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

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. .
remarked, accuracy in this respect cannot be expected either in
sculptures or in many picturesque drawings.'' The Finns had a harp (harpu, kantclc) with a similar frame, devoid of a front pillar, still in use until the commencement of the present century.
One of the most interesting stringed instruments of the middle ages is the rotta (German, rottc: English, rote). It was sounded by twanging the strings, and also by the application of the bow. The first method was, of course, the elder one. There can hardly be a doubt that when the bow came into use it was applied to certain popular instruments which previously had been treated like the cithara or the psatterium. The Hindus at the present day use their suroda sometimes as a
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