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 V.18 No.51 | December 17 - 23, 2009 

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Stringed Instrument Match Up

Perhaps you’ve not heard, but other instruments besides guitars, banjos and mandolins produce sound through the vibration of strings. Below you'll find 12see if you can match them (by drawing a line), and figure out how to play air zither.

Click on this image, print it out, and draw lines using a real pencil!
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Click on this image, print it out, and draw lines using a real pencil!

To determine the identities of these mystery instruments, click the links on each of them below.

BalalaikaOriginating in Russia, this was first written about in the 18th century.

BouzoukiLute-like; Greek

CembaloItalian; popular in the Renaissance

ErhuThe Chinese violin

Hurdy gurdyThe wheel fiddle; popular in European folk music

KamanchehPersian in origin; used widely in Middle Eastern classical music

KoraTwenty-one-stringed West African harp-lute

LyreCommon in antiquity; rock band named after it

OudFretless lute predecessor

RababaGained popularity on medieval Islamic trade routes: sometimes called the spike fiddle

SarodCommonly played in Northern Indian classical music

ZitherAncient; common in Hungary, Slovenia, Austria and China

 

Today's Events

Cine de la Epoca de Oro: La Perla at South Broadway Cultural Center

Screening of the film starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Elena Marqués. Part of the Mexican Classics series.

Air1 Positive Hits Tour: Jamie Grace • Royal Tailor • Jonathan Thulin • OBB and more at Kiva Auditorium

Coffee & Conversation at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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