New spin on something old

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New spin on something old

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Huh? How is that thing producing the sound?
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It looks like a steampunk piano. Kinda freaky, but cool!
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I was expecting something like this or even worse this.

Seems like the hurdy gurdy does much of the same with fewer parts. At least that version doesn't have drones.
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benhall.1 wrote:Huh? How is that thing producing the sound?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_organista
It's like you put a bunch of hurdy gurdys together to expand the keyboard.
Several spinning wheels act as "bows" on differently-pitched strings, and the keys decide which string touches the bow-wheel and/or how that string is fretted.
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fearfaoin wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:Huh? How is that thing producing the sound?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_organista
It's like you put a bunch of hurdy gurdys together to expand the keyboard.
Several spinning wheels act as "bows" on differently-pitched strings, and the keys decide which string touches the bow-wheel and/or how that string is fretted.

Thanks, fearfaoin. "Bunch of hurdy gurdys" conveys the idea perfectly for me. :)
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