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Nyckelharpa by Bernt Södergård 1981

The Swedish nyckelharpa is a very old instrument indeed. Here’s a carved representation that dates from around 1350AD. The Swedes are quite proud of it, even placing one on their 50 Kroner banknote. So what’s it all about? It’s played

Nyckelharpa by Bernt Södergård 1981

The Swedish nyckelharpa is a very old instrument indeed. Here’s a carved representation that dates from around 1350AD. The Swedes are quite proud of it, even placing one on their 50 Kroner banknote. So what’s it all about? It’s played

The Vuillaume Octobasse 1850

I know from experience that the double bass is a massive piece of furniture. But the ones I’ve played have been the standard jazz 3/4 size. Orchestral basses are even larger, second only to the piano on stage — and

The Vuillaume Octobasse 1850

I know from experience that the double bass is a massive piece of furniture. But the ones I’ve played have been the standard jazz 3/4 size. Orchestral basses are even larger, second only to the piano on stage — and