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Musical instruments

Wind Instruments

The origins of the flute can be traced back over 20,000 years and is possibly very much older. In the Baroque era, flute were made of three sections. The modern flute began to take shape in the 1760s when an extra length was added and ivory rings were added to reinforce the mounts. From 1770 […]  Continue Reading »

String Instruments

The lute was originally an Arabic instrument, introduced into Spain by the Moors. It was an important instrument throughout Europe by the 15th century but was progressively replaced by a number of variants, particularly the theorobo and the chitarone, and by the guitar. The lute has a pear-shaped body with a broad neck and fingerboard. […]  Continue Reading »