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date: 11 December 2019

Ratukinė lyralocked

  • Arvydas Karaška

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Hurdy-gurdy of Lithuania. The wooden body is shaped roughly like a viola or cello. It has one melody string and one or two sympathetic strings passing over the friction wheel. A keyboard at the side of the body has up to 13 keys. The player depresses the keys with one hand while turning the wheel with a crank in the other hand. The ...

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