Hurdy-Gurdy Wooden Model Kit

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Description

Hurdy-Gurdy Wooden Model Kit

This wooden mechanical model kit is an all-in-one self-assembly project, toy and easy-to-play hurdy-gurdy based on the original 15th century Medieval prototype.

Also known as an organistrum or pipe organ the hurdy-gurdy works similarly to a violin and fiddle bow when its hand-turned wheel rubs against strings to produce sounds.

Combining modern engineering with the art of Celtic and Scandinavian craftsmen, the Hurdy-Gurdy is designed to create folk and contemporary dancing melodies in a sort of “medieval rock-and-roll”.

Set includes the body, front and back decks, gears, crank, wheel, neck, tuning pegs or hitch-pins, strings and tangent box. Together they form a fully functioning instrument.

Fabricated of 292 pre-cut plywood pieces. No glue or special tools needed. 100% natural and contains no chemicals.

Model size is 8 ¾” W x 15 ¾” L x 6 ½” H.

Detailed instruction manual includes sheet music, tips for assembling, tuning and playing. Estimated construction time is 4 to 5 hours.

Reflective of the meticulously handmade instruments used to create glorious music like that heard at the Met.

  • Wood materials
  • Rosin
  • 2 strings
  • Self-assembly
  • Pre-cut parts
  • No glue or tools required
  • All natural. No chemicals
  • Mechanical motion
  • Model Size: 8 ¾” W x 15 ¾” L x 6 ½” H
  • Instructions & sheet music included.
  • 292 components
  • Estimated time of assembly: 4-5 hours

History

Music Notes

Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.

 

 

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