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Maybe we could gather together some forgotten trad. instruments under this group. I think it could be interesting... I don't know much for example intsruments that native american indians used, or people in australia etc.

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Latest Activity: Jan 12, 2016

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This group is an archive of traditional instruments usually not seen or heard much today. Please add any posts or discussions you think will be interesting to us.

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Birthday Greetings for Jaakko Ryynanen

Started by Alan Roberts. Last reply by jaakko ryynanen Jun 11, 2010. 1 Reply

  Let us all wish Jaakko a Happy Birthday!(BTW, the cake was delicious. Too bad you couldn't nake it to the party!)Continue

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Comment by mike menzie on January 10, 2014 at 2:50am

Oh...I see myself frequenting this group more than any other. Welcome to my passion...

Comment by Ted Crocker on March 21, 2013 at 1:14am

Any idea what this is? 

Comment by jaakko ryynanen on December 9, 2010 at 6:52am
nice vid Alan!
Comment by Alan Roberts on December 9, 2010 at 12:46am
Here's a YouTube video of one guy playing about 100 odd ethnic instruments from around the world. WARNING turn the volumn down, as the first one is probably the loudest!

Funny, though. The mountain dulcimer we've all seen is #2...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C6l3YjR6NY
Comment by jaakko ryynanen on November 28, 2010 at 1:53am
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on September 29, 2010 at 2:20pm
Comment by Henry Lowman on August 2, 2010 at 12:31am
Comment by Henry Lowman on August 2, 2010 at 12:30am
Comment by Alan Roberts on May 17, 2010 at 12:45pm
Here's a good photo of a Welsh crwth:


It's an odd bowed lyre with a fretless fingerboard and two drone strings. What is hard to see in photos is how the bridge goes through a sondhole and acts like a violin's sound post.
One person who makes these instruments is Michael J. King. http://www.michaeljking.com/crwth.htm He builds many old instruments (including kantele and langspil) and newer ones like ukulele and stick dulcimers. My lyres were built using his plans. This guy is a marvel and an inspiration to any instrument builder who meets him. He's posted hours of good vids on Youtube, giving free pointers on lutherie.
Comment by jaakko ryynanen on May 16, 2010 at 6:56am
Wow Alan! It looks awesome.
 

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