Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists


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MBIRA

   
Definition: played with the thumbs; "thumb piano"; its sound is produced by the vibration of tongues of metal or wood; small in size. Known as Mbira in Zimbabwe, Budongo in Uganda and Sansa and in South Africa. It is also known as Kalimba.

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HARMONIUM,BANDONEON,SHRUTIBOX

Free Reed Instruments > Other Free Reed> Harmonium,Bandoneon,Shrutibox
It is a bellows blown instrument. Paddles on the front to select the required notes and the bellows is worked with the left hand as in the larger harmonium. Harmoniums and Shruti Boxes are both great to sing along with.