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Mouth organlocked

  • Terry E. Miller

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A free-reed aerophone typically consisting of a wind-chest penetrated by one or more tubes, each fitted with a Free reed of metal or bamboo. Because of the widespread use of Western free-reed mouth organs, called variously harmonica ( see Harmonica ), French harp and mouth harp, such instruments are known worldwide, but they probably originated in mainland South-east Asia or southern China during prehistoric times. In addition, they are related to other Western free-reed instruments, including the ...

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