaltery in a triangular shape allowing for bowing on alternate sides. Other psalteries are usually plucked.
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UKULELES

The Ukulele is used for traditional and popular music in Hawaii. The tuning is related to the guitar and chord shapes are the same as the top 4 of a guitar. Note that on the soprano uke the 4th string is tuned an octave above what you'd expect. This re-entrant tuning is not traditional to all sizes of ukuleles, but it is commonl...read more