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The History And Development Of Musical Instruments From The Earliest Times.

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triangular psalterium, because it has a sort of small sound-board at the top. Scarcely better, with regard to acoustics, appears to have been the instrument designated as nablum, which we engrave (p. 87) from a manuscript of the ninth century at Angers.
A small psalterium with strings placed over a soundboard was
apparently the prototype of the citoh; a kind of dulcimer which was played with the fingers. The names were not only often vaguely applied by the mediaeval writers but they changed also
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