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8230RE: [HurdyGurdyForum] Re: Origins

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  • Peter
    Dec 31, 2011
      Hello Colin,
      Equally so, you play the Jouhikko with mid finger, not far
      short of the finger nail.
      You have an interesting site. Thanks
      Peter

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      [mailto:HurdyGurdyForum@...] On Behalf Of CWH
      Sent: 31 December 2011 01:42
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      Subject: Re: [HurdyGurdyForum] Re: Origins

      Interesting.
      Is the instrument along these lines:
      http://www.simonchadwick.net/jouhikko/
      The more I see, the more I learn.
      Mongolia/Finland, the plot thickens.
      There are just so many instruments that could have been the forerunner
      but where is the missing link?


      Colin Hill.


      On 30/12/2011 18:55, Peter wrote:
      > Hello the loop,
      >
      > I think each and every one of the group have a theory on the development
      > of the hurdy- gurdy. To cut a long story, I consider that the origins
      > were with the Mongolian Horse headed fiddle. This is a two stringed
      > instrument played with a bow. The strings are quite thick and are made
      > entirely of horse hair, the bow too is of horse hair. Playing techniques
      > differ from the traditional violin, instead of stopping the string by
      > pressing down, the finger nail is used on the side of the string.
      >
      > The mongol empire was followed by the Turkish , it is probable that this
      > instrument was transferred back to Turkey. There the Kara Deniz Kemence,
      > or Black Sea Fiddle is played with a loose bow string, possibly giving
      > the impression that chords could and were played on the all strings.
      >
      > It is a small step to join the ideas, bowing with a wheel, and using
      > keys instead of the finger nail.
      >
      > Just an idea to boil up with all of the others.
      >
      > Check out Hongor playing the Horse Head fiddle (Morin Khuur) - *YouTube*
      > <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL5bN3bcdfA>
      >
      > Regards
      >
      > Peter aka turnatune
      >
      > *From:*HurdyGurdyForum@...
      > [mailto:HurdyGurdyForum@...] *On Behalf Of *jelmain
      > *Sent:* 30 December 2011 09:25
      > *To:* HurdyGurdyForum@...
      > *Subject:* [HurdyGurdyForum] Re: Origins
      >
      >


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