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Arpa paraguayalocked

  • Alfredo Colman

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Folk harp of Paraguay. It derives from harps introduced by European Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. Although the primary function of the arpa paraguaya is harmonic and rhythmic, short melodic passages in parallel 3rds or 6ths may interact with vocal lines by imitation or juxtaposition. When featured as a solo instrument, the harp may be accompanied by one or two guitars....

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