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Kannellocked

  • Ingrid Rüütel

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Estonian box zither (psaltery). Early instruments, with five to seven strings, had a trapeziform body made from a hollowed log covered with a soundtable. This type of kannel could be played by plucking individual strings for the melody or by strumming chords (found only in Setu). In the latter case, all unnecessary strings were damped with the fingers. This early type of ...

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