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Hurdy Gurdy
The Hurdy Gurdy is quite unusual in design. Instead of using a bow like most stringed instruments, the Hurdy Gurdy is played by cranking a wooden wheel that continuously plays and the notes are played by a keyboard-like mechanism.
This instrument is popular in Medieval, 18th century, and folk music, and was particularly popular in France, where it is known as the “La vielle à roue”, which sounds much more elegant.
Listen.

Hurdy Gurdy

The Hurdy Gurdy is quite unusual in design. Instead of using a bow like most stringed instruments, the Hurdy Gurdy is played by cranking a wooden wheel that continuously plays and the notes are played by a keyboard-like mechanism.

This instrument is popular in Medieval, 18th century, and folk music, and was particularly popular in France, where it is known as the “La vielle à roue”, which sounds much more elegant.

Listen.

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    Anyone know how much these things go? I wanna be a hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy man! :P
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    this is probably one of the coolest instruments ever
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    lol-ing at hurdy gurdy
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    it looks satanic
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    I LOVE THESE
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