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PIANO TIMELINE

History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

LIST
Early 1100s, Dulcimer
Early 1100s, Organistrum

Early 1100s, Hurdy-Gurdy

Hurdy Gurdy instrument from 1700, in the Germanic National Museum, Nuremberg.
Hurdy Gurdy, Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg, 1700. 1

Hurdy-gurdy, (organistrum), a medieval stringed instrument comprised of melody and drone strings, a keyboard (made of tangents), and a resin-coated wheel (performing much like a bow), refined with many variants throughout Europe to be performed by a single player, producing a constant drone and capable of sounding two or more simultaneous notes.

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Guilhem Desq Performs 'Omen' on an Hurdy Gurdy. 2
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Matthias Loibner Plays the Hurdy Gurdy. 3
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Guilhem Desq Performs 'Break Your Crank' on an Electric Hurdy Gurdy. 4

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Anagoria.  "Hurdy Gurdy, 1700."  Photograph.  Original in the Germanic National Museum, Nuremberg.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 1 May 2013.  Web.  18 June 2015. GFDL, and CC BY 3.0.
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HudryGuigui.  "'Omen' – Guilhem Desq (Hurdy Gurdy)."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 23 June 2013.  Web.  14 Oct. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.
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rayjayvids.  "HURDY GURDY Demonstrated & Played by Matthias Loibner."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 8 July 2011.  Standard YouTube License.
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HurdyGuigi.  "'Break Your Crank' – Guilhem Desq (Electric Hurdy Gurdy)."  Online Video Clip.  YouTube.  YouTube, 19 June 2015.  Web.  14 Oct. 2015.  Standard YouTube License.
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